Inspiring team in the running for trophy

CHADDERTON Park Cerebral Palsy Football team is looking to add another trophy to its cabinet after being shortlisted in the 2017 National Diversity Awards. The CP team was the first in the north west to offer footballing opportunities to youngsters with cerebral palsy and has trail-blazed the sport ever since. Three years on they now have 50 children on their … Read More

Lancashire PC in running for award for vital service

Lancashire PC in running for award for vital service A police officer has been short-listed for a national award in recognition of his service to the public. PC Ian Ashton, community cohesion and hate crime officer for Lancashire police, is one of eight people across the country in the running for a National Diversity Award. Ian is in with a … Read More

Blog by Sarah-Victoria Bayley, 2017 Positive Role Model Award Nominee

This is a blog written by Sarah-Victoria Bayley, nominee for the 2017 Positive Role Model Award. Hello, I’m Sarah-Victoria Bayley, a 34 year old disabled single mother of three beautiful children. I am also a national beauty queen holding the title of Woman Crown and Glory Scotland 2017/18. Becoming a titleholder was always a dream of mine as it now … Read More

Will publishing gender pay gaps bring about equality?

Will publishing gender pay gaps bring about equality? No matter what they may say to the contrary, businesses will not have welcomed the government’s decision to force employers to publish their gender pay gaps. Unless you’re one the very few firms that do in fact pay men and women equally, it’s going to make you look bad: yes, a pay … Read More

Almost half of trans pupils in UK have attempted suicide, survey finds

Almost half of trans pupils in UK have attempted suicide, survey finds Stonewall survey shows eight out of 10 trans young people bullied at school or college have self-harmed, despite instances of LGBT bullying decreasing Eight out of 10 trans young people have self-harmed and almost half have attempted to kill themselves, according to a significant new study looking at … Read More

How to get the Pride rainbow flag reaction on Facebook

How to get the Pride rainbow flag reaction on Facebook Facebook has added a new rainbow flag reaction to its social network for a limited time so users can celebrate Pride month. The flag, which has been a symbol of the LGBT community since 1978, joins the thumbs up and heart signs as well as excited, shocked, sad and angry emoji … Read More

Barbie has a new line up and we’re in love with how diverse it is

Barbie has a new line up and we’re in love with how diverse it is Barbie doll is often used as a short-hand for cookie cutter beauty. Everyone knows that Barbie is thin, and blonde, and embodies the Eurocentric ideals of beauty. Or at least, she used to be. Barbie haven’t been resting on their laurels. In fact, they’ve moved … Read More

People with autism among most likely to fall victim to disability hate crime, figures show

People with autism among most likely to fall victim to disability hate crime, figures show People who suffer from learning disabilities and autism are considerably more likely to experience hate crime than other disabled groups, figures show. Analysis by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows people whose disability impacts them “socially and behaviourally” were four times more likely to … Read More

South Shields charity get £500 supermarket boost

South Shields charity get £500 supermarket boost A community fundraising group launched by a mother and daughter to help good causes and people in South Tyneside has received a boost from a supermarket giant. Helen Harber, manager at the Tesco South Shields store, visited the Community Corner organisation at their newly opened shop on Boldon Lane, South Shields, to hand … Read More

Diversity efforts ‘fail to change proportion of women high earners in six years’

Diversity efforts ‘fail to change proportion of women high earners in six years’ The proportion of women high earners has not changed for six years despite moves to increase diversity in senior positions, a study has found.  Only one in four people earning between £43,000 and £150,000 in each of the last six years are women, research showed.Heidi Watson, of … Read More