Rosie Hayes


Posted on 17/07/2017

Winners Citizen Journalism 
Talent spanned print, photography, video and broadcasting
Winners have been announced in the London Voices Citizen Journalism Competition. Louise Naks won first prize, Guilia Bassanese second and Seren Morris third. All live in London and received cash bursary prizes of up to £2,000, awarded by The Media Society and London Learning Consortium. Due to the success of London Voices, the competition is proposed to run again in 2017/8. Find out more about the successful entrants and why they won.

Posted on 10/06/2017

Diana 20 Years After Her Death
Princes William and Harry organising statue to mark memory of their mother's tragic death 20 years ago.The time is right they say to recognise her positive impact in UK and worldwide.The Royals are back at Kensington Palace where they used live with their mother. Their home is leading the 20th anniversary tributes by exhibiting her clothes. Diana died 31 August 1997

Posted on 25/05/2017

Military Join Police as UK Goes on Alert - security levels Critical
British troops have joined police in London to help keep key points of the Capital more secure. Intelligence Services raised the terror threat level to Critical following the Manchester Arena bombing.  It means they suspect attacks are imminent.  About 3,800 military will be deployed in UK as the nation goes on alert.  On the first day armed soldiers were at Houses of Parliament, Downing Street, Buckingham Palace.  22 people were killed at the US pop singer’s Manchester show. More than 60 injured.  A suicide bomber detonated his device in the foyer of the Arena. In principle the public approve. They didn’t seem concerned to see the forces on the streets with weapons ready for any action necessary.  Safety and security was important under the circumstances.  We spoke to some in London who told us they’re not against seeing armed troops on the streets.

Posted on 07/05/2017

Win £2,000 to learn how to be a Citizen Journalist. The second prize is £750 and third £250. The competition is headed by The Media Society and London Learning Consortium (LLC). Dubbed 'London Voices' the opportunity is open to all aspiring citizen journalists in the Capital over 16 years old. To enter go: Deadline 22 May, 2017. 
Your interest can be in either print, broadcast or online media. Winners declared 22 June 2017. We talk to the coordinator of this major prize.

Posted on 28/04/2017

Brothers Row Atlantic for Skin Cancer Mission
A doctor and teenager are to row the Atlantic in a 24ft boat to raise funds for Skin Cancer. They decided on the challenge after watching sailor Peter Massey – father of Jude and step-father to Dr Greg Bailey – die of the debilitating disease. The brothers lived with Peter by the sea in Lymington, South West England. Together, they have formed team ‘Ocean Brothers’ pledging to raise £100,000 for the British Skin Foundation. Greg and Jude will row the 3,000 mile voyage non-stop from Gran Canaria to Barbados in January 2018Both are in full training for the massive journey as well as working.  Their background has always been connected to the ocean but they’ve also tackled skiing and mountain climbing.Full details about the ‘Ocean Brothers’ and for more on the guys and how they are preparing for the challenge go to

Posted on 23/04/2017

Virtual Reality at Geek2017 in Margate took over Dreamland entertainment centre for three days of games
It was half term and Geek games were in demand. The venue was packed as families couldn’t wait to play the new and old games from Nintendo to Virtual Reality. There were Nintendo tournaments which brought back memories for the adult drivers. Consoles were hot as they competed to win each race. Slot machines were also popular. Kids were familiar with most of them especially the ones where coins could be won. Virtual Reality was the most exciting game among the crowd. We found one young guy drawing in the air.  It was fascinating to watch and we’ve caught some of it on video. Take a look and you will see we found creators, adults and kids having a great time.

Posted on 22/04/2017

Artist Tom Hackett has paid tribute to three cities in the East Midlands by designing shiny, bright, contemporary suits for men. He needed to collect Chat Lines for the fabric so he walked, talked and inter-acted with locals from Nottingham, Lincoln and Corby.  He found their comments were fun, serious and perfect for the suits. 'Conversation Piece' is an inter-active exhibition where the suits are on display and  re-recorded conversations tell their stories. Go see them at The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP until May 15.  Watch the video for a close-up look at the shiny suits.

Posted on 30/04/2014

Catch this brief video about Bob Koskins who died of pneumonia at the age of 71.  It was his last interview before retiring last year.
Last year he retired from show bizz following diagnosis of Parkinson's disease.  In a statement he said he was bowing out "to spend more time with his family".  His career spans four decades and includes Hollywood hits such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit.  Bob had a great following for his cockney and gangster performances.  Some of the films he appeared in were Long Good Friday (1980) and Mona Lisa (1986).   He won a BAFTA for best actor in a Leading Role and Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama for his performance in Mona Lisa.  Bob also won an International Emmy Award for best actor for his appearance on BBC One drama The Street in 2009. One of the last film roles by Bob Hoskins was in Snow White and the Huntsman playing the dwarf character 'Muir'.
Please enjoy

Posted on 26/04/2014

Hey take a look at my latest news video.  It might have you crossing your legs!
London Loo in World's Top 10 Toilets
Wembley, in North London, is the spot where a public toilet has been named one of the best ten designed in the world.  Top design website, Design Curial, looked at thousands of public lavatories across the globe in their search for top loos. Many were in the category of "disgusting" or totally unpleasant to the nose.  But the final list found public toilets that scored highly in the categories of design, innovation and the building's environment and surroundings. checked out the UK loo to see why it made the top ten.

Posted on 30/03/2014

Hi, Here is my latest news video on the new local TV channel for London.
24 Hour TV Channel
It's the Capital's first 24-hour Television Channel and it launches Monday March 31 with countdown starting at 1800.  London Live says it will be offering fresh and new content devoted exclusively to an estimated 9 million diverse viewers.
Viewing new channel
However, its the 18 - 34 age group it is targeting and it hopes they will pick up their remote controls, press 8 on Freeview, 117 on Sky or 159 on Virgin to view their new channel.
Big difference to Londoners
The new 24 hour TV channel promises it will be smart, fun and "inside London" making a big difference to Londoners lives.  It is backed by the Russian owner of the Evening Standard and The Independent, Evgeny Lebedev, who believes it will succeed even though previous attempts failed.
London Live won a licence last year when the Department for Culture, Media and Sport awarded 19 new local TV channels.
Long life
Some critics have no doubt that London Live will fit in with the TV landscape but there's lots of competition out there for people's attention. But there are some who believe that local TV broadcast through the television screen is not going to have a long life.
Check out clips of the new channel's shows in this video
A separate feed is available

Posted on 30/03/2014

Hi, Catch one of my latest news items produced on March 26:
Sex Workers Parliament and Criminalisation
Sex workers from across the UK and rest of Europe crammed into a select committee room in the House of Commons to argue against plans to change prostitution laws that would criminalise clients.
Buying and selling sex
Recently an all-Party Parliamentary Group called for the British prostitute laws to be overhauled so that women selling sex are no longer criminalised but buying sex is against the law. In other words, buying sex would become illegal, but selling sex would no longer be a criminal offence.
A similar law is being planned in Europe along the lines of countries such as Norway and Sweden where clients are criminalised for buying sex.
Lives at risk
The English Collective of Prostitution (ECP) has criticised the proposals stating that criminalising clients would not stop prostitution nor will it stop the criminalisation of women. But it would make it more dangerous and stigmatising for sex workers and put lives at risk.
The parliamentary meeting was hosted by Labour MP John McDonnell and organised by the English Collective of Prostitutes and the People's Parliament
Opinion Poll
On the day of the meeting an opinion poll revealed that over half the UK public opposed criminalisation of prostitution.  Conducted by GfK for the Campaign for Radical Sociology, the poll also found that only three in ten nationwide were in favour.  In London it was only one in four
The full story is here:
A clean feed is available

Posted on 10/03/2014

HI, catch my latest video - its a feature on illegal tattooing:
The Chartered Institute of Environmental Health has urged the government to take action against 'scratchers' - illegal tattooing. It warns of a major threat to public health as demands for tattooing and body piercing have dramatically increased.
Skin infection and blood-borne diseases such as Hepatitis and HIV can spread and be transmitted through unhygienic and unclean working conditions.
Local authorities are currently using existing licensing and registration powers as well as adopted bylaws to stem the worst practices, but increasing numbers of tattooists and piercers -scratchers- are operating outside of these controls.
Recently an illegal tattooist was jailed for 4 months after his botched work left a young woman's back permanently scarred. 
The Tattoo and Piercing Industry Union, TPIU, is also calling on immediate action to stop the illegal trade. has more on the story

Posted on 20/02/2014

Protest Against Egypt's Crackdown on Journalists
19 February 2014
Journalists with sealed mouths were among a crowd who demonstrated outside the Egyptian Embassy in London, February 19.
They were calling for the freedom of Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste and 19 others. Greste is among 16 Egyptians and four foreigners due in court in Cairo February 20.
They're accused of terrorism and supporting Egypt's blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood. The protest, of about 50 people, was organised by the British National Union of Journalists.
If anyone would like a separate feed just let me know
Thank you

Posted on 02/02/2014

This event happened 24 January 2014 in Londn.  The story and video are below
Specialist Black Music Loses Radio Airtime
Demonstrators outside the headquarters of Global Radio in Leicester Square demanded the return of airtime for specialist black music after Choice fm was replaced with Capital Xtra.
Artists from the reggae, soca and gospel music industry voiced their protests with performances of their songs.
The demonstration was organised by The Voice, the black community’s weekly newspaper and the media and entertainment union BECTU.
Choice fm had won its licence on the basis of offering broadcast time to black music for at least 21 hours a week
Last October, Global Radio, owners of Capital, re-launched Choice fm by calling it Capital Xtra and immediately changed its music format by dropping reggae, soca and gospel music.
BECTU has formally complained to Ofcom the broadcast regulator who say they are assessing the situation reports:

Posted on 19/11/2012

No problem - look forward to receiving it

Posted on 19/11/2012

Thats great thank you. I shall investigate drop box - Ive never used it but know of it. First time on Media Trust so not really sure yet how it all works.
Best. Nigel Parkes
Joss Searchlight

Posted on 19/11/2012

Hi Nigel,
Very happy to run this on the YNUKtv's website.  Is You Tube the only option for downloading?  Would prefer a 'clean' video without the ads. Could it be sent by Dropbox?
If you want achat my telephone is 0207 503 5574
All the best

Posted on 19/11/2012

Hi. We have a sort of video news story that we need help with.
Please see encl.
Thank You.
Nigel Parkes
Founding Trustee
Joss Searchlight Charity

Posted on 17/11/2012

Hey Everyone, If you have news video stories waiting to be broadcast across UK and the Globe let me know.  I'm interested.
This is where they'll be seen
Thank you!