Freelance journalist Louise Tickle specialises in writing on education and social affairs. She has recently completed a year as “journalist at large” for the charity Local Trust, and her features, long-reads and opinion pieces are published in a wide variety of national news outlets. She is a regular Guardian contributor, a columnist for Family Law Journal, runs media training courses, and is frequently invited to chair and speak at public events and debates.
The bigger picture
A million pounds can go a long way but sometimes it can be hard to know where to turn. Louise Tickle goes to Cumbria. Two women stand in the middle of