Back on the streets only half an hour after giving birth: the tragic lives of Hull’s sex workers

(Originally published at Yahoo News) From spending a night on the streets to pay for a new washing machine, to working just 30 minutes after giving birth, Hull’s sex workers are desperate for money. The city’s red light district, based primarily on Hessle Road, just two miles west of the centre, is the only placeContinue reading “Back on the streets only half an hour after giving birth: the tragic lives of Hull’s sex workers”

People are hanging up when they call the police because it takes so long to answer

(Originally published at Yahoo News) Police forces are so understaffed some members of the public are hanging up the phone because it takes too long to get through. The findings have emerged in a report outlining concerns that police are leaving “low priority” incidents and crimes unresolved for long periods or without a response at amidContinue reading “People are hanging up when they call the police because it takes so long to answer”

Our tampon tax is funding an anti-abortion charity

(Originally published at Yahoo Style) Despite controversy from politicians and women’s groups, the government is going ahead with its plan to donate £250,000 from the tampon tax to anti-abortion charity Life. The tampon tax is the 5% levy added to sanitary products, which are still, somehow, deemed a ‘luxury’ product. Back in March 2016, campaignersContinue reading “Our tampon tax is funding an anti-abortion charity”