CHELTENHAM 2020 CRIME CRISIS PROJECT NEWS

Cuts to Gloucester Crown court sitting days called ‘catastrophic’ by barrister

The Leader of the Western Circuit, Kate Brunner QC, has compiled a report showing how justice is being denied to users of the criminal justice system in Gloucestershire. The report, ‘This Doesn’t Look Like Justice’, outlines the national problem: cuts to court sitting days and how this reduction in operating hours has led to complainants […]

CRIME CRISIS PROJECT LEAD STORY NEWS Social Issues

“When I first read these messages, I felt sick”: The Persistence of Antisemitism in the UK.

Sara* is a young woman living in the UK. Like many, she has a Twitter account and logged in to be met with a barrage of online abuse. Sara is also Jewish and this wasn’t an isolated incident. “Over the months I’ve had some horrible abuse”. The number of messages she received escalated and eventually […]

CRISIS PROJECT LEAD STORY NEWS Social Issues

“There were so many, I wish I could’ve taken them all”- The reality of hundreds of pets being abandoned this Christmas

The RSPCA expect a huge rise of abandoned pets this Christmas as shelters fill up over the holidays. Amy Owen investigates. Willow is full of life. She is a young Staffy-cross with a lot of love and energy to give. But this hasn’t always been the case. Just a few months ago Willow was left […]

CRISIS PROJECT Health NEWS

A personal crisis: the reality of Impostor Syndrome

There’s an empty desk at an anonymous government defence facility this afternoon. Sian-Rae Walton takes some time away from her computer to focus on her mental health. For the past 18 months, Sian has worked as a verification engineer. She tests software and analyses newly developed programmes, all contributing towards military safety. Sian has grafted […]