One in five of us rent from a private landlord, including 1.6million families with kids, but the laws of the land haven't caught up with the way we now live. In practice, in 21st Century England, you have fewer rights renting a family home than you do buying a fridge-freezer... After seven years of failure the Conservatives have no plan to fix the housing crisis. They've turned a blind eye to renters' problems and weakened key protections. A Labour government would introduce proper consumer rights for renters - with legal minimum standards so that every rented house is fit to be called home.
For now, the official Washington position is that the US intends to tighten economic sanctions and pursue diplomatic measures with its allies and regional partners, including -- shock, horror -- via the United Nations. Let's hope it stays that way. The alternative is far too frightening to contemplate.
In this, and so many other ways, the battle lines have been drawn and the choice made clear. Only Labour can be trusted to deliver a Brexit that protects British workers from Tory greed while honouring the results of the referendum.
Just when do we draw the line? Just how much hate are we going to watch Katie Hopkins spout before enough is enough? I have reported her to both the police and Twitter. If you agree with me that she is guilty of hate speech then I suggest you report her as well.
One day I will write a fun book about gynaecological cancers and looking after our vaginas. Until then, here is a short list of ten things that I think every woman (and man) should know. The icing and decoration is fun, but the cake mixture is serious.
More recently, the London Mayor, Sadiq Khan made the news with a proposed charge on diesel cars, coaches, buses and taxis, something that has continued to be reported across the media. It is our view that this alone will not change the headlines on air pollution in the long term.
You see, the rise of so-called 'fake news' isn't something new. People have been doing it for years. And even though my story is fake, it doesn't set out to deliberately deceive people. However, the amount of emails I get every week (usually from the US) asking where the shop is located is ridiculous.
You want to give birth in the corner of your bedroom in complete darkness whilst munching on rich tea biscuits? Do it. You want to book in to the Portland and receive a tummy tuck immediately after your planned cesarean? Have a fabulous time. These are empowering decisions that every woman should be able to make, and if it makes them feel powerful and in control and makes them feel like a warrior, well that's bloody amazing!
Ever since I went freelance, it made me feel uncomfortable. Technically, I was designing websites and logos and less sexy materials like annoying online ads (sorry about that) but I didn't want to talk about that.
In regards to "giving the baby away"; I will never be giving the baby away. I will be giving the baby back. Back to their parents where they will be loved and so wanted. I am currently 23 weeks pregnant with my second child and, provided the rest of this pregnancy and labour goes well, I will be looking to start my surrogacy journey next year.
This call has nothing to do with defending women's rights. It has everything to do with UKIP demonising the Muslim community, just like in France last year when politicians campaigned to ban the Birkini. Why should anyone have the right to tell Muslim women what to wear? UKIP and their kind are constantly targeting people who just want to get on with their lives. It shows the nature of their party, it shows their racism.
Theresa May and her government have shown through their attacks on working people whose side they are really on. In contrast, the Labour Party's plan places it squarely on the side of working people. For all the Prime Minister's rhetoric, it's Labour who's really on the side of those who are 'just about managing'.
The core Conservative dividing line at the election is plausible and important. The participants in our focus groups found it easy to believe that government would be more stable and stronger under Theresa May.
Labour's plan will not only extend the rights of working people, but ensure the enforcement of these rights too, including the abolition of employment tribunal fees so that people have access to justice. We will also introduce a civil enforcement system to ensure compliance with gender pay auditing.
In 2017, work is a constant battle. There are not enough doctors or nurses to see the patients. I don't know what the future of general practice is. No young doctors want to join the profession, and my colleagues are leaving in droves. In the last month, 5 GP friends have left medicine entirely. Another has left the country, feeling no longer welcome as a European after the Brexit vote. We are recruiting doctors from abroad to plug the gap; we are shortening training to get doctors through faster and fill the empty spaces; we are inventing new roles to patch up the crumbling workforce. We are desperate.
Don't vote for your privilege, vote against racism, vote against fascism, vote against Le Pen. Choose the chicken. It may not be ideal, but it's the reality. There are already enough plates of crap in the world.
In the new episode of 'Into It', the team is debating whether the idea of a TV watershed is outdated, in light of the complaints from 'Emmerdale' viewers over a polarising rape scene which aired earlier this week.
Great leaders in history do not simply ride the waves of the prevailing views of society for the sake of attaining votes, rather they create their own ripples of hope and change through the positive messages they bring, even if society opposes them at the time.
Life is meant to be lived being happy, and enjoyed. And at 16 months old, and growing by the day, we are ready to enjoy every minute of watching him grow as we travel the world together. We're not saying it is going to be easy and we're not well off people, but we have ideas of how to make enough money on the road to support ourselves.
The exam season is upon us! I remember how tough this period was as a student, and now teaching lots of my 'younger selves' has made me feel nostalgic. Below I've listed my top seven tips on how to be smart with revision.
There are so many people, like Naoki and myself, who are struggling to find a way to live with enormous challenges. Together, I hoped we might be able to help and guide people in today's world, because disability, disease, accident and bereavement are life-changing events that we all have to face.
We drove around for hours, tears rolled down our cheeks, crying together; for you, for us, for what we had and what could have been. We pulled up on the moors and watched the burnt red and orange sunset; like a poppy painted into the sky until it disappeared. We could feel you with us.