StoryHub Today: 28/4/21 (Team 1)

Student journalism from the University of Derby. Reporting from Devon Cash, Josh Holland, Toby Hill, Ed Hague Saunders and Sam Allen
Shay’s Triathlon

With the pandemic limiting the number of opportunities for fundraising, this has encouraged many people to find other ways to continue raising money for charity.

Ben Woodcock, Mark Pettinger and 10-year-old Shay O’Grady have been doing their bit to raise funds for different charities in Sheffield.

All three relayed the importance of raising money for those in need when access has been limited due to the pandemic.

Our reporter, Devon Cash explains…

Five Continent Run

Would you ever attempt to run five marathons across five continents in five consecutive days? Is it even possible?

Well, Ian Stringer and Nick Hodges are planning to attempt this firm challenge when travel restrictions are lifted to raise money for two charities.

Despite the torturous hours of training and running, the cause of the task is pretty close to home for the two men.

Josh Holland has more on the story.


The Trevor Clifton Trophy

It has been a difficult time of late for Women’s football at the steps 3-6 after it was announced that the 2020/21 campaign has been curtailed.

This has certainly been the case for Derby County Ladies Academy Under 20’s who had made an excellent start to the season, but with the beginning of the Trevor Clifton Trophy on the 18th April, there appears to be a positive to a season in which not much football has been played.

Ahead of the tournament, Ben Durber told us more.

AFC Bridgnorth
One of the industries hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic, has been non-league football.
With the majority of clubs relying on their ticket sales and purchases at the bar to stay afloat, many of them have struggled massively over the lockdown periods.
Our reporter Ed Hague-Saunders went to find out just how much the lockdown has affected local clubs, and how much rebuilding they will have to do…


The Footprints Cup

The Footprints Cup, taking place on 4th July at Ilkeston Town’s New Manor Ground, is a charity football event aiming to raise money and awareness in equal measure.

The charity Footprints CEC helps families with children that have mobility and communication issues.

A handful of ex-professionals and local celebrities have already signed up to play at the event.

Our reporter Sam Allen has more…

University of Kent

As we edge towards May 17th and the complete reopening of universities, many would believe that this has come just in time for students.

However, some universities have decided not to reopen on the 17th, leaving students to do their exams online.

Our reporter Toby Hill spoke to two students from the University of Kent to find out more.

Nottingham Fire and Rescue Service

Bassetlaw District Council has approved Nottingham Fire and Rescue Service’s planning application for the new fire station at the Vesuvius development site off Sandy Lane.
The new building will replace the existing station on Eastgate, which was built in 1963.
The station is being designed with the latest in renewable technology and is being located with the intention of having better access into Worksop and the surrounding Towns.

Our reporter, Devon Cash, reports on this story.