Social Issues

The Little Girl That Nobody Wanted

Rosie Waterland | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Waterland

I'm sorry that when the DOCS ladies dropped us off at Grandma's, you weren't allowed to stay because you were too much for her to cope with. I can't imagine how awful it must have been to watch your sisters get smaller and smaller in the distance as you were driven away in a car you didn't recognise.

The Trouble With Looking Healthy

Adrian Grist | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adrian Grist

I look healthy. Healthy enough, anyway. And that's just great, but here's the thing. For the better part, my outward appearance comes with a sense of 'got away with it', and how very empowering that can feel. But the physical disabilities lurking beneath the scars and lumps are never far from the surface...

My Friends Are Racists

Gina Lyons | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK
Gina Lyons

People don't mean any genuine harm, on anyone I would have to believe, but like mine, many working class families read The Sun newspaper and early on adopt a belief that all Muslims bomb people, that the country is overran with immigrants and that people on benefits are lazy *****.

The Invisible New Yorkers

Harry Brown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Harry Brown

Homelessness has become a sad fixture of modern life. Tonight, over fifty-five thousand New Yorkers will be sleeping in a shelter, others on the streets. Twenty-one thousand of them are children.

'Winner Takes All' Policies Hitting Poorest Hardest

PA | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Politics

The gap between the richest and poorest UK regions is set to widen under the Coalition's "winner takes all" economic strategy, a report has claimed. ...

Theatre Interview - Jackie Clune in Mogadishu

Chris Cox | Posted 20.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Chris Cox

There is something about Mogadishu that lives with you, which creates questions for which there are no answers, and opens your eyes to 21st century schooling. It's a piece of theatre, which deserves your attention, if only to fuel your conversations for the next few weeks.

The Children of Frankenstein

Euclides Montes | Posted 12.10.2011 | UK
Euclides Montes

Mary Shelley's gothic creation is perhaps a rather obscure analogy for the unrest in the UK at the moment but I believe it is quite apt.

Unemployment: Tackling the Deeper Issues

Mark Lovell | Posted 27.09.2011 | UK Politics
Mark Lovell

The Work Programme in the UK is at the cutting edge of this change - coupled with payment by results - and will need to be iterated to succeed and develop new ways to support people into work and self employment. More quickly, more people, for longer!