• Mercy Baguma: A Need For Change

    Abi Kara-Fernandes  On Saturday the body of Ugandan refugee Mercy Baguma was discovered through the sounds of the cries of her malnourished one-year-old son lying next to her. Although the death was initially treated as “unexplained” by Scotland Police, the true cause of this tragedy quickly became evident; the...
  • Innocence Starving

    There is a very stark and cruel truth within Britain, made worse by its brutal simplicity. Our children are starving. Further to this horrid fact is that those children are being sent to emergency departments and hospital wards as the malnourishment becomes life threatening, only made worse by the...
  • Enough is Enough

    The British political landscape, a once august and respected vista now resembles a drunken punch up at a wedding no one wanted to attend. A brawl being watched by 65 million people who frankly have no idea what is going on nor how the whole thing started and no...
  • The ‘C’ Word

    As you read this, it is important to remember two things. The first being that I am incredibly cynical, and the second is that I love Christmas. I realise these two things seem to be at odds with each other but honestly the unfettered, mythical joy and ideology that...
  • PART 1 OF 2: Children Are Dying – The Bleak Reality of Britain’s Knifing Crisis

    Jodie Chesney. Seventeen years old. Dead. Stabbed in the back, having been listening to music in the park, playing with friends. Yousef Makki. Seventeen years old. Dead. Knifed hours after telling his parents he’d be “home for tea”, having been said to be visiting a friend. These two young...
  • Coram Boy – Launch @ Nottingham Playhouse

    An atmosphere of excitement was gathering in Nottingham Playhouse on 30th January, as some of Nottingham’s greatest community workers and press were greeted by a champagne reception for the launch of Coram Boy, a new community project that aims to open the doors of the theatre to every citizen...
  • Music Timehop: Thirty Years On, Tracy Chapman Still Rings True

    I’ve loved ‘Fast Car’ for years – it’s one of those songs that sticks with you, and occasionally you feel the need to listen to it for no other reason than you haven’t heard it in a while. When I got my newest phone, I wanted to have it...