Helen Pidd, The Guardian

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Recent articles by Helen:

Byelection looms as MP set to become Greater Manchester deputy mayor

Appointment of Labour’s Kate Green would trigger byelection in Stretford and Urmston → Read More

Judge ‘in error’ over sentence for Jeremy Vine stalker, says solicitor general

Alex Belfield could have been given longer prison term but legal technicality makes it too late to change → Read More

Majority of female journalists have been target of online violence – report

Chilling report highlights the link between gender-based digital threats and offline attacks → Read More

Police in many locations face violence and anti-social acts on Bonfire Night

Police Scotland call disorder in Edinburgh ‘disgraceful’ after molotov cocktail thrown at police vehicle → Read More

Who were the Manchester Arena victims who might have lived?

Inquiry has found outcome for some victims might have been different but for ‘inadequacies’ in emergency response → Read More

12-hour party people? Manchester tells Night & Day cafe to abate

Pioneering music venue and crux of city’s Northern Quarter faces noise abatement notice after neighbour’s complaint → Read More

Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira remembered in Lancaster exhibition

Exhibition at Halton Mill is part of a month of activities about the Amazon commemorating Phillips and Pereira → Read More

Eddie Izzard rules out appearing on all-women Labour MP shortlists

Comedian hoping to be next MP for Sheffield Central says she would not stand on such a list as ‘I’m gender fluid’ → Read More

‘It’s not woke’: Braverman dig leaves bitter taste in Tory tofu capital

Ex-home secretary’s rant causes eye-rolls in Malton, where 52% of soya bean curd bought in UK is produced → Read More

Beach balls and lime green loos: a brief stop at Britain’s worst services

A survey put the eastbound M62 Hartshead Moor services at the bottom of the pile. Our writer went to find out why → Read More

Journalist Paul Mason joins Labour race in Sheffield Central

Mason and Eddie Izzard vying for nomination in safe seat but two local councillors seen as favourites → Read More

MP accuses BBC of ‘unacceptable’ lack of support for women in DJ stalking case

Labour’s Barry Sheerman says BBC revealed as ‘incompetent’ in dealing with Alex Belfield’s harassment of female employees → Read More

Tory-led council votes to demand Truss stick to no fracking pledge

Fylde council, home to Preston New Road shale gas site in Lancashire, unanimously backs motion → Read More

‘I love you, and there’s nothing you can do about it’: will jail silence Jeremy Vine’s stalker?

Alex Belfield’s online harassment made life misery for BBC presenters Jeremy Vine, Liz Green and many others. Why did it take so long to bring him to justice? Why do the four women involved feel let down? And what did he mean by: ‘We will be back’? → Read More

Senior female BBC employees say corporation ‘ignored’ harassment by DJ

Four women say BBC failed to act until high-profile man became Alex Belfield target, and still refuses independent inquiry → Read More

Roads-focused policy fuels UK’s ‘car addiction’, campaigners say

Conservatives have shifted to refocus on the car amid warnings of air pollution risks → Read More

Avanti should run more trains or lose contract – Manchester mayor

Firm should run 2 trains per hour to London in October and then 3 by December, says Andy Burnham → Read More

British teachers found not guilty over death of girl, 12, on French school trip

Jessica Lawson from Wolfreton school near Hull died in July 2015 when pontoon capsized in lake near Limoges → Read More

‘I’d be lost without it’: locals battle to save Carlisle’s Turkish baths

One of UK’s last public Turkish baths may close next month unless campaigners can win round the council → Read More

North Yorkshire puts seaweed at the heart of its carbon-negative ambitions

Seagrown, the UK’s largest seaweed farm, is one of the projects driving the region’s plan to tackle the climate crisis → Read More