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DM Weekly Digest 27/01/2023

Windrush inquiry head disappointed as Braverman drops ‘crucial’ measures


Wendy Williams’s remarks come after home secretary confirms three key commitments will not be implemented. Read more here.



Australia Day: Why young Aussies are shunning their national holiday


Some argue Australia Day is an opportunity to reflect on and rejoice in what Australia has become today, despite that history. But others say it is a day of mourning, and its celebration is offensive and hurtful. Read more here.



One in 14 young people in England and Wales identify as LGB+, census shows


There are sharp variations across the country, with some local areas recording as many as one in six 16 to 24-year-olds identifying as LGB+. Read more here.



Stalled on the grid - why are there no female drivers at the top of motorsport?


"There were specific moments I really needed to get my knuckles out and do things a female probably wouldn't normally do. I had to fight to get respect." Read more here.



Disability poverty campaign calls on PM to act urgently on prepayment meters


The Disability Poverty Campaign Group (DPCG) says the consequences of the government failing to act immediately on the widespread practice would be “devastating” for disabled people. Read more here.



Antisemitism rising because of a lack of Holocaust education, survivor says


A 92-year-old Holocaust survivor said antisemitism is on the rise because young people are not learning about the Holocaust as much anymore. Read more here.



Notting Hill carnival’s ‘founding spirit’ to be honoured with blue plaque


Journalist and activist Claudia Jones among five women whose life and legacy will be marked by English Heritage. Read more here.



Welsh Rugby Union accused of 'toxic culture' as former employees go public


Former employees of the Welsh Rugby Union claim the organisation has a "toxic culture" in which one staff member used a racist term in a meeting and another said he wanted to "rape" a female colleague. Read more here.  The Welsh Rugby Players Association has issued a statement here.



Russia: Putin's Kremlin targets LGBT in new crackdown


This is not the first law to place restrictions on Russia's queer community. Ten years ago, a bill was passed banning so-called "gay propaganda" in relation to children. Read more here.



Oscars 2023: Till director calls out 'misogyny towards Black women' after Oscars snub


Director Chinonye Chukwu has accused Hollywood of "unabashed misogyny towards Black women" after her film Till missed out on an Oscar nomination. Read more here.