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DM Weekly Digest 14/07/2022

Sir Mo Farah reveals he was trafficked into the UK using another child’s name


Sir Mo Farah has revealed that he was illegally trafficked into Britain under the name of another child as a nine-year-old and forced into domestic servitude.  Read more here.  The Metropolitan Police have confirmed they are investigating.  Read more here.



Marion Hollins: The 'It Girl' of golf who broke down barriers


From star amateur golfer to key cog in the creation of the most famous course in the world, the admission of Marion Hollins into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2022 was arguably a long time coming.  Read more here.



Avondale Grange: Life in a 'left behind' England neighbourhood


More than two million people live in England's so-called Left Behind Neighbourhoods. Avondale Grange, in Kettering, Northamptonshire, is one of the 225 areas highlighted as needing help to stop growing inequality.  Read more here.



‘There were moments I questioned my passion for the job’: the overseas nurses helping to keep the NHS running


Almost half of new nurses are now trained abroad. What is life in the UK – and the NHS – like for them?  Read more here.



'Why I invented Non-binary Day'


Ten years ago, Katje van Loon wrote a blog post calling for the creation of International Non-Binary Day on 14 July - exactly half way between International Women's Day and International Men's Day. Read more here.



‘When my wife fawned over Richard Gere, I was secretly thinking, phwoar!’: the people who come out in later life


Olympic athlete Kelly Holmes spoke openly about her sexuality last month for the first time at the age of 52. But she is not alone. Read more here.



Disabled woman fined more than £1,000 for parking in disabled spot


Cerys Gemma, who lives in Cardiff Bay, said the space allocated to her flat is inaccessible for her.  Read more here.



‘LGBT rights are going back to the 1980s while the movement fights about gender’


A leading LGBTQ+ charity leader worries the clock is being turned back to the 1980s – and that the most vulnerable will lose out if the movement doesn’t pull itself together.  Read more here.



Neurodiversity in the workplace: How Cecilia Fang is smashing the stigma


After being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), this Microsoft ANZ employee was determined to keep bringing her whole self to work.  Read more here.



WalesOnline Diversity and Inclusion Awards


The first-ever WalesOnline Diversity and Inclusion Awards took place on Wednesday night, with hopes that an inspirational and successful event will go from strength to strength.  Read more here.