StoryHub Today: 29/4/21 (Team 1)

StoryHub Today: 29/4/21 (Team 1)

Student journalism from the University of Derby. Reporting from Brad Cox, Henry Bartlett, Louie Barratt, and Joel Srithiran.

Does Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserve a new contract?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reportedly set to sign a new contract at Manchester United in the coming months. Our reporter Henry Bartlett got the thoughts of some fans of the club, here’s what they had to say:

The reopening of Powerleague

On the 29th of March, the likes of Powerleague and Goals reopened for the public after being closed since January due to lockdown. It was a well-received return and our reporter Joel Sritharan spoke to employees and players to see what impact has been made in the last few weeks…

Fans set to return to Old Trafford

Boris Johnson has announced the government’s roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions in England. The roadmap sets out how and when fans can return to football grounds. This could see up to ten thousand fans return to stadiums by mid-May.

Brad Cox has more…

Derby County Academy stars open up about mental health

In March last year, the UK was plunged into lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. The past year has been tough for everyone both physically and mentally, with tight restrictions placed on social contact and household mixing. 

Being in lockdown has also been a great time for many to reflect, and this is the case amongst the Derby County Under-18s squad, with several players speaking out on how they aim to help people who are struggling with mental health problems. 

Our reporter Dan Shave has more… 

Manchester United announce social media boycott

Manchester United have announced they will join the rest of English football tomorrow for a social media boycott.

The boycott begins on Friday at 3pm and will end on Monday.

This is in response to the ongoing racial abuse received online by players and others connected the game.

Ben Ibson, a football reporter for Manchester United, believes new campaigns need to be introduced to stamp out racism.

Derby County

Derby County Football club have struggled all season in the SkyBet Championship and as the season comes to its conclusion, many Derby fans are however, optimistic about the idea of staying in the division.

 The Rams face Swansea City and Sheffield Wednesday in their last two games and as they currently sit four points above the drop zone, with Rotherham chasing them down, it’s still all to play for, for Wayne Rooney’s men

Joel Sritharan has more…

BBC Radio Derby celebrates 50 years on air

It’s been 50 years since BBC Radio Derby first went live on air.

Since then they have mastered their way of covering local news and have been present in many people’s lives.

Today marks their 50th Birthday and so we spoke to BBC Broadcast Journalist, Wesley Mallin about what it means to him and the company.

Louie Barrett reports…