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DM Weekly Digest 01/03/2024

Car insurance quotes higher in ethnically diverse areas

Areas with a high number of people from ethnic minorities saw higher prices, even when road accident and crime levels were similar. Read more here.

 

Women hold 42% of board seats at big UK firms, but just 10 are FTSE 100 bosses

Burberry, M&S and Next fare best for female representation but too few women are in top roles, report says. Read more here.

 

Sarah Everard's killer should never have been police officer

Opportunities were missed to stop him, an inquiry has said. A radical overhaul of police vetting and recruitment is needed now, the independent review found. Read more here.

 

Women were 'not believed' on Emma Caldwell killer warnings

Meanwhile, two former sex workers who were picked up by Iain Packer say women needlessly suffered attacks after police failed to act on warnings that he was dangerous. Read more here.

 

Will Britons work until they’re 71?

The retirement age will need to rise to 71 for UK workers in future, according to a recent report looking at the effect of increasing life expectancy and falling birthrates on the state pension. Read more here.

 

Ghana passes bill making identifying as LGBTQ+ illegal

Ghana's parliament has passed a tough new bill that imposes a prison sentence of up to three years for anyone convicted of identifying as LGBTQ+. Read more here.

 

‘Woke’ should not be used as a negative, warns C of E’s first black female bishop

Rose Hudson-Wilkin rebukes misuse of term by government ministers and others ‘threatened’ by social justice movement. Read more here.

 

‘Most parents’ back Scotland’s LGBT-inclusive education

The research by polling company Survation was conducted on behalf of charity Time for Inclusive Education (TIE), with responses from 1,035 parents and carers of pupils aged 3 to 18 who attend school in Scotland. Read more here.

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