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DM Weekly Digest 13/01/2023

Church of England announces £100m fund after slavery links


The Church of England is pledging £100m to "address past wrongs", after its investment fund was found to have historic links to slavery. Read more here.



Met police chief: it’s crazy I can’t sack ‘toxic’ officers who broke the law


Mark Rowley admits vetting procedures inadequate and says other bodies reinstated officers sacked by force.  Read more here.



School governor at 26 who shrugs off imposter syndrome


Shekeila Scarlett first met the board of governors at her secondary school when she was appealing her own exclusion.  Now, at 26, she now chairs that same board of governors.  Read more here.



'Exclusionary and toxic culture': Over two-thirds of women MPs have witnessed sexist behaviour in parliament


A new report from the Fawcett Society claims politicians work in an environment that is "more abusive than inclusive", and without urgent action, the situation will damage the UK's democracy.  Read more here.



Blue singer Lee Ryan guilty of racially aggravated assault


The Blue singer Lee Ryan has been convicted of the racially aggravated assault of a flight cabin crew member.  Read more here.



LGBTQ: Eisteddfod event for community considered


An Eisteddfod for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer people would help members of the LGBTQ community to keep their Welsh identity, a trans woman has said.  Read more here.



‘It’s made me who I am’: Johnny Vegas diagnosed with ADHD at 52


British actor and comedian says condition has made him disorganised but ‘chaos’ may have helped his standup performance. Read more here.



It's official, working from home is a better deal for men than women


Women are shouldering the weight of flexible working – and now there's research to prove it.  Read more here.



Nigeria's female bouncers show their strength fighting stereotypes


Emem Thomas has found a niche that values what she proudly describes as her “plus-sized” body type: the “Dragon Squad Limited" - a team of female bouncers.  Read more here.



Blind footballer Dave Clarke named British Paralympic Association chief executive


Clarke represented England 144 times, scoring a record 128 goals and competed at three Paralympics.  Read more here.