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DM Weekly Digest 25/11/2022

Red Arrows featured in conference on trust despite 'toxic culture' controversy


The scandal-hit Red Arrows featured in a conference on trust despite concern it might upset victims of alleged inappropriate behaviour, sources have claimed.  Read more here.



Jason Lee: Former footballer says David Baddiel apology 'meant a lot'


Mr Baddiel wore blackface and insulted his dreadlocked hair during 1990s TV show Fantasy Football League.  Read more here.



‘An explosion’: what is behind the rise in girls questioning their gender identity?


As the NHS reviews gender referrals, parents, clinicians and young people reveal the social, medical and emotional challenges they face.  Read more here.



‘Built on the blood of slaves’: British football fans boycotting World Cup


Migrant deaths and Qatar’s stance on women’s and LGBTQ+ rights are among issues making some supporters disengage.  Read more here.



My tour of Afghanistan with its only female guide 


A new virtual tour of Afghanistan gives would-be visitors the chance to see the sights – and support a secret school for girls.  Read more here.



New national NHS guidance aims to help health staff through menopause


The first ever national NHS guidance on menopause urges line managers and leaders to normalise employees asking for help and to consider flexible working as a measure to help colleagues cope with symptoms.  Read more here.



Landlord admits it made assumptions about family in mouldy Rochdale flat


Awaab Ishak died of a severe respiratory disease caused by mould in the social housing flat.  Read more here.



Neurodivergent women sought for jobs at GCHQ and BAE Systems


Organisations want to recruit more autistic women and those with dyslexia and ADHD to work in cybersecurity roles.  Read more here.



Business Disability Forum invites technology nominations for Disability Smart Awards 2023


The Business Disability Forum is looking for organisations that are using or have created technologies to change the lives of disabled people for its Disability Smart Awards 2023, which is open for nominations on 1 December.  Read more here.


And finally....


Ey up! Northern dialects are holding their own


A new survey showed dialect diversity in England is growing, with Northern vernaculars finding new life across the country.  Read more here.