Sunday 25 February 2024

Sheffield Trees live

A public consultation was launched this week on plans to restart Sheffield's controversial street improvement project. The work saw thousands of trees cut down, sparking widespread protests. The project was paused in 2018 and the council later apologised and admitted misleading the public. Now, the council is putting forward new designs for twenty six roads in the city. I reported live on the story.


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Sunday 18 February 2024

MOBOs

I had a thoroughly enjoyable time covering the MOBO Awards in Sheffield last week. Our live unit dropped out 15 minutes before going live form the red carpet so we had to record chunks of me talking into interview clips and my report - and send it back for my colleagues to edit together in Leeds. It just made it to air in time!

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We also filmed at the MOBO fringe event at the Crucible Theatre...

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Wednesday 14 February 2024

Barnsley Market 775 years old

I had a brilliant day at what must be the best market I've ever been to, in Barnsley. They're marking the 775th anniversary of one of the oldest markets in the country. Barnsley Market dates back to 1249 - thanks to a royal charter from Henry III.


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Sunday 11 February 2024

School Exclusions

Barnsley has the highest school exclusion rate in the country. We've been filming at a school in the centre of the town to find out how they deal with bad behaviour.


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Sunday 4 February 2024

Post Office Horizon Banner Cross

I filmed a story this week with a post office manager in Sheffield who says a new version of a controversial computer system used by the Post Office has left him almost £3,000 in debt. Nasar Raoof has spoken to Look North after faulty Horizon software led to more than 900 sub-postmasters being wrongly prosecuted for stealing money. The Post Office claims the updated version of the system is "robust" - but Nasar says it is still causing problems.


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Wednesday 31 January 2024

ADHD

I've been filming a story about a shortage of ADHD medication which is having a devastating impact on people with the condition according to a Yorkshire MP. Louise Haigh represents Sheffield Heeley and says hundreds of people across the city have been struggling over the last few months as there is a shortage of ADHD medication nationally. The Department of Health says they're trying to resolve issues with the supply chain as quickly as possible. 


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Sunday 28 January 2024

Ice Hockey First Aid

I've been filming with ice hockey teams in Sheffield and Leeds as first aid kits have been given to teams across Yorkshire. It follows the death of Nottingham Panthers player Adam Johnson last October. Johnson was fatally hit in the neck by a skate during a match at Sheffield Arena against the Steelers.


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As well as filming and editing this story, I also wrote and took the photos for this article on the BBC News website. It was the first time I'd written a story on my own for the website so felt like quite an achievement. We are now, truly, multi-media journalists.

Wednesday 24 January 2024

Fly-Tipping

We've been out filming with a team in Barnsley dealing with the constant issue of fly-tipping.


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Sunday 21 January 2024

Boxing World Cup

The Boxing World Cup has been taking place in Sheffield this week. I went to see the boxers in training ahead of the competition.


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Wednesday 17 January 2024

Heavy Metal Therapy

I really enjoyed filming this story about Heavy Metal Therapy, a group that offers support for people who are into metal music and want to improve their well-being or are struggling with their mental health. 


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Wednesday 10 January 2024

Post Office Scandal

Yet again I've been covering the Post Office scandal for TV (see below) and the BBC News website. This time it looks like those wrongly convicted of stealing are closer to justice - strange that it's taken a TV drama for this to happen.


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Wednesday 3 January 2024

Hero of Health

I had a great time filming a story lifestyle medicine which is a subject I've been interested in for years thanks to Dr Rangan Chatterjee's podcast
More than three hundred people at risk of heart attacks and type two diabetes are turning their lives around thanks to four doctors from South Yorkshire who have clubbed together to run local neighbourhood healthy lifestyle groups called 'Hero of Health'. GPs in Sheffield refer people with chronic disease to a 'Hero of Health' group where they connect with people in their neighbourhood and it's having a dramatic impact.


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