Breaking the royal glass ceiling

ONLINE: Whilst the media frenzy over the arrival of the royal baby may seem tedious to some, it’s worth remembering that whatever the sex of Britain’s new royal child, he or she will, for the first time, be in direct line to the throne after Prince William. That means that if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge…

Public outcry as MPs’ set to get 11 percent pay rise

RADIO: MPs’ pay should be increased by nearly than £8,000 to £74,000 after 2015, the Commons expenses watchdog has said. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) has proposed the changes today but has also recommended reducing MPs’ perks such as claiming dinners on expenses. However, several MPs are warning that the proposals will face a…

British children growing up in “man deserts”

RADIO: Britain has more fractured families than ever before, with more than a million children growing up without a father, and few male influences like teachers in their lives. Findings from the Centre for Social Justice show that the number of single parent families is growing by 20,000 a year. Voice of Russia’s Nima Green reports.…

Royal charter may lead to self-censorship

RADIO: Ministers are being forced to defend the government’s plans to introduce a Royal Press charter for press regulation.  The World Editor’s Forum and World Association of Newspapers have urged PM David Cameron to abandon plans for a new statute-backed ‘recognition body’.  Voice of Russia’s Nima Green reports. Following the publication of the Leveson Report last year,…