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The Mayflower Ship that Never Set Sail to the USA

It was a lofty ambition: To build a life-size replica of the 17th Century Mayflower and recreate the Transatlantic crossing that set sail 400 years…
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Covid-19: Inside the hospice caring for the most vulnerable of the vulnerable

They care for dying patients in their final days, but having to shut their charity shops and cancel fundraising events has put UK hospices in…
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Elections, elections, elections: The thoughts of people in Canvey and Peterborough

Recently dispatched to Canvey Island and Peterborough to photograph the faces of the electorate voting in the European elections and the Peterborough by-elections, here are…
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Numbers of falsely accused teachers are of ‘considerable concern’, says union

Last year, I did a piece of work looking into the geography of, and reasons behind, teacher bans. In response, a source at the National…
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In the footsteps of Corrie McKeague

The last known images of Corrie Mckeague alive are grainy, monochrome pictures captured by a town centre CCTV system. The 23-year-old airman had been for…
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Meeting the Historical Re-enactors

It turns out the world of historical re-enactment is far from a monolith of collectively-interested hobbyists. Re-enactment has its own sub-cultures, sea-shelves and side-streets. For…
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Dead Ends: Life and work in the shadows of unsolved murders

Loose ends make a fertile breeding ground for rumour, suspicion and fear. And few loose ends linger in quite the same way as an unsolved…
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Gosh, a woman with a comic shop

We were trying something a little new on the BBC news website a few weeks back. The idea – called ‘Slides’ – was to try…
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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…
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‘Little America’: 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,…