Paul Presents: Living and Working in Newbury with Melissa Hughes

Melissa Hughes joined the BID team as Chief Executive Officer in June 2020, after spending most of her career in strategic Marketing, HR and Operations roles within the property industry. She also has experience in Retail, Hospitality and Education. BID is a non-profit organisation behind the Visit Newbury Brand. The BID delivers a fantastic range …

Paul Presents | The World Of Craft With Gillian Hicks

Paul Presents | The World of Craft with Gillian HicksGillian is involved with The Newbury Crafters Network and Pandora’s Box in Thatcham. Having had a busy life as a librarian and a publican, Gillian was only really introduced to the world of craft on retirement.  Buying a narrowboat and attending workshops led to an interest …

Paul Presents: Renaissant Restaurant with Dom Robinson

Paul Presents | Renaissant Restaurant with Dom Robinson Renaissant is a restaurant by Dom Robinson on the site of the former Blackbird public house, opening on the 10th of September 2021. On the site of the former Blackbird public house; Renaissant will serve classical French cuisine by Dom Robinson, in a comfortable, refined environment. Food …

Paul Presents | The Newbury Lions with Judith Colby

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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 the world. Its principal goals are to promote good citizenship, to take an active interest in the community, to serve its needs and to relieve distress. Lions Clubs are an international network of …

Paul Presents | Being a Stroke Survivor with Gavin McLaughlin

This time last year Gavin McLaughlin was fit and healthy enjoyed swimming and running and had competed in the World Age-Group Triathlon Championships. But over the course of one weekend in October a stroke slowly took over his body, leaving him unable to move. Mr McLaughlin, who lives in Hampstead Norreys with his wife and …

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