Monday 27 November 2017


I've been to see a very talented teenager who's been selected for one of the most sought-after positions in British motorsport for young drivers. James Taylor from Rotherham had competed in karting for a number of years but, remarkably, had never actually driven a car before. He pipped sixty five other drivers to the post as the scholar for Yorkshire race car manufacturer Ginetta. My cameraman Lee and I had a lot of fun putting this together...

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Sunday 19 November 2017

Price of Football

This week I've been out filming a story about the cost of watching football. Sheffield Wednesday fans pay the most for adult season tickets of any club in Yorkshire including Premier League Huddersfield Town. The high cost of supporting the Owls is revealed by the BBC's annual Price of Football survey.

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Wednesday 15 November 2017

Bolsterstone Choir

I was really moved by covering this story about a choir which is marking 70 years since an horrific coach crash claimed the lives of nine people as they travelled to a music competition. Bolsterstone Male Voice Choir had high hopes of winning silverware at the event, before tragedy struck in Holmfirth. Current members - including relatives of some of the men who died - returned to the town for an emotional concert. I felt a sense of responsibility to tell this story as well as I possibly could - to do the choir and its history justice.

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Sunday 12 November 2017


Over the last few months I've been working on a story about a Sheffield dessert bar owner who was wrongly convicted of paedophilia and sent to prison for a year and a half. Rassaam Ali says his reputation and livelihood is being damaged by outdated online articles on the South Yorkshire Police website and Facebook page from the time of his conviction which say he was found guilty of a child sex abuse. He says he and his legal team have spent months asking the force to remove the articles. I gave an update on the story live after my report was broadcast...

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Wednesday 8 November 2017

Sanctuary School

I loved filming at the primary school in Sheffield which has 33 different nationalities represented! Oasis Academy Watermead in Shirecliffe has been designated a School of Sanctuary. The feeling I was left with when I finished filming at the school was that the school is an antidote to the divisions in society.

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Saturday 4 November 2017

Fracking Demo

I've been to the North Yorkshire village of Kirby Misperton to report on an anti-fracking demo which was led by trade unions. The Third Energy site there is set to become the first place in the UK to frack for shale gas.

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