Sunday 29 August 2021

Adult Education

I covered a story about a training provider which runs adult education courses in South Yorkshire which is urging the City Region Mayor Dan Jarvis to intervene and reverse a decision not to continue funding them. Last year almost two and a half thousand people in South Yorkshire attended courses run by the charity W.E.A but now its funding of £1.7 million has being cut.

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Tuesday 17 August 2021

Stan Wild Investigation

After months of investigating I reported on allegations against ex-Olympic gymnast Stan Wild from York. I interviewed a woman and a girl who told me that they were sexually assaulted as children by him. Wild was expelled by the sport's governing body 12 years after a complaint was first made against him. Wild denies abusing children. It took a huge amount of work researching this story to be able to report on it.

The story was on the BBC News website homepage and on the BBC News Channel...

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Thursday 5 August 2021

Terminal Cancer

This has to be the most heart-breaking story I've ever covered. Helen Davy is a widow from Rotherham with two children. She was told on her late husband’s birthday that she has terminal cancer. 

This story was a good example of where filming it myself worked best. Helen's interview lasted nearly 50 minutes with two short breaks. Using my new iPhone kit also worked well as I think it's less intimidating for the person you're filming with than a big camera.

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Friends have raised tens of thousands of pounds for her children's future. You can donate here: