THE TEXT MESSAGE THAT SAVED A LIFE

When a bullet passes through flesh it maintains the majority of its kinetic energy, but when it hits bone the energy is displaced – the bone explodes and fragments become secondary missiles shooting up into the soft tissue.

This is what happened to 16-year-old Jean.

Amazing story and amazing interview for Reader’s Digest. Click on the image to open up a PDF.

The Face Behind the Voice

The way they speak is known to millions, but hardly anybody knows what they look like. Until now…

This was a fun one to write. Click on the image to open up a PDF.

A tale of two halves

In 2006, a Reader’s Digest writer found a story of hope in West London. Three years on he explains how he’s become part of it.

A story in which I interview myself – sweet. Click on the image to open up a PDF.

Ten of the taxman’s sneakiest tactics

If the taxman decides to investigate you, get ready for a nightmare. Nick Morgan offers some handy hints

From The Sunday Times. I wanted to call it: “Ten of the Taxman’s Dirtiest Tricks” but it didn’t fly. Nevertheless a great investigative piece. Click on the image to open up a PDF.

THE GREAT EYE TEST SCANDAL

Undercover for Reader’s Digest, I made a chilling discovery about the people who are supposed to look after our eyes.

This is an investigative piece which went on to win a national prize for best feature in a national journalism award. This was hard work, but it paid off. Click on the image to open up a PDF.

Someone to watch over me

What does a child do when she realises her parents are never coming back?

A harrowing story in the Reader’s Digest. Click on the image to open up a PDF.

AWAL

How one disillusioned soldier made her escape from the Jesus Army.

The Jesus Army is now dead and gone. They were enslaving and brainwashing the most vulnerable of our children. The organisation was notoriously litigious but – despite this – Guardian Women agreed to run my feature.
This was back in 1995 and was one of the first pieces to take on the Army – many more followed. My thanks to Melissa for telling me her story and also to The Guardian for having the guts to publish.

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I feel my job is almost like becoming a monk or a nun – it’s a calling

One of the greatest moments in my life was hanging out with Felicity in her on-set caravan. I’m going to go out on a limb and say Rogue One is the best Star Wars film.

Published as the cover feature in Psychologies Magazine. Click on the image to open up a PDF.