Ryan Fletcher

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The Realities of the UK's First 'Legal' Red Light District

A murder in the Leeds industrial estate where sex workers are allowed to operate has raised questions about the safety of the city's pioneering scheme.
Ryan Fletcher, Photos: Darren O'Brien/Meta4 Photos
2.11.16
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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
News

How the Calais Migrant Crisis Is Affecting Dover's Roads and Residents

Desperately seeking asylum and not being able to drive down one section of a motorway are clearly two very different plights. Still, there are plenty of pissed off people this side of the Channel, so we went to speak to them.
Ryan Fletcher, Photos: Carl Wilson
8.4.15
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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
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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
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They're Not All Meathead Wankers: In Defence of Britain's Battered Bouncers

They might not like your trainers, but the most hated people in British clubland could end up saving your life.
Ryan Fletcher, Illustrations: Cei Willis
1.15.15
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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