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Abbianca Makoni

Abbianca Makoni is a news reporter for the Evening standard. She specialises in writing about community affairs, gangs and social mobility and was nominated for a Baton award in 2018 for her work on how period poverty affects homeless children in Zimbabwe.

UK

‘Little cherub’: Paloma Faith confirms arrival of second daughter

The singer said she was in ‘so much pain’ but that the little girl ‘couldn’t be more loved if she tried’

Stop the Illegal Wildlife Trade

Experts fear stockpiling of wildlife may increase during pandemic

Former chief of enforcement, John M. Sellar OBE, and Freeland’s founder Steve Galster speak to Abbianca on the issue of stockpiling and the solutions to combat the trade

UK

Dog who provided virtual therapy awarded animal equivalent of OBE

Max’s owner Kerry Irving, 46, credits the dog with giving him a “reason to live” after a road traffic accident left him unable to walk and with severe depression.

World

‘Peasants’: MAFS Australia star Dan Webb lashes out at UK viewers

Webb faced backlash from British fans after they watched him cheating on his wife, Tamara Joy, with Jessika Powers