Author: Louise Houghton

Louise is a freelance editor and trainer who lives near Wakefield. Originally from the London area she has lived in Yorkshire for most of her life. Before becoming an editor Louise was a police officer for 15 years. Her areas of interest include politics, the environment, safeguarding and policing. She is editor-in-chief at Yorkshire Bylines and coordinates the Bylines network for March for Change.

Cheers lads! UK duo design app to rescue the British pint

Louise Houghton

Pub-loving entrepreneurs Tim Joyce and Justin Smith have launched a new app called Play It Safe, to help businesses keep their customers safe as they open up after lockdown. The app can be used by any business looking to quickly and simply trace visitors – pubs, restaurants, campsites, shops, museums, galleries, and many more. But […]

The legend that is Van-Tam

Louise Houghton

The daily coronavirus briefing has morphed into a propaganda show, with the government now using every opportunity to trail a good news story to distract us from the reality of their incompetence. Saturday night’s show was no exception and the culture secretary Oliver Dowden warmed our hearts by announcing that a third of all remaining […]

Easter Bunny visits Wakefield foodbank

Louise Houghton

“Individually we are one drop, together we are an ocean!” Ryunosuke Satoro (Japanese poet) What a strange Easter weekend we’ve all had. With everything that’s happening in the world today, it would be all too easy to focus on the constant stream of tragic stories, negativity and division. We could spend each day reporting our […]