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Stephen Delahunty

Journalist

Location icon United Kingdom

Freelance bylines in Dazed, Byline Times, London Evening Standard, Private Eye, Big Issue North, and Morning Star.

Currently at Haymarket Media. Previously at Maidenhead Advertiser, Slough Express, and Windsor Express.

Committee member and researcher at the Labour Campaign for Human Rights (LCHR).

Portfolio
Evening Standard
11/07/2019
Four injured as Piccadilly Theatre ceiling collapses during show

At least four theatregoers have been injured after a ceiling collapsed at the Piccadilly Theatre in London's West End. Around 1,100 people were evacuated from the building during a performance of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman on Wednesday evening. Witnesses described hearing screams from audience members as more and more of the ceiling fell down in shocking scenes.

Evening Standard
11/08/2019
Student film-makers handcuffed by armed police while making movie

Four student film-makers were pinned to the ground and handcuffed by armed police as they made a "gangster" movie on the streets of London. Elite officers carrying Heckler & Koch semi-automatic rifles descended on the scene amid reports that youths had been seen with a weapon in a residential street off Highbury Fields.

Evening Standard
10/18/2019
Justice for father stabbed to death at gym as killer jailed for life

The family of a new father stabbed to death at a kick-boxing gym said today that justice had been served as his killer was jailed for life. Charles Riddington, 37, and three other men "ambushed" George Barker, 24, at the Double K gym in Bexley on November 14, 2016 - less than a week after the birth of his first child, a baby girl.

Byline Times
09/16/2019
Pro-Trump Entities Weaponising Twitter to Promote a Hard Brexit, New Analysis Shows - Byline Times

Tens of thousands of Twitter bots and/or trolls are pushing the Prime Minister's 'no deal' Brexit message on the social media platform, according to an analysis of his followers. From Russian interference to the unlawfulness of the leave campaigns, research suggests that there could be multiple actors interested in seeing the UK crash out of the EU without a deal.

Evening Standard
10/24/2019
Moment man in boxer shorts dashes outside to tackle hooded car thieves

This is the moment a man in his boxer shorts took on two hooded thieves who broke into his family home to snatch a set of keys before speeding away in his car. CCTV footage appears to show two suspects forcing open the front door, then emerging four minutes later and unlocking the £20,000 VW Golf GT parked on the driveway.

Morning Star
09/05/2019
Fire extinguisher money was spent on Grenfell remembrance lights

THE government spent the cost of one fire extinguisher per flat on Grenfell remembrance lights, the Star can reveal. On the two-year anniversary of the tragedy in June this year, 10 Downing Street and the Houses of Parliament "turned green" in an attempt to show solidarity with the 72 people who lost their lives in the tower block fire.

Dazed
09/16/2019
I went to see Margaret Thatcher's ghost be summoned to solve Brexit

It promised to be a treat for fans of exploitative cults, hard-right politicians, and pseudoscience. A crude looking flyer punctuated by Union Jacks, a mysterious gathering offered to reveal what the deceased former prime minister Margaret Thatcher thinks about Brexit, and where her spirit is now.

Prweek
08/02/2019
Campaign consultancy's propaganda network "did not break Facebook's rules"

Research by the Guardian alleges that dozens of Facebook campaigns were overseen by staff of the business founded by Sir Lynton Crosby on topics including Brexit and Saudi Arabia. Staff worked on online disinformation campaigns that selectively promoted their clients' viewpoints on anonymous Facebook pages, and would use personal email accounts to avoid their work being traced back to CTF or its clients.

Labour Campaign for Human Rights
07/22/2019
LCHR call for the Labour Party to commit to a fully-funded legal aid system

Stephen Delahunty The Labour Campaign for Human Rights (LCHR) is calling on the Labour Party to commit to a fully-funded and reformed legal aid system by adopting the recommendations of the Bach Commission on Access to Justice in full. The report was commissioned by the Fabian Society and has the backing of Lord Falconer, Andy...

Prweek
08/17/2019
Court of Appeal rules London council must stop publishing fortnightly newsletter

The council ignored government advice to stop publishing Hackney Today ( pictured), an eight-year-old publication that has delivered more than 100,000 copies to every home and business in the east London borough. In 2011, the Government brought in a code of recommended practice that advised councils should publish newsletters or newspapers no more than four times a year.

Big Issue North
06/20/2019
Councils forced to sell public spaces

The local government funding crisis has become so dire that northern councils have sold off over £750million worth of public spaces since 2014/15. Nearly 5,000 assets have been lost - including libraries, community centres and housing in an attempt to save money and fund reforms to their services.

Prweek
04/30/2019
Big Tobacco confirm 'earned social media' tactics as ad authorities investigate

PRWeek has been made aware of several communications firms that help plan and organise influencer events and activities for tobacco giants and vaping firms. The Advertising Standards Authority's probe into the use of influencers includes seven posts on social media, including some by singer Lily Allen and House of Holland, and could have wider ramifications for social media platforms to "get their house in order", an ASA spokesperson confirmed.

Big Issue North
11/19/2018
Changing the tech industry's gender imbalance

In the UK females currently make up just 17 per cent of the tech workforce. By 2040 it is estimated that only 1 per cent of the tech sector will be female. In Liverpool, two female-led companies are leading the push to change the industry's gender imbalance.

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