Sam Wonfor

Sam Wonfor

Journalist and mother-of-two who gets lightbulb invention moments while breastfeeding. Well, she had one. Loves dogs and the thought of exercise. Currently receiving treatment for a deep addiction to Malteaster [email protected]


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Pregnant for a day

Having been more than thrilled with her mother-of-two status, Sam Wonfor recently enjoyed 36 hours spent getting excited for baby number three.
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A very good smear campaign

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.
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Domestic abuse: ‘The police need to do more than put up posters’

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.
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Cervical Screening Awareness Week: Cross that smear off your ‘to do’ list

As the campaign to raise awareness of cervical screening continues, Sam Wonfor talks to a young woman whose first smear saved her life.
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The Homeless Period

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.
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Living with Parkinson’s

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.
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Standing up and out for autism

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.
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Toying With Us

With the Christmas shopping frenzy about to go into overdrive, Sam Wonfor asks what, if anything, is behind our kids’ choice of toys.
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X-Factor Final: Live Blog

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.