On behalf of Shelter's very excellent Here magazine - edited by the estimable Emma Warren - I spoke to people in vulnerable housing situations about the objects they carry with them, that give a sense of 'home'. Read More
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I spoke to the formidable Dorcas Erskine of the Poppy Project and Andrew Wallis of Unseen to get to the grips of human trafficking in Britain today. In short it's endemic and utterly shocking, and to make matters worse victims are treated as criminals and illegal immigrants and put in detention centres, after the trauma of being forced into prostitution or being a cannabis 'gardener'. Read More
The British Curry Awards sees politicians jostling to celebrate 'multicultural Britain' when the sad reality is due to strict immigration rules introduced in 2005, the humble curry house is in crisis. Read More
In summer 2012 I attended the ground-breaking Undoc Camp - a 'hack camp' with participants from multiple fields (law, media, app developers, education, social services) tasked with tackling the issue of supporting undocumented migrants in Britain. Undoc Camp was organised by the very excellent On Road Media on behalf of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Read More
In Summer 2013 I spent an afternoon with pioneering, inspirational artist Pete Kennard discussing art as a medium of protest. Read More
A year on from the London Riots of 2011, I spoke to five young Londoners about how they felt they were portrayed in the media, and their hopes and fears. Many thanks to my former charges at Live Magazine, Celeste, Zindzi, Christian, Elias and Omar. Read More
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As the families of four men facing extradition to the US prepare to march to Downing Street demanding amendments to the law, Metro’s Rahul Verma takes a closer look at the controversial extradition treaty.