Saskia Murphy

Freelance journalist and content writer

Location icon United Kingdom

Award-winning journalist with extensive experience of sourcing and writing stories for UK national and regional newspapers and women's magazines.

Throughout my career I have written news and feature copy to tight deadlines for publications such as the Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, Daily Mirror, Daily Star, Daily Mail, The Times, Metro and bestselling magazines such as Closer, Take a Break, Woman's Own, Bella, Best, New, Chat, Pick Me Up, Reveal and That's Life.

After spending the last three years working as an agency journalist I have proven myself to be a highly efficient, tenacious and versatile writer. Within a year of starting my career I was awarded second place for ‘Feature Story of the Year’ at the National Association of Press Agencies awards, and have continued to work towards the highest professional standards ever since.

As well as being an NCTJ-qualified journalist with certificates in Media Law, Court Reporting, Public Affairs, News Reporting, Multi-Platform Journalism, TV and Radio Broadcasting and Shorthand, I also have a Masters degree in Print Journalism from the University of Salford and received a distinction in my 8,000 word final project on homelessness in Greater Manchester.

'The jewel in the North': MM looks at a holiday destination closer to home post-Brexit

In the aftermath of the Brexit body blow, many of us have been left reeling at the prospect of costly foreign travel. Flights and package holidays to Europe are expected to increase, and we are already consumed with nostalgia looking back at the days when the generous currency rate would allow us to buy a pint in our favourite foreign destinations for less than a quid.

Couple cancel dream wedding after falling in a love with a stray cat

A couple who planned their dream wedding on a paradise beach have CANCELLED their nuptials - after becoming besotted with a stray moggy. Although the big day was all set to go ahead, Nicolla Birkby and her fiancé Karl Place spent more than £2,000 adopting a cat with no home, and have pulled the plug on their planned union.

the Guardian
Can you imagine Blackpool without swimming in the sea? I couldn't bear it

For more than a century, tourists have flocked to Blackpool's shores to soak up intermittent rays of sunshine inbetween dips in the icy waters. But that modest pleasure is now risk, as the town has been warned by the Marine Conservation Society that it must clean up its beach or face a swimming ban.

the Guardian
Trans teacher believed to have killed herself 'had told of press harassment'

A primary school teacher believed to have killed herself after her gender reassignment became national news sent emails complaining about being under siege by the press, it has been claimed. Lucy Meadows, 32, was found dead in Lancashire on Tuesday, three months after starting to live and work as a woman.

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