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Coronavirus: BAME safety plan not published
BBC News has learned a report containing measures to protect ethnic minority groups from coronavirus has been drawn up for government. Public Health England published a review at the start of June confirming the disease kills people from ethnic minority communities at disproportionately high rates and was criticised for failing to make any recommendations. But a senior academic told BBC News a second report, containing safeguarding proposals to tackle this, also existed. After being approached by the BBC, PHE said this second report would be published the following week. First broadcast 11 June 2020.
BBC News: Priti Patel staff member received £25k payout over bullying allegations
A former aide to Priti Patel received a £25,000 payout from the government after claiming she was bullied by the then employment minister. Legal correspondence seen by the BBC says the woman took an overdose after the alleged incident in 2015. The DWP did not admit liability and Ms Patel strongly denies the allegations. My exclusive report for BBC News at Ten.
BBC News: George Floyd Protests - 'We have a pandemic of black people dying every day'
Two young organisers of anti-racism protests in the UK have told BBC that theirs is the generation to bring about real change. Since the killing of George Floyd in the US the hashtag #blacklivesmatter has been used 40 million times on social media. Stephanie Lightfoot-Bennett, who's twin brother Leon Patterson died in police custody in 1992, said that while she is still fighting for justice, young people gave her hope. First broadcast: June 7 2020
BBC News: Sexual assault claims 'gagged' by UK universities
UK universities are using "gagging" clauses to stop students from going public with complaints of sexual assault, bullying and poor teaching. Nearly a third of universities have used NDAs for student grievances since 2016, data obtained by BBC News shows. My exclusive report.