Allotment or a holiday? I’d rather have my allotment

During the coronavirus pandemic, waiting lists for an allotment have swelled. What do these small patches of land mean to those who cultivate them? Hidden…

Could certain accents cost people a job?

The UK is a rich tapestry of dialects and accents which in turn reflect the ebbs and flow of local history. But why are people…

The street where neighbours eat, dance and party together

Six people or two households can now meet outside in England. The BBC asked what lockdown-easing measures meant to one neighbourhood where Covid-19 has already…

The Eerie Emptiness of our lockdown spaces

England is home to countless indoor and outdoor public spaces which are usually teeming with life and visitors. I visited a number of them for…

Inside a Covid-19 Mass Vaccination Centre

Last week, the government opened 10 new mass vaccination sites across England. I spent the afternoon in one of them and joined two patients on…

Covid-19: Demand for Norfolk school key worker places ‘outstrips supply’

Children of key workers are entitled to attend school during the lockdown, according to government regulations. But many head teachers say they simply do not…

Covid-19 School decision: It’s like the Vicar of Dibley – no, no, no, no… yes.

The following piece was publishd on the BBC News website on 5 January, 2021. Thousands of pupils expecting to return to school in Essex learned…

The message never sent: “Maybe going to die in the container, can’t breathe any more dear.”

The following piece was written and produced for BBC News Online and was published on 21 December, 2020 “Maybe going to die in the container,…

Before Covid-19, working from home was a luxurious oddity. For many it is now the norm

When James and Jo Williamson first started working from home together, everything was fine. “We both had our desks set up in our home office.…

Covid-19 Vaccine: Portraits of Hope

As Covid-19 vaccinations began last week across the UK, I was granted access to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to meet some of those…