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Helen Lock
Features writer on social issues, tech, cities etc. IJP fellow. Freelance all over. + more
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Helen Lock 4h
Replying to @JonnElledge
I know right! It's time!
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Helen Lock 4h
Replying to @helenalexlock
Her dad is from DRC - but he left 50 years ago and hasn't returned, so there's no connection or family whatsoever
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Helen Lock 7h
'They said that because I have lived in Nigeria I will have no trouble establishing a life in the DRC,' --- The Home Office said this to an academic they are planning on deporting to a country she's never visited and where she knows no one. Staggering.
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Alex Andreou Oct 14
Donald Tusk, April 11: "Please do not waste this time." The UK, October 14:
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Helen Lock Oct 14
Replying to @Nev1161 @FCDWhittaker
Ron Swanson hates stuff like this
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Tina Jordan Oct 12
Front-page NYT story, 1908
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Helen Lock Oct 11
Yeah I think both, I suppose. Certainly at the beginning of careers background is still totally taking effect, and probably will for a while
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Rebecca Day Oct 11
This is the current scene on Exchange Square - lots of police tape, emergency service vehicles, and crowds gathering around to see what’s going on
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Zoe Beaty Oct 11
Instead of the newly-discovered working class "roots" being showcased now it's in vogue to be humble, let's talk about how class discrimination really looks in workplaces all over the country. Thank you for the commission 🙏
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Zoe Gardner Oct 10
I'm sorry, but what? What do you think literally happens to all other immigrants? What d'you think border control is? People are torn from their homes, detained without charge with no notice and packed onto deportation flights. This happens. And it will happen to Europeans.
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AAARGGHHHcid pop Oct 9
It’s............. ⚪️Britney bitch ⚪️ Gonna be me 🔘 Rebekah Vardy’s account
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Josh Salisbury Oct 9
This may well be my favourite story ever
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Helen Lock Oct 8
UK universities in landmark deal to buy energy direct from windfarms
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Helen Lock Oct 8
Am working in offices more this month and after being freelance for a long while my thoughts: Commuting is hell and people should be paid to do it. Also MEDICINE. How do people get access to meds they need when they are out of the house for 12 hrs a day?
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Jonn Elledge Oct 8
The number of rough sleepers dying on the streets rose by 22% in 2018.
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ruby lott-lavigna Oct 7
POP brixton was never meant to be POP brixton. in fact, the council-owned land was meant to be grow: brixton, a community food + garden space. today, it's owned by multi-billion pound property firm, the collective. so what happened? my piece for
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Niamh McIntyre Oct 7
Replying to @niamh_mcintyre
and a comment piece exploring the wider implications of a rapidly heating world on worker safety - construction projects, farming and factories with no A/C are becoming incredibly dangerous in many places
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Wayne Holloway-Smith Oct 6
So people in London know, Rory Stewart's name is on here
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Gabriel Pogrund Oct 5
🚨 EXCLUSIVE: Boris Johnson wrote letter recommending "lover" Jennifer Arcuri for £100K job as head of public body Hundreds of leaked emails show Arcuri also put Johnson as reference on her CV She applied for TechCity CEO after being egged on by Milo Yiannapoulos See ST tmrw
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Helen Lock Oct 6
Replying to @pennyb
That would be nice! definitely possible to get some somewhere
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