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DM Weekly Digest 03/11/2023

Vibrant dances and singing decorates Trafalgar Square for Diwali celebrations

Celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world, Diwali is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil. Watch here.


War in the Middle East - Fear in the UK

As the Israel-Hamas conflict shows little sign of ending, both British Jews and Palestinians living in the UK expressed their fears this week.


King Charles’s ‘deep regret’ for colonial atrocities was a ‘miss’, Kenyans say

King Charles’s expression of “greatest sorrow and deepest regret” over colonial atrocities committed by British forces in Kenya has been criticised as a “miss” in the east African country. Read more here.


Hungary LGBTQ content law unenforceable at top photo show: museum

Hungary's National Museum said on Wednesday that it cannot enforce a government order barring minors from the World Press Photo exhibition under a controversial law targeting LGBTQ content. Read more here.


Disabled man drags himself off plane after Air Canada fails to offer wheelchair

Air Canada has been forced to apologize after a man with spastic cerebral palsy was forced to drag himself off a plane when the flagship carrier failed to provide a wheelchair for him. Read more here.


Plans to close rail ticket offices in England scrapped

Meanwhile, disability campaigners where among those who welcomed the UK government's decision to scrap its programme of ticket office closures. Read more here.


Formula 1: Young drivers say high costs are affecting diversity
F1's first and only black driver Sir Lewis Hamilton has been campaigning to make motorsports more diverse for years, but even from an early age the costs for up-and-coming stars are prohibitive. Read more here.


Women viewed as ‘property’ in Red Arrows amid culture of male entitlement, RAF admits

Female personnel were subjected to unwanted contact, sexual invitations and unsolicited out-of-work messages, report says. Read more here.


The V&A East has revealed its first major exhibition – and it’s all about Black British music

It will celebrate past and present musicians like Little Simz, Stormzy and Samuel Coleridge-Taylor. Read more here.


Gifton Noel-Williams: 'I will not cut my hair to become a Premier League manager'

Noel-Williams, spent the majority of his football playing career at Watford, Stoke and Burnley, helping the former to reach the Premier League in 1999. Now he is seeking to return to England's top flight as a manager. Read more here.



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