Mayor’s scheme to get women into senior jobs and other stories


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London mayor Sadiq Khan’s initiative to get women into leadership roles 

The Mayor of London has launched a new leadership scheme called ‘Our time’ to address the shortage of women in senior positions and to tackle the gender pay gap.

The scheme will pair high-potential women with both male and female senior staff members across London bodies, and it will give more women access to professional networks, opportunities and contacts needed to progress.

The programme so far includes The GLA, the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, Transport for London, the London Legacy Development Corporation and Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation.

Grenfell Tower fire: the latest situation of survivors


Today marks eleven months since the Grenfell Tower fire, which took the lives of 71 residents in the borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Emma Barnaby brings us the latest on the situation for the Grenfell survivors, and a protest happening at Westminster this afternoon.

Lewisham East by-election, Labour’s opportunity for BME candidates

The approaching Lewisham East by-election is being heralded by some Labour party members as an opportunity for the Labour party to select a Black Minority Ethnic candidate.

Many expect that the shortlist will comprise completely of BME women, but some are questioning whether such a shortlist would be legal.

All women shortlists are allowed by the Sex Discrimination and Equality Acts.

Mikel Arteta to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal?

Mikel Arteta’s hopes of succeeding Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager received a significant double boost on Sunday night after Max Allegri stated that he wanted to stay with Juventus.

The former Arsenal captain has been working as Pep Guardiola’s assistant at City since retiring two years ago.

Arteta features on the Arsenal shortlist that also includes Max Allegri, Patrick Vieira and Hoffenheim manager Julian Nagelsmann.

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