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John Johnston

Senior Video Producer, HuffPost UK

Senior Video Producer at HuffPost UK.
A Death Sentence: The Contaminated Blood

A Death Sentence: The Contaminated Blood Scandal

“Hundreds will die before this inquiry ends, hundreds of people will go to their graves with no sense of justice.” The contaminated blood scandal is the biggest disaster in NHS history, in which thousands of Brits were infected with HIV, hepatitis C and other deadly blood borne diseases. HuffPost spoke with the victims as the long awaited inquiry opened.
13/12/2018 15:11 GMT
Being The First Black Miss Universe GB

Being The First Black Miss Universe GB Winner

Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers became the first black woman in the Miss Universe GB’s 66 years to win the competition. Now she’ll go to the Philippines to take on other contestants while being a role model for millions of black women.
11/12/2018 09:00 GMT
#141 - Brigid Fowler Guides Us Through The

#141 - Brigid Fowler Guides Us Through The Amendments

Brigid Fowler, senior researcher at the Hansard Society, this week guides Paul Waugh through the amendments tabled on brexit and what all the permutations mean for the government, Theresa May and brexit itself.
06/12/2018 17:44 GMT
The 88-Year-Old Still Protesting To Keep Democracy

The 88-Year-Old Still Protesting To Keep Democracy Alive

88-year-old Bunny Easton has been protesting against what he doesn’t agree with since 1955. Hoping for a society that subscribes to socialist ideals, he tells us why he protests, how you don’t need to be the protest leader to have an impact and why the world still needs protests.
04/12/2018 07:30 GMT
The Inspirational Acid Attack Survivor Setting The Standard On Beauty

The Inspirational Acid Attack Survivor Setting The Standard On Beauty Diversity

Katie Gee was volunteering in Zanzibar in 2013 when a man passing by on a scooter threw acid on her. Katie suffered 35% burns to her body. After opening up about her experience in an article several years later, she was described by an editor as 'horribly disfigured'. This inspired Katie to start #settingthestandard, a viral movement encouraging people to share the photos of themselves they wouldn't normally upload to Instagram to challenge beauty ideals.
27/11/2018 12:00 GMT
I Set Up A Dad-Friendly Parenting Group To Bring Dads

I Set Up A Dad-Friendly Parenting Group To Bring Dads Together

Go to any town or city across the UK and you’ll quickly find a mother and child group, but for dads with babies, toddlers and young children, there aren’t always similar opportunities. Dan Flanagan who lives in Worthing, West Sussex, is hoping to change that with a new father and child social group called Dad La Soul. Dan was struggling to connect with his son as he juggled a busy work life in London with domestic responsibilities. When that threatened his mental health and family’s well being he set up 'Dad La Soul'. A father-friendly parenting group to help dad’s connect with their children and to show them that they’re not alone.
21/11/2018 10:28 GMT
Introducing New Video Series HuffPost Personal:

Introducing New Video Series HuffPost Personal: UK

HuffPost Personal: UK is a series looking at the human response to the topics hitting the news, talking to those who are living through an issue or doing something about an injustice or situation they see before them. Through HuffPost Personal: UK, people are able to talk and shine a light on how they feel about what they’re experiencing whilst our audience are given the room to listen to a view they don’t always encounter.
15/11/2018 09:30 GMT
#137 | The Brexit

#137 | The Brexit Twixes

HuffPost UK's Ned Simons and Paul Waugh are joined by Anand Menon as Theresa May seemingly inches towards a Brexit agreement. It may seem like we're stuck on loop with that sentiment but this time we mean it guys! But will it be a 'blind brexit' as Keir Starmer is taking to the airwaves to dismiss?
07/11/2018 15:58 GMT
The Responsibility Of Being The First Black Miss Universe Great

The Responsibility Of Being The First Black Miss Universe Great Britain

Dee-Ann Kentish-Rogers was unaware she was making history when she won Miss Universe Great Britain, becoming the first black woman to do so in its history. Now, Ms Kentish-Rogers hopes that her victory can inspire others to believe in themselves, to never give up the ability to reinvent yourself and for young women to no longer reduce themselves.
27/10/2018 08:00 BST
The HuffPost UK Royal Wedding Dress HuffPost UK

The HuffPost UK Royal Wedding Dress Challenge

Welcome to the Royal Wedding Dress game from HuffPost UK! As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot, we're looking to see what wedding dress creations you can come up with from four ingredients - newspaper, toilet paper, kitchen roll and sellotape. Send in your creations and they may be featured on our liveblog during the day!
15/05/2018 14:20 BST