Presenter for Channel 4 News, blogger for the Telegraph. Two husbands: Jon on-screen, John off-screen. Full-time job: mum of two.

Ebola handshake: Broadcasters like me need to get a grip

telegraph.co.uk — Fiona Bruce Nevertheless, the BBC had planted the seed of doubt in my mind, and I started to wonder whether shaking Samura's hand was necessarily a good idea. In the course of researching my interview, I discovered that in West African countries where the deadly disease is rife, people have stopped greeting each other in the usual way .

Is most of the UK’s law made in Brussels?

blogs.channel4.com — Most of our national law is now made in Brussels." Lord Pearson, leader of the United Kingdom Indepdence Party, Sky News, 6 April 2010 The background It is a familiar lament, and one Lord Pearson was keen to repeat.

Sexual harassment: the Liberal Democrat problem Nick Clegg can't kick

telegraph.co.uk — Cathy Newman finally gets to sit down with Nick Clegg Indeed, his updated biography on the Lib Dem website makes great play of what he's done to improve the representation of women.

John Krakauer's Stroke of Genius

news.nationalgeographic.com — Cathy Newman Published September 29, 2014 BALTIMORE-To say John Krakauer is a maverick in the world of academic medicine errs on the side of caution. His presentation "Motor Recovery After Stroke in Mice and Men" at a Johns Hopkins University seminar on brain science research got off to this start: "If you have a stroke in the United States in 2014, you're better off if you're a rodent than if you're a human being."

Brooks Newmark scandal: 'No male MP has done more to support women' says Baroness Jenkin

telegraph.co.uk — Brooks Newmark, left, and the image that was used to entrap him But these are surely personal not public shortcomings. Baroness Jenkin, who co-founded Women2Win with Newmark nearly a decade ago, has kept her counsel since the "scandal" broke at the weekend.

Chlorine contamination at NHS flagship sparks investigation

channel4.com — The Queen Elizabeth hospital in Birmingham, a gleaming steel and glass edifice near the university, was meant to be a state of the art facility - the very best that the NHS could offer. When the country's second largest hospital opened four years ago, it looked top notch.

Nicola Sturgeon: 'Alex Salmond was blokey. Now it's time for a Scotland run by women'

telegraph.co.uk — Alex Salmond has been criticsed for being too blokey "Different skills are required at different times. His [Alex Salmond's] skills have got us to where we are, absolutely outstanding political skills. But we're going into a period where it's about trying to work together to deliver extra powers."

Beige Ed Miliband can only dream of Hilary Mantel writing about him

telegraph.co.uk — Hilary Mantel and Margaret Thatcher That sent the Iron Lady's legion of fans and friends into an apoplexy, with one, Lord Bell, calling for the police to be brought in.

David Cameron now owes his job to Scottish women (and he should be very grateful) - Telegraph

telegraph.co.uk — Of course, it's difficult to generalise. And, as Women for Independence have been keen to point out, there were plenty of female Yes voters, too. Even so, Peter Kellner, president of YouGov, told me this morning that the result reveals a lot about the worldview of men and women.

Nicola Sturgeon says 'Scottish independence lies in the hands of risk averse women'

telegraph.co.uk — I asked her whether the Telegraph's latest poll gave her cause for concern. Her answer is interesting, recognising as it does the uphill struggle the SNP has faced in wooing women. "Many women have caring responsibilities and they think very carefully about the implications for them of any political decision," she told me.
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Oct 16, 2014

'Am I bovvered?' - Michael Gove's priceless comment on the Ukip threat - watch bit.ly/1F6t5yb

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A wordsmith with a conscience, George the Poet is hailed by some as the voice of urban Britain - watch bit.ly/1tykEZN

Oct 16, 2014

Tories 'not bovvered' by Ukip in Rochester - watch Michael Gove channel Little Britain in the fight against Ukip bit.ly/1F6t5yb

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