Sunday 26 August 2018

Fat Loss Footy

I've been filming in Rotherham, a town that has a big fat problem. Three quarters of people in the area are either overweight or obese - that's the highest level in the whole country. It's hoped football could be part of the solution. Rotherham's Man v Fat league has made a dramatic impact, helping overweight men get into shape.

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Sunday 19 August 2018

Care Home Eviction

I've been in Doncaster this week covering a disturbing story about elderly and frail residents who were given just a few hours notice to move out of their care home. The residents were told the home was unsafe and they would have half a day to find somewhere else to live. Their families say the announcement about Warneford House in Adwick-le-Street came out of blue.

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Tuesday 14 August 2018

Sheffield Castle

I had a really enjoyable afternoon filming at the archaeological dig of Sheffield Castle. Its history is fascinating - Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned there for more than a decade. The challenge for me was to work quickly, to a tight deadline. I had to film the story and edit it within four hours for it to be broadcast on that evening's Look North programme.

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Sunday 5 August 2018


I've been filming an exclusive story at one of the first spice walk-in-clinics in the UK which has opened in Sheffield. The drug leaves users in a comatose zombie like state and have become a familiar sight in the UK's towns and cities. I came across the story when I was filming a different story recently about the rise of begging in the city. I was alarmed by the number of people I saw high on spice.

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