Hello, yes. I am a press. Reporter of court, crime, dark history and #Taunton for @somerset__live. Gamer, metalhead, cat enthusiast, nerd.

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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...

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.