A haunting reminder of the Irish border posts

Five long days in Ireland and Northern Ireland working on various “Brexit” stories for a news broadcast client. One of the stories that we covered was exploring the possible rebuilding of customs posts between Northern Ireland and the Republic.  As we drove to the...

The mystery of the Ashes Urn?

The Test Match series between England and Australia begins later this week in Melbourne. But what are the origins of the famous urn and what might it contain. It has been a source of intense speculation down the years. It is reputed to be the ashes of an item of...
Catalonia crisis

Catalonia crisis

It’s been an interesting few days; I have been working in Barcelona for CGTN on the story that has dominated the headlines since Catalonia attempted to vote on independence. On Sunday, when we arrived there was a rally of over 300,000 people marching around waving...
World Hickory Golf Championships

World Hickory Golf Championships

It was my second year covering this event and it is one of my favourites. In a nutshell, Hickory Golf is played with original or pre-1936 replica hickory shafted clubs. Most of the players play in traditional early 20th century attire with a thin leather bag slung...

Live broadcasts – never boring!

I have always enjoyed filming “lives” for TV news and live sporting events – one reason for this is that anything can happen especially when a large crowds are involved. If it’s a football crowd, then standing behind the reporter singing or indeed shouting pointless...