Cure the NHS: a game changer?

Cure the NHS: a game changer?

Cure the NHS: Just the start of the healing process. A series about Julie Bailey, CBE The Francis Inquiry into the regulatory system within the NHS took place after a long  campaign by Julie Bailey and her dedicated team at CureTheNHS. The inquiry acknowledged the “appalling suffering” of patients at Stafford Hospital and made 290 recommendations […]

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Notes from the Auvergne: women, work and parenting

Notes from the Auvergne: women, work and parenting

After recently reading Carolyn Lazarus’ article in The Daily Mail, it made me reflect about various things surrounding women, work and parenting. When I got married back in 1998 we both had, what I would call, decent jobs. I didn’t have the same high flying career as Carolyn, but whilst mine was office-based, my husbands’ required frequent […]

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Zandra Rhodes in London

Zandra Rhodes in London

An interview with leading fashion designer Zandra Rhodes. We meet Zandra Rhodes in her fabulous London penthouse, an oasis of colour nestled a stone’s throw from The Shard and atop of her self-founded London Fashion and Textile Museum. More than 50 years into her illustrious career, the fuchsia-haired veteran designer Zandra Rhodes is as busy […]

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A memo on being mixed race

A memo on being mixed race

I recently read an article on a fellow mixed race girl’s experiences Coming Out as Biracial. It was a great article, and much appreciated. She looks different from me, despite also being half-white, half-black, which sort of puts us in the same ethnic group while our races still remain divided. Being abroad, I find that my […]

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Germaine Greer on ‘The Disappearing Woman’

Germaine Greer on ‘The Disappearing Woman’

Germaine Greer talks to a packed out Birmingham Literature Festival theatre. I imagine any time spent in the company of Germaine Greer is unpredictable and occasionally frustrating, and this evening at the Birmingham Literature Festival was no exception. I was not of course alone with the great lady – the studio theatre in the library […]

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