Hello, yes. I am a press. Reporter of court, crime and #Taunton for @somerset__live. Gamer, metalhead, cat enthusiast, nerd. All views are my own, and awesome.

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Somerset born and bred, I started out my life on newspapers as a cub reporter on the Central Somerset Gazette with no qualifications and trained and progressed my way up to chief reporter on the Midsomerset Series of Newspapers.

I'm currently employed as the Court, Crime and Special Investigatio...

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Sep 25, 2017

Taunton Crown Court is still abuzz with talk of the blast of 'Deliah' we were treated to from someone's phone during a sentencing on Friday.

Sep 24, 2017

RT @MusgrovePark: Our emergency department (A&E) is very busy this afternoon (Sunday 24 September). Please see the image below for ad…

Sep 23, 2017

@andrewluke Good luck with the project, too :) look forward to seeing it!

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What was your first job as a journalist?

I started off freelancing for my local paper, the Central Somerset Gazette.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Of course. Old school.

How is social media changing news?

Commentators with an axe to grind, mostly. More people sharing and reacting to things they haven't actually read. Makes me very sad.