Monday, 26 July 2021
Sunday, 18 July 2021
Sunday, 11 July 2021
Sunday, 4 July 2021
This week I reported live on a new wheelchair rugby league club in Sheffield and also presented the sports news from there. It's the first time I've done the 'sports desk' when it's not been in the studio. Needing to wear a mask and the noisy environment presented made it more of a challenge.
I even had a go at the sport and loved it!
Wheelchair Rugby League is seriously good fun! I loved it. Give it a go for free on Monday nights in Sheffield at @SHUActive with @Eagles_Found. Thanks for having me 👍 #rugbyleague pic.twitter.com/wGgtKv1LWl— Mark Ansell (@MarkAnsell) June 28, 2021
Sunday, 27 June 2021
Sunday, 20 June 2021
Wednesday, 16 June 2021
Sunday, 13 June 2021
I went to Headingley stadium in Leeds as spectators were back there to watch men's cricket for the first time in nearly two years. Around two and a half thousand fans were watching the first day of the County Championship match against Sussex. I did a live 'top and tail' to the report to bring the viewers up to speed with the latest score and set the context for my report. I was losing my voice that day, which you'll probably be able to hear, but thankfully it held out!
Wednesday, 9 June 2021
I reported from Bradford on the launch of a new cricket tournament called The Hundred. The new format of the game will be the shortest; each team bowls a hundred balls to the opponents and whichever team has the most runs wins. The Northern Superchargers men’s and women’s teams will play their matches at Headingley in Leeds.
This was my lunch 'as live' report...
And my report for our main Look North programme...
Sunday, 6 June 2021
Wednesday, 2 June 2021
Sunday, 30 May 2021
Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Monday, 3 May 2021
Sunday, 2 May 2021
Wednesday, 28 April 2021
Sunday, 25 April 2021
Wednesday, 21 April 2021
Sunday, 18 April 2021
Wednesday, 14 April 2021
Sunday, 11 April 2021
Sunday, 4 April 2021
Wednesday, 31 March 2021
Sunday, 28 March 2021
Sunday, 21 March 2021
Sunday, 14 March 2021
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder left the club this week after almost five years in charge. Wilder took them from League One to the Premier League in that time. In their first match since his departure, the Blades were hammered 5-0 away at Leicester City. I filmed and edited an on the day story about Chris Wilder's departure. I have to say from a personal level I'm sad to see him leave. He's always entertaining to interview as you never know exactly what Wilder is going to say! And he watches Look North so he's got that right : )
Sunday, 7 March 2021
Sunday, 28 February 2021
I've been working on a really important story about shaken baby syndrome. GPs, health visitors and midwives in South Yorkshire are now having conversations with new parents about the dangers of shaking their baby. The ICON Programme is in response to concerns that social isolation and increased family pressures during the pandemic may result in more parents losing control and shaking their babies with devastating consequences.
Sunday, 21 February 2021
Outdoor education centres in our region say urgent action is needed to keep them open. They provide activities like canoeing, climbing and caving and have been closed for overnight visits since March last year. Without classes of schoolchildren booking in, there is no income – and the centres say they need financial help now – to make sure they can play a role in young people’s education once schools reopen.
Thursday, 18 February 2021
Sunday, 14 February 2021
Sunday, 7 February 2021
Thursday, 4 February 2021
Sunday, 31 January 2021
There are concerns that professional musicians in our area, who regularly perform abroad, are going to struggle to be able to make a living. It’s because the EU and Britain have not agreed to continue to have visa-free access for musicians to tour in the European Union following Brexit. It means artists have to have multiple visas or work permits if they’re performing in different EU countries which is bureaucratic and expensive.
Wednesday, 27 January 2021
I filmed in terrible weather conditions, in very heavy rain, with a couple who had lost everything in a house fire. Thankfully their community in West Yorkshire is rallying round to help fundraise for them
Edyta Wlodek and partner Llowell Williams' house in Leeds where they live with their five year old daughter was ravaged by fire two weeks ago and they only just made it out in time.
I'm very pleased to say that since the story was on air they've had thousands pound more money donated to their GoFundMe page and have had offers from tradesman of voluntary help.
Sunday, 24 January 2021
It was uplifting to film a positive story about a scheme to help people with mental and physical health problems in South Yorkshire get and stay in work. So far, one thousand five hundred people have been supported by the Working Win pilot project and it's been extended so more people can benefit.
Wednesday, 20 January 2021
I filmed at an an equestrian centre in Bradford and enjoyed learning a lot about what it's like to run a business where you teach people to horse ride. It rained heavily throughout which, along with social distancing because of covid, made filming a particular challenge.
The owners of the equestrian centre say they and their horses are really struggling in lockdown. Lessons are forbidden under government Covid rules which means the horses are not getting enough exercise. Cliff Hollins Riding School in Bradford is also struggling to pay for feed with no money coming in from classes.
Sunday, 17 January 2021
I reported on the heavy snow in Sheffield this week for BBC Look North and 5 Live. For the Look North lunch bulletin I walked to our local park to film a short report on my phone. I also filmed some footage of children enjoying sledging on their daily exercise.
Some of the audio I filmed on my phone was used by 5 Live Drive.
Then I headed to another park to meet cameraman Lee to record a longer, updated version for our main 6:30pm programme. A busy day!
Wednesday, 13 January 2021
An anti-knife crime campaigner is installing knife bins in Sheffield to try to get blades off the street. Anthony Olaseinde used to carry knives himself and says there needs to be knife bins across the city. He's calling on the police and the council to support him in his efforts.
Sunday, 10 January 2021
I revisited a story I first did two years ago about male mental health. Manuel Benages has raised more than £18,000 for the charity Get Fit 4 Mental Wellness he set up so that they can support many more people in crisis. He took on a Herculean challenge of walking up the 548 steps up the side of Scammonden reservoir in West Yorkshire 105 times! I filmed the story and then dashed back to Sheffield to edit it in one hour which is all the time I had before it was going on air - a good test of my skills.
Sunday, 3 January 2021
I was given exclusive access to film with the new policing team in Page Hall in Sheffield. They've seized fifty cars in the area in the last three months to try to show the community they're serious about tackling crime. I also filmed with Sheffield Roma Network which is encouraging people to stick to the covid rules.