Businesswoman looking at glass ceiling

Man-made: women and power

Women in the Boardroom and in other positions of power are still outnumbered by three or four to one. John Edmonds and Eva Tutchell argue in a new book that the next government needs to adopt a more radical and wide-ranging programme to achieve gender equality.

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End of life care: An unfair system?

Most of the 500,000 people who die each year in the United Kingdom do not receive the palliative care they need, according to new research carried out by a team at the London School of Economics.

Allotments on the St Ann's estate, Nottingham. Picture Credit: Food Ethics Council

Estates: can policy change make a difference?

The St Ann’s estate in Nottingham has been stigmatised as a place populated by gangs, guns, drugs and single mothers. But Lisa Mckenzie, who lived on the estate for more than 20 years, found its residents faced austerity with resilience and humour.

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Are the robots taking all the middle jobs?

Are the robots taking all the middle jobs? New research looking at the hollowing out of the UK job market shows the hourglass employment picture being painted might not be as clear cut as some think.