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Cotton Capital: how slavery made Manchester the world’s first industrial city
A visual exploration of historical Manchester’s rapid growth into a ‘shock city’ – and how slavery was key to the emergence of Cottonopolis

Words: Matthew Stallard Visuals: David Blood and Lydia McMullan

03, Apr, 2023 @2:00 PM

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The slave trade and the deep south: accounting for the Cotton capital’s human cost
A visual exploration of how the growth of Manchester as an industrial city had a colossal human cost, the scale of which is difficult to comprehend

Words: Matthew Stallard Aamna Mohdin Visuals: David Blood Lydia McMullan

30, Mar, 2023 @2:06 PM

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From the archive: how the Guardian covered slavery
The paper supported abolition – but backed payment for enslavers, and criticised more radical campaigners. In the US civil war, the editors refused to support the north

Research:Sami Pinarbasi Richard Nelsson Visuals: David Blood Words: Jonathan Shainin

29, Mar, 2023 @3:02 PM

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Alarm over sharp rise in Airbnb listings in coastal areas of England and Wales
Housing campaigners say growth in holiday lets will turn seaside towns into ‘theme parks for the wealthy’

David Blood and Pamela Duncan

18, Oct, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Why are some areas of the UK in drought? A visual guide
Despite the arrival of heavy rain, nine UK regions remain drought zones. But what is a drought and why is it happening?

Theresa Malone, Ashley Kirk, David Blood, Lucy Swan and Antonio Voce

19, Aug, 2022 @7:59 AM

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‘I wanted my children to grow up here’: how Airbnb is ruining local communities in north Wales
Families in Gwynedd county are being evicted as swathes of property are converted to short-term rentals for the tourism industry – and the situation being played out across the country. Can anything be done to help?

Sirin Kale with data by David Blood

10, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Europe’s record summer of heat and fires – visualised
Records are being broken in Europe for temperatures and burned land. These graphics show the scale of the crisis

Ashley Kirk, David Blood and Pablo Gutiérrez

26, Jul, 2022 @8:51 AM

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Mariupol cemetery images show 1,400 graves dug since mid-May, says report
No fighting in Ukrainian city since Russian capture in late May, but dead people may be being found under buildings, say researchers

Pjotr Sauer and David Blood

15, Jul, 2022 @7:58 AM

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Ukraine forces ‘recapture 20% of territory lost in Sievierodonetsk’ – as it happened
Ukrainian forces say they have pushed back Russians in the city

Maya Yang (now); Léonie Chao-Fong,Martin Belam and Samantha Lock (earlier)

03, Jun, 2022 @11:38 PM

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UK takes in fewer Ukrainians per capita than most of Europe
Figure of 10 Ukrainian refugees per 10,000 population is lowest but one out of 28 European countries

David Blood

03, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Jets linked to Russian oligarchs appear to have kept flying despite sanctions
Exclusive: Guardian data investigation finds flurry of movement after invasion of Ukraine, with many flights to UAE

Pamela Duncan, David Blood, Niamh McIntyre, Rob Davies and Karina Shedrofsky

31, Mar, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Superyachts tracked: Abramovich’s boat heads east after sanctions
Solaris is tracked off coast of Sicily, joining hurried sailings of Russian yachts to avoid seizure

Rupert Neate, Niamh McIntyre, David Blood and Gwyn Topham

10, Mar, 2022 @1:57 PM

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