StoryHub Today: Tuesday 8th December (Team 3)

Student journalism from the University of Derby. Reporting by Ed Hague-Saunders, Henry Bartlett, Tommy Tufano-Lister and James McCormick.

Community working hard to repair Mackworth church after blaze

The people of Mackworth were shocked this past week as they found out that their village church had burned down.

With the church meaning so much to the residents in Mackworth, a huge effort has been made to get the church back on its feet.

Brad Cox and Ed Hague-Saunders caught up with a woman local to the area to find out her thoughts on the fire.

The impact of COVID on lower league football clubs

The coronavirus has had a huge impact on football recently, with lower league clubs struggling for money and at risk of going bankrupt.

Our reporter Henry Bartlett has more on the the difficulties being faced lower down the football pyramid.

Derby County Women working hard as football returns

Women’s football returns to Derby this weekend as Derby County look to restart their push for promotion.

After a month without football, it’s taken a lot of hard work to ensure they’re up to speed for the coming matches.

James McCormick spoke to Derby County forward Hannah Keryakoplis about the work put in during the lockdown and the difficulties the team faced.

The rise in sports injuries post lockdown

The impact of coronavirus has left its mark on the footballing world yet again, with a spike in injuries being the latest of ever growing dilemmas facing football clubs across the English pyramid.

Football players at all levels are feeling the effects of either a congested fixture list, or a lack of training following the recent national four week lockdown.

Our reporter, Tommy Lister, has more…

Gyms are back as national lockdown has been lifted

Last week the country came out of lockdown and gyms were allowed to open up again. However, many people feel that they shouldn’t have been closed in the first place, as closing them has done more harm than good. Ed Hague-Saunders reports…