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...
Dive Chess Championship

Dive Chess Championship

Donning my Goggles, Speedos and a Gopro camera, I headed off to an exclusive swimming pool in central London on one of the hottest days of the year to cover the World Dive Chess Championships The Championships are now in their 5th year and is part of the annual Mind...

Big Ben falls silent for repairs

  Big Ben sounded for the final time on 21 August at noon, before they fall silent for a four-year period of restoration work on the Elizabeth Tower. Members of the public packed into Parliament Square along with dozens of media outlets and a handful of MPs to...