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Hi ,

Last week, Boris Johnson was found to have intentionally misled parliament by an official committee.

The former prime minister took the findings well, issuing a scorched earth statement and signing a ministerial code-breaking deal with the Daily Mail to be its new columnist.

Ministers and fact checkers braced themselves for his first column. Would it be a bitter excoriation of the leadership of the party? Would he reveal high-profile 'partygate' allegations about his enemies?

No. Instead his first piece had this headline: "The wonder drug I hoped would stop my 11.30pm fridge raids for cheddar and chorizo didn’t work for me."

Sounds like it'll be a must-read.
Story of the week
An in-depth look at a Ferret investigation
In a leafy Nairobi suburb, the roaring traffic and human bustle of the city’s highways has receded into the distance. All that breaks the soft silence is the insistent ringing of the phone inside an office decorated with posters promoting sexual and reproductive rights. One poster explores consent: “is she shy, or too afraid to say stop?” Another exhorts the reader to “be true to you”, while one simply states “joy”.

Picking up that phone are the team behind Aunty Jane, a hotline which provides support for anyone with questions about their sexual and reproductive health, including how to access safe and legal abortion care.
What did we dig up this week?
A round up of our investigations in the last seven days
Greek island of Poros threatened by industrial fish farming, say locals
Residents of the Greek island have expressed fears over a plan to expand industrial fish farming, which threatens to occupy a quarter of the island.
Orkney seal killing may have broken the law
The seal was shot in the face last October at Wyre Marine Farm, Scapa Flow, which is run by Scottish Sea Farms (SSF), a company which farms salmon.
Former Mark Fortune tenants urged to pursue deposits after tribunal ruling
A former Mark Fortune tenant who is due to have her deposit returned to her after winning a housing tribunal has urged others to follow suit.
It's Criminal
A storytelling project by The Ferret

Come and join us for a journey into the world of crime and the media.

Who chooses the headlines? Who chooses the stories? Is there a tsunami of crime or does the news make things feel worse than they really are? Who gets named and shamed in the press and what does this mean for them? Who gets stereotyped as thugs and thieves? And who is rich, powerful or hidden enough to escape justice and the news pages?

It's Criminal is a collaboration between The Ferret, Greater Govanhill Magazine and Contemporary Narratives Lab, with support from City University of London.

Our theatre show takes place TODAY at 7.30pm at the Tron theatre in Glasgow.

The last few tickets are free and available here.

Question of the Week
Should Boris Johnson be allowed an honours list?
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Best of the rest
Investigations we've enjoyed from around the world
Global network of sadistic monkey torture exposed
A year-long investigation has uncovered a sadistic global monkey torture ring stretching from Indonesia to the United States. (BBC News)
Guards at Del Monte pineapple farm in Kenya accused of killings
Investigation uncovers villagers’ claims of violence at farm that is single largest exporter of Kenyan produce to the world. (Guardian)
Heists worth billions
Criminal gangs are using sham bank accounts and secret online marketplaces to steal from almost anyone – and little being done to combat it. (The Conversation)
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