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DM Weekly Digest 03/03/2023

UK Covid inquiry urged to consider structural racism in every part of investigation


The Covid-19 public inquiry is facing calls to consider structural racism in every part of its investigation after it emerged almost all minority ethnic groups were more likely to die from the virus than white British people. Read more here.



Older women are doing remarkable things – it’s time for the putdowns to end



Maggie Kirkman is enjoying getting old - but would like old age to be valued. Read more here.



Mardi Gras: Australia's PM Anthony Albanese first to join march


Anthony Albanese has become Australia's first sitting prime minister to take part in Sydney's Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade - one of the biggest events of its kind in the world. Read more here.  



FTSE 350 firms hit boardroom gender balance target three years early


The news is not all good. Despite progress in the number of women on boards of directors there are only nine female chief executives of FTSE 100 companies, according to a report. Read more here.



TikTok: The reality of being a British Asian influencer


The TikTok lifestyle is full of highs and lows, but can it last forever when it clashes with your culture, community and faith? Read more here.



Burned, suffocated, beaten: why women in Lebanon are dying at the hands of their partners


Amid economic crisis and a culture of ‘militarised masculinity’, domestic violence is on the rise in Lebanese households and the sizeable Syrian refugee community. Read more here.



SNP leadership: Candidates disagree on next step for gender bill


Kate Forbes, Ash Regan and Humza Yousaf faced questions from party members at the first SNP leadership hustings. Read more here.



The Last Of Us star Bella Ramsey: Homophobic backlash is 'bizarre'


Ramsey has hit back at a homophobic backlash over gay storylines in the popular video game TV adaptation, saying such representation is "extremely important". Read more here.



Yorkshire cricket racism hearing told Tim Bresnan used racial slur towards Azeem Rafiq sister


Rafiq claimed Bresnan used the term towards his sister Amna during a media day at Headingley in 2014. Bresnan, who is not taking part in the process, denies the allegation. Read more here.



Autism can be a huge publishing strength—and challenge


Kerry Wilkinson was well into his career when he realised he was autistic. It changed everything. Read more here.