Friday, 9 September 2011

Should Jenson Button stay at McLaren?

One of the biggest debate's today on BBC radio Five Live appears to be over the 2009 champion Jenson Button. Winner of just two races this season, the 31-year-old is yet to commit himself to a one-year deal after 2012 for the Woking based team. Could this be that he has accepted team mate Lewis Hamilton is McLaren's number one driver long term or has Jenson decided to go elsewhere because of the team's inconsistency and failure to mount a serious challenge over the past two season's on Red Bull and their lead driver Sebastian Vettel. The Silver machine has often looked unsteady on track, difficult to handle and often even struggling to match the pace of Ferrari and Fernando Alonso. In addition to the above the team have often made the wrong call for both driver's in the pit lane, especially at their home race in Silverstone when they failed to secure a wheel nut to Jenson's car causing the wheel to come off and Jenson to retire from the race.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

CCTV Suite

As a reporter on the Newquay Voice I am currently covering Newquay's CCTV saga, after Cornwall Council decided to pull the plug on funding for the monitoring of CCTV throughout towns in the county .I was invited by Phil Rowe, the current supervisor of the suite, who works for Remploy who mans the 32 cameras at Newquay police station to see what goes on in the suite and was given an insight into how important 24/7 CCTV coverage is. It was a real eye opener to know that this system has probably saved the lives of many.