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Don’t shut down conversation that the Women’s March started

If you don't understand why millions of people took to the streets at the weekend, says Siân Bevan, you don't understand what’s happening in the world right now.

Adieu, adieu, René

In 1990, when she was about nine, Catie Wilkins got to meet Gorden Kaye, who sadly died yesterday, aged 75. She remembers a lovely man.

We marched for Northern Ireland

On Saturday thousands of women marched in solidarity with women in the US. Katherine O’Brien was one of them, but she was also marching for the rights of women much closer to home.

So long to a trailblazer of women’s sport

Rachael Heyhoe Flint was a pioneer of women's cricket. But, says Jen Offord, she also tore down barriers for women in all sports.

Breaking dad

The charity Working Families has warned that we’re in danger of creating a fatherhood penalty, which is why we need to stop talking about mothers and fathers and talk about parents instead, says Dotty Winters.

“Carrie Fisher: ballsy, funny, the antithesis of kooky – the woman I want to be.”

Actor, writer, raconteur and all-round fierce woman: our writers pay tribute to Carrie Fisher, who died aged 60 on 27 December and is buried today.

“Get a cab, stay in a group”

January is a danger time for drowning according to the Royal Life Saving Society, which runs the #DontDrinkandDrown campaign. Jane Bostock talks to Janet Regan about the tragic loss of Janet's brother seven years ago.

Woman of the Year: Dame Sarah Storey

Our writers pick the women who rocked their world in 2016. For Jen Offord, there’s simply no one like this dame.

Woman of the Year: Emma Rice

Our writers pick the women who rocked their world in 2016. Karen Campbell salutes the achievements of Shakespeare's Globe’s first female artistic director, while failing to comprehend the decision to let her go.

Woman of the year: Kate McKinnon

Our writers pick the women who rocked their world in 2016. Hannah Dunleavy is sending flowers and thanks to the brilliant McKinnon.