Shams Al-Shakarchi

Writer + Editor

United Kingdom

Journalist and editor with ten years' experience in news and feature writing, spanning UK regional news, Middle East affairs and corporate communications.

Upfront (TfL)
Women keeping London moving

The March 2020 issue of Upfront for Transport for London colleagues, marking International Women's Day

On The Move (TfL)

The work doesn’t stop when the trains do. otm joined colleagues at Morden to see how crucial night-time planning and maintenance ensures a smooth-running morning service

Upfront (TfL)
The future is green

The September 2019 issue of Upfront for Transport for London colleagues, focusing on the climate emergency

The New Arab
Everyday Iraq: Photographers capture life beyond bombs

'People want to have a happy life, no matter where and when, and that's also the case in Iraq,' said photographer Ahmad Mousa. With bad news breaking in the country almost every day, it would be reasonable to assume Iraq was always a war zone.

Spotlight (Network Rail)
Cross section of culture

The March 2020 issue for Spotlight, in which I met retailers under the railway arches at Bristol Temple Meads

The New Arab
Blog: Let this be the last plea for Aleppo

"We have tried death by chemical weapons, by barrel bombs, by mortar shells. We have tried death by drowning in the Mediterranean, by freezing in refugee camps. There is no death that the Syrian people have left to try." For Stephen O'Brien, the UN's top humanitarian official, it seems he has tried every form of words possible.

Kent and Sussex Courier
London Olympics 2012

Olympic Torch arrives in Tonbridge after intervention by Olympian