uk

sexual violence

My Abuser Used My Therapy Notes Against Me During His Trial

I was sexually assaulted as a child. When I took him to court, his defence lawyers used notes from my own counselling sessions to try to discredit me.
Chloe
2 days ago
investigation

What It's Like to Be Raped and Told You Can't Talk About It with Anyone

Under existing CPS guidelines, survivors are told not to speak about their assault in therapy – unless they're prepared to have their counselling notes read out in court.
Sirin Kale
2 days ago
prison

Everything You Need to Know When You're Going to Prison

After he was released from jail, Carl Cattermole decided to write down everything he'd learnt. Consider this extract from 'Prison: A Survival Guide' your essential primer to getting banged up.
Carl Cattermole
5 days ago
Photo

The British Countryside in 24 Gloriously Muddy Photos

Our friend Chris took some photos at the Royal Cheshire County Show.
Chris Bethell
6.21.19
Culture

Three Generations of Black Artists Tell Us About Working in the UK

Somerset House's 'Get Up, Stand Up Now' exhibition celebrates the country's creative pioneers – then and now – from the past 50 years.
David Woode
6.11.19
politics

How the Tories Could Stop Boris

LOL JK they can't.
Sirin Kale
6.10.19
Sex

I Tried a Few of Those New Viagra Subscriptions to See If They Work

Like Netflix or Amazon Prime, men can now subscribe to online services offering performance enhancing medication. But are they any good?
Andy Jones
6.7.19
politics

Farewell Change UK, Gone and Also Forgotten

Change UK was a second-trimester abortion in the womb of British politics. We'll miss you, but getting rid of you was the right thing to do.
Sirin Kale
6.5.19
naturism

I Went to a Nudist Festival for Millennials

To find out what young people get out of being naked.
Jessica Brown
5.30.19
investigation

Rape Victims Are Being Told They Can't Go to Therapy

If you're sexually assaulted in the UK, the authorities may tell you not to speak with therapists about the assault until after the trial is complete. The impact of this silence can be devastating.
Sirin Kale
5.30.19
Opinion

We Need an Emergency Review Into Rape Victims Being Denied Full Therapy

When VICE contacted me to tell me that rape victims with cases going through the courts are told not to tell therapists about their assaults, I could barely believe it was true. We must do better by victims.
Shami Chakrabarti
5.30.19
Drugs

How Big US Companies Are Selling Weed Vapes in the UK

We met JJ O'Brien from vape giant PAX Labs to talk about bringing the PAX 3 to the UK, and marketing a legal product to an illegal market.
Matt Blake
5.22.19
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