Charlotte Midgley

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Child-on-child abuse shocking, children's commissioner report says

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1031000/1031407_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524664375_811a7949671cf795259078d2286450d4<p><b>"Shocking" sexual violence is being carried out by children against other children as young as 11, according to an official report.</b><p>The Office of the …

Tinder 'hook-up' app ‘solves a problem for humanity’

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1031000/1031300_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524882859_9fbc7549c4d6b57221c007ff037c6767<p><b>"No. No. No. No. Definitely not. No. No. No. Oh… hello..."</b><p>The unmistakable sound there of someone using Tinder, the online dating app that has …

Q&A: Scottish independence referendum

<b>Next autumn, the people of Scotland will vote on whether the nation should become an independent country.</b><b>The deal to hold the referendum has been done and the date has been set - now it's up to the campaigners to put their case.</b><p>When is the referendum happening?<p>After much teasing - Scottish First …

Scottish independence: White Paper at-a-glance

<b>Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond has outlined the case for independence.</b><p>The Scottish government has published a 649-page blueprint for how it believes Scotland could operate after independence, and if the SNP was elected in 2016.<p>BBC Scotland's correspondents and reporters take a more detailed …

Andrew Mitchell says 'plebgate' officer 'not telling truth'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/1031000/1031571_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524618328_8576fd58ae23958ba25e0bb458770523<p><b>Ex-minister Andrew Mitchell has accused the police officer at the centre of the "plebgate" row of "not telling the truth", at a press conference.</b><p>Mr …

Lostprophets' Ian Watkins guilty of child sex offences

Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins accepted he was a 'determined and committed paedophile'<p><b>Ian Watkins, singer of Welsh rock band Lostprophets, has pleaded guilty to a series of "depraved" child sex offences including attempted rape of a baby.</b><p>He had previously "furiously denied" the allegations.<p>The …

Report: Referendum white paper launch

UK slavery case - alleged victims held in 'collective' for 30 years

Three woman at the centre of slavery allegations in south London are said to have lived in some kind of “collective” where police believe their captors controlled them through brain washing and beatings.<p>The three alleged victims were freed from the house in Brixton four weeks ago where they claim …

US warns Karzai 'sign or we leave Afghanistan'

The White House says Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai has proposed “new conditions…and indicated he is not ready to sign the bilateral security deal promptly:”<p>The declaration follows his meeting with US National Security Advisor Susan Rice in Kabul. Karzai told Rice raids on Afghan homes would …

Wonder what men think about the way women dress? We shouldn't give a stuff

<b>I recently read an article online detailing what female fashion trends men hate. Could you provide the definitive list of man-repelling fashion trends?</b><p><i>Sophie, by email</i><p>Absolutely, Sophie, it would be my pleasure. In fact, I read a similar article myself in a fashion magazine last month about a …

Suicide of elderly French couple stirs euthanasia debate

The discovery of letters left by an elderly couple who checked into a luxury Paris hotel to commit suicide has reopened the debate in France about the right of individuals to choose to die.<p>Georgette and Bernard Cazes, 86, were found lying peacefully holding hands on a bed in a room at the Lutetia …

Derry bus driver who drove alone with bomb on board is 'selfless heroine'

A bus driver has been labelled a "selfless heroine" after risking her life to stop a bomb placed on her vehicle exploding outside Derry's main police station.<p>She managed to evacuate up to 10 passengers on the service, which was bound for the city centre, on Wednesday night and then drove the bus …

Peep Show actor Robert Webb has accused Russell Brand of political "timidity" for not voting and calling on other people not to vote http://gu.com/p/3k2xp/fb "Why do pensioners get so much attention from politicians? Because they vote." Webb said: "That just gives politicians the green light to neglect the concerns of young people because they've been relieved of the responsibility of courting their vote. Photograph: Dan Wooller/Philip Toscano/Rex Features/PA

Are loyalty cards really worth it?

As the data that comes out of customers' loyalty has become increasingly valuable for companies are they passing those benefits onto the consumer?<p>Loyalty cards were initially designed to offer rewards to regular customers and therefore to encourage them to keep shopping in the same store.<p>As …

Today's front page: Phone-hacking trial told of Brooks and Coulson's 'six-year affair' http://gu.com/p/3k3xx/tw John Kerry admits: some US surveillance has gone too far http://gu.com/p/3k3xj/tw

Ruby Tandoh: When a woman says she's not feminist, we can do better than shout her down http://gu.com/p/3k37z/fb Photograph: BBC/PA

Little surprise here: women expected to do more at home – and at work

No matter what profession a woman works in, she's actually in the service profession.<p>That's the upshot of an illuminating (and to many, enraging) new Columbia Business School study highlighted this week, showing that co-workers and bosses feel entitled to favors from women – or, in fact, that …

Lone gunman kills security agent at Los Angeles airport

Authorities in California have confirmed one person was killed and at least six others injured after a gunman opened fire with an assault rifle in terminal three of Los Angeles airport.<p>It is believed the dead person was a member of the Transportation Security Administration team at the airport.<p>A …

FBI names 23-year-old LA resident as suspect in LAX shooting

Anthony Ciancia, a 23-year-old LA resident, has been named by the FBI as the suspect in the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)on November 1.<p>Gerardo Henandaz, an unarmed agent of the Transport Security Administration (TSA), was killed and a number of people were wounded.<p>The gunman …

New York Marathon returns with stepped-up security after Boston bombings

The New York City Marathon returns this weekend after a two-year absence. Last year’s event was cancelled in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, which devastated parts of the city about a week before the race.<p>The NYC Marathon on Sunday November 3 will held under massive new security measures to …

Say hello to Tesco's new advertising push: the supermarket giant is installing new screens that select ads based on the age range and gender of customers above the checkouts in 450 petrol stations. The system tracks which customers are typically in the queue at certain times, and then runs ads based on the real time data. More here: http://fw.to/q7FkFPR Photo: Daniel Jones

US: Kerry visits Egypt on eve of Mursi trial

US Secretary of State John Kerry has made an unscheduled visit to Egypt the day before deposed leader Mohamed Mursi’s trial is due to begin.<p>Kerry is the most senior American official to visit the country since elected President Mursi was overthrown by the military in July following mass street …

How the 'thigh gap' became the latest pressure point on a woman's self-image

She may have modelled for Ralph Lauren and appeared on the cover of <i>Vogue Italia</i>, but when a photo of Robyn Lawley wearing a corset appeared on Facebook the responses were far from complimentary. "Pig", "hefty" and "too fat" were some of the ways in which commenters described the 24-year-old. Her …

The thigh-gap obsession is not new but it's the most extreme body fixation yet

<b>I read a piece in the Observer about young women's latest obsession:</b> <b>having a gap between their thighs</b><b>. Surely this must be the harbinger of the apocalypse.</b><p><i>Rita, by email</i><p>Come come, Rita. To intimate the apocalypse you're going to have to do better than citing an obsession with one's legs. As all …

Virtual girl 'Sweetie' helps track thousands of online sexual predators

An international childrens’ rights group has used a computer generated image of a 10-year-old Filipino girl to track down men forcing children to have webcam sex.<p>Terre des Homme created a lifelike girl which they called ‘Sweetie’ as a virtual trap. Online predators believed she was real. In the 10 …

US shopping mall evacuated after gunman fires at random

A gunman opened fire in a crowded shopping centre in the US state of New Jersey late on Monday leading to a mass evacuation of the complex.<p>The man shot at least six rounds from a modified rifle seemingly at random and without hitting anyone.<p>As people fled in panic, the man was not seen again until …

How more paternity leave will spell less discrimination against women, writes Caroline Criado-Perez. "Women of child-bearing age are less likely to be employed because companies don't want to risk the extra cost:" http://gu.com/p/3k5b6/fb

No to sombreros! The University of Birmingham has angered students after it banned them from dressing up as Mexicans in a crack down on discrimination. More here: http://fw.to/CN8A18f

Voters head to polls for New York mayoral race

New Yorkers are voting today to choose a new mayor.<p>The Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio is the overwhelming favourite in the polls.<p>The city’s public advocate is widely seen as one of the most liberal mayoral candidates.<p>His Republican challenger is Joe Lhota, a former senior official in the …

Recent immigrants to UK 'make net contribution'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1025000/1025465_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524777365_8ced480b6bc9cf7c5e398572cf2aa00b<p><b>Immigrants to the UK since 2000 have made a "substantial" contribution to public finances, a report says.</b><p>The study by University College London said …