Louise Ridley
Louise is an assistant news editor at HuffPost UK, running feature series and covering current affairs specialising in media, social affairs, gender and HuffPost's What's Working section. She was named as one of The Drum's 50 Under 30 women in digital 2015 and was shortlisted for Outstanding Digital Talent of the Year 2014 at the PPA Digital Awards.

Entries by Louise Ridley

Women Who Helped Make Wolf Whistling A Hate Crime Have Now Been Bombarded With Sexist Abuse

(0) Comments | Posted 26 July 2016 | (13:25)

Two women behind the campaign for police to record misogyny as a hate crime have been subjected to “horrendous” abuse themselves, including a threat to stab one of them in the head with a dagger.

Melanie Jeffs and Lydia Rye led research into hate crime in Nottingham which resulted in...

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Sports Direct Founder Mike Ashley Blamed For 'Victorian Workhouse' Conditions In Damning Report

(0) Comments | Posted 22 July 2016 | (07:21)

Sports Direct is subjecting workers to “appalling” conditions where some aren’t paid the national minimum wage and others claim they were offered contracts in exchange for sexual favours, according to MPs.

The retailer’s employees are treated like “commodities” instead of human beings and it operates...

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FGM In The UK Statistics Reveal Thousands Sought Help In Last Year And Some Cases Took Place In Britain

(0) Comments | Posted 21 July 2016 | (09:05)

New figures on Female Genital Mutilation reveal there were thousands of cases reported in England last year - the equivalent of 16 cases every day.

In the year...

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The Times' Football Writer Tony Barrett Resigns After Slamming Paper Over Hillsborough Coverage

(0) Comments | Posted 21 July 2016 | (07:05)

A Times football journalist who criticised the newspaper’s failure to put the Hillsborough inquest verdict on its front page has resigned.

Tony Barrett, the Merseyside football correspondent for The Times, called the decision not to cover the news in April that 96 Liverpool fans were unlawfully killed in...

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Who Is Owen Smith: His Voting Record, Views On Trident And Iraq War And More

(0) Comments | Posted 20 July 2016 | (12:09)

Labour MP and former Shadow Work and Pensions Secretary Owen Smith is challenging Jeremy Corbyn for the leadership of the Labour party.

The Welsh politician, 46, is relatively unknown, but has been thrown into the spotlight since his campaign secured the backing of 88 MPs. 

He credits...

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Soldier Dies In Brecon Beacons On Hottest Day Of The Year In Training Exercise

(0) Comments | Posted 20 July 2016 | (09:42)

An infantry soldier in the Rifles regiment died on Tuesday while on a training exercise in the Brecon Beacons mountains area of Wales.

Joshua Hoole, 26, died three years after three other soldiers died in the same area.

His grandfather told the BBC he...

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JK Rowling Among Stars Calling For Jeremy Corbyn To Be Removed As Labour Leader

(0) Comments | Posted 20 July 2016 | (08:37)

The deadline to secure a vote in the Labour leadership contest will be passed at 5pm on Wednesday, with celebrities including author JK Rowling urging moderates to pay £25 in the hope of removing Jeremy Corbyn.

Harry Potter author Rowling is among...

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Sainsbury's Is Asking Britain To Stop Wasting Bananas As 162m Are Binned Each Year

(0) Comments | Posted 19 July 2016 | (14:00)

Sainsbury’s is ramping up its drive against food waste with a push to get people to make bread out of bruised and blackened bananas.

One in five Brits eats a banana every day according to the supermarket, but nearly a third of us (30%) with throw a banana...

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British Muslims' £100m Ramadan Donations Shared To Counter 'Vile' Kelvin Mackenzie Column

(0) Comments | Posted 19 July 2016 | (10:30)

A fact about British Muslims’ charitable donations during Ramadan is being shared online after the furore around a Sun column arguing that Muslim journalists shouldn’t report on terror attacks.

A day after Sun columnist Kelvin MacKenzie wrote that it was not appropriate for a “lady in a hijab” to...

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Labour MP Jamie Reed Calls Jeremy Corbyn 'Reckless, Juvenile And Narcissistic' Over Trident

(0) Comments | Posted 19 July 2016 | (08:14)

A Labour MP has attacked Jeremy Corbyn for being “reckless” and “narcissistic” in his resistance to renewing Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons system.

Jamie Reed tore into...

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Pilots In Glasgow Arrested 'For Being Too Drunk' Before Air Transat Flight

(0) Comments | Posted 19 July 2016 | (07:24)

Two pilots have been arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol as they prepared to fly a transatlantic passenger jet from Scotland to Canada.

Staff are understood to have raised concerns over the pilots’ behaviour...

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Nice Attack Leads Interior Minister To Call On 'Patriotic' French People To Join Military Reserves

(0) Comments | Posted 16 July 2016 | (21:26)

France’s interior minister has implored patriotic French people to join the reserves to help boost security after the brutal lorry attack in Nice.

Bernard Cazeneuve said France will call up 12,000 reservists to join the fight against terrorism, and asked “all French patriots” to sign up to...

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Second EU Referendum Opposed By Majority Of Britons, Poll Finds

(0) Comments | Posted 16 July 2016 | (20:04)

The majority of Britons do not want a second referendum on European Union membership once the Government has reached a deal with the bloc, a poll has found.

More than half (57%) rejected calls for a second referendum - an idea...

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Nice Attack Wipes Out Six Members Of Same French Family

(0) Comments | Posted 16 July 2016 | (18:58)

A man lost six members of his family in the horrific lorry massacre in Nice, French media reported.

The man, named as Christophe Lyon, was with his wife, her 28-year-old son, his parents and his parents-in-law when they were killed in...

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Pokemon Go Causes Thousands To Rush On Central Park In New York

(0) Comments | Posted 16 July 2016 | (17:29)

Thousands of people have been filmed descending on New York’s Central Park to catch a rare Pokemon on Pokemon Go.

Crowds involved in the mobile gaming craze rushed into the park on Thursday night, after a rare ‘Vaporeon’ character appeared in the area.

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Nice Attack Child Victim Alone In Hospital After No-One Comes To Visit

(0) Comments | Posted 16 July 2016 | (15:28)

A toddler injured in the Nice lorry attack is feared to have been orphaned after no-one has come to identify him in hospital.

The child was among crowds celebrating Bastille Day when a lorry ploughed through them, killing 84 and wounding many more.

But no-one has come to identify...

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Labour MP Jon Trickett Apologises For Likening Turkey Coup To Jeremy Corbyn Takeover Attempts

(0) Comments | Posted 16 July 2016 | (14:28)

Jon Trickett, the MP for Hemsworth in West Yorkshire, has said sorry after comparing the bloody coup attempt in Turkey to the Labour party leadership crisis.

Trickett, a Labour MP, deleted a tweet which likened attempts to oust Jeremy Corbyn to the failed military coup which has...

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EU Referendum Turnout Among Young People 'Twice As High As First Thought', Claims Research

(0) Comments | Posted 9 July 2016 | (18:57)

The proportion of young people who voted in the EU Referendum was double the figure first thought, according to new analysis of polling data.

It has been claimed that around 36% of people aged 18-24 took part in the vote - but new evidence suggests the correct figure is...

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T In The Park Deaths Followed By Drugs 'Amnesty' At Strathallan Castle Festival

(0) Comments | Posted 9 July 2016 | (18:24)

T in the Park revellers have been urged to dump their drugs in special amnesty bins set up at the site.

Bosses at the music festival said anyone ditching the banned substances in the dedicated zones will not get into trouble,...

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Ukip Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall Will Not Try To Replace Nigel Farage

(0) Comments | Posted 9 July 2016 | (18:00)

Ukip’s deputy leader Paul Nuttall has ruled himself out of the race to replace Nigel Farage and announced he will stand down from his current position.

Mr Nuttall, who was viewed as one of the favourites to succeed Mr...

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