uk

LGBTQ

London's First Trans Pride Was a Much-Needed Celebration

"We live our day-to-day lives just like everybody else. All we want is acceptance, peace, love and respect for each other as humans."
Kumba Kpakima
9.16.19
tech-science

Climate Change Revived a Plant That Hasn't Bred in the UK Since the Dinosaur Age

Cycads used to grow in the UK during the age of the dinosaurs. Warming temperatures are helping them return.
Becky Ferreira
8.23.19
crime

The Rise of Britain's Violent Racist Prison Gangs

Islamophobic gangs like Death Before Dishonour and Piranhas are flourishing in UK prisons, largely due to police cuts and overcrowding.
Nick Chester
8.20.19
climate crisis

We're Terrifyingly Unprepared to Defend Against Extreme Weather

Lido fights and music festival cancellations are just the tip of the rapidly melting iceberg.
Matthew Neale
8.9.19
Art

Never-Before-Seen Images of London's Punk Scene

"I remember going in the post office and the lady behind the counter was having a meltdown, saying, 'How can you come in here like that! It's disgusting!'"
Miss Rosen
8.6.19
Between Europe's Borders

Why Irish Women Are Still Crossing Borders for Abortions

Abortion activists explain how Brexit's political mess is making the lives of women seeking an abortion even harder.
Henrietta Norton
8.1.19
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
7.22.19
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
7.22.19
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
7.19.19
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
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