British Federation of Women Graduates, Westminster

young women, girls speak up

The London Association of the BFWG urged young women and girls to be more ambitious in their vision for a professional future. The event spoke of how they should not hesitate to use education to aim for opportunities in public life and participate in Government careers

Revolting Councillors Poplar 1921

Poplar Councillors Defiant banner

It was post WWI and the biggest revolt against the Government of its time. The over-populated borough of Poplar was being asked to pay higher rates to help rest of London. But they refused, ended up in court and jail. However their action turned out to be a success and set a new system for rates

Library Services Face Extinction

Library Services - Alan Gibbons

Future of Library Services are threatened in Liverpool, Glamorgan and Islington North London. Councils have said they need to make budget cuts. At an event in London on National Library Day 2012 award winning author Alan Gibbons warned of extinction or severe reductions in the years ahead.

Forced Marriage Now a Crime

Theresa May Home Secretary

Theresa May says she is proud that the UK is taking a leading role in bringing perpetrators to justice. Freedom Charity has praised the steps the government has taken to combat offenders and for giving the #freedom2choose

Britain’s Oldest Female Triathlete

cycling is a passion

Eddie Brocklesby is 70 and only started running at 52. So what got her started, and what on earth keeps her going? Its in the video

ynuk.tv Poll Time for changes at House of Lords?

House of Lords - its future

There are close to 800 peers in the House of Lords. Is this too many? Its been said by some the whole system of becoming a peer should be reviewed. Catch our poll, it is interesting where people are placing their vote!

YNUKtv Poll – Longer Days Shorter Holidays for pupils?

Pupils - Michael Gove

Head teachers want to scrap 6 week summer break in favour of having hols spread across year. Michael Gove aims to have pupils in England spend more hours in school with shorter holidays. He argues kids would learn better. But Headteachers’ union disagrees with Goves plan. What’s your view? Let us know Vote!

YNUKtv Poll – Ban High-stakes Betting Machines?

Gambling machines accept stakes of £100 and prizes of £500

High-stakes gambling machine crackdown has been rejected by the Government. There’s concern among Labour MPs and Fairer Gambling campaigners that easy access to fast-action betting is ‘sucking money from poorest communities’. Do you agree?

#SpeakOut Competition Closes July 12

#SpeakOut - a voice for women

Final day! This National Competition, #SpeakOut, is first of its kind inviting young women to write an essay that will set a challenge to the Government to improve lives for women. Sponsored by the National Council of Women, the winning essay will be handed to the UK govt urging action. Entries close July 12. Winner will go to the UN in New York

#SpeakOut A Competition for Young Women Closes Soon!

#SpeakOut - competition judge

Young women if you are between 13 and 30 compete in the NCW’s #SpeakOut competition and you could win a trip to New York. Entries need to be in by July 12. Meet Maggie Aderin-Pocock one of the judges who spoke out, followed her dream and is now a space scientist