StoryHub Today: Monday 14th December (Team 3)

Student journalism from the University of Derby. Reporting by Noah Abrahams, Tom Scott, Liz Ford, Matt Johns, Adam Wilsher and Matty Wyman.

Women’s Cricket

After 180 million people tuned in to see the Women’s Cricket World Cup final in 2017, the sport has seen a sustained increase in its popularity ever since. But, as reporter Adam Wilsher found out, the recent global pandemic has slammed the brakes on.

University Sport During A Pandemic

For many, going to university is a chance to socialise with like-minded people, particularly in sports clubs and societies. Lockdowns and restrictions have changed the landscape this year, so doing just that has been increasingly difficult. Matt Johns spoke to two students involved in sports societies to get a feel for the impact.

Scrap GCSEs and A-Levels?

Next summer’s GCSE and A-Level exams have been a talking point for months following the debacle in August. So should exams be scrapped all together in 2021? Matt Johns spoke to a student and a teacher to get their thoughts.

A White Christmas?

It’s the question on everyone’s lips at this time of year. But are we crazy for dreaming of a white Christmas to see off a tough year? Noah Abrahams put that question to the experts. Here’s what meteorologist Tamsin Green had to say.

Is There A Dark Side To The Beautiful Game?

Football. The beautiful game. But does it come at a price? Calls for a ban on heading in football are gathering pace after a link was made between that and dementia. Liz Ford took to the streets to ask the public what they thought.