A world without puffins? The uncertain fate of the much-loved seabirds
On the small Welsh island of Skomer, puffin numbers are booming. But in former strongholds in Scotland, Norway and Iceland, the picture is ever more worrying...
The Guardian, June 2018
Kinship care: the relatives who bring children up when their parents can't
Abandoned, neglected or abused by their parents, for more than 180,000 children in the UK there is a stark choice: either go into a foster home or be looked after by a relative.
The Times, Saturday Magazine, April 2018
'It takes balls of steel': fighting UK supermarkets for equal pay
Four days a week, sometimes five if she can get an extra shift, Zahra Hussein, 21, gets up at 1.30am and heads to work at her local Sainsbury’s, where she clocks on at 3am...
The Guardian, January 2018
One woman's fight to keep her baby
In the late afternoon of Friday 12 July 2013, in the calm, modern maternity wing of North Tyneside general hospital, 16-year-old Peter Bertram made a video of his mother holding his newborn baby brother.
The Guardian, February 2016
‘People give up’: the crisis in school support for children with special needs
The government’s own figures show big rises in the numbers of education, health and care plan assessments being refused or delayed
The Guardian, September 2017
Are we taking too many children into care?
The numbers of children being taken into care are at record levels and rising, leading to fears that the system could soon be at breaking point. Why is this happening – and what can be done?
The Guardian, November 2016
Domestic violence: why did my sister have to die?
After years of abuse, Jeannette Chambers' sister Christine tried to leave her partner. One night he let himself into her house, murdering her and their two-year-old daughter. Christine had called for help dozens of times: why didn't the police do more to protect them?
The Guardian Weekend, April 2014
Intensive care: life with a seriously ill baby
For babies born ill or early, the first few weeks in intensive care can be gruelling. How do they (and their parents) get through it? We follow one baby born with a serious heart defect
The Guardian, January 2014
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