Drink Spiking: A Normalised Crime?

The overwhelming majority of spiking incidents in the UK remain unreported, and the ones that do rarely lead to a charge or conviction for the perpetrator. Should police, hospitals, and venues be doing more to combat these crimes and give victims the confidence to speak out?

Sidelined by

Reports of sexist behaviour and misogyny went up by 400% last season, as women across all aspects of football are sidelined by sexism. From safety issues to social media abuse, at grassroots level to professional, we look at the challenges still standing in the way of gender parity in the game.

Autism Diagnosis: An Uneven Playing Field?

With waiting times for autism at an all time high, we investigate how autism diagnosis is affected by inequality, including regional, socioeconomic, and gender differences, as well as how social attitudes either encourage or discourage people to get a diagnosis. 

The International Student Crisis

As the Home Office ramps up restrictions on student and graduate visas, international student applications have nosedived, and universities are on the brink of financial collapse. We take you inside a crisis that threatens to ruin lives, destroy national reputations, and bankrupt cities.

Breaking the Sound Barrier

As part of National Deaf Awareness Week, Sheffield Wire has spoken to young people with hearing impairments and to professionals about the support and accessibility they have experienced as well as the changes that need to be made to improve services.

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A Duty of Care

With an estimated 100 students dying by suicide each year, Parliament will soon debate a proposed statutory ‘duty of care’ for those struggling with mental health issues at UK universities. What could it look like, who could it help, and why is it urgently needed?

Disability versus Accessibility

Disabled people in Sheffield claim the city acts as a barrier for them to safely get around. We investigate the problems that they face across the city.

A Game of Two Halves

While investment and coverage of the WSL is growing, young aspiring female footballers are being left behind. We look at the troublesome situation the women’s game faces outside the sheen of its top layer.

Strokes in Young People

Young stroke survivors from across the UK have been speaking out about misdiagnosis with migraines, uncommon symptoms and delayed treatment. Now they are calling for a change in the way strokes are diagnosed and for greater awareness of symptoms in young people.