Tabatha Leggett speaks to Willie Brown, of Harrison, Arkansas, who did just that.
As the first Ashes test gets underway, Antoinette Muller looks into the often-overlooked women's game, where unequal prize money and a lack of professional contracts means many female cricketers must hold down other jobs in order to take to the field.
A petition calling for the Bank of England to include women on banknotes has garnered over 30,000 signatures. Social media and a tangible, realistic goal have helped its success.
“If you're not prepared to learn English, your benefits will be cut," said George Osborne during the Spending Review. ESOL teacher Eli Davies explains that migrants are keen to learn English, but unless we have properly funded ESOL provision across the b
While all women of reproductive age are vulnerable to suffer fistula, the underage girls who are victims of child marriages, female genital mutilation and teenage pregnancies are at highest risk.
While the president and army appear locked in conflict, the streets are divided between the extraordinary groundswell of dissent against the president and those loyalists staging their own sit-ins and demos.
The time has come for change, says Lulu Le Vay. We need to accept that a woman can live a happy and fulfilled life without children.
It will be a refreshing treat to listen to the call for prayer via a mainstream British media channel for the first time, says Imran Awan.
Take your bed-partners as you find them and if they turn you on, what’s past history got to do with it?
There you are: a boy, standing in front of a whole bunch of other boys and girls, asking them to love you. But when times are tough, people need a target and politicians are much too canny to actually go out in front of a crowd, says Keith Farnan.
It's the pinnacle of phones. Why try harder, asks Jacob Strauss.
Compensation demanded in Sweden.
The first anniversary of the president's inauguration is expected to spark nationwide protests. The grassroots campaign Tamarod aims to secure enough signatures to a vote-of-no-confidence petition to outweigh the 13 million votes that brought Morsi into p
The Sun has ditched its "joke" that attractive, topless women can't possibly have opinions on politics.
The man who disrupted the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race last year has been refused a visa. At best this is a woefully inconsistent application of policy, and at worst a vengeful, vindictive and juvenile act.
Tabatha Leggett visits A C Grayling's elite start-up, where the first intake of students are getting to grips with life at a private university.
A burgeoning popular interest in China's ecological problems has led to citizens trying to win greater oversight of environmental decision-making.
Of the great sportsmen who lost their lives in the Great War, Wilding was quite probably the greatest of them all.
This week's Spending Review and next week's Lords debate of the Care Bill provide the government with opportunities to start solving our care crisis.
Coming in from the political cold will be no easy task.
Far from committing an act of treason, as several top US lawmakers have suggested, by all appearances the NSA whistleblower has done a public service.
Labour should consider the non-renewal of the trident nuclear weapons system as part of its future defence and security policy, writes Nick Brown.
The protests in Brazil began as a demand for cheap public transport, but are now so much more.
Patrick Strudwick cheers the death of Exodus International.
Tabatha Leggett signs up to Christianity’s most successful recruitment programme.
Seeing the Nigella Lawson photographs everywhere, Sarah Pinborough remembers her own experience of a relationship that turned abusive.
Britain’s only real option is to doggedly pursue arrest and extradition, however long it takes.
Turkey's Prime Minister Erdogan wants to cast women as mothers, sisters and wives, and those who oppose him should be careful that their imagery doesn’t do the same.
The Samaritans do great work offering guidance on depictions of suicide in the media and creative arts. I took them very seriously when writing my debut novel. Vice's glamorous depiction of women writers' last moments was depressingly irresponsible.
Mervyn King's decision to put Winston Churchill on our five pound notes rather than Elizabeth Fry might seem trivial, but by not commemorating any women on our cash, we're encouraging the perception women are secondary to men, says Stella Creasy.