Denise Robertson

Denise Robertson

Denise Robertson MBE is a British writer and television broadcaster. Denise has been a Journal columnist for many years

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Dave Lee Travis at London's Southwark Crown Court

Denise Robertson: Government's cuts to legal aid are putting victims of abuse at risk

Statistics show that victims of domestic abuse need legal aid in order to bring about justice. Denise Robertson looks at the impact Government cuts are having

Jimmy Savile with a young boy at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary

Denise Robertson: Savile targeted the vulnerable and the system failed them

A report on Jimmy Savile’s crimes makes shocking reading to say the least as Denise Roberston explains

A prison guard

Denise Robertson: Who are we to believe on the state of Britain's prisons?

The Minister for Prisons says one thing, the Chief Inspector of Prisons says another, but who should the public believe?

Children playing a piano

Denise Robertson: Are we listening to the sound of music excellence declining?

A meeting with the parents of an autistic child has highlighted the problems those with learning disabilities face

A shopper with carrier bags

Denise Robertson: How can a bag for life vastly increase our chances of death?

As the Government look to introduce a charge for carrier bags, Denise Robertson ponders the health implications

Royal Marine Commandos moving off the Normandy Beaches during the advance inland from

Denise Robertson: Moved by memories of our dwindling number of D-Day war veterans

The 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings will be especially poignant believes Journal columnist Denise Robertson

Home Secretary Theresa May

Denise Robertson: Turn fire on those who make mistakes, not who points

Theresa May’s address to the Police Federation did not go down well with PC Ken Davies from Cheshire Police Federation

U.S. President Barack Obama

Denise Robertson: Obama's failure to make change is disappointing

If you're a columnist for any length of time there will come a moment when you have to eat your words. In 2009 I wrote that there was a new President in the White House and his name was HOPE

Almost a million adults and children received emergency supplies from food banks in the past year

Denise Robertson: Polarisation of opinion on food banks is now farcical

A war is waging on social media between those who see food bank users as victims of a cruel government and those who are equally convinced that every food bank client is a beer-swilling, fag-smoking scrounger

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg

Denise Robertson: Clegg's three garden cities will do nothing to solve housing crisis

Nick Clegg's idea to combat the chronic housing shortage will do nothing to help the North East believes Denise Robertson

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