Stella Creasy, the shadow minister for business, argues that the scarcity of women in top jobs is not just to do with sexism but women holding themselves back and lacking confidence. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe /Getty Images

Women need to “grab some pompoms and start cheering” for their “sisters” if they want to do more to create an equal society, according to an article b(...)

Maria Miller: rang David Cameron on Tuesday night, after he had attended the state dinner with President Michael D Higgins at Windsor Castle, to tell the prime minister she wanted to resign as culture secretary. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Maria Miller has resigned as culture secretary after telling British prime minister David Cameron that her continued presence at the cabinet ta(...)

File photo of Maria Miller reading an apology statement in the House of Commons in London over her parliamentary expenses, she has now has resigned as the Culture Secretary. Photograph: PA Wire

British MP Maria Miller, who has come under fire after a report last week criticised her for hindering an inquiry into her expenses claims, res(...)

On trial:  Oscar Pistorius

What separates Paddy Power’s disgusting “money-back-if-he-walks” advertisement for its offer of a flutter on the Oscar Pistorius verdict from voyeu(...)

Planet Business

Image of the week: Yellen meets Lagarde In pictorial evidence that more than one woman can stalk the conference rooms of global power without th(...)

UK culture secretary Maria Miller: praised for her ‘common sense’

The Royal Charter that the UK government had been attempting to introduce in Britain seems to be very nearly dead in the water, but just in case anyon(...)

Brian Leveson gives evidence to a Lords select committee on the Inquiries Act 2005, in the House of Lords, central London yesterday. Photograph: PA.

Newspapers and magazines in Britain have condemned the government’s decision to reject their self-regulation proposals, warning that changes set to be(...)

Sir Brian Leveson has insisted that he will not interfere in the stand-off between politicians and the press over regulation reforms. The judge said i(...)

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa Villiers speaks at the   Conservative Party Conference at Manchester Central yesterday. Photograph:  Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Grotesque sectarian street demonstrations threaten the North’s ability to attract foreign investors, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Theresa V(...)

Maria Miller: says the Internet Watch Foundation has been asked to search for illegal and abusive images and block them. Photograph: Rosie Hallam/Getty Images

Internet companies such as Google are to do more to remove illegal child pornography from the web after an agreement with British culture secretary Ma(...)