Ryan Fletcher

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Speaking To The NPower Workers Waiting To Hear If They've Lost Their Jobs

"Nothing We Do Will be Good Enough"
Ryan Fletcher
3.11.16
News

'Cameron Should See How We're Living': Why Is the Government Still Ignoring Flood Victims?

Two months after the floods ruined their homes, people are still struggling to recover and anger at politicians isn't subsiding.
Ryan Fletcher
2.3.16
Stuff

We Joined Britain's Last Deep Pit Coal Miners for Their Final Shift

"Everybody knows we've got to decarbonise and go green, we know that. But we're not ready for it."
Ryan Fletcher
12.21.15
News

The Government's Broken Promise on Fracking Could Devastate Britain's Rare Wildlife

Pre-election, the Conservative Party said it wouldn't allow drilling in sites of special scientific interest, but it just went ahead and granted licenses that cover 293 of them.
Ryan Fletcher
9.28.15
Stuff

William Burroughs, Gun Running and Psychopathy: Discovering the Grandfather I Never Knew I Had

Paul Lund was a serial womaniser, a career criminal and a friend of the Beats. He was also, as I recently found out, the father my mum never met.
Ryan Fletcher
5.27.15
Stuff

The State of British Boozing in 2015

We spoke to some experts about the decline in violence-related injuries, and why the British love to binge.
Ryan Fletcher
4.24.15
Stuff

Meet the Former Drug-Dealing Birmingham Gangster Turning Kids Away from Extremism

Tanayah Sam was about to be charged for armed robbery, before skipping bail and heading to Yemen to study Islam – a decision that saved his life.
Ryan Fletcher
3.19.15
Stuff

In Defence of Hull

It may be the punchline to a nationwide in-joke, but I'm proud to call Hull home.
Ryan Fletcher
2.19.15
Stuff

Investigating Birmingham's 'Super Gang'

Before Christmas, a spate of articles claimed that a "super gang" was being formed by members of the city's two warring factions. I headed up there to have a look for myself.
Ryan Fletcher
1.21.15
News

What Is Happening to Former Jihadists When They Return to Britain?

​The mother of a returned British jihadist who fought for the Islamic State warns that other former jihadists in Britain are "walking time bombs" because of the lack of government support.
Ryan Fletcher
1.20.15
News

Hull's 'Prostitution Free' Zone Isn't Going to Stop the Local Sex Trade

The residents, sex workers and activists I spoke to told me it's only going to force everything into a new area.
Ryan Fletcher
12.8.14
Stuff

How to Intimidate People: Pro Tips from Drug Dealers, Hostage Negotiators, Bouncers and Drag Queens

Important life advice incoming.
Ryan Fletcher
10.7.14