Loretta Thomas is a journalist who worked in social care for 25 years, dealing with crime, addiction and young people’s prevention work.

Regular readers will know him as the Gazette’s keenly observant nature columnist – but Will McCallum is also head of oceans campaigns at Greenpeace. In a special edition of NatureWatch, he reports from the Arctic Sunrise in Antarctica, where he’s been on an expedition for the last month.

The former owners of celebrity restaurant Beach Blanket Babylon have come under fire from ex-employees over allegations of unpaid wages, poor staff treatment and age discrimination.

I caught my first sniff of summer on Monday, writes Will McCallum, Newington Green.


If you are an unpaid carer in Hackney over the age of 25, who would like to get back into work, then Working for Carers can provide the practical assistance and support you need.

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