Louise Scodie

Louise Scodie is a presenter for London Live.

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The image posted to Instagram which saw 19-year-old Samm Newman's account suspended

Reinforcing the idea that it’s OK to be overweight is just as bad as pressuring people to be skinny

We need to stop talking about obesity in terms of appearance and focus on what really matters: health

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Why shouldn't a gay couple be able to have their cake and eat it too?

Bigots need to realise they can't pick and choose who they do business with

Why Nicole Scherzinger's battle with bulimia matters

By going public with her struggle, she has raised awareness of a disease that kills

Around 18,500 UK and EU full-time university leavers, (one in 12) were assumed to be unemployed after completing their first degree in the 2012/13 academic year

Our universities are crying out for reform

A lot of students would do far better going straight to work at 18 instead

Children in a school playground

Diversity, not division, is the way forward in schools

We can't claim to be a tolerant society when we still segregate our children based on the faith of their parents

US actress and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie (R) embraces Neema Namadamu of the DRC during the second day of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London

We must not see rape as inevitable

Sexual violence happens so often that it’s viewed mistakenly by many as an inevitability

Rihanna is marketed like a soft porn star instead of a musical artist

The singer and her management are using her body to cling on to her career

DJ Sara Cox, left, said of Pitbull:

Sara Cox was right - Pitbull and co are vile and need muzzling

If I had a daughter and I caught her dancing to music from the average misogynist rapper, I’d put her in counselling

Actors Chris Pine, Simon Pegg, Alice Eve, Zoe Saldana, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, director J.J. Abrams and Benedict Cumberbatch (Back L-R) Noel Clark, producer Bryan Burk, actor Karl Urban, writer Alex Kurtzman, writer Roberto Orci and producer Damon Lindelof attend the UK Premiere of 'Star Trek Into Darkness' at The Empire Cinema on 2 May 2013 in London.

What corporate culture could learn from Star Wars' director JJ Abrams

JJ Abrams' handwritten letter to the cast a wonderful and educational exercise in leadership and corporate culture

It's surprising that the UK didn’t top the most boozy nations chart - we Brits seem to rely on it

A raft of our social activities are built around drinking alcohol

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The young are the new poor

Sharp increase in the number of under-25s living in poverty
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Kenyans still waiting for justice over Mau Mau uprising

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The last Christians in Iraq

After 2,000 years, a community will try anything – including pretending to convert to Islam – to avoid losing everything, says Patrick Cockburn
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Britain braced for Black Friday
Bill Cosby's persona goes from America's dad to date-rape drugs

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Clare Balding: 'Women's sport is kicking off at last'

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Oh come, all ye multi-faithful: The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?

Oh come, all ye multi-faithful

The Christmas jumper is in fashion, but should you wear your religion on your sleeve?
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The GP off to do battle in the war against Ebola

Dr Charles Heatley on joining the NHS volunteers' team bound for Sierra Leone
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Flogging vlogging

First video bloggers conquered YouTube. Now they want us to buy their books
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Saturday Night Live vs The Daily Show

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When is a wine made in Piedmont not a Piemonte wine?

When EU rules make Italian vineyards invisible