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Sian Norris is Byline Times’ Chief Social and European Affairs Reporter

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EXCLUSIVE Ukrainian Child Refugees in Limbo as Visa Applications Deferred

, 12 May 2022
Sasha has been waiting two months for his visa to come to the UK – but new rules say children travelling without their parents are only eligible under the Homes for Ukraine scheme if reuniting with a parent or legal guardian in the UK

‘They're all the Same’: How Political Cynicism Breeds Extremism

, 11 May 2022
A lack of faith in politics is dangerous for democracy, argues Sian Norris, as it paves the way for 'strongmen' to take authoritarian control

BREAKING Risk to LGBTIQ Asylum Seekers Ignored in Home Office Rwanda Plan

, 10 May 2022
The Home Office has published its equality impact assessment into plan to send people seeking asylum to Rwanda – but campaigners are concerned that it fails to account for the risks to LGBTIQ people, reports Sian Norris

EXCLUSIVE Prescription Spend on Heart Disease Increases by Half a Billion in Four Years

, 10 May 2022
The amount spent on prescriptions for atrial fibrillation conditions has increased by 129.6% since 2016

EXCLUSIVE Prescriptions for Antidepressants Have Increased by 30% Since 2016

, 9 May 2022
While NHS spending on antidepressants increased above inflation over four years, mental health care in England remains in crisis. Sian Norris reports with the Byline Intelligence Team

EXCLUSIVE 25 Afghan Men Claiming Asylum in UK on Sexuality Grounds Refused Since 2017

, 3 May 2022
An investigation by Sian Norris with the Byline Intelligence Team explores the vulnerability of LGBTIQ people looking for a safe home in Britain

Renters Hit Hardest by Cost of Living Crisis

, 28 April 2022
Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that renters are more likely to be struggling to make ends meet than those with mortgages

Drop in Life Expectancy Due to Poor Pandemic Management ‘Chilling’, Says Sir Michael Marmot

, 26 April 2022
New research shows that England and Wales saw the biggest reduction in life expectancy after the US between 2019-21, while the life expectancy of the poorest continues to drop

EXCLUSIVE High CO2 Levels and Poor Ventilation Raise Concerns for Children’s Health and COVID Risk

, 25 April 2022
In Scotland, parents and politicians alike are calling for air filters to improve school ventilation – as classrooms show higher than recommended levels of CO2, Sian Norris reports

The Rwanda Scheme: The Human Rights Concerns Around Government’s Transportation Deal

, 20 April 2022
The plan to send people seeking asylum who arrive via 'irregular' routes in the UK to Rwanda has raised numerous human rights concerns – not least for LGBTIQ people and pregnant women

‘A Safeguarding Disaster Waiting to Happen’: How Holes in the ‘Homes for Ukraine’ Scheme are Putting Refugees in Danger

, 19 April 2022
Sian Norris reports on safeguarding fears and delays in the Homes for Ukraine scheme that are putting vulnerable lives at risk

Government Turns Blind Eye to Offshore Migrant Processing Problems Faced by Australia and Israel

, 14 April 2022
The policy of sending people seeking asylum to camps and centres 'offshore' has led to criticism and human rights abuses – but the UK Government is doing it anyway

EXCLUSIVE The Broken Brexit Promises Leaving Loved Ones In Limbo

, 13 April 2022
Sian Norris reports on how delays to family permits for spouses, parents and children of EU nationals and British citizens in the UK are causing families untold emotional distress

Has Austerity Made it Harder to Find Dirty Money?

, 7 April 2022
Sian Norris asks if cuts to the criminal justice system, and wealthy oligarchs spending big bucks on the best lawyers to protect their riches, have impacted efforts to go after financial crime

NHS Staff Face £50 a Month COVID Tests Simply to go to Work

, 29 March 2022
The end of free lateral flow tests will cost NHS staff extra cash each month – while councils warn that they need more funding to manage COVID-19 outbreaks and the poorest risk not being able to test at all

What the Left Got Wrong on Immigration

, 21 March 2022

Birth Rates, Babies and Benefits

, 22 February 2022

The Concerning New Powers in Healthcare

, 21 February 2022

Wealth in Downing Street, Poverty in the UK

, 25 January 2022
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