Monday 29 June 2015

Domestic Abuse

For the first time a professional male sports fixture has been dedicated to confronting the issue of domestic abuse. Women's Aid launched the Real Man campaign at the Bradford Bulls Championship match against Doncaster. The charity says 1 in 4 women will suffer physical or emotional attacks in the home at some point in their life...

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Monday 22 June 2015

Dog Attacks

I've been out in the Peak District filming a story about sheep being attacked by dogs - farmers are urging walkers to keep their dogs on a lead. But many walkers go to the countryside so they can let their dog run free. The law says that at this time of year dogs have to be kept under control anywhere near livestock and that farmers can even shoot dogs that go for their sheep. But since the beginning of lambing season, farmers have told me they know of around twenty sheep in the moors above the Hope Valley that have been attacked...

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Sunday 7 June 2015

Sheffield Trees

Trees are a big issue in Sheffield. There are more per person than any other city in Europe. The council has got a contractor checking the 36,000 trees that are by the side of the road to see if they're diseased or create an obstruction.

Nowhere has the plans to chop down and replace trees been more controversial than next to Endcliffe Park where more than 2,000 people have signed a petition against the plan. The eleven lime trees on Rustlings Road date back to the Victorian era but, over time, have made the pavement uneven, making them a trip hazard...

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Monday 1 June 2015


I've recently been to Doncaster to film a sad story about the dangers of asbestos. The family of a man who died after being exposed to hazardous material at work are calling on former colleagues to come forward to help them gain compensation. Dale Yarrow died of mesothelioma, a cancer of the lining of the lungs which is caused by exposure to harmful asbestos dust decades earlier...

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