Parents are often wide of the mark when it comes to their youngsters’ fears
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Saturday 06 July 2013
Love has been compared to many things but rarely, I suspect, to a catflap. More precisely, believes the author A L Kennedy, “a catdoor in your soul”: it allows your beloved pet to come in, but also allows it to go out again and abandon you – “and you get foxes and badgers and burglars …”.
Monday 18 March 2013
Vulnerable sexual abuse witnesses should be allowed to give evidence in new specialist courts featuring uniquely-trained judges in the wake of the Rochdale and Jimmy Savile scandals, MPs will argue today.
Police begin formal investigation into Jimmy Savile sex abuse allegations after identifying more than 200 potential victims
Friday 19 October 2012
Police have begun a formal criminal investigation into alleged child abuse by Jimmy Saville, which now includes other living people, Scotland Yard said today.
Sunday 07 October 2012
This exposé's unpalatable, no-frills revelations were strong enough to speak for themselves
Sir Jimmy Savile defended paedophile pop star Gary Glitter saying 'he did nothing wrong' and calling child porn just 'dodgy films'
Monday 01 October 2012
In a 2009 interview Savile appears to suggest Glitter was the real victim in the child porn scandal as he had only used the images for his own ‘gratification’ and had not tried to sell them on.
Tuesday 30 August 2011
TV personality Esther Rantzen, who founded children's helpline ChildLine, has said she was the victim of child abuse herself as a schoolgirl.
Tuesday 31 May 2011
The actress and comedian Janet Brown was best known for her impersonations of Margaret Thatcher during the 1970s and '80s.
Monday 23 May 2011
Monday 21 February 2011
You won't believe this when it all looked so clear-cut, but the Cabinet seems bemused by the Big Society. Of the 25 ministers featured in an Independent on Sunday analysis of their efforts to lead from the front, 10 couldn't manage any response, while two (Andrew Mitchell and Jeremy *unt) cited charities they set up in Africa – admirable, but not much use in repairing the broken society here. As for David Cameron, he said, "I am saving my local pub and church hall", though without explaining how. Perhaps he means to install Gazza as the verger?
Friday 18 February 2011
When people engage in online rows, known as "flame wars", they often do battle from behind the cloak of anonymity. Yesterday Michael Winner tried to douse a spectacular and very public conflagration sparked by a dispute with Victoria Coren.
Sunday 06 February 2011
Joanna Lumley, Helen Lederer and Claudia Winkleman are among more than 40 celebrities and designers who have customised bras in aid of a breast cancer charity.
Wednesday 02 February 2011
David Tench was an indefatigable champion of consumer rights who contributed to the education and protection of the general public through his tireless lobbying and legislative work. Described by Esther Rantzen as "the consumers' legal guardian angel", he was responsible for an impressive array of legislation, including the 1977 Unfair Contract Terms Act and the 1987 Consumer Protection Act.
Sunday 16 January 2011
Saturday 01 January 2011
Sunday 28 November 2010
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 4 Tennis fan suing Australian Open organisers for 'failing to shade spectators' during Murray match
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness