Sunday 27 February 2022

Riddlesden Flooding Landslide

This week I reported on flooding in Yorkshire. Six houses had to be evacuated after a landslide caused by flood waters at Riddlesden in Keighley. Parts of their gardens have fallen into the River Aire. 

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Wednesday 23 February 2022

Wakefield Masterplan Live

I reported live from Wakefield on a plan to transform the city centre over the next twenty years. As people do more and more shopping online, the proposals include demolishing old, empty shops to create more public space. There are also plans to limit traffic in the city centre, create more green areas and build more affordable homes in the centre. This sort of development is happening in towns and cities across the country as our habits change.

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Sunday 20 February 2022

Post Office Inquiry

I watched the start of a Public Inquiry this week into one of Britain's biggest miscarriages of justice with one of its victims. Hundreds of post office workers were prosecuted for stealing money but the case relied on flawed computer evidence. Some workers were sent to prison, like Harjinder Butoy from Chesterfield who served 18 months for a crime he didn't commit. I felt privileged to watch proceedings from Harjinder's home with him and his family.

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Wednesday 16 February 2022

Covid Restrictions Easing

I did a story reacting to the Government's plans to ease all remaining Covid restrictions a month earlier than planned, on 24th February. This includes the legal rule to self-isolate. It was a tough ask as we had nothing set up to film on the morning I did the story so it was a case of putting in lots of calls to see who was happy to be interviewed about it. We were keen to show how the change in rules would be good for some but not so for others. The story ran on BBC Look North on Thursday last week and then on BBC Breakfast on Saturday...

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Sunday 13 February 2022

Homework Club

I've been filming at a popular homework club in one of the most deprived areas of Sheffield which is on the verge of having to close because of a lack of funding. The Broomhall homework club has helped thousands of disadvantaged primary and secondary school children make a success of school and go on to study at university. The children were genuinely excited about doing their homework with the support of volunteers and surrounded by friends. It was an inspiring story to make. You can support their fundraiser here:

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Sunday 6 February 2022

York Roman Quarter

I went to York to report on an exciting new plan to build a Roman quarter in the city. By doing the story I learnt about York's Roman heritage which I have to be honest, I knew nothing about.

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