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Smaller FTSE firms still failing on boardroom diversity

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Half of the smaller 252 companies listed on the London Stock Exchange have no female executive leaders such as chief executives and chief financial officers despite the push for boardroom diversity, new research shows...

Diversity in the curriculum will bring a sense of belonging

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Troy Deeney is absolutely right that we need to diversify the curriculum to better represent our society (My teacher said I’d more likely be dead by 25 than a footballer. What if I had listened?, 23 May). The books on...

‘Diversity is a strength’: Sadiq Khan responds to Buffalo shooter’s threats

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The London mayor, Sadiq Khan, vowed he would not allow threats from “terrorists” such as the alleged Buffalo shooter Payton Gendron to change the way he leads his life after reportedly being named on a list of enemies...

Disillusionment grows within Labor about the party’s commitment to cultural diversity

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New South Wales Labor committed to increasing diversity within the party just months before bypassing a local rank-and-file vote to install a white candidate in the federal seat of Parramatta, at the expense of three ...

Survey suggests four in five Australian parents support gender and sexuality diversity education

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Parents Chris and Barbara say the vast majority of other parents they meet are supportive of their transgender child and keen to include them in different activities. “There’s a tremendous body of people out there who...

‘Equality is not negotiable’: the schools embracing gender diversity

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Quinn Clements, 16, is gender fluid. The pronouns they use can change but they prefer they/them. In year 10 they came out at their all-girls religious school in Melbourne. “Obviously that was quite nerve-racking. It’...

Yotam Ottolenghi on the most important ingredient in any kitchen: diversity

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It has always been a great strength that there are so many international influences in the hospitality sector in this country: they enrich it, they make it interesting, they make it fun. But now, the perfect storm of ...

As a black literary agent, I despair at UK publishing’s lack of diversity

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I’m a literary agent and at the height of last year’s Black Lives Matter protests I was sent a list, with accompanying photographs, of the top editors working across the major publishing houses in the UK. When I read ...

Hooray for Selling Tampa! Why British reality TV urgently needs diversity lessons from the US

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Netflix’s Selling Sunset is clearly doing well, given that it’s expanding its universe with a series of spin-offs. And the follow-up that has piqued my interest in particular? Selling Tampa, which follows the lives of...

Sex, race and the city: how has And Just Like That handled diversity?

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Rejoice! The new Sex and the City (SATC) reboot is not quite the depressing slog it appeared to be. Following two lackluster debut episodes, the third installment of And Just Like That finds our girls regaining their ...

‘Dangerous monopoly’: Labor and Greens support judicial inquiry into media diversity and News Corp

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Labor and the Greens have recommended a judicial inquiry with the powers of a royal commission into media diversity, ownership and regulation. The majority report from the long-running Senate inquiry into media divers...

British military must embrace diversity after scandals, says new chief

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Britain’s military must embrace the country’s racial, gender and religious diversity after a string of controversies and scandals, the new head of the armed forces said as he rejected the idea this amounted to “wokefu...

AstraZeneca to run more clinical trials in people’s homes to improve diversity

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AstraZeneca is to let more people take part in clinical trials from the comfort of their own homes in an attempt to increase the diversity of participants. Recruiting volunteers to clinical trials can be difficult, bu...

BBC quits Stonewall diversity scheme over impartiality concerns

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The BBC has quit a diversity programme run by the LGBTQ+ charity Stonewall, saying it believes coverage of transgender issues should be considered an impartiality topic that requires the inclusion of critical voices. ...

Cardiff street art celebrating diversity washed away by mistake

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A series of commissioned murals in Cardiff city centre was mistakenly washed away by cleaning staff after a “devastating” miscommunication. The artworks – which covered 11 concrete pillars in the city centre – had bee...

‘Ya cheekeh monkeh’: recording Manchester accent diversity

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Greater Manchester is only about 30 miles from east to west but it has long been famed for its linguistic diversity: the rich rolling Rs and extra long “oos” of the northern mill towns where people looook in coook boo...

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