Sunday 30 January 2022

Doncaster Stabbings

I went to Doncaster to cover the sad story of a teenager and man being stabbed to death. I reported for BBC Look North, the BBC website and BBC Radio 2's news bulletins.

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Wednesday 26 January 2022


I re-visited a story I first covered more than four years ago about loneliness. Having looked into the latest data from the Office For National Statistics I wasn't surprised to learn that loneliness has got a lot worse in the pandemic with more than 7% of adults suffering with loneliness often or always. I filmed with South Yorkshire charity b:friend which is making a big difference to improve the lives of older isolated people. It matches volunteer 'befrienders' with older people living nearby who are lonely. They have more than 700 pairings and demand is higher than ever.

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Wednesday 19 January 2022

Cycling Scared

I had a week working for our digital team and filmed and edited this story for the BBC News website, Facebook and Twitter. It's a story I feel passionate about as I am a cyclist in Sheffield and relate to what Ann is saying...

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Sunday 16 January 2022

Cat Rescue

A cat and dog rescue centre in Yorkshire says demand for its services is higher than ever since the pandemic. Rain Rescue in Rotherham re-homes up to 400 cats a year. There's a particular problem since Covid of stray cats breeding uncontrollably on the streets then spreading feline diseases.

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Wednesday 12 January 2022

Vaccine Appeal

I went to Stubley Medical Centre in Dronfield which has 3,000 vaccines that'll be out of date in mid-January - they need people to come forward for their boosters. They did 11,000 jabs in the space of just 10 days before Xmas but demand has dropped significantly since then. 

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Sunday 9 January 2022

Christmas Tree Rental

I went to visit a Christmas tree rental service 'Rooted' in Todmorden which has hired out 200 trees. It was absolutely beautiful up in the Calder Valley but freezing!

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Sunday 2 January 2022

Hospitality Grants

I've been reporting from North Yorkshire on how the hospitality sector is coping with rising cases of Covid. The government's support package was described as 'a drop in the ocean' by both interviewees.

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