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Presenter for Channel 4 News, blogger for the Telegraph. 2 husbands: Jon on-screen, John off-screen. Full-time job: mum of 2. Facebook t.co/CUKRe2ZBEe

Give those fat Britons a free gastric band! We can't afford not to

telegraph.co.uk — The nice people at NICE couldn't have timed it better. Just as an array of mouth-watering pies, pastries and puddings clutter the supermarket shelves for Christmas, the health watchdog reminds us that Britain is turning into a nation of fatties, with potentially disastrous consequences for the NHS and the bank balance.

RBS fined over IT fiasco - video

channel4.com — RBS is fined £56m for an IT problem that left one in ten locked out of their accounts. The regulators who imposed the fine say it's big enough to make the bank "sit up and take notice".

First female bishops? The Church is fearful for them

telegraph.co.uk — Talking to Hudson-Wilkin you get a sense of the joy she certainly takes in the General Synod's historic decision. But there's also a palpable feeling of fear about the struggles the first women bishops will face. "When you are the first person or the first of people in a particular role then you are pioneers...For pioneers there is no easy task.

Keep going, Judi Dench - you’re an inspiration

telegraph.co.uk — So Dame Judi should take comfort in the knowledge that acting is getting its house in order. Other industries, however, have much further to go. Take my own profession. I gave evidence to a Lords committee last week that is investigating why there are so few women in broadcasting.

Where on earth are all our older female TV presenters? Dead?

telegraph.co.uk — So Dame Judi should take comfort in the knowledge that acting is getting its house in order. Other industries, however, have much further to go. Take my own profession. I gave evidence to a Lords committee last week which is investigating why there are so few women in broadcasting.

The idea of my own stink bug evokes a whiff of nostalgia

telegraph.co.uk — An immigrant from the Far East is destined for our shores and really creating a stink. Halyomorpha halys - or the brown marmorated stink bug if Latin is not your bag - is already plaguing America, and sightings have spread to France and Italy.

Theresa May should be buying Norman Baker a pint

telegraph.co.uk — There's no doubt that in the macho world of Westminster, the undertones of Baker's resignation letter - effectively that May's a bossy woman who refuses to delegate - will have some MPs sympathetically nodding their heads. But her micro-management is why she's a notorious survivor at the helm of a department which has claimed the careers of so many.

David Cameron's got a dirty little secret that he's praying parents won't notice

telegraph.co.uk — Sure Start can no longer be spared And he was - almost - as good as his word. Because Sure Start cuts are the dog that didn't bark. Far from the hundreds and hundreds of closures Labour had forecast, only 76 have done so since 2010, and six new ones have actually opened.

Christopher Nolan on his latest film: Interstellar - video

channel4.com — Please wait while this video loads. If it doesn't load after a few seconds you may need to have Adobe Flash installed. British director Christopher Nolan talks to Channel 4 News about his latest film - an epic story of Man trying to find new life in outer space, because Earth is dying.

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 .
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Nov 27, 2014

RT @BaileysPrize: We're thrilled to announce our 2015 judges: Shami Chakrabarti, @cathynewman, @gracedent, Helen Dunmore & Laura Bates! htt…

Nov 27, 2014

So excited to be @BaileysPrize 2015 judge. Will be living and breathing books for foreseeable future. Can't wait! pic.twitter.com/gGmLETopoW

Nov 26, 2014

. @CordeliaLynchC4 is inside the home which helps children who have survived sexual abuse rebuild their lives. #c4news

Nov 26, 2014

Can anyone shed light on Andrew Lansley's qualifications for the @UN job? @Oxfam is scouring his CV

Nov 26, 2014

Great scoop from @lindseyhilsum on @David_Cameron picking the man he sacked to take the humanitarian job at the @UN

Nov 26, 2014

RT @suz78: @cathynewman RT If everyone .. 1-Bought a Christmas gift 2-Donated it to #FoodBank 3-They give to family in need = #merrychristmas

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