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The new leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn makes his inaugural speech at the Queen Elizabeth Centre in central London. Photograph: Reuters

Left-wing veteran Jeremy Corbyn has been elected leader of the British Labour Party in a stunning victory that marks a dramatic ideological shift for (...)

Andy Burnham was speaking after warnings by his leadership rivals Liz Kendall, right, and Yvette Cooper that Labour needed to guard against being a party run only by men. Photograph: Paul Ellis/AFP/Getty Images

Britsh Labour Party leadership hopeful Andy Burnham has moved to silence critics who have accused his campaign’s supporters of sexism by pledging to a(...)

British Labour MP Stella Creasy. Peter Nunn, from Emersons Green, Bristol, has been jailed for 18 weeks at City of London Magistrates’ Court for bombarding her with abusive messages after she backed a campaign to put Jane Austen on the £10 note. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/PA Wire

The Labour MP for London’s Walthamstow spoke of how she feared for her safety as a Twitter troll was jailed for 18 weeks for bombarding her with abusi(...)

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(...)

More than 100,000 people signed the petition for Twitter to beef up its procedures for dealing with abuse. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Twitter has introduced a “report tweet” option for users who are sent abusive messages, following a campaign by a number of women who were targeted on(...)

Screengrab from the Twitter feed of Independent columnist Grace Dent. Police are investigating bomb threats made on Twitter against female journalists. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

A man has been arrested after a Labour MP and a campaigner were subjected to a torrent of violent abuse on Twitter.The 32-year-old man was held in Bri(...)

Companies such as Twitter make much of their origins in hippie/libertarian philosophies. They are also rather keen on ’light-touch’ regulation.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that, were she alive today, Jane Austen would never be off Twitter. The social network has become an essential (...)

A man has been arrested in England in connection with the abuse of Stella Creasy MP (left) and campaigner Caroline Criado-Perez. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/PA Wire.

Police in England have arrested a 25-year-old man on suspicion of harassment after Twitter abuse was aimed at feminist campaigner Caroline Criado Pere(...)

The controversial payday lending industry was the subject of a government-led summit on Monday, hosted by consumer minister Jo Swinson. Photograph:  Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

Payday loan companies pride themselves on being able to approve advances online in less than 15 minutes. So, in the time it takes the British governme(...)

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