Faith Spear

Faith Spear: The Prison Monitor Who Spoke Out

I recently wrote a piece about a former prison monitor who had raised concerns about the state of prison monitoring. As a result of her concerns – voiced anonymously – she was urged to step down as a chairman of the monitoring board she chaired. And when she then spoke to a newspaper about this, […]

Jolene Jeffers

‘Little America’: That little pocket of England where the Stars and Stripes fly high

Many years ago, when I worked in Suffolk, I had an idea for a feature about the peculiarly American feel of north west Suffolk. Yes, it is home to the USAF bases at Mildenhall and Lakenheath. But the cultural, social and monetary reach extended far beyond the gates and fences of the bases. With July […]

Girl at Crays Hill

Returning to Crays Hill Primary, the School Few People Want to Talk About

This week saw the publication of an extended project on a primary school in Essex. With its austere 1920s red brick design, outdoor playgrounds and dark wooden floor hall, It looks pretty much like any other school. What makes Crays Hill different is that nearly all of its pupils are from the travelling community. As […]