Saturday 28 May 2016

Football Family

I've filmed a really enjoyable story with a couple who're both going to Wembley this weekend for the play-offs but have different loyalties. Mike and Fiona Hall have been married for 18 years. He proposed to Fiona, who's a passionate Barnsley fan, on the pitch at Oakwell but Mike is massive Sheffield Wednesday fan! I visited them as they got ready to head to London...

Putting together a self-authored report - where the people in the story tell their own story without using a reporter's voice-over - is always challenging. You need to plan it carefully, making sure the interviewees introduce each part of the story so that there's a beginning, middle and end that fits. I really like to make self-authored packages wherever possible as we reporters are not the story, they are!

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Tuesday 24 May 2016

Mental Health Services

I've been in York to report on a protest against what campaigners say is a worrying shortage of mental health services...

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Friday 20 May 2016


Hundreds of people from Sikh communities across Yorkshire have been in Doncaster to celebrate Vaisakhi. The festival is considered the most important date in the religion's calendar...

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Sunday 15 May 2016

HIllsborough Rescuer

This week I covered the moving story of the Hillsborough survivor who's looking for the man who helped save his life. Joe Smith posted an appeal on Facebook after seeing footage of himself on the man's shoulders as he watched a BBC documentary about the Hillsborough disaster this week...

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Saturday 7 May 2016

Tour de Yorkshire

I've been in Settle, Doncaster and Scarborough covering the three days of the Tour de Yorkshire. I interviewed the winners Thomas Voeckler and Kirsten Wild for BBC Sport and did a lot of mobile journalism. Here's a video I shot on my iPhone taking you behind the scenes in the media area at the Tour:

And this is a report I made with my cameraman colleague Ben on the sportive amateur ride in Scarborough:

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Sunday 1 May 2016

Hillsborough: David Duckenfield

I've been working over the last couple of months on the harrowing story of the Hillsborough inquests which concluded this week.  Jurors found the then match commander, Chief Superintendent David Duckenfield, was "responsible for manslaughter by gross negligence" due to a breach of his duty of care. I helped produce our special programme live from Hillsborough and reported on David Duckenfield...

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