Sep 10, 2015
Having been more than thrilled with her mother-of-two status, Sam Wonfor recently enjoyed 36 hours spent getting excited for baby number three.
Jun 15, 2015
As new research reveals women over 50 are at higher risk of late diagnosis with cervical cancer through lack of knowledge and an associated decrease in regular smears, Sam Wonfor talks to a woman who wishes she could turn back the clock.
Jul 20, 2015
Last year an HMIC investigation found there were “unacceptable failings” in the way police are responding to domestic violence. Sam Wonfor talks to a young woman who found the courage to leave and report her abuser, only to be failed by the system.
Jun 17, 2015
As the campaign to raise awareness of cervical screening continues, Sam Wonfor talks to a young woman whose first smear saved her life.
May 20, 2015
Periods are shite at the best of times. Imagine dealing with them on the street, where hot water bottles, painkillers and basic sanitary protection are elusive. Sam Wonfor talks to one of the founders of a campaign hoping to change at least the latter.
Apr 24, 2015
Two years ago, Irene Davies was devastated to learn she had Parkinson’s. As a week devoted to raising awareness of the condition comes to an end, the 71-year-old talks to Sam Wonfor about coming to terms with her diagnosis and a newfound appreciation for walking poles.
Mar 31, 2015
As World Autism Awareness Day approaches on 2 April, Sam Wonfor talks to the rather fantastic Robyn Steward, who has made it her business to speak up for people on the spectrum and help those who aren’t to understand them better – for everyone’s benefit.
Nov 28, 2014
With the Christmas shopping frenzy about to go into overdrive, Sam Wonfor asks what, if anything, is behind our kids’ choice of toys.
Dec 13, 2014
The Standard Issue team were delighted to welcome comedian Sarah Millican to the live blog fold at the weekend as we chronicled the climactic X Factor goings on at Wembley. Feel free to relive the drama (she ran out of crisps) and joy (she found some more) of the final here.