Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

In Brief

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

In Brief

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Buerk says it's a woman's world

.BBC newsreader Michael Buerk has complained that the "shift in the balance of power between the sexes" has gone too far, with "life now lived in accordance with women's rules".

He has cited females in top jobs at the BBC as an example, saying: "[They] decide what we see and hear." Buerk, who claims that men have been reduced to "sperm donors", told Radio Times that society needed to admit the problem.

Rare sights on stroll for charity .

IT promises to be a sponsored walk with a difference - a 17-mile trek through the night-time streets of London, with the chance to snoop around buildings rarely opened to the public.

The Treasury in Whitehall and City Hall on the South Bank will be open to nocturnal hikers on 16 September. Supporters of the Metro Life Hike, including Gordon Brown, hope the walk will raise [pounds sterling]250,000 for London's first Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre.

[pounds sterling]175,000 award for nurse's family

THE FAMILY of a nurse who died after being exposed to asbestos dust at Charing Cross Hospital has been awarded damages of [pounds sterling]175,000 after the Department of Health admitted liability. …

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