Paul Presents Archives

PAUL PRESENTS ARCHIVES

With no imminent trip to North Wales for us, we are taking a virtual visit to the beautiful Snowdonia, with photographer Dave Newbould.

With over 30 years experience of putting on events large and small, the Graham Steel Music Company is a one stop shop for all music related events, including working with venues & festivals, programme entertainment, event management and promotion and publicity. 

Lonely Lentil began in 2019 as a pop-up shop/food stall, selling a small selection of dry foods, herbs and spices to customers through refilling their containers. 

Bishop Olivia is originally from Kent and began working as a volunteer teacher and school’s worker, living and working within a small community in Kenya. Later Bishop Olivia worked as an overseas relief and development worker for nine years in Africa, including working with Oxfam in Somalia.

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* With respect of the coronavirus restrictions this is a Telephone Interview*

Dominic grew up in Ireland, the son of a County Meath Vet. His Great-Grandfather trained in the Phoenix Park and he quickly developed a love of all things horse himself. Pony club, hunting, hunter trials and point to pointing among his interests.

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Dr. Deepak Ravindran is a Pain Management Consultant at the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust in Berkshire. In this interview he gives fascinating insight in how the body works in relation to pain. Why it can become chronic pain such as in Fibromyalgia and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). What foods help with Chronic pain and other means of help.

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* This is a Telephone Interview Due To The Coronavirus Restrictions*
Toni is a freelance Marketing Consultant and Manager, working mainly in the events sector. During coronavirus restrictions, this became more challenging and Toni started to work with Bodyshop and on a local community hub. Toni also has been helping people, free of charge, with their marketing needs- helping with websites and social media.

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The Fair Close Centre was opened by the Queen Mother in November 1967 and in 2017, they celebrated 50 years of continuous service to the senior citizens of West Berkshire. Their aim has always been to enrich the lives of older people by providing a place to go to spend time with friends and to meet new people

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Life for Dr Gill Sinclair was pretty normal before the coronavirus, a love of music and singing, family life etc. 

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Hampshire & Berkshire 4×4 response consists of a group of volunteers who offer their time and their 4×4 vehicles to provide assistance to the emergency services, local authorities and other volunteer organisations, primarily within the counties of Hampshire and Berkshire.

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In 1982, Liz qualified as a Registered Nurse, her career as a nurse started at Sue Ryder in Nettlebed, followed by a career in nursing as a Theatre Nurse, until her retirement in 2012. 

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Dr Peacock is a well known speaker on the history of Newbury and its environs. 
In this interview, the focus is on the true story of Jack O’ Newbury.

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Tony is currently a presenter with Radio Kennet with his Sounds of the Sixties Jazz and Soul Music and Memories. He describes his early days with Radio Luxembourg, to working with Jaeger and hotel chains. Tony has been a presenter, music writer and broadcaster for over 50 years. He is also well known throughout South England as a DJ.

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Margo Payne started being a voluntary activist for Richard Benyon, who encouraged her to stand as a Town Councillor. She was elected in 2015 as Conservative Councillor for Clay Hill. Margo was voted Deputy Mayor in 2017, before being elected as Mayor in 2018.

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This week’s interview is with Mr. Gerard Rocks, the chairman of Hospital Radio Reading.
HRR is staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers and is on-air 24 hours a day, including live programmes every weekday evening. 

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Action for the River Kennet is the Rivers Trust for the Kennet Catchment.
The River Kennet is one of England’s most important chalk streams. Some 45 miles long, it is the largest tributary of the Thames and in summer months contributes up to half its flow.

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Stacy is a garden designer with over 15 years of experience on projects from small courtyards to large country gardens. Based in Hungerford she has created gardens from Scotland to London, breathing life into your outdoor space.

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Jana volunteers with Terracycle and from the money she raises, she supports Canine Partners. Through her volunteering, she met inspirational people that encouraged her to make her dream come true and write her first novel – The Ninth Cross.

From scribbled notes, to meeting an editor, publishing and now book signing Jana describes her journey and what her plans are for the future.

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Fiona Price is the Chief Executive of Age UK (Berkshire).
They believe that everyone can love later life – and help by inspiring, supporting and enabling in a number of ways- giving advice, hep at home, befriending and providing activities.

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Mr Neil Orpen is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Independent Hospital in Berkshire and he specialises in spinal surgery, with an interest in advanced techniques specifically aimed at minimising unnecessary trauma, which maybe caused by the surgery itself.

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Sheepdrove Organic Farm is owned by environmental campaigners Peter and Juliet Kindersley. Sheepdrove is a model of environmentally responsible farming driven by a passion and concern for animal welfare, biodiversity and wildlife conservation.

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Berkshire Lowland Search & Rescue works in partnership with Thames Valley Police to locate and rescue high risk vulnerable missing persons such as children and those living with dementia.

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In February 2012, Sarah Gardner, a primary school teacher, was granted a sabbatical from her job to spend a year working for Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO). Posted to Lawra – a remote area of Upper West Ghana close to the border of Burkina Faso.

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Beth Asbury is the Assistant Archaeologist at The Historic Environment Record (HER) at West Berkshire Council. In this lighthearted interview, Beth discusses her role and events available to the public

The gardens at Welford Park are best known for the snowdrop woods, with early flowering snowdrops in bloom through February to early March.

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Based in Stockcross near Newbury the band can be seen regularly performing in public, keeping alive the big band sound with originals as well as more contemporary arrangements.

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The Rock Choir was started in Farnham, Surrey in 2005 by musician and singer, Caroline Redman Lusher. Rock Choir pioneered the contemporary choir movement in the UK. It was the first choir to offer the general public the chance to sing pop, rock and chart songs with no entry audition and no requirements to read music or have any previous singing experience.

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Cyber Crime continues to use in scale and complexity, affecting essential services, businesses and private individuals alike. Cyber Crime costs the UK billions of pounds and threatens national security.
Many of the crimes could have been prevented by making a few small changes to online behaviour.

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Since 1957, the League of Friends has raised funds for the Reading Hospitals. These days it is just the Royal Berkshire Hospital that remains, and its League of Friends has a clear aim and that is to improve the care and comfort of patients, visitors and staff, above and beyond what is funded and provided by the NHS.

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In a humorous and candid way The Revd Katie Tupling describes the challenges she and others in the church face as people with disabilities. Katie, who was born with cerebral palsy, says the Church of England must do more to support and enable those with disabilities.

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Richard Littledale is an author, preacher, pastor, BBC broadcaster and, above all, a highly skilled communicator, innovator and expert storyteller. 26,000 people read his regular blog.

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Life on our waterways is often a transient one, always having to move on, making it difficult to access places such as doctors.

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The Injured Jockeys Fund was the brainchild of founding Trustee and past President John Oaksey and came about following the devastating accidents of Tim Brookshaw and, four months later, Paddy Farrell in the 1964 Grand National.

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Diana Pattenden is a sculptor, based in Newbury, Berkshire, UK, creating limited edition pieces and commissions in bronze, resin and ceramics. Discover how a bronze sculpture goes from conception to completion.

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Nat West professionally qualified Community Bankers will meet you where it’s most convenient – whether that’s in the library, your place of work, clubs, leisure centres or even your home.

Vicars Game are meat and game specialists that have been supplying farm shops, restaurants, butchers and other outlets for over 100 years.

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Liz Pearson makes hand crafted gifts on her wood turning lathe that are sustainable and eco-friendly, with a fusion of contemporary design and traditional craftmanship.

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Roger Teal has trained group and International winner STEELE TANGO, group placed COCHABAMBA and SURREY STAR.

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This week Richard Benyon MP joins Paul Presents to discuss Climate Change and what is happening in this community, with Paul & Louis.

Peter Bosley was bought a Model T Ford and transported it back to England. Today Peter tells us the story of restoring the old car and driving it through the West Berkshire Countryside. 

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“The Rose of Hungerford” is a purpose built 55 feet long wide-beamed passenger trip boat owned by the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust and has a maximum capacity of 50 passengers. It is operated by volunteers of the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust.

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Acting Sergeant Matt Tullet of the Hungerford & Downlands Neighbourhood Policing Team joins Paul Presents for this week’s interview to discuss the issues in your community in today’s world and who you should contact and how.

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The Old Chapel Textile Centre is the home of the National Needlework Archive and the Country Wife Mural.

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Hampstead Norreys Community shop is a new build, positioned in a beautiful courtyard. It opened on March 26th, 2011 as a result of a village parish plan open meeting held in 2006 at which 80% of the people requested a shop. It replaced the original village shop that closed in 1998 because it was no longer viable. 

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By 2030 the next generation will enjoy an environment that’s getting better: a safer climate, flourishing nature, and healthy air, water and food.

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Garry Poulson was the Newbury Mayor, is a presenter on Kennet Radio and is the Director of 

Voluntary Sector Support, Volunteer Recruitment

, Newbury Community Car Scheme, 

Newbury and Thatcham Handybus, 

Newbury Shopmobility, Village Agent Community Connectors , 

Befriend West Berkshire

, Suicide Prevention Action Group.

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David Seward CEO of Berkshire Youth talks to Paul Presents about the issues the youth in West Berkshire face today and how to support them in turning away from the temptation of organised gangs, towards the developing clubs and projects supported by Berkshire Youth,
by working with the communities throughout West Berkshire.

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Sue Ryder, Paul Presents chosen charity, has a Forget Me Not Walk, for the Duchess of Kent Hospice, on the 12th May 2019 at Beale Wildlife and Garden Park, from 10 am – 3 pm.  Alison from Sue Ryder popped in to chat about Sue Ryder, the Duchess of Kent Hospice and the Forget Me Not Walk.

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Miri Keen is the Vicar for the West Downland Benefice  and she pops in to discuss what is happening in and around the benefice.

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Dr Peter Cox B.S.C.C. Eng D.I.C,C Eng, Mil Mech E, F.I.M has over 40 years’ experience in academic and industrial polymer processing(plastics).

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