Paul Presents is local interviews, with people from the West Berkshire Community.

 Paul has been broadcasting for 40 years and despite the challenges being disabled may cause, he has continued his love of broadcasting and produces a popular weekly podcast. People from across West Berkshire have shared their memories and achievements within the West Berkshire Community- something we can all be proud of as a community together.

The Hungerford Bookshop is owned and run by Emma and Alex, the bookshop team are passionate about books and the importance of independent shops. You won’t experience algorithms there. What they do offer is knowledge, personal recommendations, the chance to hear from the authors themselves and the joyful serendipity of discovering a title you never expected. They work closely with other organisations and schools and believe in playing an active role within the community.

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Richard Paget is the owner of My Apple Juice. The equivalent of £130 millions of apples are wasted every year. That’s 800,000 apples per …

Newbury Soup Kitchen is a voluntary organisation providing help and support to our homeless, our rough sleeper community, our vulnerable and those …

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The Hungerford Bookshop can be found in a beautiful, listed building at the heart of the historic town of Hungerford. Hungerford is …

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Paul Presents  The Living Rainforest with Karl Hansen Karl Hansen is the Director of the Trust for Sustainable Living that runs The …

Kathryn joins Paul to discuss her journey from journalism to working at Eight Bells in Newbury. The aim of Eight Bells is …

Paul Presents | Forever in Blue Jeans with Carole Gordon Carole Gordon and her late beloved partner Bob Newman made music for …

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Paul Presents From Food Lecturer to Hermitage Micro Brewery Richard Marshall is an Associate Lecturer, Food Enterprise P/T at Bath Spa University …

Paul Presents: A Retired GP with Dr Paul Sievers Dr Sievers is a retired Newbury GP and has some amusing tales to tell! …

The Fox at Peasemore The pub that can’t stop winning awards, The Fox at Peasemore is a country pub worth driving out …

Dragonfly Sky Chris and Amy are Dragonfly Sky, an engaging acoustic harmony duo, from Surrey who, after a first successful Ep have …

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Paul Presents | Hogan Music with Sam Wyne Hogan Music  takes pride in offering a diverse set of musical services.Their  online shop …

Paul Presents | The World of Craft with Gillian Hicks Gillian is involved with The Newbury Crafters Network and Pandora’s Box in …

Paul Presents | Renaissant Restaurant with Dom Robinson Renaissant is a restaurant by Dom Robinson on the site of the former Blackbird …

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Paul Presents | The Newbury Lions with Judith ColbyLions Clubs International was founded in 1917 and is the largest voluntary organisation in …

This time last year Gavin McLaughlin was fit and healthy enjoyed swimming and running and had competed in the World Age-Group Triathlon …

Berkshire Agricultural College | BCA zoo is situated within a small area of Berkshire Agricultural College. It is primarily used as a …

Paul Presents | All Angels Vineyard with Mark Darley Mark Darley is the owner of all Angels Vineyard, a steward responsible for …

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Karen has worked in Child Protection for 14 years, in West Berkshire, specializing for the last 5 years in working with families …

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Paul Presents: Life as an Author with Iris Lloyd. Part 2 of 3. A big Happy Birthday to iris who is 90 …

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Professor Andy Kemp teaches drama teachers at Reading University. Drama is a big employer and a big part of our culture. The film credits may show actors and actresses, but also the other forms of employment in the world of drama. Whilst learning drama young people can experience being in someone else’s shoes and trying to sort out the problems they are facing, seeing it from their point of view.

Councillor Claire Rowles, who represents the Hungerford and Kintbury Ward, was appointed as the first Safer Street Champion, at the Annual Council meeting held on 4 May 2021. Paul chats to Claire about the effects of street harassment, how to avoid street harassment and how to report street harassment.

The Happy Larder Co works with Charities involved in empowering women, whilst The Goodlife Hub perfectly suited to the post-COVID world of work.

West Berkshire Villagers | Paul Presents | In Defense of Freedom; A History of RAF Greenham Common with Jonathan Sayers The true …

Paul Presents: Daisy Joe Studio with Cat Croxford With Open Studios 2021 artists now opening their studios / exhibitions and being happy …

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The “My Speaker Friendly Project” was started with the intention of helping people, during the current pandemic, to keep in contact and …

Paul Presents | A Life of Tap with Iris Lloyd  |West Berkshire Villagers- Relax, Listen and Enjoy  Paul Presents: A Life of Tap …

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Henry & Joe’s “What started as a shared dream discussed at length over coffee and cigarettes in a shed at the Royal …

Paul Presents- The Royal Berks NHS Charity With Martin Butler Martin Butler is the Fund raising Manager from the Royal Berks NHS …

This Week’s Paul Presents: St Lawrence’s Church and their Place in the Community with Rev. Mike Saunders. In this week’s Paul Presents, for …

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ONE MILLION POUNDS  ONE MILLION POUNDS donated to the Day Surgery Unit at West Berks Community Hospital. Thank you all for your …

Robert Kenny has been a radio presenter since leaving school. He has worked on local radio stations and other radio stations. He …

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Hearing Dogs Train Clever Dogs to Help Deaf People They train dogs to alert deaf people to important and life-saving sounds they …

Mick Gooding Mick was raised in Newcastle on Tyne, as part of a large family. His love was cross country running and …

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Caz chats to Paul about Home schooling during lockdown. Many parents found this a daunting prospect and many different approaches have been …

Karen  started life working at the Randolph Hotel in Oxford, later setting up a restaurant in Wantage with her partner Nick.  Today …

Paul Presents: The West Berkshire Food Bank with Karen Frost | West Berkshire Villagers Karen joins Paul to talk about the work …

 Green Machine Computers, leading the way in IT Recycling IT Recycling Experts-It Doesn’t matter If it doesn’t work! The Green Machine’s core …

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Visit Caz’s Website The term “Donkey on a Waffle” is from an urban phrase meaning to make something a priority or to …

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Alice Jones started nursing as a Health Care Assistant and went on to become a Theatre Manager, today she talks about her journey and her love of nursing.

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Cáit Gould Paul Presents | Ceramics with Cait Gould Berkshire-based ceramicist Cáit Gould has been passionate about clay since studying Ceramics at Glasgow …

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Self Love and Wellbeing Coach in Newbury You deserve to live the happy healthy lifestyle you desire. No matter where you’re starting …

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This Week’s Interview -Paul Presents- Flowers From The Farm with Hilary Dent Flowers from the Farm is a multi award-winning, not-for-profit, co-operative …

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Paul Presents: Bishop Olivia & Paul James  Paul first chats to Bishop Olivia to find out her first year as Bishop has …

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Paul Presents: Staying Safe Online @ Christmas with Mark Godsland Staying safe online during Christmas, Working form Home and Shopping online has …

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Paul Presents- The Newbury Photographic Club Rob joins Paul today to talk about the Newbury Photography Club, from its history to the …

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Paul Presents- Marsden’s Confectionary with Alex Marsden- Smedley and Pyrography with Margo Payne Delving into the making of fudge and chocolates, we …

JK Glass Art JK Glass Art Paul Presents: Stained Glass Art Julia is based in Burghfield Common, where she works from garden …

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Paul Presents: Singer & Songwriter Immy Immy, has just written and recorded her first single- a beautiful folk song called In the …

Steve is a local beekeeper based in Newbury, Berkshire. It’s fascinating how these animals work in order to produce honey for us …

The Tithe Barn Garden School is family run business offering courses and workshops inspired by the love of nature, practical gardening and …

‘WILD ABOUT NATURE’ THE POT KILN (Est.2005), a Country Inn and Wild Food Restaurant, is located in a Conservation Area of Outstanding …

Isabel is an urban sketcher, water colourist and printmaker who teaches various drawing, painting, bookbinding and printing courses.

This is a Telephone Interview Colline, originally from Zimbabwe and now living in Newbury, describes her journey from family dinner parties to …

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Lindsey (Linz) started to train and learn as a florist in 2002, building her business into an accomplished wedding and events florist. …

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Heather talks very candidly and openly about her life with depression. Depression crept into Heather’s life in her teenage years -as Heather …

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Jo, from Newbury, talks about his decision to become a solicitor, from spending school holidays visiting the County Court to listen to …

Farley Hill Place Margaret Finch lives in a beautiful house with an amazing walled garden. She joins Paul Presents to talk about …

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Julie from Chaddleworth, talks about what it was like to live and work in the Iona Community on the Inner Hebrides’ for 3 years

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Nick Cornish has run a driving school in Newbury for over 20 years, successfully teaching people to drive. Starting with one car …

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Daniel Wimbush is the co-producer of British Sky Broadcasting & Sky Sports News.

The Bird Whisperer Steven Gozdz is known as the Bird Whisperer and his passion is Wildlife Photography which is predominantly bird related.  …

Previous Next Paul Presents:TheTithe Barn Garden School with Fran Wakefield & Rose Isaac Fran & Rose  work with a host of experienced …

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Cybercrime with Mark Godsland Cyber crime continues to rise in scale and complexity, affecting essential services, businesses and private individuals alike. Cyber crime …

BloodHound Education This week we welcome Rob Bennett from Bloodhound Education- supersonic Education Activities- a registered charity, which provides exciting hands on …

Church in Lockdown with Rev. Marion Wood It has been amazing to see how churches have adapted to the current conditions and …

*This is a phone interview due to the Coronavirus Restrictions*. Jonathan Sayers is a local historian and in todays interviews he tells us about the History Of Greenham Common, Berkshire.

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So, what does it take to be a radio presenter on an FM Community Radio Show?

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Paul Presents: Hawkridge Gin Distillery with Phil Howarth Phil Howarth is the Managing Director, Hawkridge Gin, in Compton, making bespoke gin for outlets …

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Michael, from Thatcham,  had just set up a photography business Crow and Sparrow, when the lockdown happened. Michael decided that as well …

James Shipman found a love of animals early in life and has worked in African Safari Parks, before moving to Great Shefford …

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

Lonely Lentil began in 2019 as a pop-up shop/food stall.

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.

A comical story about a stable lad and a horse.

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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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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

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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.

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Memories from D Day 2019 Previous Next The Fair Close Centre was opened by the Queen Mother in November 1967 and in …

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Dr Gill Sinclair talks about her feelings and what led her to write a song about the NHS during Covid19

* This is a Telephone Interview Due to the Coronavirus Restrictions* 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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* This is a Telephone Interview due to the Coronavirus Restrictions* 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.

*This interview was recorded prior to the coronavirus restrictions* Dr Peacock is a well known speaker on the history of Newbury and …

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Paul Presents: The Entertainment World with Tony Christian Wimbush. 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.

Margo was voted Deputy Mayor in 2017, before being elected as Mayor in 2018. In this interview she talks about what it was like to be the Mayor and the memories she has.

* In Respect of the coronavirus restrictions this is a Telephone Interview* Yes, it is Paul Presents 1st birthday!!!!!

*Please note this was recorded before the Coronavirus Restrictions* Action for the River Kennet is the Rivers Trust for the Kennet Catchment.

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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 …

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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

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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 …

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).

Beth Asbury is the Assistant Archaeologist at The Historic Environment Record (HER) at West Berkshire Council

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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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Basie and Miller to Jools Holland and Michael Bublé and Paloma Faith the Apollo Big Band swings with the sounds of the big band era while taking the best from more modern writers and singers. 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 is much more than a choir - it's a multi layered singing experience. The power of music, meeting new friends and performing at life changing events, together contribute to an emotional and powerful journey for our members.

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Cyber Crime continues to use in scale and complexity, affecting essential services ,businesses and private individuals alike.

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Since 1957, the League of Friends has raised funds for the Reading Hospitals.

The Revd Katie Tupling describes the challenges she and others in the church face as people 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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Listen to Mark Rudall Life on our waterways is often a transient one, always having to move on, making it difficult to …

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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.

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 Community Bankers discuss Scams

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

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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Richard Benyon discusses Climate Change

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

Listen to Sarah Warburton & Ceri Hanlon “The Rose of Hungerford” is a purpose built 55 feet long wide-beamed passenger trip boat …

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Listen to Matt Tullet Acting Sergeant Matt Tullet of the Hungerford & Downlands Neighbourhood Policing Team joins Paul Presents for this week’s …

Listen to Linda Connell The Old Chapel Textile Centre is the home of the National Needlework Archive and the Country Wife mural. …

Winner of the Countryside Alliance Award, 2019, Best Rural Shop in Britain ​ ​Winner of the Plunkett Foundation competition, 2018, for rural community businesses ​'Diversifying to make a difference' Regional winner, south-east of England, Best Rural Business Awards, 2019 (National final February 2020)

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How do we stop the climate emergency from becoming a full-blown disaster?

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Listen to Garry Poulson Eight years ago, Paul sat in a consultant’s office with his wife Jan and was told there was …

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Listen to Alison Edwards Sue Ryder, Paul Presents chosen charity, has a Forget Me Not Walk, for the Duchess of Kent Hospice, …

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Miri Keen is the vicar for the West Downland Benefice

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Local Interviews to West Berkshire about the Environment

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