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BBC star salaries: Gary Lineker takes pay cut as Zoe Ball shoots up list. Match of the Day host Gary Lineker has agreed a £400,000 pay cut, the BBC has revealed as it publishes the latest list of its best-paid presenters.

BBC star salaries: Gary Lineker takes pay cut as Zoe Ball shoots up list

The chart shows Lineker as the highest-earning star with an unchanged salary of £1.75m in the last financial year. But he has since signed a new contract, which will see that fee cut by 23%. That means he could earn less than Zoe Ball next year. Seven ways the world is not designed for women. Image copyright The Washington Post via Getty Images When a last-minute spacesuit switch saw the cancellation of Nasa's all-female space walk, it sparked bigger conversations about how women navigate a world appeared to be designed for men.

Seven ways the world is not designed for women

Caroline Criado Perez, a journalist and the author of Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men, told the BBC she was totally unsurprised by the spacesuit debacle. "This is just what happens over and over when it comes to what we design," she says. "We are so used to thinking of men as the default and women as the sort of niche - a variety of man. " Ms Criado Perez began researching gender bias after discovering that medical data around heart attacks was based on male symptoms, causing clinicians to miss heart attack cases in women since those symptoms were considered atypical.

Watchdog bans 'harmful' gender stereotypes in adverts. SAS: Women allowed to join for first time. Image copyright PA Women will be able to apply for any British military role for the first time, the defence secretary has said.

SAS: Women allowed to join for first time

Gavin Williamson announced that all combat roles were now open to women, including serving in special forces units such as the SAS. Kleenex bins 'Mansize' tissues. Image copyright Getty Images Kleenex is scrapping "Mansize" branding from its tissue boxes after 60 years on the shelves as consumers called it out for being sexist.

Kleenex bins 'Mansize' tissues

The company said the tissues would now be called "Extra Large". One customer questioned the firm after her four-year-old son asked if "girls, boys and mummies" can use them. Kleenex told shoppers to "keep an eye out" for the new branding, saying some of its new larger boxes are already on sale. What has #MeToo actually changed? The Oscars, the Golden Globes, Cannes Film Festival.

What has #MeToo actually changed?

Until 2017 they were Tinsel Town's glitziest back-slapping forums. Now they're its favourite protest events. Of course it's down to #MeToo, the campaign against sexual harassment and abuse that swept through Hollywood last autumn and has since been Googled in every country on Earth. In its current form, the movement began with film executive Harvey Weinstein - or rather, with the dozens of women who accuse him of sexual harassment, abuse or rape. Kristen Stewart ditches high heels to go barefoot at Cannes. Image copyright Getty Images The issue of high heels at Cannes has been a spiky one in recent years.

Kristen Stewart ditches high heels to go barefoot at Cannes

Now it seems Kristen Stewart, a member of this year's jury at the film festival, has flouted the ban on flat shoes - by instead going barefoot on the red carpet. The Twilight actress wore black Louboutin heels as she arrived at the BlacKkKlansman premiere. But before entering the screening of the Spike Lee film, she slipped off her shoes to walk up the stairs. She was apparently not sanctioned for taking off her heels. Final gender pay gap figures revealed. Media playback is unsupported on your device Final gender pay gap figures for large companies in the UK have been revealed after the deadline expired for firms to report their findings.

Final gender pay gap figures revealed

More than three-quarters of UK companies pay men more on average than women, BBC analysis of government figures suggests. More than 10,000 companies published data, with more than 1,000 firms reporting on the last day. The median pay gap among those companies was 9.7%. Four BBC male news presenters agree pay cut. Four of the BBC's leading male news presenters have agreed to take a pay cut after revelations over equal pay.

Four BBC male news presenters agree pay cut

Jeremy Vine, John Humphrys, Huw Edwards and Jon Sopel have all agreed, either formally or in principle, to reduce their salaries. It follows Carrie Gracie's resignation from her post as BBC China editor in protest at unequal pay between male and female international editors. An independent audit into equal pay at the BBC will be published next week. Male infertility treatment ‘insensitive’ Image copyright Gareth Down Male infertility care can be insensitive and one-sided, says charity Fertility Network UK which has surveyed men seeking help to become fathers.

Male infertility treatment ‘insensitive’

Men can feel excluded, with female partners being the main focus of attention in clinics, it found. The charity says men's needs are too often ignored, which must change. Gareth Down, 31, set up a support group for men with fertility problems because he says he had nowhere to turn for help when he needed it. The making of a male midwife. It's 40 years since men were first allowed to train as midwives in the UK, but they still only make up a tiny proportion of the profession.

The making of a male midwife

So when a teenage boy in Birmingham said he wanted to become a midwife, he found himself swimming against the tide. Shortly before her due date, Michelle-Grace Osobase arrived on the antenatal ward. Jane Austen polymer £10 note enters circulation. Labour's Diane Abbott tells of 'racist and sexist' abuse. News navigation Sections Have Your Say Previous Next. MTV Movie and TV awards go gender neutral - BBC Newsbeat. Gender pay gaps must be declared by UK companies. Image copyright Getty Images UK companies with 250 or more employees will have to publish their gender pay gaps within the next year under a new legal requirement. The move is part of attempts to fight workplace discrimination.

The UK has a gender pay gap of 18.1% for all workers, or 9.4% for full-time employees. 'The ugly truth': This library book experiment will shock you. We’d all like to think that times have changed in terms of how girls are portrayed in movies, books and on TV. Some of us remember reading books that reinforced old-fashioned stereotypes about girls and their role in the world; i.e. the princess waiting to be rescued, or the mild meek girl. Nowadays, these notions are outdated, yet it seems children’s books haven’t moved on as much as we hoped. Oxford University puts up more portraits of women. All-male White House health bill photo sparks anger. Image copyright White House There is a familiarity about this photo, and it could have been taken in many boardrooms around the world - men gathered around a table making plans and cutting deals.

But the lack of women here, among a group of conservative Republicans discussing their healthcare bill with the vice-president, struck a particular nerve. That's because one of the points under discussion was whether the new bill should mandate that health insurance plans provide "essential benefits" including maternity services. In January, the White House came in for some flak when President Trump signed an abortion order surrounded by men. Gender pay gap in 'reverse' for some ethnic groups. Image copyright PA Working women in some ethnic groups in the UK have not only narrowed the gender pay gap but have overtaken men's earning power, analysis suggests.

The Fawcett Society, which campaigns for equality, said Caribbean and white Irish working women, on average, earn more than men from the same background. Cressida Dick appointed as first female Met Police chief. Cressida Dick is the new Metropolitan Police commissioner, becoming the first woman to take charge of London's police force in its 188-year history. She succeeds Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, who announced his retirement last year. Ms Dick, previously the national policing lead on counter-terrorism, said she was "thrilled and humbled".

But her appointment was criticised by the family of Jean Charles de Menezes, who was wrongly shot dead during an operation she led in 2005. How this feminist found herself sympathising with the men's rights movement - BBC Three. Gender pay gap: Firms given advice ahead of new rules. Important moments in the fight for equal pay. BBC iWonder - What do we owe women from the 1970s? Doon Mackichan speaks out against 'crime porn' Image copyright Getty Images Actress Doon Mackichan has spoken out about the prevalence of rape and sexual violence in contemporary TV drama. Girls spend 40% more time on chores than boys, UN report finds. Gender pay gap to remain until 2069, report says. At America's Largest Companies, Just 7 Percent Of CEOs Are Women. Women seek pay rises as much as men - with less success. Image copyright PA The theory that women get paid less than men because they are not sufficiently pushy in the workplace is not true, a new study suggests. 'It's pathetic': Parents outraged at the difference between...

There is no hiding from the fact that the messages the media sends to young girls differs massively from those sent to young boys. And these two magazine covers are proving just that. Royal Brunei Airlines' first all-female pilot crew lands plane in Saudi Arabia - where women are not allowed to drive. Better job protection needed for working mums, say MPs. Four ways the gender pay gap isn't all it seems. Why pay rates for mothers lag behind earnings of men. Why do more women then men go to university? Andy Murray Was Lauded for Having Achieved a "First" the Williams Sisters Already Claimed. Half of women 'sexually harassed at work' - TUC survey. FGM is child abuse, says UN Population Fund chief.

UK a long way from transgender equality, MPs say. Boys 'twice as likely to fall behind girls' in early years. Women to serve in close combat roles in the British military. Gambia and Tanzania outlaw child marriage. The British women who couldn't hire a sofa without their husbands' signature. The fight to celebrate great women on Britain's streets. Julianne Moore movie sees women 'call the shots'