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Prison transgender headaches

Prison transgender headaches

A judge has said that having transgender women in female prisons increases the risk of sexual assault. However he stated that the rules on where they are held do not need to change. A female prisoner, named only as FDJ,
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No-platforming only supported by minority

No-platforming only supported by minority

Researchers have found that only one in six people are in favour of “no-platforming” controversial speakers at British universities with the majority believing students should be exposed to all views. According to a recent study into the so-called culture wars
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Gender neutral spotlight aimed at toilet facilities

Gender neutral spotlight aimed at toilet facilities

In a blow for campaigners and activists who want more gender-neutral facilities, future public buildings will have to have separate “ladies” and “gents” lavatories. The Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick is to amend building regulations and planning guidance to ensure that
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Older people may not be intentionally racist

Older people may not be intentionally racist

A judge has ruled that older white people who use the term “coloured” are not necessarily racist, because they have not had “multicultural acquaintances”. While adjudicating on a workplace harassment claim, Judge Robert Clark said they may employ the term
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Hedge Fund boss cleared of indecent assault

Hedge Fund boss cleared of indecent assault

A judge said the accuser may have been “inspired” by the MeToo campaign and Harvey Weinstein scandal, as one of Britain’s most high-profile hedge fund bosses has been acquitted of indecent assault. District Judge Nicholas Rimmer questioned why 62-year-old Crispin
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Police to examine smart motorway deaths

Police to examine smart motorway deaths

A coroner’s dossier has been demanded by police to establish whether Highways England is criminally responsible for two smart motorways deaths after scrapping the hard shoulder. South Yorkshire Police (SYP) have requested to examine files about Alexandru Murgeanu and Jason
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Thomson joins dementia fight

Thomson joins dementia fight

After England World Cup winner Steve Thompson revealed that he had been diagnosed with early-onset dementia at the age of 42, Rugby authorities have been told they must make sweeping changes to the game. A group of eight Test players
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