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2013 4/Feb

When I left ITV at the end of last year one of my colleagues wrote in my card that whoever took over my job as Health Correspondent would have big shoes to fill. Obviously it was a kind remark about the work I had done, but it was also a nod to my slight obsession. […]

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2013 1/Feb

When I was first thinking about going freelance there were times when I wondered whether or not I’d be disciplined enough to wake up every morning and be at my desk by 9am. I also worried there might not be enough for me to do, even if I managed it. But this week I have […]

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2013 21/Jan

Last week I travelled to Salford, near Manchester, for an interview at BBC Radio 5 Live.On the way up I was feeling confident. I already listen to the station, so I know the output and I’d carried out some backround research on each of the presenters. Also, I’m a bit of news junkie, always watching it on television or […]

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2013 18/Jan

Today was meant to be the day that I moved into my new house. I’d cleared my diary, booked the removal men, and my dad was on hand to help me. Yes, I’d seen the forecast, but I thought we’d just have a few flakes of snow, not enough to stop us – how wrong […]

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2013 14/Jan

I’ve now been freelancing for exactly a week and I’ve learnt a lot in 7 days. Firstly, I’ve discovered that I can drink an amazing amount of tea! Every meeting I’ve had this week has been accompanied by a cup of tea and every time I sit down at my computer or make a phone […]

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2013 7/Jan

13 may be unlucky for some, but when I was in junior school it was my fire number (we all had to file out in numerical order whenever the alarm sounded) and as I survived my education without being burnt alive I’ve always considered it a lucky number for me. So what better time for […]

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