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One in Eight Employees in UK has Taken Time off Work for Stress in Last Year

89% of UK employees have suffered from workplace stress that is deemed as excessive, affecting their mental health Conducted by the Dolan Contractor Group, experts in contractor payroll and accountancy, the Stress in the Workplace study gathered responses from employees of 140 companies across the UK. Respondents were asked about the causes of what was deemed ‘excessive …

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Living without Stigma – A Woman’s Fight to Gain Equality and Inclusion as a Neuro Diverse Person

By Sam Rapp I never knew I was dyslexic. I didn’t even know what the word meant let alone, how to spell it as I was growing up. It means difficult in Greek. It is a condition that affects reading, writing, spelling. It is also life long, with no cure and about 1 in 10 …

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For the Love of Opera -The Story of Pegasus Opera Company

By Mbeke Waseme Pegasus Opera Company (POC) was established by Lloyd Newton in 1992. He was a Jamaican opera singer who found it difficult to secure work in the UK.  The company’s strap line is Harmony in Diversity. They are based in Brixton and were created to represent the diversity of London and of course, …

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Unleashing the Power of Black History Month in Parliament 2019

‘Unleash, Unlock and Impact’ was the theme of this year’s Black History Month in Parliament which was held at The Speaker’s Palace in the Halls of Westminster. Each distinguished guest, brought together by Mercy Gilbert, the Co-ordinator of the event, embodied the theme through their words, actions and legacies they are creating. The elevated tone …

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Humour will Save Us All- Reflections on the Southbank Literature Festival 2019

Review by Mbeke Waseme The 13th Southbank Literature Festival took place over eleven days.  In attending the first weekend, like so much I have come to expect from the Southbank Centre, I knew that it was going to be very good. Heaux Noire is a platform where Black and Brown women perform their stories, founded …

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