Author: Grace Pritchard

Grace recently graduated Leeds Trinity University with an MA in journalism. As well as Yorkshire Bylines she has written for national and international publications such as Diva Mag and The Daily Optimist. Most recently Grace guest edited on BBC 5 Live as part of Nihal Arthanayake's show and can be found doing the late shift on 5 Live reviewing the morning papers. Grace presents and edits the Yorkshire Bylines Podcast with new episodes each month.

Levelling up Britain: a reality check

Grace Pritchard

Too many people have yet to recover from austerity mark I, and the effects of the pandemic will be felt for a long time to come. With the Bank of England warning that we are about to face the “worst recession for three hundred years”, and with the full impact of Brexit still to hit, the thought of austerity mark II is almost too much to bear.

The myth of meritocracy

Grace Pritchard

I’m working-class and I’d like to stay that way. Looking across a smoky room at my Nanna buffing the dance floor of our local working men’s club, St. Johns Terrace. Sodden beer mats, cheesy eighties music on repeat. This is her third job of the day. This is one of those stand-out memories from my […]

Worrying Covid-19 statistics for Yorkshire and North East

Grace Pritchard

Yorkshire and North East have highest rate of transmission of Covid-19 The total number of Covid-19 deaths in the UK currently stands at nearly 36,000; it is speculated that the real figure, accounting for Covid-19 deaths in care homes, may be much higher. Nick Stripe, the head of the health and analysis and life events […]

Coronavirus and Kawasaki disease

Grace Pritchard

A toddler from West Yorkshire was left in intensive after being diagnosed with Kawasaki disease. This followed her apparent recent recovery from Covid-19, which she contracted five weeks ago. Scarlett Roberts, from Wakefield, was admitted to Pinderfields hospital with a high temperature and nausea and then transferred to an intensive care unit at Leeds Children’s […]

Yorkshire’s Banksy: We Love You NHS

Grace Pritchard

“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. It’s the voice of people who aren’t listened to,” said street artist Banksy in 2001. In his book Banging Your Head Against a Brik Wall Banksy encapsulates what it means to empower people through street art. Now, almost two decades on […]