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Francesca Newton

Francesca Newton is online editor at Tribune.

Let the People Piss

Hundreds of public toilets across Britain have been closed by a decade of austerity, meaning many people have to pay in pubs or cafés to go to the toilet – it amounts to the privatisation of taking a piss.

Childcare Is a Workers’ Right

In the middle of a pandemic, Royal Mail are threatening to close a nursery that cares mainly for the children of postal workers – making them choose between a £1,000-per-month hike in costs or unemployment.

The Hidden Coronavirus Crisis

Away from the frontline, coronavirus is putting pressure on essential services across Britain’s NHS – and exposing the costs of understaffing and underfunding on every stage of healthcare from cradle to grave.