Redditch Council leader Bill Hartnett nominated for prestigious national award

REDDITCH Council leader Bill Hartnett has been nominated for a prestigious national award. Cllr Hartnett has been nominated for the Positive Role Model award at the National Diversity Awards, which celebrate a new generation of role models for the United Kingdom. The leader, who has worked in local government for 30 years, said he was “humbled”. In that time he … Read More

‘Children need more inclusive books’

‘Children need more inclusive books’ Children’s literature is improving but there is still a lot of progress to be made in order to reflect modern realities for young readers, trade figures have said. The Reflecting Realities: British Values in Children’s Literature conference was held by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) in Southwark, south London on Wednesday 1st … Read More

Top award from PM for Black Cultural Archives patron Brawn

Top award from PM for Black Cultural Archives patron Brawn Miranda Brawn, patron of Brixton’s Black Cultural Archives, has won another award for her work to improve diversity. Prime minister Theresa May gave Brawn (right), a successful lawyer and businesswoman, a “Point of Light” award for her work with young future leaders from Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities. The … Read More

MI 6 chief on why gender diversity is a matter of national urgency

MI 6 Chief Sir Alex Younger believes Britain’s got tech talent, and attracting the best and brightest means levelling the playing field for women in technology. Here’s why. “My message is a simple one: we need the best talent from the widest range of backgrounds to counter the threats facing this country and to seize the opportunities presented by modern … Read More