‘Being recognised as a key-worker has really made me realise that my job is important’

“As well as feeling proud, I’ve had moments where I’ve felt sad, drained and frustrated at the whole situation. I’ve interviewed health workers who really are on the frontline, whilst I’m sat in the safety of my own home reporting it. “

Corona Virus: Prime Minister to write to every UK household with latest advice on Covid-19

He says “things will get worse before they get better”. Originally Published on Free Radio A letter from the Prime Minister will land on the doorsteps of 30 million households across all four UK nations this week. After testing positive for coronavirus on Friday (27th March), Boris Johnson continues to lead the Government’s response toContinue reading “Corona Virus: Prime Minister to write to every UK household with latest advice on Covid-19”

‘Let’s get Brexit done’: Boris Johnson unveils the Conservatives manifesto in Telford.

The Prime Minister wants to train an extra fifty-thousand nurses and create an extra fifty-million GP appointments. Laura Sanders Today, the Conservative Party came to Telford in the West Midlands where the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, unveiled his 2019 manifesto. The Prime minister was greeted by a standing ovation from supporters and fellow cabinet membersContinue reading “‘Let’s get Brexit done’: Boris Johnson unveils the Conservatives manifesto in Telford.”

Great Birmingham Run: Security alert cuts route short

Runners were forced to divert from part of the route because of a security alert.  Laura Sanders Published: 13 10 2019 Last updated: 14 10 2019 It was a cold and wet start for thousands taking part in this year’s Great Birmingham Run. Over 11,000 ran and the fastest person crossed the finish line afterContinue reading “Great Birmingham Run: Security alert cuts route short”

HMP Hewell is first to get “airport-style” security

The tough new measures are to crack down on the smuggling of drugs, weapons and phones into prisons. Laura Sanders Published: 04 11 2019 Last updated: 05 11 2019 Just weeks after a damning report finds some of the “worst” living conditions seen by the inspector, HMP Hewell is now one of the first to benefit fromContinue reading “HMP Hewell is first to get “airport-style” security”

Thousands travel to the National Memorial Arboretum on Remembrance Sunday

Veterans tell us how pleased they are to have seen so many young people there too. Laura Sanders Published: 11 11 2019 Last updated: 10 11 2019 Thousands of people from all across the country gathered at the National Memorial Arboretum in Burton yesterday. It was to honour all of those who have, or are,Continue reading “Thousands travel to the National Memorial Arboretum on Remembrance Sunday”

What is Ed Sheeran’s ‘South of the Border’ really about?

Those who know Ed’s work know that he didn’t just “feel like” singing this. Originally published on Medium.com Laura Sanders – click the link to read with embedded social media posts. Nov 7 · 6 min read ‘South of the Border’ sees a spicy-hot collab between the British artist and two of America’s sexy senoritas – Camila CabelloContinue reading “What is Ed Sheeran’s ‘South of the Border’ really about?”

What next? The forgotten chapter of migration

A documentary exploring what it’s like to integrate in the UK’s second city, and what more needs to be done to support this process.

Plugging the gap: How the NHS is “brain-draining” other countries for a quick fix to workforce problems

Originally published on birminghameastside.com on 23rd July 2019. As the staffing crisis in the NHS continues to worsen, and health organisations routinely look abroad to plug gaps in their recruitment, Laura Sanders investigates the growing problems facing the sector, from a “hostile environment” towards immigrants to the growing concern in other countries about a medical ‘brain drain’Continue reading “Plugging the gap: How the NHS is “brain-draining” other countries for a quick fix to workforce problems”