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WHNews: Jane Hawking, Surrogacy, Same Clothes

January 2nd, 2015

Episode 105 of 722 episodes

Jane Hawking on the film Theory of Everything, based on her autobiography Travelling to Infinity. Thirty years ago Kim Cotton became the UK's first surrogate mother when she gave birth to "baby Cotton". She joins Sheila with fertility law expert Natalie Gamble. 6music's Mary Anne Hobbs and Maria Malone, Senior Lecturer in fashion talk about how less clothes might be more. Safe house for women who have been victims of domestic or sexual abuse and violence aimed at women aged 45 and over and thought to be the first of its kind in UK. Richinda Taylor, CEO of EVA Women's Aid and Wendy, who was in an abusive relationship for 15 years, join Sheila to explain why they would like to see more women over 45 seeking help.