The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2019. This year 100 Women is asking: What would the future look like if it were driven by women?From the architect planning to rebuild her destroyed city in Syria, to Nasa's project manager of the Mars helicopter, many on the list are at the cutting edge of their fields. They give us their vision of what life will look like in 2030. Others, such as the "ghost" politician defying the mafia, and the footballer battling misogyny, are using their extraordinary personal experiences to blaze a path for those who follow. The BBC's 100 women of 2019 You can filter the list using the categories below Precious Adams US Ballet dancer preciousagram Precious Adams spent so much time dancing round the living room at the age of eight, that her mum signed her up for dance lessons. By the age of 16, she had won places at three of the world's most prestigious ballet schools, including the … [Read more...] about BBC 100 Women 2019: Who is on the list this year?
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Back in the early Nineties, Princess Diana — who'd recently separated from the Prince of Wales — came in and out of Vogue House all the time to borrow clothes. One day, when we were short of one woman for a boardroom lunch at Vogue House, I thought we might invite her as a last-minute addition. The occasion was a visit by Graydon Carter, the New York-based editor of Vanity Fair, who came to London regularly. As the managing director of Conde Nast's British magazines —including Vogue, Tatler and GQ — I frequently put on lunches and parties for Graydon, then the toast of Hollywood with his annual Oscars parties. My driver handed in a letter at the sentry box by the gate to Kensington Palace — and, within minutes, Diana was on the line saying she'd love to come. The following day, a large photograph of her appeared on the front page of the Daily Mirror, showing her sunbathing topless on a balcony in Spain. It was rather blurred but it caused a scandal, and … [Read more...] about NICHOLAS COLERIDGE reveals all that he saw as society magazine supremo, from Diana asking if her breasts were too small to Cara Delevingne saying she is ‘tri-sexual… I’ll try anything’
Boris Johnson was tonight running out of road in his bid to deliver Brexit by Halloween after legislation to rule out No Deal was passed by MPs - and he faces being blocked from holding a snap election. Having endured a torrid day including struggling in his first PMQs, Mr Johnson looks to be cornered after a Remainer alliance took control of the Commons and started pushing through a law despite his warning that it 'wrecks' his negotiating position. MPs backed a rebel Bill by a margin of 327 to 299 that orders him to beg the EU for a Brexit delay until January if a deal has not been agreed by October 19. Immediately after the result, Mr Johnson insisted it had 'ended the negotiations'. He said he will never ask for an extension, and would rather go to the country on October 15. But his motion forcing a poll is expected to fail later tonight as he needs agreement from two-thirds of the Commons and Labour has said it will abstain. The leaves the premier running … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson’s options dramatically narrow as MPs pass Remainer law against No Deal: PM loses final vote on rebel Bill by 327 to 299 as he faces having his election plans blocked in another key vote tonight
Harvey Proctor walked out of an interview with BBC presenter Naga Munchetty following a heated exchange over a VIP sex probe based on the false claims of fantasist Carl Beech. The ex-Tory MP, who has led calls for Met Police chiefs to face justice for the failures of Scotland Yard's probe into a non-existent Westminster paedophile ring, spoke via video-link on BBC Breakfast on Saturday morning. Mr Proctor was one of several high-profile figures named by Beech, 51, who was later jailed for 18 years for making false allegations. Today's interview began with Mr Proctor describing how it felt to be falsely accused and caught up in the Metropolitan Police's disastrous investigation - before abruptly ended the conversation as he claimed he was being prevented from speaking. He said: 'What happened to me was that I lost my job, my home and my repute as a result of a fantasist who were believed by the Metropolitan Police.' Mr Proctor has … [Read more...] about ‘Sorry, I’m not having this’: Ex-MP Harvey Proctor storms out of fractious interview with BBC’s Naga Munchetty over report into police’s bungled ‘Nick the Fantasist’ abuse probe as he says Parliament would be ‘healthier’ if Tom Watson quit