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Southeastern wants more women train drivers

Image copyright PA Image caption Southeastern runs high-speed services between St Pancras and Ashford International and Gravesend A rail company has launched a campaign to recruit more female train drivers. Southeastern, which serves London, Kent…

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Meet the women trying to break the Vatican glass ceiling

The role of women in the Catholic Church is being reassessed after a Synod held in October launched new proposals for churches and diocese across the world. But women weren’t allowed to vote in this…


Wales offers free abortions to women from Northern Ireland

Image caption Women from Northern Ireland are now able to access free abortions in Wales Women from Northern Ireland are now able to access free abortions through the NHS in Wales. The announcement was made…


‘We’re black, we’re women and we’re disabled’

Vloggers the ‘Triple Cripples’ are fighting discrimination and trying to “take back” the word “cripple”. Nigerian Olajumoke ‘Jay’ Abdullahi has polio and Kym Oliver has multiple sclerosis, they say they are discriminated against because they…


Arrest after Edinburgh Grassmarket hotel attack on women

Image copyright Google Image caption The incident took place at about 03:35 next to the Apex Hotel A 38-year-old man has been arrested and charged with two attempted murders and a serious assault in Edinburgh….


Young, female and elected – advice for new congresswomen from women MPs

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever elected to Congress On Wednesday, less than a month after her 29th birthday, New York’s Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was elected to the US House…


Smoking, diabetes increase heart attack risk more in women

Image copyright Getty Creative Women who smoke, have diabetes or high blood pressure increase their risk of a heart attack more than men faced with the same risks, a large study of UK adults has…


Fraserburgh fake diet and cancer treatment women ordered to pay £820,000

Image copyright Getty Images Two women who sold fake diet pills and cancer treatments have been ordered to repay more than £820,000. Helen Buchan, 52, and Carol Wiseman, 50, were directors of the Aberdeenshire firm…


Women’s football: Girl ‘a champion’ against sexism

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDarcie: Bullies “won’t stop me playing football” A teenage girl who spoke out about being abused for playing football could become a “champion” for changing stereotypes, football…


Scottish Women’s Cup: Hibernian cup win doesn’t hide league scars – Jamie-Lee Napier

Jamie-Lee Napier scored her first senior hat-trick in Hibernian’s 8-0 win over Motherwell Hibernian will aim to sweep the board next season to erase the pain of losing out on the league title this year,…


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