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Intensive care: life with a seriously ill baby


Guardian Weekend magazine,
18 January 2014

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Finn Jones' open heart surgery at Evelina London Children's hospital. © Colin McPherson

For babies born ill or early, the first few weeks in intensive care can be gruelling. How do they - and their parents - get through it?

Louise Tickle and photographer Colin McPherson follow one baby born with a serious heart defect. Read more...

Domestic violence: why did my sister have to die?


Guardian Weekend magazine,
5 April 2014

Jeannette Chambers, whose sister and niece were killed in a domestic homicide. © Lydia Goldblatt

After years of abuse, Jeannette Chambers' sister Christine tried to leave her partner. One night he let himself into her house, murdering her and their two-year-old daughter. Christine had called for help dozens of times: why didn't the police do more to protect them?

Louise Tickle looks at how risk is identified in cases of domestic abuse - and why a child living in an abusive household may be in even greater danger than the 'obvious' victim, their parent. Read more...

Louise Tickle is a specialist education and social affairs journalist. Her experience also takes in ethical business, the environment, international development and travel. She writes across a range of national publications, but you’ll mostly see her work in The Guardian, where she also covers for editors of the various online Networks. Louise lives just north of Bristol with her partner and two sons.

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