Deborah Linton

Journalist, writer, lecturer

A journalist and writer, based in Manchester, with a news career that is nothing if not diverse, spanning war-zones (Iraq and Afghanistan), Westminster and Fashion Week.

I have contributed to titles including The Guardian, The Telegraph, Grazia, The Sun on Sunday and The Independent and honed my craft on the Manchester Evening News where I got into the grit of northern politics, delved into the real lives of northern folk and swooned over the phenomenon that is northern style.

Now I am also a part-time lecturer to the journos of the future at Manchester Metropolitan University and a mum to two boys who I worked hard to get.

Women's issues, real life and a good piece of tailoring make me 'put pen to paper'. I wear my heart on my page - and hope that people like it.

Find out more at www.mywritefulplace.co.uk.
What It Really Means To Be Taken In As A

What It Really Means To Be Taken In As A Refugee

The hope that my grandmother was extended by strangers - by another country - in 1939 is the hope on which she lived her whole life. It is the hope which allowed her to see through the horror of war and loss that remained in her mind's eye for all those years. The hope that those being taken out of immigration queues in the USA will now be denied.
30/01/2017 17:53 GMT
I Watched 'Inside Britain's Fertility Business' With A Knot In My

I Watched 'Inside Britain's Fertility Business' With A Knot In My Ovaries

As evidenced by the tears of the women in last night's programme, infertility is brutal, physically and emotionally, and affects 1 in 7 couples. If my doctor had asked me for twice the price on the promise of heightened chances, I'd have handed it over without a moment's thought. That is why the ethics at play in last night's TV made for such unsettling viewing.
29/11/2016 08:12 GMT
Mum In The Middle: Parenting And Caring In The Sandwich

Mum In The Middle: Parenting And Caring In The Sandwich Generation

Sociologists typically look at the sandwich generation as an ageing phenomenon but, for me, the experience hit me too young. It is only recently that life has started to re-find its equilibrium. Mum's recovery has been slow and taken huge bravery on her part.
30/08/2016 16:49 BST