Author Archives: Siobhan McShane

Trafficked County Durham teen ‘sent home’ to Vietnamese gang: What’s wrong with our immigration system?

A County Durham teenager, who was trafficked to the UK by a Vietnamese gang, faces being returned ‘home’ to street violence after our government rejected his request for asylum. The young man was orphaned before being trafficked to the UK and faces retrafficking as well as persecution for his new Christian faith if he returns […]

Could you make a wedding feast from Durham bins? Re-f-use and the scandal of food waste

How many times have you or a housemate bought a bag of carrots, lettuce, peas, used some in a meal, and then forgotten about the rest until you noticed something growing in the bottom of the fridge? It’s easily done when you’re cooking for one. But what a waste of good food! Food waste is […]