Louise Scodie

Louise Scodie is a presenter for London Live.

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Why aren't employers hiring older women?

We need assurance we’ll be able to carry on working well past middle-age

Fly the nest? If only we could afford to

Many of my peers stayed at home into their late 20s and 30s

Britain's youngest mum is lucky to have a father who is supporting her while society condemns

It’s devastating to think of someone so young becoming a mother, but she also needs her father's support at this time

Fair's fair: Let's have body hair equality

Beauty products should make us feel better, not worse. The sooner that the likes of Veet drop their outdated gender agenda, the better

Bullseye: Katniss Everdeen, as played by Jennifer Lawrence, is a hero for girls and boys

Hollywood needs more real women

The Weinsteins of this world need to take this research seriously

Education Secretary Michael Gove answers questions during the ASCL Annual Conference in Birmingham last week

You can be an expert in your field, but that doesn't make you a good teacher

Gove's plan to let unqualified staff into schools needs a rethink

A collector adjusts her My Little Ponys as they are displayed at the International My Little Pony Convention at Redwood Hotel and Country Club, near Bristol on October 26 2007 in England. Fans of the toys were in the city to celebrate twenty five years of My Little Pony

Parents, if your son wants to go to school with a My Little Pony lunchbox - let him!

Here's proof that the responsibility for gender stereotyping lies with adults

A bribe isn’t the way to quit smoking

If you’re doing something that’s bad for you – it’s far more helpful to look at the cause in order to break the habit

Britain ranks among the worst countries in Europe when it comes to women being violently abused

The horrifying report on assaults against British women must lead to change

Our whole approach places the burden on the victims rather than the attackers

If you want social mobility, don’t blame everything on the past

Blaming someone else for your fate is disempowering and useless

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Michael Calvin's Last Word

Time for Old Firm to put aside bigotry and forge new links
Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing