Lee Williams

Lee Williams is a freelance journalist and writer. Catch him on Twitter @leeroy112 and at www.leewilliamsjournalism.com/

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Innovations sans frontières: a waterproof Android device is tested at the Magburaka treatment centre in Sierra Leone

Life hacks: The innovations of volunteers and medical workers are helping Medécins Sans Frontières save people around the world

Technology in crisis situations needs to be tough, simple to use and - in Medécins Sans Frontières' case - disinfected in chlorine
Prime Minister David Cameron and wife Samantha arrive at his Tory headquarters in central London after the General Election put his Conservative Party on the brink of securing an absolute majority in the House of Commons

Scrap the Human Rights Act and keep TTIP: Here's what you voted for and will get with a Tory government, Britain

Without the steadying hand of the Lib Dems, inequality will increase

Question time: Russell Brand interviewing Ed Miliband on his YouTube show

Russell Brand's Labour endorsement is a stunning piece of hypocrisy

I like Brand and I agree with a lot of what he campaigns for. But an endorsement of tactical voting is to sanction the rot, not to fix it

Iain Duncan Smith and David Cameron talk to a Sainsbury's worker to try and figure out how buying groceries works

The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know

If a prison decided to implement a policy of punishing its inmates by cutting their food supply, it would be universally condemned as a human rights abuse

Cross words: Pia Mancini, the executive director of DemocracyOS

'Hactivists' are trying to reboot democracy from the bottom up with interactive voting apps

Activists and developers around the world are building software that could revolutionise the way we go to the polls. Lee Williams meets them

Budget 2015: Our political leaders just spent 35 seconds on the issue that could wipe us all out within 100 years

Although it's not surprising: our "greenest government ever" has already spent 300 times more on fossil fuels than renewables

The right formula? St Aldhelm’s Academy has been taken over by Ambitions Academy Trust, which is hoping to improve it

Team is parachuted in to raise morale and marks at St Aldhelm's Academy in Poole

Three years ago St Aldhelm's Academy had the worst GCSE results in the UK and was temporarily closed after a damning Ofsted report called it 'dysfunctional and unsafe'
One lot at the Tory fundraiser included a five-night break in Santorini via private jet

Private jets, luxury castles and a £210,000 statue of Margaret Thatcher: Welcome to the Tory version of austerity Britain

The Conservatives didn't want us to know the details surrounding their latest fundraising auction, I wonder why...

If I were Prime Minister: Banks would no longer be able to create their own money out of thin air

Our series in the run-up to the General Election – 100 days, 100 contributors, but no politicians – continues with the writer and activist

What's in a baby name? The cyclical trends and spread of unusual names

One of the things that feeds the fashion cycle of names is celebrity and the media, but naming a baby after a place or foodstuff is actually nothing new

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Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor
The ZX Spectrum has been crowd-funded back into play - with some 21st-century tweaks

The ZX Spectrum is back

The ZX Spectrum was the original - and for some players, still the best. David Crookes meets the fans who've kept the games' flames lit
Grace of Monaco film panned: even the screenwriter pours scorn on biopic starring Nicole Kidman

Even the screenwriter pours scorn on Grace of Monaco biopic

The critics had a field day after last year's premiere, but the savaging goes on
Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people used to believe about periods

Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people once had about periods

If one was missed, vomiting blood was seen as a viable alternative
The best work perks: From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)

The quirks of work perks

From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)
Is bridge the latest twee pastime to get hip?

Is bridge becoming hip?

The number of young players has trebled in the past year. Gillian Orr discovers if this old game has new tricks
Long author-lists on research papers are threatening the academic work system

The rise of 'hyperauthorship'

Now that academic papers are written by thousands (yes, thousands) of contributors, it's getting hard to tell workers from shirkers
The rise of Lego Clubs: How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships

The rise of Lego Clubs

How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships
5 best running glasses

On your marks: 5 best running glasses

Whether you’re pounding pavements, parks or hill passes, keep your eyes protected in all weathers
Joe Root: 'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

Joe Root says the England dressing room is a happy place again – and Stokes is the catalyst
Raif Badawi: Wife pleads for fresh EU help as Saudi blogger's health worsens

Please save my husband

As the health of blogger Raif Badawi worsens in prison, his wife urges EU governments to put pressure on the Saudi Arabian royal family to allow her husband to join his family in Canada