#GE2015 campaign video for Dave Ash, National Health Party candidate

General election campaign video for Dave Ash, National Health Action Party candidate for Sutton and Cheam

Lawrence Of Arabia star Peter O’Toole dies aged 81

Peter O’Toole, best known for his starring role in Lawrence Of Arabia, has died aged 81. His agent Steve Kenis confirmed the Irish-born actor had died at Wellington Hospital in north London on Saturday after a long battle with illness.

Nessun dormouse: Two words that shook the Twittersphere

Nessun dormouse: That’s all it took. This was a headline I wrote a while back that started to trend on Twitter.

The Guide: A handbook for expats in the UAE

For the relaunch of The National’s website I was asked to research, write and edit a resident’s guide for newcomers to the UAE. The Guide, as it became known, is divided into three sections: practical advice for day-to-day living; social tips for enjoying free time; and a final section on the heritage and culture of the UAE.

Dying teenager’s IVF baby hope

This story originated from an everyday ring-in to the district office about a charity evening for IVF research. When I asked the caller, who turned out to be Martin’s sister, why she was organising the evening she told me about her 19-year-old brother who had terminal cancer and wanted to have a baby with his fiancee after his death. I made a direct approach to Martin and he and Susan agreed to speak to me.

The Red Cap deaths in Iraq

Red cap deaths in Iraq

In June 2003, six members of the Royal Military Police – known as Red Caps – were shot by a mob while on a patrol of police stations in Majar al Kabir, southern Iraq. The killings were regarded as murder and not an act of war by the Iraqi government. Since then the families of the men […]

A traditional Arabic rowing race

Filmed along Abu Dhabi’s corniche, this was the annual rowing race held to commemorate the four colours in the UAE flag

Dubai24 audio slideshow

To accompany the video with Karim Al Azari, I produced this audio slideshow to go with The National’s coverage of the Dubai24 endurance race. Here, Will Catron, a pit mechanic, talks about the demands of the 24-hour endurance race that attracted 78 supercharged cars.

Pro Golfers taking part in the Race to Dubai final visit Yas Marina

Golfers including, Ian Poulter, took time out from the Race to Dubai tournament for a ‘hot lap’ around the Yas Marina F1 Circuit down the road in Abu Dhabi.

Arabian beekeeping

An interview with a traditional beekeeper at his hives in Al Shahama, near Abu Dhabi.