A collection of interviews of people that live / work in West Berkshire.

Amazing people with inspirational stories about their life in our community.

Why not browse the collection and discover what is happening in your community.

Paul Presents Made in the Shire with Abbie Dando and Laura Maton

Made in the Shire is the place to find small and independent businesses local to you in West Berkshire and Berkshire. ‘Shop Small This Christmas’ and you’ll not only boost your local economy, but you’ll be doing good things for the planet too!

Paul Presents Juniper Dogs with Anthony Hewitt

Paul Presents Juniper Dogs with Anthony Hewitt | This week it is all about dogs!

Paul Presents Ageing Creatively with Marcus Lilley

Paul Presents Ageing Creatively with Marcus Lilley | The Ageing Creatively programme delivers a huge array of creative workshops, classes and courses specifically tailored to the over 55s.

Paul Presents Sport in Mind with Laura Brooks

Paul Presents Sport in Mind with Laura Brooks | Sport in Mind ® is an award winning mental health charity (unaffiliated to Mind and not part of the local Mind network) that was formed in Reading, Berkshire in 2010 with a simple mission: "To improve the lives of people experiencing mental health problems through sport and physical activity"

Paul Presents The Newbury Weekly News Community Reporter with Mirek Gosney

Paul Presents The Newbury Weekly News Community Reporter with Mirek Gosney | Mirek is a journalist with The Newbury Weekly News

Paul Presents The Dung Beatles with Steve Hillier

Paul Presents The Dung Beatles with Steve Hillier The Beatles band that everyone is talking about. Appearing live at The Croft, Hungerford …

Paul Presents Long Covid with Dr. Deepak Ravindran

Paul chats to Dr Deepak Ravindran who explains what Long Covid is, the treatment for Long Covid, the symptoms and the preventative measures that can be taken.

Paul Presents BBOWT with Ed Munday

Paul Presents BBOWT with Ed Munday Ed is the Community Wildlife Officer (Oxon & West Berks) at Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust …

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Paul Presents Meet Conan Mac Con lives at Holtwood Stables in Hampstead Marshall, he is a very successful Songwriter and Musician , …

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Paul Presents Thames Valley Wine School with Alex Stevenson | A local, independent wine, beer and spirits education and events company that specialises in hosting tastings and events in Reading and is looking at coming into West Berkshire.

Paul Presents That Summer with Sarah E Roberts

Paul Presents That Summer with Sarah E Roberts | A True Story of Wartime Evacuation to Kintbury. ‘That Summer’ is an inspirational, true account of a young girl's perspective on life as an evacuee during the Blitz. Those days, events and experiences would have a long lasting effect and come to shape her whole life.

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On Paul Presents this week we pop over the border to Age UK Oxfordshire, where Many kindly joins us to update us on the common scams of the moment affecting elderly people.

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Paul Presents Community United with Alice Kunjappy Clifton | Focusing on making a positive difference in the lives of the cultural, ethnic and diaspora communities, large and small, who live and work in our area.

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GreenFest is a FREE fun, family event set in the stunning rural countryside of Hampstead Norreys, West Berkshire, to have fun seeing, interacting and hearing about tons of sustainability ideas and solutions, all in one place.

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In this interview Paul interviews himself.

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Paul Presents | Team GB Physio with Jill Wigmore Welsh Jill Wigmore – Welsh was the Team GB physio for diving, judo …

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Tim Hirst is the Marketing Manager at The retreat Elcot Park and he joins Paul to talk about what they have planned for this year and what they are discussing for the next year.

Paul Presents All Yours with Caroline Herman

Paul Presents All Yours with Caroline Herman This week Paul meets Caroline Herman winner of the 2021 Harper’s Bazaar Woman of the …

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Do you treat your home like a storage unit? Do you have a drawer with six old cell phones, draws of make-up you no longer use? Things without a purpose and no longer beautiful to you?

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Seen at the Newbury Spring Festival, The Sixteen is one of the world’s most renowned choral ensembles. Their vision is to provide an opportunity for everyone, everywhere, to experience top-quality choral music.

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Laura talks with Paul about what took her into politics, what it feels like to be in the Chamber, her speech on Domestic abuse during lockdown and a week in the life of a semi-rural MP.

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Berkshire vision supports those who are visually impaired, helping them to gain confidence, independence and reduce isolation. They help adults and children and have wonderful ways and innovations to help, from adapted game room adventures to technology such as glasses which will tell you who it is when a friend is walking towards you. Quite simply, there is nothing a visually impaired person cannot do, but they may need to do it differently.

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Paul continues to talk about mental health recovery with part 2 of the Recovery in Mind Series- this week is creativity with Angela Ryan and Sarah Burton

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Lulu Coldrey is a British artist specialising in wildlife art, portraiture and landscape art.

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Paul Presents | Rose Farm with Harry and Tom Frampton – Harris This week Paul talks to Harry and Tom Frampton-Harris from …

Paul Presents | The Berkshire Chamber Music Festival with Poppy Beddoe

Paul | Presents | The Berkshire Chamber Music Festival 2022. The Berkshire Chamber Music Festival is a series of world class chamber music …

Paul Presents | Open Farm Sunday with Nick Down

Paul Presents | Open Farm Sunday with Nick Down Nick has managed the farming enterprise of Yattendon estate since 2017. Open Farm …

Paul Presents | Wildflower Meadows with Charles Flower

Paul Presents | Wildflower Meadows with Charles Flower Charles Flower set up Flower Farms in 1990 growing wildflower seed, restoring farm landscapes …

Paul Presents | The Pot Kiln with Rocky

Paul Presents | The Pot Kiln with Rocky. Rocky is one of the partners of The Pot Kiln and today, he explains more about the concept they have and what is on offer.

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Paul Presents | Swings and Smiles with Laura Lewis Swings and Smiles are open 7 days a week and do a lot …

Paddleboarding became very popular during Lockdown and Sam, now living in Peasemore decided to start a free SUP social group- now with over 800 members.

Paul Presents | Berkshire Youth with David Seward and Tom Holmes

David updates us what is happening at The Waterside Centre, whilst Tom Holmes chats to Paul about being Ambassador for Berkshire Youth.

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Paul Presents | Mead with Simon Cooper Paul’s guest this week is Simon Cooper from GB Mead. Simon was originally a theatre …

Paul Presents | Reflexology with Fran Isaacs In this week’s Pauls Presents, Paul & Fran discuss the impact stress has on the …

Heritage Open Days in West Berkshire

Penelope Stokes has written about Georgian Newbury – an illustrated social history of Newbury from 1714 to 1837 describing the everyday lives of people working in Newbury.

Hermitage Hall Oktoberfest Beer Festival

A fun evening of Beer and Food Pairing at Hermitage Village Hall and more..

Paul Presents | Young Planet with Emma Ash Helping parents declutter, give joy & save the planet… Co-founders and parents of three, …

Paul Presents | The Silver Clay Academy with Emma Roy Emma Roy is the Founder of the Silver Clay Academy, and has …

Paul Presents | Calling WPC Crockford with Ruth D’ Allessandro Ruth D’Alessandro is the author of Calling WPC Crockford, a recently published …

Paul Presents : The Newbury Road Club with Lorraine Murrell and Steve Dawes Newbury Road Club is the home of cycling in …

StageAbility 2022

Stage Ability pride themselves on their students’ development, with each child following an individual path. Confidence, self-belief, teamwork and increased self-esteem are at the centre of everything they do. Drama, Musical Theatre, Holiday Drama Groups - There really is something for everyone

Family History Workshop 2022

Paul Presents | The Berkshire Family History Society with Penny Stokes Founded in 1975, Berkshire Family History Society works to meet the …

John & Patsy started Young People and Children First, having fostered over 25 children themselves.

Paul Presents | Recovery in Mind with Angela Ryan Recovery in Mind is on a mission to improve the lives of adults …

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Garry joins us to tell us about the volunteer centre, what service it can offer, volunteering opportunities and responding to the pandemic, as well as new exciting schemes they are starting this year.

Paul Presents | The Corn Exchange with Marcus Lilley

Paul Presents | The Corn Exchange with Marcus Lilley The Corn Exchange Trust manages three key spaces; the Corn Exchange which includes a 400 …

Paul Presents Meets John Francome

Paul Presents Meets John Francome This week  on Paul Presents  Meet John Francome, Paul’s guest on this weeks podcast is a Horse …

Sean chats to us about their role in the covid response, animal breeding and selling, the horse meat contamination, infection outbreaks, foot and mouth outbreak, animal welfare, food hygiene and more........

Paul Presents | The Lost Trades with Phil Cooper

The Lost Trades are a trio of singer songwriters. A global pandemic meant their debut tour in 2020 was cut short and the three retreated to their songwriting rooms and studio in an effort to condense the initial excitement into an album.The resulting album is “The Bird, The Book & The Barrel” which was released in June 2021. The album reached the Top 40 Official Folk Album Charts for September 2021.

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Paul Presents | Health and Well-Being with Cllr Graham Bridgman Graham Bridgman is the Deputy Leader, West Berkshire Council; District Councillor, Burghfield …

Snowdrop Walks

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

Paul Presents | An Actor’s Life with Nicholas Lumley Nicholas Lumley has been acting professionally since1975 in the most areas of the …

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Paul Presents this week is The 12 Frauds of Christmas 2021- it’s that time of year again where we are asking how did they know my email address and how did that happen?

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The Fast Fashion Problem & Cowshed. In a recent report The House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee stated that there is a basic problem with an industry that relies on persuading people to throw away good clothes because they are “last year’s colour”. So what does the Cowshed Charity in Reading do to help resolve this problem and how can you help?

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Paul Presents | Christmas Trees with James Hole We couldn’t begin the build up to Christmas without a Christmas Tree. James is …

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Paul Presents | Hope, Strength & Courage with Karen De Monte Karen was nominated for Community Charity Award for Joining Together 2020, …

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Paul Presents: Living and Working in Newbury with Melissa Hughes Melissa Hughes joined the BID team as Chief Executive Officer in June …

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Furlough! Pandemic! Lets grow mushrooms!!So began an adventure for urban farmers growing gourmet mushrooms in Thatcham, Berkshire. The mushrooms are Vegan-friendly and …

Paul Presents | Blue Lemon Paddle Boarding

Blue lemon paddle boarding In West Berkshire was born out of the additional leisure time during the COVID 19 pandemic, Colin took …

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Paul Presents | Newbury Cancer Care with Dave Ormrod Dr Paul Millard founded the Newbury and District Cancer Care Trust in 1984 …

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Paul Presents | My Apple Juice with Richard Paget Richard Paget is the owner of My Apple Juice. The equivalent of £130 millions …

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Paul Presents | Newbury Soup Kitchen with Meryl Praill Newbury Soup Kitchen is a voluntary organisation providing help and support to our …

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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 …

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Paul Presents | Eight Bells with Kathryn Dundas Kathryn joins Paul to discuss her journey from journalism to working at Eight Bells …

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 …

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Paul Presents | Being a Stroke Survivor with Gavin McLaughlin This time last year Gavin McLaughlin was fit and healthy enjoyed swimming …

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

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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.

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.

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

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Paul Presents | In Defense of Freedom; A History of RAF Greenham Common with Jonathan Sayers The true story of Greenham Common. …

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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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Paul Presents-My Speaker Project with Sue Hubbard The “My Speaker Friendly Project” was started with the intention of helping people, during the …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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Paul Presents: Stained Glass Art Julia is based in Burghfield Common, where she works from garden studio creating beautiful stained- glass items …

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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 …

Paul Presents: The Tithe Barn Garden School with Fran Wakefield and Rose Isaac The Tithe Barn Garden School is family run business …

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

Paul Presents- City Arts with Isabel Carmona Andreu.

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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Paul Presents- Bespoke Floristry & Making Christmas Wreaths with Lindsey Kitchin Lindsey (Linz) started to train and learn as a florist in …

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Paul Presents: Living with Depression with Heather Parker Heather talks very candidly and openly about her life with depression. Depression crept into …

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Paul Presents: Gardener Leader with Jolyon Barton Jo, from Newbury, talks about his decision to become a solicitor, from spending school holidays …

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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Paul Presents Being A Driving Instructor with Nick Cornish Nick Cornish has run a driving school in Newbury for over 20 years, …

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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.  …

We are so excited about The Waterside Centre – that is really our big news at the moment – work has finally …

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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All organised crime units need is a name, an office , phone, a computer and a printer. They will move on to a new set up before they are caught!

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 …

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*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 …

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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.

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

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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.

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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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Paul Presents: Living with Pain with Dr. Deepak Ravindran

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.

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*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.

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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.

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

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*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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Paul Presents: Meet the Author with Jana Karst Jana volunteers with Terracycle and from the money she raises, she supports Canine Partners. …

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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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Paul Presents | Sheepdrove Organic Farm with Peter Kindersley Sheepdrove Organic Farm is owned by environmental campaigners Peter and Juliet Kindersley. Sheepdrove …

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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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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Fraud is when trickery is used to gain a dishonest advantage, which is often financial, over another person. Cybercrime is any criminal act dealing with computers and networks.

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

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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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Paul Presents | Life on Our Waterways with Mark Rudall Life on our waterways is often a transient one, always having to …

Paul Presents: The Injured Jockeys Fund & Oaksey House with Clare Hazell

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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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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Paul Presents: Hungerford & Downlands Policing Team with Matt Tullet Acting Sergeant Matt Tullet of the Hungerford & Downlands Neighbourhood Policing Team …

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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