StoryHub Today: Tuesday 8th December (Team 1)

Student journalism from the University of Derby. Reporting by Mark Bodey, Kurt Beresford, Nathan Smith and Joel Sritharan.

Mackworth Church

Last Friday All Saints’ Church in Mackworth was destroyed by a fire, causing significant damage to one of the country’s oldest buildings.

Since then local resident, Mel Wood, has set up a fundraising page which has seen hundreds of donations to help restore the Church.

Keeping Fit

For football clubs in the tiers 3-6 of the women’s football pyramid, the second lockdown meant another month of isolation, and keeping fit in the comfort of your own home. We talk to Sophie Domingo who describes how her club, Derby County Women’s, ensured she kept fit.

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Drop Shop

A new project, the Drop-Shop, has been helping to reduce food poverty in Tamworth.

The most vulnerable people are reaping the rewards of a hard-working team of volunteers led by Paul Brindley, also known as Brina.

Kurt Beresford has more on this.


University Life

It is widely known that settling into the university lifestyle is difficult at the best of times.

But what about when you factor in the anguish of social isolation to an already difficult adjustment period.

James Ridge gives us more detail.

Gresley Rovers

Preparations for the restart on the season are underway at Gresley Rovers.

Away from competitive action since the end of October, the Moatmen have just over two weeks until kick off against AFC Wulfrunians on December 19th.

Sports correspondent, Harry Tizard reports from the training ground.


Teams at all levels around Northamptonshire have been forced to pause their seasons after the government announced another national lockdown.

Vision football is a company that offers football coaching to people of all ages and abilities.

They have felt the full impact of this lockdown as Sports correspondent, Louie Barrett, has been finding out.


Due to Nottinghamshire being placed under tier three restrictions, all forms of football below the 6th tier have been suspended.

This means once again, football clubs are being left without training, fixtures and supporters.

Max Barton has more on this.