Sunday 27 December 2020

Missing Richard Dyson

A woman from Barnsley is asking for help finding her dad who disappeared in November last year in Hoyland. Bethany Dainty should be celebrating her dad Richard Dyson's birthday with him today but she's not seen him for more than a year. Police believe someone in the Hoyland area knows where Richard's gone.

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Wednesday 23 December 2020

Barnsley Christmas presents

I filmed a really uplifting story in Barnsley where people have donated more than three thousand toys for children who otherwise would go without presents on Christmas day. Fifteen businesses have been collecting the gifts, which are then gathered by a team of volunteers. It featured on our Christmas special programme of Look North.

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Sunday 20 December 2020

Hospitality in Tier 3

I did the top story this week about the impact of Tier 3 restrictions on the hospitality sector. Restaurants, pubs and hotels have been among the hardest hit by covid. We filmed in South Yorkshire and in the Peak District before doing a quick edit and then a short live 'top and tail'. It was a busy and intense day but it felt important to air the views of business owners who're really struggling at the moment.

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Sunday 13 December 2020

80 year old Postman

I had a very enjoyable day filming a story in the Peak District with Mick Gibson, Royal Mail's oldest postman. He's still working full-time and has no plans to retire. The residents love him. My story was for BBC Look North but it was also used on BBC Breakfast...

...and on BBC Radio 5 Live...

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I was chuffed to see a story that I'd filmed and edited on my own used on the national news. It took a lot of planning as I contacted the school and several residents in Baslow so I had plenty to film on the day I was with Mick.