Saturday 29 July 2017

Swift Cousins

For months I've been trying to arrange doing a story on Yorkshire professional cyclists Ben and Connor Swift who are cousins. With Ben's back from the Tour de France and before Connor headed to France to race I got them together for an interview and a ride in Rotherham. As a huge cycling fan, reporting on stories like this is the next best thing to being a professional cyclist!

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Wednesday 19 July 2017


I've been reporting on Yorkshire divers winning medals at the World Aquatics Championships in Budapest. This is a good example of having to rely on footage from elsewhere to put together a report. I had access to the broadcast of the Championships (which was on the BBC red button) and thankfully BBC Sport had gathered some good interviews with the divers which I also made use of.

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Sunday 9 July 2017

Wimbledon Roof

I've been to a film with Sheffield company SCX Special Projects that's got the job of building a roof for Court Number One at Wimbledon so play can take place whatever the weather.

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Monday 3 July 2017

Roma CSE Drama

I've been to Rotherham to do a story with a group of Roma teenagers in the Eastwood area of the town who've made a film warning their community of the risks of child sexual exploitation. It comes after the Alexis Jay Report on child grooming in Rotherham highlighted increasing concerns about the sexual exploitation of Roma children in the town. The film was made by young Roma people in collaboration with the charities Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance and My Place Rotherham.

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