One in seven women made redundant after maternity leave amid growing discrimination

One in seven women made redundant after maternity leave amid growing discriminationMore than half of women who were discriminated against 'suffer in silence'Tenth of women found themselves replaced by their maternity leave coverOne in seven felt they were overlooked for a promotion following maternity30,000 women lose jobs every year due to to pregnancy discrimination By Emily Andrews PUBLISHED: 14:40 GMT, 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:52 GMT, 10 March 2013 Discrimination: A survey of 1,000 women found that more than half of women subjected to discrimination 'suffer in silence', with one in seven made redundant One in seven women are made redundant after their maternity leave, according to a study. And campaigners say discrimination against those who return to work after giving birth is on the increase. The study found that 40 per cent said their jobs had changed by the time they returned, with half reporting a cut in hours or demotion

"Band Aid image is starving children in Africa", warns Oxfam as charity says people are no longer moved by continent"s problems

Images of starving Africans is putting off people giving money to continent: 'Band Aid image' counter-productive, warns Oxfam British public is desensitised to images of hunger, drought and diseaseOnly one in five believe they can play an active role in ending hunger Advertising portrayals branded 'depressing, manipulative and hopeless' | UPDATED: 13:21 GMT, 27 December 2012 Band Aid stereotypes of Africa are no longer moving the British public and leaving people on the continent starving, Oxfam has warned.

Paedophile businessman, 51, jailed after having affair with teenage girl he seduced when she was just 12

Paedophile businessman, 51, jailed after having affair with teenage girl he seduced when she was just 12 John Duffy had a five year illicit relationship with the teen during the 1990s Affair came to light last year when his victim – now in her 30s – went to policeCllr Duffy, 51, was jailed for 12 years at Burnley Crown Court after being found guilty of indecent assault and gross indecency | UPDATED: 18:30 GMT, 23 December 2012 Behind bars: John Duffy had a five year illicit relationship with a teenage girl he seduced when she was just 12 A parish councillor is today starting a 12 year sentence behind bars for exploiting his status as a 'pillar of the community' to have an affair with a teenage schoolgirl. Married youth group leader John Duffy used his position of respectability as a cover for his five year illicit relationship with the besotted youngster during the 1990s. After befriending her through his youth club, Duffy seduced her when she was just 12 then had regular sexual liaisons with the girl – promising her marriage and even showing her holiday brochures of where he said they would go on their honeymoon.

I think they might belong to somebody else: Lucy the Labrador"s Christmas surprise after giving birth to TWELVE black puppies

I think they might belong to somebody else: Lucy the Labrador's Christmas surprise after giving birth to TWELVE black puppiesThe pups were all born on 12/12/12Lucy's family had been planing to have her neuteredThe pups are so tiny they are being fed with bottles | UPDATED: 20:00 GMT, 19 December 2012 A Labrador has given her family 12 unexpected early Christmas presents. Three-year-old Lucy started giving birth at the home of her ‘auntie’, Annette Thompson, in Kirkholt, Rochdale. But neither she, nor Lucy’s owner Rachel Foy, had known she was pregnant

Carla Bruni admits craving cigarettes during pregnancy and describes giving birth as "fulfilling" during Vogue interview

Carla Bruni admits craving cigarettes during pregnancy and describes giving birth as 'fulfilling' during Vogue interviewThe model gave birth to daughter Giulia in November last yearIn the interview, she said she found breastfeeding 'absolutely sensual' Added that husband Nicolas Sarkozy is not the love of her lifeSparked outrage with comments saying a woman's place is in the home | UPDATED: 22:19 GMT, 2 December 2012 Carla Bruni has admitted to craving cigarettes whilst pregnant with her first child. The model said that even though giving birth was ‘fulfilling’, she enjoyed it less because she was unable to smoke the entire time