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Careers and Apprenticeship Week Winners 

18 Apr 18

Sixth Formers were challenged to produce a long-form essay on an aspect of gender inequality in the workplace.


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‘Do the Aethel’ and celebrate Tamworth’s history 

17 Apr 18

THIS year Tamworth is going all out to celebrate the life of one of the most powerful and influential women in Anglo-Saxon England – and we want you to help spread the word about this great local legend.


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Talk at Lichfield Library to celebrate the centenary of women winning the right to vote 

17 Apr 18

A talk on the Suffragettes in Lichfield will help mark the centenary of women getting the vote.


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Government Equalities Office 

16 Apr 18

The Government Equalities Office has announced that round 2 of the Women’s Vote Centenary Grant Scheme is now open for applications until the 18th May 2018.


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Match report – Sunday 8th April 2018 

12 Apr 18

Portsmouth Valkyries 22pts v Sutton Women 8pts…


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Power cut in Birmingham: Diners in darkness, women with wet hair and window cleaners left dangling from 200ft 

10 Apr 18

The power cut was first reported at around 11.40am, with more than 9,600 supply points affected…


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Set Your Boundaries When Dating Online 

10 Apr 18

The past year has shown that even in the 21st Century, the treatment that women receive at the hands of men, particularly men in powerful positions, can be shocking in its nature.


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Walking football sessions for women to start at Burntwood Leisure Centre 

10 Apr 18

Walking football sessions for women are starting in Burntwood.


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Fewer People Giving More, Study Shows 

9 Apr 18

Donations to charity rose from £9.7 billion to £10.3 billion during 2017, but fewer people gave, according to the largest study of giving conducted in the UK.


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Appeal launched to find inspiring women in Birmingham for new book 

4 Apr 18

Authors of a new book are looking for 30 most inspiring women from the city…


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Staffordshire Police says it is determined to reduce gender pay gap further 

4 Apr 18

Staffordshire Police says it is determined to ensure it closes the gap between the amount it pays men and women.


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Rosa – Voices from the Front-Line 

3 Apr 18

Rosa, a charitable fund set up to support initiatives that benefit women and girls in the UK, has awarded grants totalling £36,450 to 20 projects across the UK through the second round of the Voices from the Front-Line programme.


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Birmingham Jazz Legends Festival announced 

3 Apr 18

100 Years on from the Suffragette movement.


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50:50 campaign continue to ask an inspirational woman to stand for Parliament. 

1 Apr 18

During this month, female activists are going the extra mile due to the celebrations marking the Representation of the People Act.


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100 Years of Women in Parliament 

1 Apr 18

On the centenary of the passage of the Representation of the People Act 1918 which gave women the vote for the first time, women joined in the #Vote100 celebrations taking place across the country and in the House of Commons.


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One in 10 teachers are being sexually harassed by pupils shock new figures reveal 

31 Mar 18

National Association of Schoolmasters / Union of Women Teachers are meeting in Birmingham to discuss new findings…


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Risk to ‘young females’ – Sex offender on the loose after escaping during escorted hospital release 

30 Mar 18

Officers are particularly concerned for young women as he is a convicted serial sex attacker…


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Coventry Talking Newspaper for the Blind & Partially Sighted for 28th March 2018 

28 Mar 18

28th March 2018 In this week’s show: Mark Wood continues his talk about his expedition to the Himalayas; Cliff reads a piece called “Consistency Stability”; Margaret tells us about Mary Wesley whose novels shocked Britain and Dave reports …


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WOMEN’S MATCH REPORT – BROUGHTON PARK 

28 Mar 18

Sutton Coldfield Women 29 – Brouhgton Park 22…


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Bristol City Women v Birmingham City Ladies 

28 Mar 18

Live coverage of Wednesday’s Women’s Super League 1 game between Bristol City Women and Birmingham City Ladies.


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Slenderella: Beautiful Sleep And Loungewear 

26 Mar 18

Sleepwear is no longer just for sleeping in.


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Solihull breast cancer support centre gets £1k donation 

23 Mar 18

A SOLIHULL centre opened to support women affected by breast cancer has received a £1,000 donation from a regional building society.


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Birmingham City Council need lollipop men and women – how to apply 

23 Mar 18

Recruiters need people to work eight hours a week…


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M25 Waltham Abbey fatal crash: Family ‘devastated’ 

22 Mar 18

Two women were killed and a 10-year-old girl was seriously injured in the crash on Monday.


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Local music students appearing at Gymnastics World Cup 

22 Mar 18

Birmingham musicians bring samba beats to international gymnastics competition.