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Exhibition highlights stories of women and people of colour on Tyneside during WWII

August 22, 2022 Comments Off on Exhibition highlights stories of women and people of colour on Tyneside during WWII

A new exhibition exploring recently uncovered stories of those who came to Tyneside from the African and Caribbean diaspora as part of the war effort during the Second World War has opened at the Discovery Museum in Newcastle.

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Women’s football and the mighty Lionesses: ‘We need this to be a watershed moment’

August 2, 2022 Comments Off on Women’s football and the mighty Lionesses: ‘We need this to be a watershed moment’

A few months ago, I took my two boys (three and four) to the park with a ball for a kickabout.

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Football’s coming home…and the women are bringing it

July 28, 2022 Comments Off on Football’s coming home…and the women are bringing it

The Lionesses’ fantastic semi-final victory over Sweden at a packed Bramall Lane means another year, another Wembley final for England.

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Register of Tradeswomen

“A scarcity of tradeswomen remains an issue.” Mica May, Register of Tradeswomen

November 26, 2021 Comments Off on “A scarcity of tradeswomen remains an issue.” Mica May, Register of Tradeswomen

Calls to the national domestic abuse helpline rose by more than a fifth during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics. In response to this increase in cases, Stopcocks Women Plumbers established the National Register of Tradeswomen to ensure that vulnerable householders, who might feel safer with tradeswomen, are able to find them.

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Why I’m happy being “self-partnered”

November 5, 2019 Comments Off on Why I’m happy being “self-partnered”

Nothing piques interest, or sparks debate, more than a chat about relationships.

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Idle Women March 2019 CJGriffiths Photographer (111)

“We haven’t met a single woman who didn’t want to have a go with the bolt cutters.” Northern Soul chats to Idle Women

March 23, 2019 Comments Off on “We haven’t met a single woman who didn’t want to have a go with the bolt cutters.” Northern Soul chats to Idle Women

I am a DIY avoider. The mere mention of an IKEA flat pack kit and I break into a cold sweat.

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Fleetneedles Forage: Idle Women’s Physic Garden

March 29, 2018 Comments Off on Fleetneedles Forage: Idle Women’s Physic Garden

As the first Spring shoots appear, my mind inevitably wanders to what more I can squeeze into my little garden.

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Cricket, Hayley-Jane Sims

It’s just not cricket: sexism in sport

August 9, 2017 Comments Off on It’s just not cricket: sexism in sport

As you may have already noticed, I like to big up women who play sport.

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A Summer of Sport: Let’s Hear it for the Women

July 14, 2017 Comments Off on A Summer of Sport: Let’s Hear it for the Women

Hey, summer. It’s nice to see you.

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Women take to the stage at Science in the City festival

July 26, 2016 Comments Off on Women take to the stage at Science in the City festival

Dr Annie Keane writes for Northern Soul about some of the events showcasing women in science taking place at Manchester’s Science in the City Festival.

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