Pete Wise

Freelance journalist

Location icon United Kingdom

I write about people's lives, businesses, charities, technology, travel, products and just about anything else that takes my interest. In my eyes there's no subject too humble or too grand, too serious or too silly.

My readership to date has stretched well into the millions, thanks entirely to the support of great clients like The Guardian, Evening Standard, Independent, Sunday Times and Daily Mirror. Drop me a line if you'd like to add your readers to the tally.

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the Guardian
How an ancient well is bringing northern Namibia water - until funds dry up

When water first flowed from the new community pump in Eenhana this spring, some locals were slow to celebrate. Groundwater has a tainted reputation in this fast-developing, northern Namibian town. Many people in the area still rely on hand-dug wells that double up as watering holes for cattle.


The Skinny
Sharks and love from Havana's Malecón - The Skinny

The Malecón is an eight-kilometre promenade and seawall, built in stages between 1901 and 1952 with the express purpose of protecting central Havana from the sea. Quite apart from being a worthy feat of civil engineering, the Malecón is famous for the unique role it has come to play at the heart of Havana's social life.

Gotta Keep Movin'
Red, Rugged & Raw

Travel feature on the island of Madeira, covering levada walking, lizards, laranjada and more.

The Food Assembly
The pig farmers who are doing it right

Did you know that 97% of pigs reared in the UK are not in open air? And that 54% of UK pork is imported from EU pig factories? Our writer Pete Wise visits Porcus Farm, run by a couple who left London to do things differently - putting ethical food on British plates, the local way.


On the radar: Manchester

The latest in a series profiling three companies at different stages of business life, looking at the influence the city in which they are based has had on their business journey so far. This month, we explore Manchester.

European CEO
The language of power: communication tips from CEOs

Never underestimate the importance of communication. Whether in business negotiations, in boardroom discussions, or in representing a brand to press and public, a CEO will be continually defined by words, which have to be chosen carefully. As it happens, many CEOs think deeply about this subject.


Evening Standard
Best mattresses in the UK 2018

These are bamboozling times for mattress shoppers. From pocket-sprung to memory foam, heritage handmade to Silicon Valley, there's a dizzying array of quality mattresses to choose from. We've tried out the best to set you on the right path towards a better night's sleep.

Evening Standard
Best pod coffee machines

What's not to love about pod coffee machines? Efficient, easy-to-clean, and above all, offering better-tasting coffee than you're likely to get with most other home brewing methods these clever contraptions have earned their place in roughly 30% of British homes and counting.

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