Patch Story #4: Animals given away on recycling websites

Animals have been given away without proper safeguards on a website meant to help Chesterfield residents reduce waste levels. The Chesterfield Freecycle website gives away unwanted items for free but has become a give-away site for animals. Critics claim the animals could become victims of cruelty, including bait for dog fights and puppy trafficking. The … Continue reading Patch Story #4: Animals given away on recycling websites

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Patch Story #2: Special needs charity hopes to raise £300,000

A charity that caters to children with disabilities needs to raise £300,000 in order to develop the empty land adjoining their new headquarters. Fairplay was founded in 1992 and is currently situated in a small office on Chatsworth Road in Chesterfield. Come March 2010, they will move to Myplace Chesterfield on Alexandra Road West, the … Continue reading Patch Story #2: Special needs charity hopes to raise £300,000

Patch Story #1: Closure of UFO hotline affects many

As part of the module "JNL6006 - Researching News", we had to submit four news stories for a news portfolio for assessment. Students were given patches to get their stories from. Mine was Chesterfield, Derbyshire. This is one of the stories I submitted. In my opinion, this one is the weakest of all my stories. … Continue reading Patch Story #1: Closure of UFO hotline affects many