News The attack left Naomi Oni with severe facial scarring

Court hears how 21-year-old was jealous of her friend’s looks and carried out the alleged attack after a falling out

Ceri Goddard: Publicising pay differential is key to tackling it

The persistent gap in pay between men and women is one of the starkest examples of inequality in the UK today. Nationally, women can expect to earn roughly a sixth less than men, but the gap varies according to location and field.

Mother admits killing autistic son by making him drink bleach

A mother who made her 12-year-old autistic son drink a cup of bleach because she feared social services would take him away pleaded guilty to manslaughter today.

Documentaries are now shot by us. Yet are they the truth?

Next week's Sheffield film festival focuses on work captured by the cameras in all our pockets. Kaleem Aftab sees the future

Made In Dagenham, Nigel Cole, 117 mins (15)<br/>Buried, Rodrigo Cortes, 94 mins (15)<br/>The Secret of Kells, Tomm Moore, 78 mins (PG)

The latest feelgood Brit-flick manages to make an inspiring story feel formulaic and cheesy

Made In Dagenham (15), Buried (15) (2/5, 4/5)

Yet another assembly line comedy

Modern sisterhood: Made in Dagenham

As a movie celebrates the roots of wage equality, a new kind of female solidarity is sweeping our society. Let's hear it for the modern sisterhood, says Harriet Walker

The lucky star with reasons to be cheerful

Sally Hawkins is best known for playing characters with a sunny disposition, but Leigh Singer finds steel behind her smile

Made in Dagenham, Toronto Film Festival

The true story of how the 1968 Ford Dagenham Strike by 187 sewing machinist, which led to the introduction of the Equal Pay Act, is told in genteel fashion by the Calendar Girls director Nigel Cole. The emphasis is placed firmly on light-heartedness, domestic relationships and the value of friendship, with discussions about the condition of workers in 1960s Britain kept firmly in check. Consequently, it packs an emotional rather than political punch that will please audiences more than trade unionists.

Debts, lawsuits and internal feuding cast doubt on future of BNP

Nick Griffin's leadership threatened by crisis in far-right politics

Morrison lifts clouds over Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday 2 Dagenham & Redbridge 0

Tube passengers face disruption after cable fire

Thousands of Tube passengers will face disruption today following a cable fire and power failure in east London.

Returning soldiers heckled by protesters

Protesters heckled soldiers and brandished placards opposing the war in Afghanistan during a homecoming parade for troops today.

Round-up: Nurse wards off danger to lift Dagenham into League One

Jon Nurse's scrambled goal gave Dagenham & Redbridge a 3-2 win over Rotherham and promotion in a pulsating League Two play-off final at Wembley yesterday.

Cruddas rules out bid for Labour leadership

Labour backbencher Jon Cruddas announced tonight he would not be standing against the Miliband brothers for the party leadership.

Play-offs round-up: Dagenham turn six-shooters as Oxford clinch League return

Josh Scott scored four goals as Dagenham & Redbridge all but secured their place in the League Two play-off final with a 6-0 thrashing of Morecambe yesterday.

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