Articles by: Janine Griffiths

Tony Farrell

Whistleblower Tony Farrell speaks out against police misconduct

A former police analyst has spoken out about widespread corruption within the police force, after a series of incidents led him to question the integrity of his superiors. We caught up with Tony Farrell, a former Principal Intelligence Analyst at South Yorkshire Police at the Critical Mass Radio Conference in Manchester on November 30th 2012. Mr Farrell had worked at[Read More...]

A musical merry-go-round from the Carousel

A musical merry-go-round from the Carousel

Well what more could you want from a musical? Set in a patriarchal, New England town in the 1930s, Carousel has it all. The hunky male protagonist…who turns out to be a bit of an arse, complete with a hopelessly naïve and sentimental wife, plus an all-singing, all dancing cast with a nice little bit of life-after-death thrown in for[Read More...]

Ethiopian Jews were forcibly sterilised in Israel

Israeli government acknowledges forced contraception on Ethiopian women

Israel has acknowledged that Ethiopian jews were forced to take birth control pills, it has been revealed. The women were pressured or in many cases, forced to undergo injections of the contraceptive Depo-Provera in exchange for citizenship and healthcare. It has since emerged that many of the women who were given these injections in both Israel and in transit camps[Read More...]

Jason Pitter

Role models are lifeline to youngsters, claims barrister

We often hear it said that there is a lack of successful role models for young people living in deprived areas. And Chapeltown in Leeds is no exception. It is one of the poorest areas in the city and has seen its fair share of riots in the 70s, 80s and then again, in August of last year. However, despite[Read More...]

Leeds boxer makes history after scooping gold in the Olympics

Leeds boxer makes history after scooping gold in the Olympics

A Leeds based boxer has become the first female boxer in the UK to scoop a gold medal for the Olympics. In a match watched by millions of people across the UK including David Cameron and Kate Middleton, Nicola Adams, 29 secured yet another victory for Great Britain after beating her opponent Ren Cancan. Nicola grew up in the Burmantofts[Read More...]