Reports by Bethany Purrington

Zombie Knives Banned While Labour Party Fights over Conditions of Leadership Election

UK, 25 Jul - 21 Aug 2016

++ Government bans Zombie knives, collector’s items often used as assault weapons ++ Governing body of Labour party wins court appeal to set leadership election conditions. by Alex Braley, Bethany Purrington
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Unlimited Shame or Glorious Victory – Britain Divided Over Brexit

23 Jun 2016

Brexit – The Results ++ UK Politics in Turmoil ++ What’s Next? – A commentary. by Alex Braley, Bethany Purrington, Robin Dyck
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Khan, Boris – New Mayor of London Takes Office, Old One Advocates BREXIT

UK, 01 May - 28 May 2016

London Has a New Mayor: Sadiq Khan Is Triumphant ++ Boris Johnson compares EU to Nazi super state as BREXIT debate heats up. by Bethany Purrington, Robin Dyck
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Sugary Products and David Cameron With Tax Issues

UK, 03 Apr - 30 Apr 2016

Government to impose tax on sugary drinks ++ Cameron and Panama Papers: Better late than never. by Bethany Purrington, Robin Dyck
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Battling for Britain – David Cameron Announces EU Referendum Date

UK, 22 Jan - 20 Feb 2016

"Brexit"- Referendum set for July 23 ++ New hope for prisoners: Supreme Court rules on joint enterprise law ++ Google agrees to pay £130m back-payment in taxes. by Alex Braley, Bethany Purrington
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Floods and Strikes hit the UK while Labour party boss Corbyn reshuffles shadow cabinet

UK, 24 Dec - 21 Jan 2016

Flooding provokes debate on North/South divide ++ Government quarrel with junior doctors over work conditions ++ The Corbyn reshuffle: A show of strength or a night of blunt knives? by Bethany Purrington, Robin Dyck
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A Very British Christmas: Tradition vs. Money Makers

24 Dec 2015

Ever wondered what it’s like to celebrate the best time of the year in the UK? With #ChristmasPudding on #Boxingday? Then read Bethany Purrington's compelling special report on traditionalism and commercialism in X-Mas in the UK. by Bethany Purrington
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Possible Ban of Donald Trump, Fracking and Airstrikes against IS split the Britons

UK, 21 Nov - 25 Dec 2015

Will US presidential contender Donald Trump be banned from UK? ++ Fracking debate reveals further fragmentations within the UK ++ Royal Air Force joins anti-IS coalition in Syria. by Alex Braley, Bethany Purrington, Robin Dyck
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Jobs, Privacy and The Working Poor Keep UK Politicians Busy

UK, 21 Oct - 20 Nov 2015

"Save Our Steel” rally calls for action ++ Freedom vs. Security: “Snoopers Charter” under scrutiny ++ Lords show unusual sign of strength. by Alex Braley, Bethany Purrington, Robin Dyck
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Uber App Now Legally Classed as a ‘Taximeter’

UK, 24 Sep - 20 Oct 2015

Uber app ruled legal in the UK by the high court ++ Merit vs. Equality? Grammar school sparks debate. by Alex Braley, Bethany Purrington
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House of Commons rejects Assisted Dying Bill, A New Leader for Labour

UK, 21 Aug - 23 Sep 2015

House of commons says ‘no’ to assisted dying ++ Jeremy Corbyn elected as Labour party leader. by Bethany Purrington, Callum Pierce
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Brits Concerned with Calais Refugee Crisis and Sudden Charity Shutdown

UK, 24 Jul - 20 Aug 2015

Calais Refugee Crisis: Government Under Fire While Immigrants Keep Coming ++ Sudden Charity Shut-down: Kids Company closes its doors. by Bethany Purrington, Robin Dyck
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10 Years after Tube Attack – Commemorations & New Counter-Extremism Strategy

UK, 06 Jul - 23 Jul 2015

7/7: 10 Years On ++ Government Presents New Counter-Extremism Strategy ++ Controversial Cuts and a National Living Wage – The first Tory budget since 1996. by Bethany Purrington, Robin Dyck
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Thousands March Against Austerity & Bemoan the Death of a Legend

UK, 01 Jun - 30 Jun 2015

Thousands march peacefully against government austerity plans ++ The Loss of a Legend: Sir Christopher Lee dies. by Bethany Purrington, Robin Dyck
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Brits Celebrate Royal Baby and Victory in Europe Day

UK, 01 May - 28 May 2015

Prince Charles on royal birth: “I was really hoping for a girl” ++ Britain remembers Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) ++ Queen’s Speech brings sweeping legislation. by Bethany Purrington, Callum Pierce
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Tobacco Lobby vs. Parliament: Packaging to Become Plain in UK by 2016

UK, 06 Mar - 02 Apr 2015

Tobacco Lobby vs. Parliament: Packaging to become plain by 2016 ++ Osborne’s Budget Announced – Will It Alter the upcoming Election? ++ Prime Minister Cameron Will Not Serve Third Term as PM ++ Author Sir Terry Pratchett dies aged 66. by Bethany Purrington, Callum Pierce, Robin Dyck
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Legislative Milestone: UK First Country to Allow ‘Three-Person IVF’

UK, 06 Feb - 05 Mar 2015

‘Three-Person IVF’ Gets Go Ahead ++ Brits and Baftas: Celebrating the Best of British ++ Six Nations Rugby Championship: Ireland ends England`s winning streak as Scotland struggles ++ Outspoken Prince speaks out on radicalisation of youth. by Bethany Purrington, Callum Pierce, Robin Dyck
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Bethany Purrington



Bethany is about to complete her BA in French and German at the University of Exeter, England. During her degree course she spent a year studying in Tübingen, Germany and is looking forward to working as a translation intern in Hamburg after graduation. Bethany believes that sharing information is the key to changing peoples' perspectives on both political and social issues


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