Top stories in November and December
December 27, 2012, 9:30 pm
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I am battling flu which has kept me in bed for the past two days and this has given me time to think about my aspirations for the next year.

One of them will be to make my blog better but for now I thought I would update you on a few of the stories I have written since I last posted just over a month ago.

Underpass murder trial begins

Passer-by saw couple and heard screams from underpass

When I went to Windsor for a couple of inquests I noticed Darcey Bussell was signing books in Waterstones – so got her to comment on Bracknell’s Dani Harmer’s Strictly Come Dancing chances here.

Noticed this woman had died in the obits and remembered going to her house when she was about to be a Paralympic Torchbearer so wrote a tribute.

Brave security guards fight off bank robbers

Family want more awareness of IIH after death

Wellington College teacher’s posthumous hit

Nellie the missing chicken

Tree surgeon’s Christmas ruined

South Hill Park brings panto fun to children in need

This is a result of my Census 2011 number crunching!

Merry Christmas and a happy new year x

First week on the Bracknell Forest Standard

I am finally  a full-time reporter and I absolutely love it.  I started on Monday, after relocating to Reading last Saturday.  I live in a great house, with friendly housemates, walking distance to work.

Everyone I work with is great and my patch, Bracknell and Sandhurst, seems to have friendly contacts in it.

This week I have written quite a few stories and used the phone calls as opportunities to make contacts.  After deadline day, I was also handed a list of contacts to ring around so I am learning lots about the area which is interesting.

Here are a couple of stories that are now online.



I can’t wait to get to know the area better and generate lots of my own stories.

But for now, Happy Easter.  I’ll be writing some better blogs soon!