How I launched the story of the Skipping Sikh

When 74-year-old Rajinder Singh released a video of himself skipping during lockdown, his daughter Minreet Kaur, a newly-qualified journalist, knew he had a story that people needed to hear. She dubbed him Skipping Sikh and battled to get his story out there. Despite an initial rejection, her perseverance saw Rajinder’s inspirational tale take on a life of its own. He went on to raise thousands of pounds for the NHS and inspired many to dust off their skipping ropes and get fit during those first weeks of the pandemic. Rajinder is now planning to mark his 75th birthday by taking …

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The media and me

Exes and eyebrow trolls – how my lockdown experiment put me in the spotlight

Rebecca Lockwood, a student and journalist, decided to use her free time during the first lockdown to contact all her exes and ask them ‘what went wrong?’. Her story attracted interest from the national media and she was even offered a slot on This Morning – only to be usurped by Prince Charles. Here she reveals how she felt about being on the other side of the news. Download the podcast here. Listen on Google podcasts here and on Spotify here.