Michael Goodier, The Guardian

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The Guardian

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Past articles by Michael:

Nina Simone is first black person to be Desert Island Discs’ most selected artist of year

Exclusive: Analysis shows change in guests and tastes help jazz musician keep classical music off top spot → Read More

US-China cultural exchange at low point after tensions and Covid, data shows

Tourism, academia and literature all exhibit signs that trend of closer ties has gone into reverse → Read More

Social barriers faced by Roma, Gypsies and Travellers laid bare in equality survey

British community study finds groups experiencing high levels of poor health, racist assault, job insecurity and deprivation → Read More

English councils spent £480m on ‘inadequate’ care homes in four years

Exclusive: Investigation finds huge sums of taxpayers’ money spent on poor quality private homes → Read More

Can 95 years of data tell us who will win this year’s Oscar for best picture?

Expect long odds for a remake or sequel to triumph as analysis of previous winners suggests the smart money should be on a drama that’s already won a ton of awards → Read More

Surge in young people declaring disability in England and Wales

Increase comes after 2021 census included mental health in its question about disability for first time → Read More

Sexual offences logged by police in England and Wales hit record high

There were 199,021 sexual offences and 70,633 rapes recorded by forces in year to September 2022 → Read More

‘Slap in the face’: Tory seats gain more from £4bn levelling up fund, finds analysis

Exclusive: council leaders accuse Rishi Sunak of offering ‘pre-election bribes’ as many deprived areas miss out → Read More

I’m dreaming of a bestseller: what makes Christmas songs stick?

We analyse the most popular festive songs to find that all we want for Christmas is mid-century nostalgia → Read More

‘If you ask me, I am British’: joys and trials for Britain’s multi-ethnic households

2021 census reveals 25% increase of households with members of more than one ethnicity. Here, families reveal their experiences → Read More

Soaring rents making life ‘unaffordable’ for private UK tenants, research shows

Exclusive: Findings come amid rising evictions, ‘price gouging’ claims and fears of homelessness emergency → Read More

Train cancellations in Great Britain hit highest level on record

One in 26 journeys disrupted with government accused of ‘abject failure’ to tackle worst offenders such as Avanti West Coast → Read More

Real-terms fall in UK nurses’ pay is part of wider trend

Doctors, teachers, police, MPs and even FTSE 100 bosses have all seen the worth of their pay packets shrink → Read More

Brighton and Hove is same-sex capital of England and Wales, census shows

ONS figures reveal city has biggest proportion of people in same-sex marriages or civil partnerships → Read More

NHS hospital trusts paying hundreds of millions in interest to private firms

Exclusive: Guardian analysis of hospital trust accounts found 101 owe about £50bn in future unitary PFI payments → Read More

Johnson, Mordaunt or Sunak: who is backing whom as next Tory leader

Number of publicly declared MPs is growing as three candidates emerge as favourites in the race → Read More

QUIZ: Which social class are you, according to the British public?

Take the New Statesman quiz to find out whether you’re working class, middle class or upper class in the eyes of voters. → Read More

Male drivers three times more likely to be in road collisions with pedestrians

In 18-month period 4,363 men in Great Britain were in crashes that injured or killed pedestrians compared with 1,473 women → Read More

Racist hate crimes pass 100,000 in England and Wales for first time

Disability, sexual-orientation and religious hate crimes all increased last year while anti-transgender crimes rose by 56% → Read More

Almost 6,000 people harmed by prescription errors in NHS last year

Figures from NHS England also show 29 people were killed by prescription errors in 2021 → Read More