Sunday, 5 July 2020

Sleep in lockdown

I'm fascinated by sleep and recently learned a huge amount about why it's so important for our health by reading the book 'Why We Sleep' by Matthew Walker. I've found I'm not sleeping as well as I did before lockdown and found some interesting stats. A recent national survey found unease around the current situation affected the sleep of three quarters of us. Alarmingly, 77% of people say lack of sleep is interfering with their ability to function in the day.

My experience and these stats inspired me to film this story on how lockdown has impacted on our sleep and I decided to tell the story through my own experience and with the help of the brilliant sleep coach Emma Ashford.

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Sunday, 28 June 2020

Parkour: Elise Bickley

This if the first non-coronavirus story I've reported on since lockdown and it was a great pleasure to film with parkour star Elise Bickley. She's one of the best female parkour athletes in the world and yet she’s just fifteen years old. I couldn't believe some of the tricks she pulled off while I was filming -  it's like she's got springs in her trainers! To film this story I used my normal JVC camera as well as my iPhone on a gimbal (which keeps the shot steady).

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Sunday, 21 June 2020


I reported on a mural that's been painted of a little known Sheffield woman who was influential in ending the slave trade. Mary Anne Rawson was the founding member of the Sheffield Female Anti-Slavery Society in 1825.

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