Monday 27 February 2023

Hit and Run

The family of a Derbyshire woman killed in a hit-and-run in Tenerife have begun legal action over a judge's decision to close the police investigation. Michelle Exton was on holiday in the Canary Islands when she was hit by a van on 11 December. The 50-year-old, from Dronfield, died from her injuries four days later. Lawyers at Irwin Mitchell said police launched a hunt to trace the driver but the case was closed after three weeks.

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Sunday 26 February 2023

Bradford Clean Air Zone

This week I was reporting on problems some businesses in West Yorkshire have faced since Bradford Clean Air Zone was introduced last September. One scaffolding company says it fears going bust and wants help to be able to buy a low emission lorry but it is not eligible for grants. Bradford Council says the Clean Air Zone is a government directive and so they do not set the rules on who gets grants and exemptions.

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Sunday 12 February 2023

Sheffield United v Wrexham live sport

Hollywood owned Wrexham were in South Yorkshire this week for their FA Cup replay against Sheffield United. Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds co-owns the Welsh club with fellow actor Rob McElhenney. For one night only I was a Hollywood spotter! Really enjoyed interviewing Carl Asaba, the former Blades striker - a thoroughly nice bloke and excellent guest.

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Wednesday 8 February 2023

Schools Strike

Thousands of teachers and other public sector workers took part in a demo in Barker’s Pool in Sheffield last week. They were on strike demanding a pay rise. The Government says an above inflation pay rise is unrealistic.

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Sunday 5 February 2023

Transfer Deadline Day in Studio

It was transfer deadline day this week and I reported from the studio on the key arrivals to our clubs in Yorkshire and the interviewed Leeds United commentator Adam Pope and Kaiser Chief Simon Rix off the back who were brilliant.

You'll notice at the start of my live report the autocue was not working - thankfully I had my script in my hand ready to refer to until it was back working! I find every time I do a live report I learn something new.

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Wednesday 1 February 2023

Will Vaulks

I had a really fulfilling experience highlighting an issue I'm passionate about. I interviewed Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Will Vaulks about mental health from the home changing room at Hillsborough stadium. Will's supporting the Baton of Hope roadshow after losing both his grandads to suicide.  The roadshow is being organised by former Look North presenter Mike McCarthy whose son Ross died after a ten year battle with depression. The Baton of Hope will be carried by families and friends bereaved by suicide in stages around the country. I'm passionate about opening up discussions on mental health and have written about my experience here.

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