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Take Refuge: You Are Not Alone

Take Refuge: You Are Not Alone

17th September 2014

Today our charity of the year Refuge teamed up with ITV's Loose Women for their 'You Are Not Alone' campaign designed to bring aid to thousands of women across the country who experience domestic violence and feel scared and isolated. 

Loose Women presenter Jamelia is a survivor of domestic violence and today opened up to the Loose Women audience about her experience. You can watch it here. 

 

To find out more about the You Are Not Alone campaign click here.

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'Funny & Fearless' Joan Rivers dies aged 81

'Funny & Fearless' Joan Rivers dies aged 81

5th September 2014

‘Funny and fearless’, she will be remembered for her face lifts as much as for her incisive wit and acid put downs, Joan Rivers quite literally changed the face of female comedy. 

Rivers died yesterday aged 81 having been one of the leading lights in stand-up comedy and late night entertainment for over 50 years. No topic was off limits and she exposed her audiences to the intricacies of her life – surgery, suicide, abortion, childbirth, eating disorders and more. 

Controversial to the end, Rivers hosted a recording of Fashion Police about the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards and the 2014 MTV Movie Awards on the 26th August which turned out to be her last tel…

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They Came Together - Amy Poehler's New Film

They Came Together - Amy Poehler's New Film

2nd September 2014

Summer is dying out and there's definitely a chill in the air, so if you want something indoorsy to do this weekend why not snuggle up on the sofa with this new, quirky Rom Com? This Friday sees the UK DVD release of They Came Together, starring Golden Globe winning actress, Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd, which is currently out in UK cinemas and being released on DVD September 5th 2014.

Imagine everything you love about a classic rom com. Now add comedians from the Saturday Night Live address book. Shake it up a little. Add some Groucho Marx glasses and you've got yourself a quirky romantic comedy from the director of Wanderlust and Role Models, David Wain. Satirically m…

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Smear Campaign

Smear Campaign

1st September 2014

It might not be a date on your calendar that you eagerly count down to, but a regular smear test is the best protection against cervical cancer. The test identifies changes in the cells of the cervix and early detection can prevent cervical cancer developing. In spite of this many women have never had a smear test. 

ITV's This Morning are looking for 25 people between the ages of 25-64 to appear on the show and have a smear test. The aim of the piece, No Fear Go Smear is to raise awareness and promote smear tests as nothing to fear. Participants will be pampered and receive a pedicure. A medical professional (not Holly Willoughby or Philip Schofield) will then …

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Celia Pacquola wins Amused Moose Laughter Award 2014

Celia Pacquola wins Amused Moose Laughter Award 2014

19th August 2014

Stand up comedian Celia Pacquola been named the winner of the Amused Moose Laughter Award 2014, out of over 100 other hopefuls, for her Edinburgh Fringe show 'Let Me Know How It All Turns Out'.

Celia Pacquola commented on her win: “I’m really stunned, thrilled and excited. It was very unexpected and I’m looking forward to trying to get my pointy, dangerous Moose through airport security.”

Celia will share £5,000 prize money with People's Choice Award winner Chris Turner for the development of their comedy careers, a commercial standard DVD recording and, of course, a shiny moose trophy each. The runner up was Trygve Wakenshaw&rs…

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