Portfolio: Examples of My Work

Exclusive: 168 families stranded in Birmingham B&Bs for months at a time because of social housing crisis.   Published October 2018


Exclusive:  five B&Bs picking up £3.3 million  a year for housing homeless Published October 2018



Exclusive: two deaths at Kidderminster B&B part of rising toll of homeless deaths in UK


EXCLUSIVE: Record rise in homeless applications in Wyre Forest, Worcestershire – story resulting from a Freedom of Information request. Published Sep 2018.



Knife crime checks at Kidderminster train station, Worcestershire – photo and interview. Published September 2018.

EXCLUSIVE: Senior Worcestershire Conservative cleared of misconduct over burqa letterbox tweet. Published September 2018.

EXCLUSIVE: Lord Alan Sugar company caught up in unpaid interns job ads trawl. Published June 2018 (also published by Yahoo News)

EXCLUSIVE: Controversial Birmingham nightclub reopened under new name and new owners (published May 2018)

EXCLUSIVE: Exploitation row over dessert cafe job ad 

FEATURE: Focus on Horsefair, a deprived part of Kidderminster where residents are leading the battle for change (published and updated throughout 2018, including mobile video)

Community clean up gang pick up street litter (published February 2018, including mobile video)

EXCLUSIVE: Data check reveals stark difference between how much WorcestershireMPs claim to run their offices (published February 2018)

EXCLUSIVE: Funding to support homeless “desperately inadequate”, warn housing chiefs.

West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner John-Paul Campion “was naive” over AB1 number plate sale (published February 2018)

Young actor directs drink-drive short film inspired by tragedy (published 2017, including mobile video) 

VIDEO STORIES: some examples


From May 2011-June 2013 I was Editor of Shropshire Life magazine and, latterly, assistant editor of the Midlands titles covering Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Herefordshire. I arranged and edited all content and photography, liaised with remote advertising  and design teams, wrote content and organised contributions on a shoestring budget, and represented the magazine in the county.