About Me

As a journalist and editor with expertise in motorsport, I have written numerous articles on Formula One for Pitstop Media, attended multiple motorsport events as press, and conducted interviews with various motorsport organisations. I have also founded and directed a film production company, Red Hat Productions Ltd, which has won several awards for its stunning visual narratives, and hosted a sponsored showcase event at Everyman Bristol.

I recently completed my Masters in Global Journalism from the University of Sheffield, where I learned how to create engaging and informative content for different media platforms and audiences. I also developed my skills in pitching stories, solving complex problems, and getting to the heart and truth of issues. I am passionate about exploring new and innovative ways of storytelling, such as creating and hosting a news pub quiz themed podcast, which aimed to engage a younger audience with the news in a fun and interactive manner. I am looking for opportunities to apply my creativity, curiosity, and tenacity in the media and communications industry.

My Articles

Club racer dies in crash at Mallory Park

Roger Twelvetrees came off the track on the Stebbe Straight in the first few laps of the second race of the day at the VSCC’s final race meeting of the year.

The race was quickly red flagged with several ambulances arriving on the scene of the crash.

However, it was confirmed later by governing body Motorsport UK that Twelvetrees had not survived the crash.

In a statement, Motorsport UK said: “The thoughts of everyone at Motorsport UK are with his family and friends, the Vintage Sports-Car Cl

Sheffield Wednesday secure win over Exeter City thanks to second half goals

Sheffield Wednesday faced off against Exeter City in a thrilling match that secured the Owls three points at Hillsborough Stadium on Saturday.

Exeter City controlled possession early on and the first half saw referee Declan Bourne replaced by Andy Haines after an injury forced him off the pitch.

The first goal of the match came in the 49th minute by Exeter City’s Josh Key, assisted by Jake Caprice’s cross.

Lee Gregory then equalised for the home side when the striker put Barry Bannan’s free-k

Mother-daughter weightlifting duo set to head to South Africa for Team GB.

A Sheffield mum and daughter who have both made Team GB are crowdfunding to raise money to get to South Africa and compete in a lifelong dream.

Achieving a goal many dream to achieve at only the age of 15, Violet Clarke, a competitor in the Under-18 U52kg weight class, has only been powerlifting for a year.

Already though, she has managed to break all of the Yorkshire and the North East regional records leading to the chance to don the Team GB jersey and compete internationally for her country

Family with baby who spent five months in hospital given 'much deserved holiday'

Festival of Giving (FOG), based in Shaftesbury, chose to help the Hunt family, who live in Gillingham, after youngest member Milo found himself in and out of hospitals with RSV Bronchiolitis.

This is an infection of the smaller airways in the lungs which is more common in babies and very small children. The disease is different from bronchitis, which is an infection affecting the larger airways.

The Hunt family are set to go to Devon in June for a much-needed break being their first holiday si

Owner plans to restore Kludo to former glory after £50k refurb

Former Director of Kludo Inc, on Milford Street, Tom Mundy announced earlier this month that the bar would be "permanently closing".

But now owner Alex Nettle has said he will reopen the venue.

Since the announcement, he says he has received an "outpouring of support" from members of the community, including two former employees who wanted to return to work at Kludo and Brett Williams of City Carpets on Brown Street, who offered to replace the carpeting in the bar with no payment upfront.


15th century library hidden deep within Salisbury Cathedral opening to public

The library’s holdings are too important for the room to be regularly accessible to the public, but the Cathedral does not mean to keep it a secret.

Tours of the library, guided by librarian Dr Anne Dutton and archives and collections’ manager Emily Naish are available to the public once a month.

In celebration of the coronation of His Majesty King Charles III, visitors to the Cathedral between Saturday, April 29 and Friday, May 5, will have a unique opportunity to enter the library during its

Chalke Valley History Festival tickets go on sale next week - here's what's in store

The Daily Mail Chalke Valley History Festival, which began in 2011, is an annual event in the last week of June with over 200 talks and panel discussions in five tents, with the largest, the main tent, able to seat 750 people.

New to this year is the Stove tent, a cosy 100-seater with a central wood-burning stove said to be good for late-night events such as live music and also an entire themed programme to help visitors find talks and events they are interested in more easily.

These themes ar

Cheerleading group travel to America to compete in World Championships

The Phoenix Stars was formed in 2012 as an after-school club in Alderbury, Salisbury and since then have grown to have their own gym with a sprung floor and are expanding into the adjacent unit to create more space with the team now having over 200 athletes.

During this time, the team has achieved Division champion, National Champion and Royal Champion titles and in 2019 won two bids from different event providers to the United States All Star Federation Championships.

Placing 10th last year i

15 businesses given new food hygiene ratings

The food Standards Agency describes a score of two-out-of-five as indicating that “some improvement is necessary”, a three-out-of-five “generally satisfactory”, a four-out-five “good” and a five-out-of-five “very good”

All but one of the new ratings received five with the Greyfisher pub on Ayleswade Road, receiving a hygiene rating of four.

Below is a breakdown of all the recently announced scores for eating and drinking establishments in and around Salisbury.

Sean Blackford, General Manager

More than 500 appointments rescheduled as a result of junior doctor strikes

Across England, nearly 200,000 hospital appointments and procedures had to be rescheduled due to a 96-hour strike from April 11 to 15 in a dispute over pay.

NHS national medical director Professor Sir Stephen Powis said the figures "lay bare the colossal impact of industrial action on planned care in the NHS".

NHS England figures show 566 appointments at Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust were rescheduled as a result of the strikes – of them, 22 were inpatient procedures, while 544 were outpatient

Reeve the Baker's undergoing refurb in bid to 'modernise' flagship store

In an effort to make the store look sharp and to fix wear and tear, Reeve the Baker's Butcher Row store has had one side of it gutted while the other remains open.

This comes after the store’s signs were refurbished revealing the old signs that had been hidden underneath for years.

The bakery has had many brand changes down the years, and the owners were not entirely sure when that particular one was installed and when it was covered up.

On the latest refurbishment, Gary Reeve, owner of Reeve

This is why there are temporary traffic lights on Wilton Road AGAIN

It comes just days after a three-week-long gas leak caused chaos on the road due to the temporary traffic lights in place.

Energy company, Scotia Gas Networks (SGN) has confirmed that while carrying out previous emergency work to gas mains in the area, another leak was found.

A spokesperson for SGN said: “Today we are using specialist camera equipment to locate the leak and allow us to carry out further repairs.”

National Highways also confirmed the work involves identifying and resolving a l

Child who rang 999 when her mum collapsed reunited with call-handler who sent help

Zaynab Qasim, who turned six last week, had arrived home after finishing a day of school to see her mum fall unconscious outside their home in East London. Unable to wake her up, Zaynab quickly became scared and called 999.

In a recording of the 999 call, call handler Natasha White, originally from Salisbury before moving to London for university, asked Zaynab if her mum was awake and breathing in which the schoolgirl responded no to both questions.

Ms White, who attended Britford Primary Scho

New thriller play starring Tom Chambers to visit Salisbury Playhouse

The play, directed by Philip Franks and starring Tom Chambers, known for his role as Sam Strachan in Holby City, will tour the UK, opening at the Churchill Theatre in Bromley on the 7 September 2023.

Said to tell the story of a car crash on New Year’s Eve bringing a famous but troubled singer and his extended family to an isolated cottage in rural England, the play delves into a sequence of inexplicable events before, suddenly, all the lights in the house go out.

Mr Betts said: “I'm really thr

MP says he 'sympathises' with junior doctors but does not support strike action

It comes after the MP for Salisbury John Glen said he did not support the industrial action due to the impact on patient care.

The doctor strikes, which began on April 11 and will continue until April 15, have seen Salisbury Hospital face several disruptions across the week.

Mr Glen said: “While I sympathise with the issues facing junior doctors, I do not support the upcoming industrial action because of the impact on patient care.

“The Government is encouraging the BMA's Junior Doctors Commi

FA gives Wessex League permission to extend season after multiple postponements

It comes after bad weather meant 13 matches had to be postponed in both the Premier Division and Division One on Tuesday night (April 11).

This included Bemerton Heath Harlequin's trip to Horndean, and Laverstock & Ford had been due to host Alresford Town, both in the Premier Division.

In a statement released on Twitter, the League clarified that the approval meant all games involving promotion and relegation can be played until April 25 with the play off game occurring Saturday, April 29.


Sheffield restaurant's 'add £1 to the bill scheme' raises over £35k for hospice

Popular Indian Street food restaurant Mowgli has raised over £35,000 for Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice, raising an average of £1,000 a month from their generous diners.

The Sheffield restaurant is said to have been supporting the charity since 2019, contributing to the fundraiser through its ‘add £1 to the bill’ scheme, which allows customers to donate to the charity when paying their bill.

Zara Tattersall, communications manager at Mowgli, said: "Our Ecclesall Road restaurant chose to part

48 new Sheffield electric vehicle charging points to be installed across city

In response to declaring a climate emergency in 2019, Sheffield City Council has proposed a new public electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure.

The council has announced that it plans to commission external providers to deliver public EV charging infrastructure under 20-year-long contracts which will be awarded up to £15m from public funding.

At a committee meeting for Transport, Regeneration and Climate Policy on March 16, Chancellor Andrew Sangar said: “We need to be at the point where half the

Sheffield Tigers start 2023 Speedway season with win over Belle Vue

Sheffield Tru Plant Tigers got their 2023 Speedway season off to a flying start with a redeeming victory over reigning champions Belle Vue. On Thursday, March 23, at Owlerton Stadium , the Tigers secured a 48-42 victory in testing conditions in Sheffield.

With the first heat led by Jack Holder and winter signing David Bellgo, the team opened with a 5-1 over British champion Dan Bewely and then continued to keep a steady early lead.

However, the Aces fought back, edging in front in the eighth h
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Pitstop Media

Pitstop Media was curated in 2018 by Hamish Shackleton in the hopes of engaging with other motorsport fans, while aiming to reach his goals of becoming a motorsport journalist. Being in a home surrounded by F1, Hamish quickly came to love the sport and, to this day, has a burning passion to read, write, and speak all things 2 or 4 wheels.

Pitstop Media Articles

Verstappen Wins Emotional US GP Against Hamilton Seeing 2021 Rivals Locking Horns Again — Pitstop Media

In a phenomenal US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, Verstappen took his 13th win this season, dedicated to Red Bull’s co-founder, after an 11 second pitstop and an epic 2021-esque duel against Hamilton in the final laps of the race. In what looked to be a dull race in the first half, the US GP saw an action packed, nail biter finish, seeing Verstappen win the race and Red Bull confirm themselves as the winners of the constructor title after another disappointing race for Ferrari. However, it wasn’t

Ferrari Steal Pole in France in Sneaky Strategy — Pitstop Media

Charles Leclerc will start the French Grand Prix at the Circuit de Paul Ricard on pole ahead of championship leader Max Verstappen, set to be favourite across the weekend due to Red Bull’s pure straight line speed compared to the prancing horses. Although on pole, Leclerc sits on the top spot, separated by all but one car from his teammate, Carlos Sainz, due to the Spaniard taking several engine penalties after his scary engine blowout and, consequently, fire in Austria.

In taking the penalty,

The History of Pedro Rodríguez: A Man Remembered and Honoured in Monaco —

While most special Monaco helmets involve elements of gambling, sea views and the glitz and glamour of the city, Sergio Perez took to honour his hero and home national figure of Pedro Rodríguez. In a statement on his decision for the helmet, Checo was quick to comment that the pair are ‘the only Mexican drivers who have had victories and podiums in the sport, in Formula One’. In a weekend that Perez became the most successful Mexican F1 driver ever, the helmet fitted as a suiting passing of the

From Rags to Riches: Perez Wins in Leclerc’s Heartbreaking Loss at Home —

Where to start. Rain. More rain. No rain. A shortened description of everything that made Monaco, a track which future is up in air, showed once again why we love the nearly 100 year old race. In a dramatic event, Sergio Perez won the Monaco Grand Prix in magnificent style through an outstanding consistency no matter the tyre, conditions or pressure, making or breaking the racing royalty to his left and right. While the Ferrari’s started the race with a, later to be seen, façade of confidence, s

F1 Looking to Switch up Calendar in Attempt to Group Races by Region — Pitstop Media

With Liberty Media initially stating a promise to be carbon neutral by 2030, a hard task for an international motorsport, clumping races together seems like a wise move in aiding the sport’s reach of the target. With the F1 circus moving from Miami to Spain for the race this Sunday, it’s easy to understand how, with the races being so spread out, it can cause massive carbon footprints. With Baku and Montreal looking to be back to back races, it’s choice to have so many races close together but g

Leclerc Faces Engine Issues While Verstappen Storms to Victory — Pitstop Media

From lights out to flag, the 2022 Spanish Grand Prix was full of action, recovery drives and some of the best defending this year. Leclerc got off the line perfectly, taking a sharp line to defend Max, holding the lead from that moment, with Max finding a tailwind at turn 4 causing him to lose braking and take a short trip across the gravel, losing second and third to Russell and Perez in consequence. Although this meant Charles had no worries, managing his own race, on lap 27 the Ferrari’s engi

Leclerc Snatches Pole in More Red Bull Reliability Woes — Pitstop Media

After an impressive lap set by Max Verstappen towards the beginning of the Q3 session, while championship rival Charles Leclerc spun, qualifying ended in a opposite fashion with Leclerc setting a phenomenal lap, 0.300 seconds faster than Verstappen, who was unable to do a final run seeing more engine woes. While originally the issue seemed to possibly be something damning, Red Bull have since claimed the loss of power was due to a sensor failure; it was clear to see still the frustration for Ver

eSkooter Championship: DiGrassi’s Look into the Future of Mobility and it’s Inaugural Race —

The eSkootr Championship, otherwise known as ESC, held it’s inaugural race this weekend at the renowned London club ‘Printworks’, turning the dance floor into something a whole lot different. With the idea helped developed by Formula E’s Lucas di Grassi, known for being a key figure in creating the world leading electric sport, Formula E, and Alex Wurz, another formula Formula One driver, it looks to accelerate the future of mobility while making a spectacle out of it. With the scooters themselv

Bahrain 2022: Talking Points —

The inaugural race of the 2022 season started off with a bang, seeing some great wheel to wheel racing at the front between Max and Charles while also offering an insight in what to expect throughout the grid for the rest of the season. I think it’s fair to say the rule changes has created some winners and some losers already, with the grid already looking completely mixed up when compared to last season. So now we have had a few days to digest what was an eventful race, what’s the main talking

Ferrari Wins 1-2 Victory Among Red Bull’s Catastrophe —

After a great start from Leclerc, Verstappen saw himself consistently out of the attack window of the Ferrari, unable to catch him after early in race having to manage brake temperatures. However, during the first round of pitstops, Red Bull’s choice of the undercut allowed Max to fight Leclerc, closing the gap significantly enough that the two switched positions several times on the main and second straight. Although Max looked to get the job done several times, Leclerc’s racing prowess meant h

Nikita Mazepin and Uralkali Dropped by Haas: Who Will Replace Him? —

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The news thats been surrounding the world over the last week is Vladimir Putin’s order of the Russian forces to invade Ukraine. Since his shock decision, the invasion has been condemned by Western powers with sanctions imposed in response. Within this, major sport bodies have also taken action with the International Olympic Committee recommending all Russian and Belarusian athletes be ba

F1-75: Ferrari Announces Name for New Challenger —

Ferrari have released the name of their 2022 Formula one challenger in homage to their first production car.

While following such cars as the SF1000 and SF21, the name falls out of pattern with the familiar names for the Scuderia cars, however the F1-75 is the 68th car built within the Maranello factory, celebrating the 75th anniversary of the 125 S, Ferrari’s first production car, leaving the factory in March 1947.

The 125 S was the first vehicle to bear the Ferrari name, first racing at the



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Varsity 2023

Taking part in Sheffield's varsity this year, involved in the Forge TV's wide coverage of the events, I was given the role of a camera operator for Mens and Womens Basketball. 

Seeing Sheffield Hallam University vs the University of Sheffield, I was the sole camera operator on the livestream of the men's match, something I was tasked with due to late technical difficulties.

Understanding the importance of the role, I was able to think quick on my feet and make sure the footage ran smoothly, focussing on the important players and events in a sport known for its fast pace characteristics. 
What was important to me was not only the actions shots but the personability of the stream. While when you watch NBA you have athletes you know and recognise, it's unlikely for this to happen in such a niche event.

Therefore, the ability for the camera to build a relationship between you and the most impressive players during the two hours of the game was vital in order to give the stream character and meaning beyond simply a game. Because as we all know, sport is always more than that and it's the people that make it. 

Founder and Head of Marketing

New to my role at Red Hat this year is managing the company's marketing plans, working closely with those working on ongoing projects along with boosting its general image. 

This will require me to look into ongoing trends, creating new ways for fans to engage and how best to promote future films in order gain further funding or attention. 

Already starting conversations on what needs improvements, follow Red Hat on all social medias and on our website to see what changes I will be implementing.