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Diversity: UK Sport and Sport England launch review into board make-up

Diversity: UK Sport and Sport England launch review into board make-up | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
UK Sport says it is "particularly mindful" of the need to diversify the boards of sporting organisations.

An immediate joint review alongside Sport England will look at potential changes to the Sports Governance Code.

The main element of the review will be the make-up of boards.

Research last year showed Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people accounted for just 5.2% of board members across 130 UK Sport and Sport England-funded organisations.
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Scotland's Gaelic language 'could die out in 10 years'

Scotland's Gaelic language 'could die out in 10 years' | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Gaelic-speaking communities in Scotland are in crisis and the language could die out within 10 years, according to a new study.

A team of experts from the University of the Highlands and Islands and the Soillse research project studied a number of Gaelic communities and found that "the social use and transmission of Gaelic is at the point of collapse," according to a press release published Thursday.
The language has been used in Scotland for more than 1,500 years. While its use has declined, Gaelic is "a valuable part of Scotland's cultural identity, especially for people in the Highlands and Islands," the Scottish government says.
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Jewish deaths in UK more than double this year due to coronavirus - The Jerusalem Post

Jewish deaths in UK more than double this year due to coronavirus - The Jerusalem Post | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The number of Jewish deaths in the United Kingdom has more than doubled in comparison to last year's numbers, according to data collected by the Board of Deputies of British Jews and published by The Guardian. 
During the time span between March and May of this year, a time span assessed specifically for the outbreak of the coronavirus, the largest Jewish burial boards carried out 811 funerals, compared to the 358 deaths carried out during the same time period in 2019, marking an increase of 127%. 
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What do we know about Covid-19 inequalities among people from minority ethnic groups?

What do we know about Covid-19 inequalities among people from minority ethnic groups? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
In the early stages of the coronavirus epidemic in the UK, and in the absence of data splitting out Covid-19 deaths by ethnicity, reports of health workers from minority ethnicities dying of Covid-19 was the first clue that some groups of people might be disproportionately affected by the disease.

Following calls for more consideration to be given to the issue, on 16 April the government announced it would launch a review into the impact of Covid-19 on different ethnic groups.
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Leicester lockdown: what are the new Covid-19 restrictions? | Leicester | The Guardian

Leicester lockdown: what are the new Covid-19 restrictions? | Leicester | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A regional flare-up of coronavirus cases means Leicester will not emerge from parts of lockdown as swiftly as the rest of England. Here’s what you need to know about the restrictions:

What is closing down and why?
A spike in infections in Leicester means the city has three times more cases than the city with the next highest total.
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West Midlands Police boss sorry for things force 'got wrong'

West Midlands Police boss sorry for things force 'got wrong' | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The boss of West Midlands Police has apologised to black communities for things the force "got wrong".

Chief Constable Dave Thompson said he recognised the force was not "free from bias, discrimination or even racism".
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Coastal towns tell visitors to stay away as lockdown eases in England | UK news | The Guardian

Coastal towns tell visitors to stay away as lockdown eases in England | UK news | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Britain’s coastal resorts have told visitors to stay away amid concerns that people may be drawn to the seaside as the weather improves and the lockdown is eased in England.

The tourism body for Blackpool has rebranded as Do Not Visit Blackpool in an attempt to discourage visitors after new guidance came into force on Wednesday allowing people in England to “travel to open space, irrespective of distance”.
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Are some ethnic groups more vulnerable to COVID-19 than others? | Inequality: the IFS Deaton Review

Are some ethnic groups more vulnerable to COVID-19 than others? | Inequality: the IFS Deaton Review | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected some sections of the population more than others, and there are growing concerns that the UK’s minority ethnic groups are being disproportionately affected. Following evidence that minority groups are over-represented in hospitalisations and deaths from the virus, Public Health England has launched an inquiry into the issue.
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UK coronavirus: are minority communities disproportionately affected by the virus? Lack of public data makes it difficult to answer.

UK coronavirus: are minority communities disproportionately affected by the virus? Lack of public data makes it difficult to answer. | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
It's said the coronavirus does not discriminate. But anecdotal accounts, research and reports of frontline worker deaths in the UK suggest that assertion could be off the mark.

Across the nation, tributes have been flooding in for health workers who reportedly died from coronavirus-related complications. Some of them came from minority black or Asian communities, according to media reports.
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Coronavirus: Ethnic minorities 'are a third' of patients

Coronavirus: Ethnic minorities 'are a third' of patients | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
There is "emerging evidence" to suggest coronavirus is having a disproportionate impact on people who are black, Asian and minority ethnic.

Research suggests that more than a third of patients who are critically ill in hospital with the virus are from these backgrounds.

It comes after Labour called for an urgent investigation into why these communities are more vulnerable.
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Coronavirus outbreak: UK to review high ethnic Asian deaths

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The British government has at last woken up to what has been glaringly obvious in the Indian community for some weeks — that the death toll among Indians from the coronavirus pandemic has been disproportionately high.

As the government confirmed on Thursday that the three-week lockdown imposed by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson on March 23rd will be extended, it also announced there will be a review into why people from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds appear to be disproportionately affected by coronavirus.
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Councils will get an extra £1.6billion in funding amid coronavirus pandemic | Daily Mail

Councils will get an extra £1.6billion in funding amid coronavirus pandemic | Daily Mail | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick told the Downing Street daily press conference in Westminster today how he had 'made it clear' that green spaces should not be shut.
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Boris Johnson orders strict new UK lockdown

Boris Johnson orders strict new UK lockdown | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson would order police to enforce a strict coronavirus lockdown, with a ban on gatherings of more than two people and strict limits on exercise, as he told the British public: “You must stay at home.”

The UK death toll has crossed 335. The 2011 UK Census recorded 579,121 Polish-born residing in England, 18,023 in Wales, 55,231 in Scotland, and 19,658 in Northern Ireland. Unofficial estimates have put the number of Poles living in the UK higher, at up to one million. No Polish deaths from coronavirus have been reported so far.
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Survival of Scottish Gaelic in serious doubt

Survival of Scottish Gaelic in serious doubt | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A new study on the fortunes and fate of the Gaelic language in Scotland casts serious doubt on its survival in the medium to long-term in the region where it is still spoken.

Researchers say that without intervention Gaelic will no longer be spoken as a community language within a few short years and will be completely replaced by functionally dominant English. 

Gaelic was once spoken in the whole of Scotland but is now on UNESCO's list of endangered languages. 
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BT plans BAME 'baseline' for senior management roles

BT is drawing up plans to fill a certain percentage of senior management roles with individuals from a Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) background as part of its latest efforts to combat racism and prejudice.

Under an initiative dubbed the "Ethnicity Rapid Action Plan," the UK telco in late June said it would "create a new fast-stream for high potential people from ethnic minority backgrounds."
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Why are more people from BAME backgrounds dying from coronavirus?

Why are more people from BAME backgrounds dying from coronavirus? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said that people from ethnic minority backgrounds are "disproportionately" dying with coronavirus.

A number of reviews, including by the Office for National Statistics and Public Health England, have now concluded that this is the case.

Suggested reasons have included existing health inequalities, housing conditions, public-facing occupations and structural racism.
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Leicester lockdown: what are the new Covid-19 restrictions? | Leicester | The Guardian

Leicester lockdown: what are the new Covid-19 restrictions? | Leicester | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A regional flare-up of coronavirus cases means Leicester will not emerge from parts of lockdown as swiftly as the rest of England. Here’s what you need to know about the restrictions:

What is closing down and why?
A spike in infections in Leicester means the city has three times more cases than the city with the next highest total.

Non-essential shops that reopened on 15 June will close on 30 June.

Bars, restaurants and hairdressers will not open on 4 July

Schools will close on 2 July, except to vulnerable children and children of key workers.

The city council is reviewing its plans to extend the opening of its own buildings such as libraries, museums and children’s centres.
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Want to escape the city? Here are 10 UK property hotspots | Money | The Guardian

Want to escape the city? Here are 10 UK property hotspots | Money | The Guardian | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Since the coronavirus pandemic hit, many people who used to head into the office every day have found themselves working from home. And with many companies unable to argue that it isn’t possible to operate remotely, it seems some people are hoping to make it a more permanent arrangement – meaning there is no need to live quite so close to work.

An exodus from cities could be on the cards. Property websites tell us that people are browsing listings in towns and countries that were not typically commuter areas. Research by Lloyds bank found that 57% of Britons who have worked from home during lockdown now think there is less need to live in a city, a figure that increases to 62% among those who currently call London home. The same survey found that seven in 10 wanted to work from home more often but only four in 10 wanted to give up the office completely.
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Raheem Sterling: Premier League support for Black Lives Matter is an important step - Premier League 2019-2020 - Football - Eurosport

Raheem Sterling: Premier League support for Black Lives Matter is an important step - Premier League 2019-2020 - Football - Eurosport | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
Raheem Sterling believes that the Premier League’s support for the Black Lives Matter protests, including players and officials kneeling before matches, is a “massive step” towards changing the national consciousness on the issue.
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Are there more COVID-19 deaths than expected in BAME communities in England – what does the data say?

Are there more COVID-19 deaths than expected in BAME communities in England – what does the data say? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
There is increasing concern that people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities are being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 in England. Over the first few weeks of this pandemic there have been several anecdotal reports to suggest that there are many more cases of, hospitalisations for, and deaths due to COVID-19 than we would expect in BAME communities. This phenomenon has been reported both in the general population as well as amongst frontline staff particularly those working in the NHS. In this piece I attempt to go beyond this anecdotal evidence and summarise what can so far be said about the health impacts of COVID-19 on the BAME community from key publicly available datasets.
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Are ethnic minorities being hit hardest by coronavirus?

Are ethnic minorities being hit hardest by coronavirus? | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
The UK government has announced a review into the impact that coronavirus is having on ethnic minorities.

This comes after statistics, from the UK and overseas, have appeared to show that the virus has a disproportionately large impact on people from ethnic minority backgrounds.

The prime minister's spokesman told journalists that the available evidence will now be formally reviewed by officials from Public Health England.
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FactCheck: are BME people more likely to be in intensive care with coronavirus? –

FactCheck: are BME people more likely to be in intensive care with coronavirus? – | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
News sites including The Guardian, MailOnline and The Times have all suggested this week that the risk of severe coronavirus illness for black and minority ethnic (BME) patients could be three times higher than that facing white patients. Though all quoted an expert who warned that more research is needed before drawing definitive conclusions.
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The three things increasing your risk of coronavirus - according to England's Chief Medical Officer - Birmingham Live

The three things increasing your risk of coronavirus - according to England's Chief Medical Officer - Birmingham Live | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
England's Chief Medical Officer has revealed three reasons you're more susceptible to coronavirus amid the global pandemic.

As the UK death toll soars, Prof Chris Whitty spoke out on Thursday.

In Birmingham, one hospital trust has registered 500 deaths - higher than any other UK trust.

And the UK death toll has now surpassed 13,000 after another dark day in the Midlands which saw a tragic 120 Covid-19 patients die from the bug.
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Bradford Kurdish Mosque spends thousands in donation to NHS

Bradford Kurdish Mosque spends thousands in donation to NHS | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
A BRADFORD Mosque and community centre has donated thousands of pounds worth of food, drink and PPE to NHS staff at Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI), to assist in the coronavirus relief effort.

Salahadin Mosque, which is run by the West Yorkshire Kurdish Community Association, made the charitable donation on Tuesday, donating snacks, hot and cold beverages and 2,000 face masks to staff at BRI.
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London’s Poverty Profile, Poverty Data

London’s Poverty Profile, Poverty Data | In the news: data in the UK Data Service collection across the web | Scoop.it
London’s Poverty Profile provides evidence on and insight into poverty and inequality in London. It shines a light on these issues to prompt action from local and national government, the third sector, faith groups, practitioners, experts, businesses, the public and indeed anyone who cares about making London a fairer city to live in.

Despite living in a global city with a level of economic performance to be proud of, many Londoners struggle to make ends meet, secure good quality affordable housing, or tie down the decent work they need to lift themselves above the poverty line. As a result, poverty is higher in London than in any other region or country in the UK. Across a wide range of indicators, there is a gulf in outcomes between Londoners on low incomes and those who are better off, both in the capital and across the rest of the UK.
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