Freelance journalist, editor and author. Current recipient of Local Trust's 12-month journalist-at-large fellowship. Based in London but open to international and collaborative work. 

Beat: politics, social affairs, arts and culture — the quirkier, the better. Trained sub-editor and experienced broadcaster available for speaker commissions. My first novel, a feminist account of the six wives of Henry VIII, is available here

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Food clubs wade in to deal with the hunger crisis in Britain

The UK, one of the world’s wealthiest nations, is going hungry – and food poverty is on the rise. About 5 per cent of the population cannot afford enough food to meet their basic needs and avoid hunger. Hospitals are seeing a recurrence of deficiency diseases such as scurvy and rickets due to poor nutrition. New data released just this week by the Food Foundation showed that food insecurity had risen nearly 1 per cent in the past month alone.

How a 557,000-word, ‘woke’ Harry Potter fanfic took on JK Rowling

The magical world of Harry Potter extends far beyond the original books written by JK Rowling. With films, plays, spoofs, theme parks and more than a million pieces of fanfiction, the HP universe could one day come to rival Marvel, or even Star Wars. But as the cultural gap widens between the source material, a modern audience and a very controversial creator, so does the world of Harry Potter change with the times.

‘I thought, if I f--- this up I’ll need witness protection’: Chris Columbus on directing Harry Potter

When Chris Columbus first heard that he would be directing the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, he was ecstatic – for about 20 seconds. “Then I was overcome with a wave of incredible terror,” the Pennsylvania native tells me. “I thought, oh my God, I’ve got the weight of millions and millions of people who love this book – if I f--k it up, I’m going to have to get into witness protection.”

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