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


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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