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Adultery - Should You Stay or Leave? Italian Mayors, Enouraging Girls to Play Cricket

June 21st, 2016

Episode 611 of 985 episodes

What do you do if you suspect or even have confirmed that your husband is having an affair? Should you stay with him or end the relationship? A new book, the Adulterer's Wife, gives practical tips on how to thrive whether you stay or not. The artist Henny Beaumont has four children. Her third daughter Beth has Down's Syndrome. She is now 15. Henny talks to Jane about her graphic novel, Hole in the Heart which is all about Beth. How significant is the election of Rome's first female mayor for the representation of women in Italian politics? Virginia Raggi was elected for the anti-establishment Five Star movement. Roberta Guerrina, head of politics at the University of Surrey, thinks women have further to go in the traditional mainstream political parties. The England's women's team has won two World Cups, four ashes and is finally classed as fully professional, but the game has long way to go before it's recognised in equal terms alongside the men's game. Projects like the Redbridge East London Cricket Project help young people access the sport who wouldn't usually play. We report from a training session for girls. Charity founder Sarah Hope has set up the Sarah Hope Line for those affected by life-changing and fatal injuries in London's transport network. She explains the personal story behind the helpline as well as behind another charity, Elizabeth's Legacy of Hope, which provides help to child amputees in developing countries.

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