Posts Tagged ‘somerset’


Can new football boots make you run faster?

October 1, 2011

Just a bit of fun, really. I interviewed a man from Somerset who had invented what he claimed were the world’s lightest football boots. I wanted to ask if they could really make you run faster.


Feeling a bit wooly

May 30, 2010

Mrs Jones The News thinks this is the funniest thing I’ve done. My boss described it as “haberdashery porn”. We did a story at BBC Somerset about how the Mothers’ Union had been knitting woollen breasts for the NHS in Somerset to show mothers how to express milk. I met the South Somerset Infant Feeding Specialist Lousie Stickland, who showed me how to express milk from a wooly breast. She starts by describing what the woollen breasts look like…


Facing The Cuts

March 8, 2010

I’ve been working for the BBC recently on a project looking at the effect of the recession on public spending in Somerset.

Here are two stories I write for the BBC web site, an overview of the recent budget round in Somerset County Council and Bath and North East Somerset, and a specific story based on changes to funding in care.

The project culminated in a half-hour programme about how local authorities were preparing to make the cuts.