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Cara Dillon; Early Policewomen; Indian Sterilisations

November 14th, 2014

Episode 56 of 985 episodes

Traditional Irish folk singer Cara Dillon performs live in studio. Britain's first policewoman Edith Smith has just been honoured with a blue plaque. Historian Dr Louise Jackson and former Detective Chief Superintendent Jane Antrobus talk about how a policewoman’s role has changed over the last century. Joanne Thompson started the charity Millie's Trust following the death of her daughter at nursery. She has just obtained the necessary 100,000 signatures on a petition to force a debate in Parliament to make it compulsory for all nursery staff to have paediatric first aid training. Following the deaths of women at a government sterilisation camp, BBC Correspondent Yogita Limaye and Dr Rebecca Williams talks about the measures taken by the Indian authorities since Independence to control population growth. Baroness Delyth Morgan explains why two breast cancer research charities are merging to create Britain’s largest breast cancer research charity.

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