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A day in the life of a paramedicalt

I spent a day with the ambulance service in Rossendale to see what life in the fast lane is really like.

In a hectic 12-hour shift I learnt all about the job of a paramedic, sped to incidents in a Rapid Response Vehicle with 'blues and twos' and saw six patients treated and also a works accident.

This freelance commissioned piece was for the Big Issue North and to read more click the photograph.

Turbine blades spin off in Storm Barbaraalt

When a wind turbine shed its blades in Weir and a dog walker recounted hearing and seeing the incident as he was nearby, my story was used by the Daily Mail.

The turbine, which is in a field above a remote village in Weir, embedded itself in a nearby field and fortunately no one was hurt in the incident. To date the tower has never had the blades replaced. The story was also in the Manchester Evening News, Lancashire Telegraph and Rossendale Free Press.

Tribunal success after businessman sacked over illness


Andy Davies was sacked by his employers after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

The businessman from The Wirral successfully won his industrial tribunal claim for unfair dismissal and the full story was commissioned by the Big Issue North.

He now runs his own business and so can work around his condition.

Photograph - Liz Henson Photography

New eco-home built by pensionersalt

Pensioners Chris and Paul Worswick decided five years ago to build their forever home on a former stables plot in Bacup.

The development was a labour of love, with former paramedic Paul turning labourer to help save money and Chris now using their beautiful new home to run specialist art classes in her Wooden Horse Studios.

The story was commissioned by Lancashire Life Magazine and used by the Lancashire Telegraph and Rossendale Free Press.

Photograph - Liz Henson Photography

Murder victim's family speak out

121113_shaun_corey_family_002 webWhen Shaun Corey's 'new life' in London turned sour and his controlling and manipulative girlfriend brutally murdered him, she told a string of lies in court to try to deflect the blame.

The judge and jury were quick to see through her claims and she was sentenced to life with a minimum of 17 years. His family asked Catherine for help to clear his name from the vicious allegations she had made.

The story made the front page of the Rossendale Free Press was used in the Rochdale Observer and it is printed in full on About My Area.

Photograph - Liz Henson Photography