Ethan J Shone

Freelance Journalist

Location icon United Kingdom

Journalist interested in culture, society, politics, lifestyle and entertainment.

Features, opinions, reviews and interviews: you want 'em, I got 'em.

Currently working freelance and part-time as associate editor at The Overtake

Available for commissions - [email protected]

Labour hold onto three Hull seats but with massively reduced majorities

Labour's Diana Johnson, who was standing for re-election in Hull North. Picture by Les GibbonHull News & Pictures Ltd But the problems which saw Labour lose so many heartland strongholds across the country - Brexit and Corbyn - clearly factored here too, with the winners each seeing their majorities slashed considerably.

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Harsh drug laws cause more harm than good, particularly for young people

"If we went out raving and we were both going to take Es but you scored the E, and I took it willingly and died, the argument is: 'should you be held legally responsible for my death?'" It's a pretty simple question, posed by Chris Brady from The Loop, a drugs-testing and harm reduction service.

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Revealed: The "crumbling state" of England's hospitals

Patient care is suffering in England's hospitals due to collapsing ceilings, broken and burst pipes and sewage leaks, according to NHS records. NHS hospitals in each of England's regions have suffered as a result of estates and infrastructure issues in the past year.

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Where are the UK's patriotic billionaires?

Unlike a large number of Brits, it's not the worry of making ends meet or sending children to school hungry that's stressing out our nation's billionaires. That's not to say life is without its worries when you're minted though. It's the fear of "Corbygeddon" that keeps the mega-rich up at night.

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Rory Stewart: The billionaires' choice

His style of campaigning has tried to portray a kind of grassroots, DIY-brand of insurgent new-Toryism. His willingness to just get out there and chat to "real people" and his undoubted eloquence have endeared him mostly to those outside the electorate of this campaign.

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The day I spent with saboteurs trailing an illegal fox hunt was full of surprises

For six months of the year, parts of Britain's countryside become a battleground on which a war is perpetually waged by two sides with directly opposing views. Fox hunting is arguably the most controversial sport in Britain - in fact, some of the controversy arises from whether there's any "sport" in it at all.

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Is it time to embrace a universal basic income?

A concept sure to set the average baby boomer's brain alight with indignation, universal basic income is the idea that everyone in society should be given enough money to live on, unconditionally. Got a bad job, with few guaranteed hours and low pay?