Thomas Burton

Welcome to my journalism portfolio. I am an MA student currently pursuing my degree in Journalism at the University of Sheffield. With a keen interest in storytelling and a commitment to uncovering the truth, I am on a journey to expand my skills and gain valuable experience in the field of journalism.

About Me

Having graduated in history and spending several years living overseas in New Zealand and Australia, I am now studying my MA in Journalism in order to pursue my career as a writer.


I am very much in the early stages of my journalism career, and I am looking to gain more experience to add to my portfolio for future job applications.


Aside from news writing, I enjoy creative writing and am currently working on my debut novella, as well as being part of creative writing group. I also co-host a podcast focusing on societal issues.

Get in Touch


Phone: 07483142791

X: @tomburton27

My Articles

Peak District folktales brought to life by Sheffield artist in new book

The myths and legends of the Peak District have endured for hundreds of years and one Sheffield writer and artist is ensuring they will live on. Comprised of local tales and bespoke artwork, brings together the rich storytelling history of the Peaks with a modern perspective.

Joe Winstanley talks about his inspirations, craft and what makes the Peak District special.

“The idea had been bubbling up for quite a while. I have been doing paper art and miniature art for six or seven years, but I wa

Sheffield turned into war zone overrun by hooligans in new fantasy computer game

Richard Brown, aged 37, of Heeley, developed the ‘point and click’ adventure game to honour the city, which includes locations such as The Moor and Aldi on St Mary’s Gate.

Richard, who is a self-taught programmer and founder of Beardy Ramblin Games, said: “This was something I wanted to do for ages, and I tried and failed a few times to actually make a game. I’d just had my second child and it helped me through a busy time.”

Brownie’s Adventures depicts Sheffield as a war zone overrun by hooli

Protests continue outside city mail depot after people go three weeks with no post

A group of disgruntled Sheffielders have held the latest in a long series of protests over what they see as a failing postal service.

The group have been holding weekly protests outside the Sheffield South Delivery Office in Woodseats Road, since June.

Kate Billington, founder of Save Our Post, Save Our Posties, started the group after going nearly three weeks without any post in May.

She said: “Never have we paid more for a stamp and yet never had we received a more appalling service from Ro