Woman's Hour

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WHNews: Policing Domestic Violence; Princesses of Wales; Eating Disorders; Birth Stories

March 4th, 2015

Episode 158 of 985 episodes

A new IPCC report has shown continuing failures in the way Gwent police deals with domestic violence issues - so what has gone wrong? The title of Princess of Wales is synonymous with Diana, but it dates back to the 12th century and to Joan of Kent, the First Princess of Wales. But where does the title come from and what does it mean to be the Princess of Wales? New research shows that, for young women at university, experiencing financial difficulties may increase their risk of developing an eating disorder. Poet Lemn Sissay on his collaborated with sound artists Francesca Panetta and Lucy Greenwell to create a new radio poem Deliverance, around the audio diaries of five women in their final days of pregnancy.

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