THINK-PIECE: Shared Values for Birmingham – Social Inclusion Summit, July 2012

Given the events of the past week and the less than positive spotlight that has been thrown on Birmingham, it has made me re-think and re-visit some of the things that I and colleagues have been writing about the city over the past few years (hence the earlier post about the research I did into… Read More THINK-PIECE: Shared Values for Birmingham – Social Inclusion Summit, July 2012

COMMENT: Why Britain Isn’t Belgium – Huffington Post

Short comment piece in the wake of yesterday’s attacks in Brussels. You can read the original piece here. Why Britain Isn’t Belgium I woke to a text message yesterday that ominously read: Brussels. I knew it wasn’t a good sign. Logging onto the internet, news was breaking about a series of explosions at Brussels’ Zavantem… Read More COMMENT: Why Britain Isn’t Belgium – Huffington Post

Comment: University of Birmingham expert on 7/7 bombings – ITV Central News

Here’s a short piece I wrote for ITV Central News (a condensed version of my Huffington Post piece). To read the original, click here. University of Birmingham expert on 7/7 bombings As we approach the 10th anniversary of the 7/7 terror attacks, attention will rightly focus on the sheer horror of the unfolding events and the… Read More Comment: University of Birmingham expert on 7/7 bombings – ITV Central News