Benefits recipients fear financial squeeze of UK chancellor’s welfare reforms - for the FT. https://lnkd.in/eD9N8Qv9
UK Businesses give their Verdict on Autumn Statement. - for the FT. https://lnkd.in/edKATrVw
The Union flag umbrella, conveyor of a thousand metaphors and one of my go-to props when photographing politicians. Always good for providing a bit of colour on a dull day in November and the symbolism works as part the story. In this case, more trouble for the Tories as members flock to Reform UK.
For The Guardian. Hit the link for the story.
The Stiffkey Fairy Bridge (pronounced Stookey).
The 'David & Goliath' story is a great trope of newspapers and this story about a battle between the residents of a Norfolk village and the National Trust ticked all the boxes. There's been a bridge over Cabbage Creek on Stiffkey marsh for decades or even perhaps hundreds of years to facilitate cocklers, and latterly walkers and anglers across the tidal mud. The official bridge was removed and replacement promised, but at the time of writing had yet to appear, until one night the marsh fairies 'intervened' a built one for the villagers. I was surprised about the lack of interest when I was punting it round to my usual newspaper contacts, but fortunately James Tapper of the Observer saw the merit in it and wrote a cracking piece. At the time of writing it's the most read article on their website. Hit the link for the story as it was published.