Barbara is History and Latin teacher who worked all over the world during her career. She now lives in the heart of the Cotswolds. Her particular concerns are women’s issues and social and economic inequalities which are reflected in her articles. She is a member of the West England Bylines board and is responsible for our social media team.
The persistence of child poverty is a significant concern in a country as rich as ours and reveals a lack...Read more
The March with Midwives grassroots movement took to the streets to support midwives and highlight the problems in maternity care.Read more
GPs and their teams are already working under an intense workload, but with falling numbers of fully-qualified, full-time equivalent GPs.Read more
Community Food Initiatives provide vital support for those suffering food insecurity, caused by a Government failing to protect the poor.Read more
Read Symon's Story of a Tetbury schoolteacher who had to go to the Polish border to help Ukrainian refugees.Read more
Barbara challenges the government's strategy on Violence against Women and advocates a strategy where the perpetrator is held to account.Read more
Women’s unpaid work has been ignored and marginalised for generations, but Covid-19 has made our reliance on care for others...Read more
In a few weeks, some nine million children across the UK are expected to return to school.Read more
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