A Christian consultant has praised a national advertising authority for its decision to crack down on gender stereotypes in ads. Committees of Advertising Practice (Cap) said on Thursday that advertising that uses potentially harmful gender stereotypes such as mothers cleaning up after the family alone or fathers failing at simple household tasks is to be banned next year. The decision follows a review earlier this year which found that some advertising could reinforce harmful gender stereotypes, which in turn could restrict the choices, aspirations and opportunities of children, young people and adults. Natalie Collins, who trains youth workers and owns consultancy Spark agreed with Cap. She told Premier: "We can often underestimate the impact of adverts, but companies pay an awful lot of money to advertise because they know how powerful it is in selling products.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was heckled at a Hanukkah candle-lighting event in London this week, with one woman calling him a “liar” over the state of anti-Semitism in the party, the Jewish Chronicle reported. At the Jewish Labour Movement event Wednesday Corbyn said, “I’m here because I want the party to be strong in all areas, I want the Jewish Labour Movement to be absolutely part of and involved with the party at all levels.”  He added that “There is zero tolerance of anti-Semitism in the Labour Party, and that is how it must remain.” During his remarks a woman shouted “Corbyn, you’re a liar,” before being removed from the room. Another man called out “What about Ken?” Ken Livingstone, a former mayor of London, has repeatedly insisted that the Nazis were Zionists, leading to his suspension from the party in April. Corbyn has resisted calls by major British Jewish groups to expel Livingstone, who denied that his statement was anti-Semitic.

NEW YORK (AP) — Health leaders say they are alarmed about a report that officials at the nation’s top public health agency are being told not to use certain words or phrases in official budget documents, including “fetus,” ”transgender” and “science-based.” The health community was reacting to a story in The Washington Post published late Friday citing an anonymous source who said the prohibition was made at a recent meeting of senior budget officials at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The seven words and phrases — “diversity,” ”entitlement,” ”fetus,” transgender,” ”vulnerable,” ”evidence-based” and “science-based” — were not to be used in documents that are to be circulated within the federal government and Congress in preparation of the next presidential budget proposal, the paper reported.