Tuesday 28 July 2015

Tour de France 2015

I've really loved reporting on the Tour de France for a second year. The highlight for me was doing an interview for 5 Live and the BBC Sport website with the man who bought Lance Armstrong to ride a Tour charity event. I felt it was important that I pushed Geoff Thomas hard to justify his actions and to his credit I think he argued his points well...

I also had the opportunity to speak to some of the ten British riders who competed in this year's Tour. Steve Cummings executed his race brilliantly to win stage 14. I interviewed him earlier in the Tour in Tarbes...

I spoke to the British twin brothers Simon and Adam Yates on the first day in the Pyrenees...

Alex Dowsett pulled out of the Tour de France as he couldn't recover from an elbow injury. I interviewed him a couple of hours before he abandoned...

Friday 24 July 2015

Internet Jobs

Nowadays being able to use the internet is essential to apply for jobs. So what do you do if you're no good on the computer? According to Age UK, nearly two thirds of over 65 year olds have never used the internet. The Salvation Army in Sheffield has set up a job skills centre after noticing that many people are looking for work who have no idea how to surf the internet.

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Friday 17 July 2015

River Danger

I went to the beautiful city of York recently to cover a story about the worrying trend of people jumping in rivers after they've drunk alcohol in the sunshine. Two men were arrested after jumping into the Ouse, despite being warned by police about the dangers of swimming in rivers. Last year four people drowned in rivers at various spots in the city...

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Thursday 9 July 2015

Ben Swift

I've been to see Rotherham's Team Sky rider Ben Swift who is back training on the bike, two months after crashing out of the Tour de Yorkshire. Swift broke and dislocated his shoulder when he fell during Stage One of the race and is making a good recovery. He seemed happy and relaxed and in good shape to make a come-back at the Tour of Poland in August...

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Saturday 4 July 2015


I've been covering today's English Defence League demo in Sheffield. Hundreds turned out and police were drafted in from eight other forces to manage the protest and a counter-protest. It went off peacefully and there were no arrests...

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Friday 3 July 2015

Tour de France 2014

Covering the Tour de France in Yorkshire and out in the Pyrenees and Paris has to be the highlight of my career so far. This time last year we were on the eve of the Tour arriving here in Yorkshire.
Hope you don't mind indulging me - to reminisce here's 5 minutes of highlights made up of some of my favourite stories on the Tour...

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