‘Being recognised as a key-worker has really made me realise that my job is important’

“As well as feeling proud, I’ve had moments where I’ve felt sad, drained and frustrated at the whole situation. I’ve interviewed health workers who really are on the frontline, whilst I’m sat in the safety of my own home reporting it. “

Tips for finding news stories on social media

You think you know how to search Facebook? Think again… Originally published on Medium.com Our communities are moving more and more online. As journalists we need to follow them. Anybody posting a social media update, personalising their profile or hash-tagging a tweet is creating a footprint for you to follow. I’ve interviewed nurses in theContinue reading “Tips for finding news stories on social media”

Corona Virus: Prime Minister to write to every UK household with latest advice on Covid-19

He says “things will get worse before they get better”. Originally Published on Free Radio A letter from the Prime Minister will land on the doorsteps of 30 million households across all four UK nations this week. After testing positive for coronavirus on Friday (27th March), Boris Johnson continues to lead the Government’s response toContinue reading “Corona Virus: Prime Minister to write to every UK household with latest advice on Covid-19”

‘On the brink’: Birmingham leaseholders protest over ‘life-changing’ costs to remove cladding

Birmingham Ladywood MP joins them in Westminster. Originally published on Free Radio A group of leaseholders from Birmingham are calling out the Government for the “unfair targeting” of them with the costs of cladding removal. Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Government has covered the costs of removing certain types of cladding from buildings, However,Continue reading “‘On the brink’: Birmingham leaseholders protest over ‘life-changing’ costs to remove cladding”

Worcestershire children’s mental health services rated ‘outstanding’ for the first time

This comes as demand for children’s mental health services is on the rise. Originally published on Free Radio For the first time children’s mental health services in Worcestershire have been rated Outstanding – the highest rating possible. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspected a range of services provided by Worcestershire Health and Care NHS TrustContinue reading “Worcestershire children’s mental health services rated ‘outstanding’ for the first time”

‘Let’s get Brexit done’: Boris Johnson unveils the Conservatives manifesto in Telford.

The Prime Minister wants to train an extra fifty-thousand nurses and create an extra fifty-million GP appointments. Laura Sanders Today, the Conservative Party came to Telford in the West Midlands where the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, unveiled his 2019 manifesto. The Prime minister was greeted by a standing ovation from supporters and fellow cabinet membersContinue reading “‘Let’s get Brexit done’: Boris Johnson unveils the Conservatives manifesto in Telford.”

Great Birmingham Run: Security alert cuts route short

Runners were forced to divert from part of the route because of a security alert.  Laura Sanders Published: 13 10 2019 Last updated: 14 10 2019 It was a cold and wet start for thousands taking part in this year’s Great Birmingham Run. Over 11,000 ran and the fastest person crossed the finish line afterContinue reading “Great Birmingham Run: Security alert cuts route short”

HMP Hewell is first to get “airport-style” security

The tough new measures are to crack down on the smuggling of drugs, weapons and phones into prisons. Laura Sanders Published: 04 11 2019 Last updated: 05 11 2019 Just weeks after a damning report finds some of the “worst” living conditions seen by the inspector, HMP Hewell is now one of the first to benefit fromContinue reading “HMP Hewell is first to get “airport-style” security”