A Liss resident,and Shine Radio volunteer, Noni Needs, has won the prestigious Bob Norris journalism award as she graduates from a seven month course in Journalism at City of Portsmouth College. 

Noni talks to Kate Fairweather about the course, starting a new career and life as a mature student.

As a single parent, Noni was able to support herself through the course thanks to a bursary from the National NCTJ Journalism Diversity Fund. She talks about how to apply.

One of her first assignments was to interview Penny Mordaunt, Portsmouth North MP and Leader of the House of Commons. She has also sourced and written articles for The Portsmouth News and the Petersfield Post. 

Noni is an award-winning podcaster. Her podcast, Shine Radio Recipe with Noni Needs was recognised with an award at the Community Radio Awards 2022.