Manchester Evening News
Hei. I'm a freelance journalist based in Manchester. I have bylines in the Manchester Evening News, The Independent, The Daily Mirror, The Tab, Backbench, The Beaver and the Great Bentley Parish Magazine.
I have also taught English and journalism abroad and had work experience at Thomson Reuters, London.
I was awarded 'New Writer of the Year' by aAh! Magazine in 2019.
You'll hear local and student news from me most of the time, alongside features and reviews.
Contact: [email protected]
Manchester Evening News
You can usually hear him first - the distant rumble of a portable speaker slowly moving down Manchester's cycle lanes. Once you've seen him, he's unmistakeable - wearing his iconic bucket hat and glasses, riding a rickety old mountain bike with an old blue Ikea bag swinging from the handlebar.
On Boxing Day in 2018, Kurt Stephens went into town with his wife and spotted a bar which he'd never seen before. Despite living in Manchester for around 40 years, Kurt realised that he hadn't been a very adventurous drinker.
Stress could kill young Aidan Bennett. Heightened emotion and everyday pressures could kill the 13-year-old. Having an assistance dog would help Aidan enormously - from emotional support, to support with his motor skills and excercise. It would even benefit his cognitive behavioural therapy.
A PhD student carrying out pioneering research into prostate cancer is facing jail in the UK because of an administrative error on her visa application. Mother-of-three Adriana Ortega-Zeifert, 39, originally from Mexico, failed to post the hard copies of the necessary documents to the Home Office in 2016, despite completing the relevant payments and forms online.
This is it. You've unloaded the car, navigated endless, winding corridors with twenty bags and a house plant in tow, survived a brief (perhaps tearful) farewell, and now you face the front door of your new university home. You slide your key into the lock. But then, you pause.
It's only been a matter of days since the government advised the country to avoid "non-essential" contact with others to combat the spread of Covid-19 and the campuses of Manchester's universities have been left deserted.
An ultra-runner from Manchester has mapped out the coastline of the UK on Strava in the shape of it 'running' from the EU, before the UK formally leaves on Brexit Day tomorrow.
Academics hope for a public statement of support Professor Brian Cox has cancelled a lecture at the University of Manchester today, after striking university staff urged him not to cross their picket line.
The student tower block destroyed by a fire in Bolton didn't have fire-resistant cladding because it was 16 cm too short, it has been revealed. The Cube, a six-storey block of flats home to over 200 students in Bolton that burnt down earlier this month, did not have fire-resistant cladding because it measured as 17.84m tall - just 16cm under the required height.
Hundreds of protesters marched through Manchester city centre yesterday, demanding the British Government help bring 'justice' to Hong Kong. Adorned with flags, banners and face masks to hide their identities, the pro-Hong Kong protesters marched through All Saints Park, Deansgate and St Peter's Square, calling for...