We were trying something a little new on the BBC news website a few weeks back. The idea – called ‘Slides’ – was to try and tell a story horizontally in words, pictures and video. Intended for mobile devices and aimed at a younger audience, I thought a quick jaunt with of one of the […]
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, […]
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 […]
When it comes to sheer colour, few places in the UK can top the southern coastal town of Hastings on a bright summer day. I love it.
Today was largely spent at the beach… With a dead fin whale for company. What caught my eye was not just the whale, but the people who come to look at it. Some just sat and stared as it bobbed gently to the rhythms of the waves. Some gave it little more than a glance […]
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 […]