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London, UK
Freelance Journalist and Digital Producer — ITV News
As seen in:  ITV News
Covers:  international news, drinks and nightlife, uk news, rugby
Doesn't Cover: football, association

Freelance journalist & producer. Mainly at @ITVNews; previously, @Breakingnews and @MSNUK

What was your first job as a journalist?

City Editor (Belfast) for

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Email, Twitter or even in person. There's a lot to be said for a pint and a chat.

Did you work for your high school newspaper? If so, what did you do there?

I had a brief period as the 'go-to Jock' on my University magazine.

Could you tackle this 3,816 calorie Easter breakfast? — Challengers facing down this chocolate monster will have to eat almost 4,000 calories in an unconventional way to start the day. Olly Taylor's wonderful creation consists of two types of cereal in half an Easter egg with brownies, mini eggs, marshmalllows, creme eggs, topped off with three types of flavoured milk.

Video: This US company wants to crowdfund a handheld flamethrower — It just seems so handy to be able to hurl a stream of liquid fire across a room. Annoying flatmate? Wooooosh. Dinner needs cooking? Woooosh. Is it a bit cold in your bedroom? Woooosh. And all for $699 (£467). A bargain.

Russia is firing up its space tourism programme again

James Corden kicks off Late Late Show with a Tom Hanks career retrospective — Before the first episode, critics had the knives out for the illustrious Mr Corden, but it appears his cheeky and demeaning style is going down a storm Stateside - unlike the last Brit to try and make it, Piers Morgan.

Joe's Five Word News: Fight, Uncle, Toupee, Puppy, Pop

Jesse Nagy is the best uncle of all time

Filthy rich: British poo could be worth £510m — "Where there's sh*te, there's gold", if you will. Boffins have discovered that precious metals like gold, silver and platinum can be extracted from sewage to prevent millions being literally flushed down the bog. Rooting around in human sh*t doesn't seem like the cleanest way to make a fortune, but the figures show it could be amazingly lucrative.

Man wakes up to find himself an amazing £1.2 million richer

Video: Poperoni? Pope Francis gets presented with a pizza

Happy Birthday Mo Farah, Chris Hoy and Steve Redgrave

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Apr 19, 2015

RT @GlastoFest: The Glastonbury 2015 resale tickets have now all been sold. Thanks to everyone who tried to buy one, and sorry to those who missed out.

Apr 18, 2015

Why is there no Unicorn emoji. This tyranny can't be allowed to stand.

Apr 17, 2015

@AlexSmithNBC The Warwick, Soho (W1B 5LR) damn near half-price happy hour 5-8pm. Always packed. Smells slightly of sick.

Apr 17, 2015

RT @jacknpeat: Jimmy Anderson equals Ian Botham's test wicket record... He'll never have Beefy's style though. #Cricket

Apr 17, 2015

@julesmattsson the top comment on the Guido article has made me LOL in the newsroom

Apr 17, 2015

RT @julesmattsson: This is pretty funny but surely it's just courteous not to swear in a live press conference, even if you're Vice?…

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