On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love will discard 6 million trees, 2 million turkeys, 11 million roasties, 17 million sprouts, 114 thousand tonnes of plastic, 74 million mince pies and around a billion Christmas cards.
England and Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford’s campaign to extend the free school meals programme over the holidays has been bolstered in the last few weeks as local authorities, small businesses and residents came together […]
Hannah Spruce talks about the widening wealth gap and rise of global poverty amidst the pandemic.
Marcus Rashford recently forced the government to change their policy on free school meals. Sports editor Calum Pinches profiles the Man United forward, and his own experience with hunger.
Where are you right now? A house? A flat? A care home? A prison? Homeless? They say coronavirus doesn’t discriminate, but the distribution of property is the product of a rigid, highly discriminatory class system. […]
As I write this, there are protests happening in Ethiopia, Chile, Lebanon, Iraq, Hong Kong, Barcelona, Australia, Paris and London – to name a few examples. With people around the world subjecting themselves to tear […]
In 2018, 285 people died from a fatal stab wound in the UK, the highest figure since 1946. The rise of knife crime and its causes have been debated for many years now; cuts to […]
Following a successful trial last Summer, supermarket giant Sainsbury’s are relaunching a new initiative designed to encourage increased donations to local food banks. The idea – coming from a group of teenagers in Exeter doing […]
As an introduction to the ‘Real Living Wage’ week, beginning Monday the 5th of November, Citizens UK has called upon University of Leeds to join the movement of companies that pay the ‘real Living Wage’. […]
The Gryphon shines a light on the latest leak of British celebrities hiding their wealth in offshore funds and exposing the most vulnerable in society. On the 5th November 2017, millions of documents were made public […]
Stephen Armstrong, an investigative journalist, published his book ‘The New Poverty’ this year, in an attempt to document a troubling new trend in Britain: in-work poverty. The Gryphon spoke to him last week as he […]
The BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire Show has reported that councils across the country are tackling homelessness by buying one-way train tickets for rough-sleepers in their cities. It is believed that some councils have spent up to […]