Louise Scodie

Louise Scodie is a presenter for London Live.

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Fathers should have their statutory paternity leave doubled, a think tank has said

Extended paternity leave is a baby step towards equal parenting

In a family, the choice of who goes back to work and who stays home to look after the baby is usually an economic one

Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney officially marry in civil ceremony

Amal Alamuddin has changed her name to Amal Clooney - what's more feminist than that?

We can have a union with our partner expressed through a joint surname and we can still be fabulously successful

Archbishop Welby has admitted to having doubts about the existence of God

So the Archbishop of Canterbury has doubts about the existence of God. Good on him for admitting it.

Many politicians could learn from his frank and honest confession

Three men take part in the annual

Is it the end of Page 3 and the flesh-baring era?

By all means show me a fine-looking man – but please keep him clothed

Mary Beard has taught us all a lesson in how to deal with online bullies

You should never suffer alone

It's vital that we teach young people how to write a proper CV

Many employers have horror stories to tell

Actors perform on the set of a pornographic movie

Schools have a responsibility to teach young people about the dangers of pornography

Porn misses out all the essential elements of sex – consent, care and consideration

Why I left the ultra-orthodox Jewish community: 'as kids we were told that the outside world hated us'

Contact between Charedim and the rest of the world is mainly non-existent, with children taught to fear the non-Charedi world

The triumph of hysteria and misinformation

Social media is awash with a polarised stream of comments about Israel and Gaza

Turkish women have been posting defiant selfies of themselves laughing at their deputy PM's remarks.

Women now have two more reasons to laugh in the face of sexism

It's not just Turkey's Deputy PM who made me chuckle this week

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As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch
Dame Harriet Walter: The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment

Dame Harriet Walter interview

The actress on learning what it is to age, plastic surgery, and her unease at being honoured by the establishment
Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Art should not be a slave to the ideas driving it

Critics of Tom Stoppard's new play seem to agree that cerebral can never trump character, says DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef's winter salads will make you feel energised through February

Bill Granger's winter salads

Salads aren't just a bit on the side, says our chef - their crunch, colour and natural goodness are perfect for a midwinter pick-me-up
England vs Wales: Cool head George Ford ready to put out dragon fire

George Ford: Cool head ready to put out dragon fire

No 10’s calmness under pressure will be key for England in Cardiff
Michael Calvin: Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links

Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links