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More than half of Brits are worried about the warm summer ahead

More than half of Brits are worried about the warm summer ahead

After the hellish heatwaves of last summer, which soared to a record-breaking 40C, two-thirds of people living in Britain are experiencing anxiety about climate change. It was 2 degrees below zero when Londoners woke up this morning. No doubt, some would’ve uttered anticipatory wishes for the warmer winds of spring and summer as they stepped out for school and work. But as it turns out, the majority of us are still...

By London, UK
Understanding the pain behind the ‘husband stitch’

Understanding the pain behind the ‘husband stitch’

When a woman gives birth, stitches are sometimes needed. Some doctors have given them an extra stitch to the vagina to make it ‘tighter’ for their male partners – in exchange for unwarranted consequences. After almost five years of struggling with infertility, Stefani was finally pregnant with her first child. Despite her pregnancy being filled with preterm labours and bed rest after 18 weeks, she gave birth to a baby...

By London, UK
Taliban prohibits women from working for NGOs

Taliban prohibits women from working for NGOs

Jeopardising aid efforts, the ban on female employees is the fundamentalist group’s latest move to curtail their freedoms in Afghanistan. In 2021, the world watched in horror as the Taliban, taking advantage of America’s withdrawal from the region, seized power in Afghanistan. Triggering concerns that this would signify the country’s return to its repressive past, one entirely absent of basic women’s rights, female citizens began to once again dread confinement indoors,...

By London, UK
Man raises £1.2m after running a marathon every day for a year

Man raises £1.2m after running a marathon every day for a year

Gary McKee from Cumbria, England raised over £1 million for charity by completing his mission to run a marathon every day for a year. He ran 9,563 miles in total. Before the start of 2022, 53-year-old Gary McKee set himself a goal. In order to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer Support and Hospice at Home West Cumbria charities, he would run a marathon every day of the year. Talk about...

By London, UK