Category: Local News

Do Tests Matter?

Doctors, lawyers, teachers, engineers and the like all go through a sort of basic training at university, and end up with a degree that shows they’ve got the skillset to enter their field as a rookie. Once in their field they can specialise by sitting more exams – I’ve not sat any of those since […]

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Walk of Hope for the Christie Hospital

Scenes over the course of the Walk of Hope, a serene event the Christie Charity hold for people who’ve been affected by cancer. It takes place at Tatton Park in Knustsford, and along the walk participants can write messages to loved ones on white rocks which are then cast into the mere. Later on, at […]

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Vendor Machine

Every week, hundreds of Big Issue vendors are on the high street trying to separate you from your change. During Vendor Week the Big Issue decided to let some well known local figures try their hand at it.

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Merry Christmas

Ben Maybury from Sale, picking a Christmas tree, in a pretty picture story for local paper The Advertiser. Also one of my last pictures for the paper after a 4 year association – as the available budgets for print journalism dwindle ever further, my freelance work in local news now comes to an end. I […]

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Standing out

Kieron Forde-Thain, 5, with mum Amanda. Kieron suffers from a type of cerebral palsy known as Periventricular Leukomalacia, which made it impossible for him to use his legs in any meaningful way – but after travelling to the US for an operation, he’s now for the first time able to stand on them, and even […]

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Over the top, once more

At Challenge 4 Change in Trafford Park, limbless veterans and volunteers from the Princes Trust help each other across an indoor assault course. Veteran Andy Mudd from Yorkshire, missing both his legs, has a triumphant moment at the top of the climbing wall.

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I Tudor Wasp

In a dressing up day at Dunham Massey, 4 year old Geraint Eunson’s haughty expression led me to believe he could be Henry VIII’s Mini-Me. With him is volunteer Barbara Foster.

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