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A roundup of how World War One went down away from the Western Front, by me in this month's Your Family Tree.
Go back even further in time with our latest issue. This month we're hoping to take you out of your comfort zone a little, and try to help you take your family tree as far back as you can. It can be daunting searching for your family among early records, but as you'll discover there are so many ...
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I wrote the cover feature for this month's Your Family Tree, on how DNA testing can help with genealogical research. | March 2013
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A fatal tale of heroism in a local industrial accident.

Your Family Tree, 22 May 2012
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PrintWeek, 19 March 2012
It's not impossible to stay on top of the UK's flourishing environmental regulations, but a structured approach is needed. Let's assume you don't spend your quieter hours sitting in front of BBC Parli...
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My cover feature for April 2013's Your Family Tree on genetic genealogy netted me the award for best communication of science in a non-science context at the ABSW awards last night.
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This month's issue of Your Family Tree includes a little piece from me on RAF Bomber Command during World War 2, including comments from a man who tracked down the whole crew of the Lancaster bomber on which his father flew.
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Something from me in this month's WSC on Spennymoor Town's plans for the near future.
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PrintWeek, 14 December 2012
The strength of printed marketing collateral is in its ability to target a very specific audience and make them take notice, unlike so many digital rivals. The health of the print industry as a whole ...
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New Internationalist, 1 June 2012
World Refugee Day 20 June. The war on drugs has evolved from a tough-sounding metaphor into a real armed conflict. Mexicans are starting to move in search of safety, seeking refuge both at home and ab...
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The Independent, 17 May 2012
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Introduction
Writer and journalist, recovering astrophysicist, drug-policy bloggist, exiled Durhamite, Cardiff alumnus and adopted Londoner.

Any opinions expressed are mine and do not represent those of my employer or anyone else.
Education
  • Cardiff University
    Magazine journalism, 2006 - 2007
  • Cardiff University
    Astrophysics, 2001 - 2005
Work
Occupation
I write words for money.
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Argument and evidence and everything in between
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Peter Hitchens argues for strengthening the law to deter "immoral" drug use Whatever else one thinks of Peter Hitchens’s stance on drug poli

Drugs and unwanted pregnancy
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Abortion was legalised to reduce harm. Why not drugs?

No joy
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Was the opium poppy known as "joy plant" in the ancient near east?

Natural drives and the limits of deterrence
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If drug use is driven more by biology than by the law, prohibition's deterrent effect only applies to a minority

Blackstoned
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Passing laws with no proven benefit is unjustified and draconian

Right and honourable
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Tory MP makes the case for cannabis legalisation at Adam Smith Institute event

Up in smoke
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The ban on smoking in pubs was only a small limitation on choice – but was it even necessary?

Bad language
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If drug-law reformers are to win the argument, we need to say what we mean

The drug war’s bystanders take flight
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On World Refugee Day, this blog looks at how America's war on drugs has displaced Mexicans from their homes

An audience with Prof. Nutt
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The former ACMD chair remains strongly critical of government policy

The Hitchens prebuttal
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Will the arguments in his forthcoming book hold up?

Should cats be banned?
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The logic behind cannabis prohibition won't be applied to felophiles

Counterfictional Trainspotting
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How different would the story have been, given a regulated supply?

Thinking of the children
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Essay collection examines the impact of drug policy on children and young people

Diamonds in and out of the rough
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Behind every addiction, there's a person. Policy should be aimed at providing the best help for them.

The substance tautology
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The artificial difference in legal status between alcohol and other drugs is unjust and counterproductive

Cocaine Unwrapped
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A new documentary shows the devastating impact that cocaine prohibition has on the poor world

Who are they trying to kid?
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As a policy aimed at keeping drugs away from children, prohibition clearly doesn't work

Cartel hitman offers confessions – but little remorse
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The path from naive drug-courier to remorseless killer is all too easy

Recessions spur yet more black-market harm
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Is the difference in changes in drug use and alcohol consumption during recessions down to the way they're regulated?