Sunday 24 January 2016

Huddersfield A&E

I've been reporting on a campaign against plans that could see the closure of the A&E in Huddersfield. The local NHS says it's no longer sustainable to run two hospitals, with a full range of services. They want to move all emergency care to Halifax...

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Thursday 21 January 2016

Teen Fundraiser

This story is really inspiring, it was a pleasure to film and edit.

It's about a teenager from Chesterfield who was given life-saving treatment for a rare form of leukaemia. Andrew Davies is now aiming to raise the £150 thousand pounds the treatment cost for the Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity.

It's my first 'self-authored' report which is where the person in the story tells their story instead of the reporter. In order to make this work I had to think hard before filming about the interview answers I needed from Andrew so that it could be tied together into a report with a beginning, middle and end. I also had to consider which images I could use to illustrate this story - here I had access to a number of photos of Andrew during and after his treatment and I arranged to film in the Children's Hospital labs and at one of his check-ups with his consultant.

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Sunday 10 January 2016

Yorkshire Floods

I've been to see the devastating effect of the floods in Yorkshire. Central Street Infant and Nursery School in Hebden Bridge has been hit twice in the last two and a half years. This time around, on Boxing Day, the water reached waist height...

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