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Natalie Bloomer and Samir Jeraj

Priti Patel’s Proposals for Prison Ships Show No Lessons have been Learned from the Windrush Scandal

, 13 October 2020
The Home Secretary’s recent actions suggest that her department is nowhere close to dismantling the ‘Hostile Environment’

DYING QUIETLY: The Babies Killed by Poverty

, 25 September 2019
In their series exploring the deaths that go unnoticed, Natalie Bloomer and Samir Jeraj examine why infant mortality rates in England and Wales are on the rise.

DYING QUIETLY: The Cost of Staying Alive

, 11 September 2019
In their series exploring the deaths that go unnoticed, Natalie Bloomer and Samir Jeraj examine the impact of austerity and the shrinking of state social safety nets.

DYING QUIETLY: 'If You Cut Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services, People Will Die'

, 2 September 2019
In their series exploring the deaths that go unnoticed, Natalie Bloomer and Samir Jeraj examine the impact of the scarce support available for those with problematic drug use.

DYING QUIETLY: Exploring the Deaths that Go Unnoticed

, 20 August 2019
In a new series, Natalie Bloomer and Samir Jeraj will explore why the number of people dying in the UK is on the rise.

'My Three-Year Battle with the DWP Over PIP: I Just Didn't Want to Go On'

, 11 July 2019
'My Three-Year Battle with the DWP Over PIP: I Just Didn't Want to Go On'

'This could Deter Black and Ethnic Minority Women from Seeking Help': The Fight to Save a Vital Women's Refuge

, 5 July 2019
Natalie Bloomer and Samir Jeraj report on the campaign to keep London Black Women's Project running its specialist refuge service in east London.

EXCLUSIVE NORTHAMPTONSHIRE CHILD DEATHS: "This Didn't Need to Happen"

, 27 June 2019
the local authority decided the threshold had not been met to show the boy was "suffering or likely to suffer harm".

EXCLUSIVE Signs of Home Office Finally Scaling Back on Theresa May's "Hostile Environment" after Windrush Scandal

, 21 June 2019
New figures obtained by Byline Times and a recent report by the Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration indicate that the Government is now attempting to reduce the scale of its controversial policy.

GRENFELL: TWO YEARS ON – Little Has Changed for Social Housing Tenants

, 14 June 2019
Natalie Bloomer and Samir Jeraj report on how the tragedy at Grenfell Tower still hasn't led to change for others living in poor conditions.

Northamptonshire Child Deaths: Director of Children's Services Can't Promise "Same Thing Won't Happen Again"

, 5 June 2019
Two damning serious case reviews into the deaths of Dylan Tiffin Brown and Evelyn-Rose Muggleton reveal concerns about child protection in Northamptonshire.

"This is what a Bankrupt Council Looks Like"

, 30 May 2019
Natalie Bloomer and Samir Jeraj report on the challenges facing children's services in Northamptonshire.

'It's Just Crazy, People are Going Hungry' – A Day in the Life of Food Bank Britain

, 21 May 2019
A Human Rights Watch report accused the Government of breaching its international duty to keep people from hunger through its "cruel and harmful policies". Sadly, it will come as no surprise to those using the West Favell food bank in Northampton.

EXCLUSIVE Benefits Claimants Waiting Too Long for Poor Quality 'Fit-to-Work' Assessments, New Figures Reveal

, 17 May 2019
Benefits claimants are regularly waiting too long for 'fit for work' assessments to be conducted – the quality of which are not good enough, Byline Times can reveal.

EXCLUSIVE The Sinister Orders Banning Homeless People from Train Stations

, 9 May 2019
Homeless people risk being banned from their local train station under an increasingly used order called a Withdrawal of Implied Permission (WIP).

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