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London, UK
Freelance Journalist and Digital Producer — ITV News
As seen in:  ITV News, ITV News
Covers:  International News, Drinks And Nightlife, Uk News, Rugby
Doesn't Cover: Football, Association

Journalist. Causing (freelance) typos at @ITVNews Online. Known troublemaker.

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.

Stuff and Loaded break cover: Is this the new age of the Lad’s Mag? — Yesterday tech magazine Stuff announced that it was ditching scantily clad female models on its covers as research suggested boobs and acres of flesh put off potential readers. Stuff is the UK's best-selling technology magazine and used 'girls with gadgets' since its foundation in 1996 at the height of the Lad's Mag era.

Snort it or sprinkle it on your breakfast: the future of boozing is coming — bottlemagazine: The part of the internet that judges people for wanting to have fun is currently whipping itself into a pointless, digital fury because a US company has perfected powdered alcohol and will be cleared to sell it from this autumn. Prior to their approval by the government stateside, the...

Neck and Nominate: a classic example of British boozing culture — One motivated and slightly drunk man in Edinburgh on Christmas Day sparked the latest bout of what the Daily Mail have called "the most outrageous drinking game yet" - but you probably think the whole thing started Down Under, especially after the social media phenomenon was picked up and mauled by that most ludicrous of the male species, the Australian bogan.

'Wonder pill' could replace alcohol - and cut out hangovers forever — The morning after the night before could soon become a thing of the past, thanks to the development of synthetic alcohol. Currently being tested at Imperial College, London, this sci-fi alternative to traditional booze would give imbibers the same confidence-boosting buzz but without the damage to brain cells or a user's liver.

The (Yorkshire) Embassy of a Fallen State — One year, in my desperation to get a ticket to Glastonbury, it appears I attempted to pitch my own little installation in that hedonistic corner of Worthy Farm, Shangri-La: *NOTE: There's no record of Debs Armstrong or the rest of the Shangri-La team ever receiving this desperate stab at creativity.

TomMcArthur | This Is My Jam — "Who'll pay reparations on my soul/" by Gill Scott Heron

Obvious fake is fake; How to spot future golden eagle snatches kid fake videos — Do eagles eat babies? Almost certainly not, especially in North American suburbs where sightings of such majestic winged creatures are rarer than rocking horse faeces. So; why all the fuss yesterday about this video supposedly of a golden eagle attempting to snatch an unsuspecting toddler and carry it away for some human jerky lunch?

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Oct 22, 2014

RT @AlJazeera: May the new year bring good news for @peterGreste @MFFahmy11 & @Bahrooz as appeal date is announced:

Oct 22, 2014

RT @malonebarry: Egypt sets January 1st appeal date for jailed Al Jazeera staff. Need to make our voices heard again -> #FreeAJstaff http:/…

Oct 22, 2014

Afghan 'fighting season' ends after bloody Taliban campaign: Afghan forces lose more troops than US has since '01

Oct 21, 2014

RT @unkyoka: The knowledge that there's no more virus in my blood is a profound relief. I'm so lucky. Wish everyone who got sick could feel this.

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