Morning interviews

Hundreds of people are expected to go to the beach this half term, and the RNLI Lifeguards patrol four beaches in North Devon as Emma found out when she spoke to lifeguard James Figes

Wander Women is a free walking group for women in North Devon. Emma found out more when the founder Rowan Summers joined Emma on the breakfast show

BRED is a fun interactive show that takes place in Green Lanes, Barnstaple this bank holiday weekend - Artistic director Julia Pond spoke to Emma about it... 

Target Devon employs young adults with neuro diverse conditions here in North Devon. Emma found out more from Sarah Poyser the business coordinator... 

Here's an update of what is coming up at the Queens and Landmark theatres in North Devon this week (Tues 21st May)

Barnstaple Male Voice Choir are looking for new members as Emma found out when some of the choir popped into the studio on the breakfast show... 

Ilfracombe Dogs Trust are a rehoming charity in North Devon, and Stan Charles-Jones from the Trust came into the studio to talk to Emma about the dogs that need rehoming

Will we see the reintroduction of wildcats into North Devon? Emma found out more when she spoke to Cath Jeffs from Devon Wildlife Trust

Preparations are underway for the Appledore Book Festival which takes place in September, with some well known names on the programme. Jane Beaton festival director joined Emma on the breakfast show to tell her all about what we can expect... 

There's a new exhibition called The Universal at Studiokind in Barnstaple, which shows work by bereaved teenagers supported by Families in Grief, as Emma found out when Jennie the Project Coordinator came into the Breakfast show... 

Gavin from Barum Boxing club popped in for a chat with Hopps, about an upcoming fundraiser for the club and how successful the club has become.

North Devon Against Domestic Abuse are planning a new fundraiser called '7 Days of Kindness' as Emma found out when Jess from the charity came in to the Breakfast show...

Theatrefest is a four day festival in Barnstaple at the end of June, and the organisers Jill and Bill came into the studio to talk to Emma about it...

Pilton School have set up a community farm on their school grounds, as Emma found out when Assistant Headteacher Simon Robilliard came into the studio

Here's an update of what is coming up at the Queens and Landmark theatres this week (Tues 14th May)

The Plough Arts Centre in Torrington is going to have a makeover, as Emma found out from The Plough's Marketing Manager Sara Pruce

There are a lot of family fun activities happening over the May half term, as Emma found out when Suse Rolfe from North Devon Council popped in... 

Chemohero help people receiving chemotherapy here in North Devon by giving them a box full of kindness. Nicola Baddick from the charity came in to talk to Emma about their fundraising plans... 

If you've ever thought about rehoming a rescue dog, then listen to this conversation between Steve Payne from K9 Focus and Emma...

Have you ever fancied doing a firewalk? Becky fry and Stewart Lee from the charity Amber came into Breakfast to talk to Emma about it... 

 

The Ilfracombe Art Trail sees 70 artists open their homes across Ilfracombe this weekend, Emma spoke to one of the organisers on the breakfast show...

It's the start of sun awareness month, and Laura Beer skin cancer specialist joined Emma on Breakfast to talk about how we can protect our skin.

Queens and Landmark Theatres have a full programme of shows coming up, as Emma found out when she caught up with Naomi ...

Steampunk Festival is taking place in Lynton and Lynmouth on Saturday 11th May. Ashley the managing director of the cliff railway told Emma about what we can expect... 

Park Yoga is taking place across North Devon's parks in Ilfracombe, Barnstaple, Bideford and South Molton as Emma found out... 

It's a nerveracking time for teenagers across North Devon as exam season has started. Louise from the advice and guidance team at Petroc college talked to Emma about what parents need to know about starting college in September... 

Local hero Louise Butcher completed the London Marathon bare chested to raise awareness around breast cancer and body positivity as Emma found out...

 

Lyn Ashman from the charity Laughter came in to talk to Emma about a show that hopes to break down barriers around people with disabilities... 

Barnstaple based charity Amigoes Worldwide have set up a life saving project in Uganda as Emma found out.. 

We can look forward to a new programme of events for wildlife lovers as Emma found out when Joe from North Devon Coast National Landscape came into the studio...

Local author Chris McGuire has adapted the popular 90s children's cartoon 'The Racoons' into a children's book as Emma found out...

Warrior Women Project is a new not for profit organisation - and they are setting up a new programme to boost women's self confidence as Emma found out... 

A lifestyle and wellbeing fair is being held at Cedars soon by the Fern Centre. Manager Tara Jones and personalised care support manager Holly Conway spoke to Laura James

SS Freshspring is welcoming visitors for the new season. Sadie Green spoke to Laura James about the ship, and the volunteering opportunities available

 

Barnstaple Amateur Boxing Club is planning an event at Barnstaple's Pannier Market and a team of boxers are heading abroad for a match. Vinny Patrick spoke to Laura James

'SIX' The Musical : Teen Edition is coming to The Venue in Barnstaple this May. The cast spoke to Laura James

Andy Hood ran 50k through London, stopping at over 20 Krispy Kreme stores on the way. He raised money for Oddballs, as he explained to Laura James

Watermouth Castle is investing in new activities for families, as Katie Clements explained to Laura James

ChemoHero marks it's 10th anniversary this year. Trustee Nicola Baddick spoke to Laura about the recent Pound the Pound, upcoming events, and the new van!

Dr Caroline Chipperfield, Director of Higher Education at Petroc, and Lara Franks, who is studying at the college, spoke to Laura James about the University Centre for Northern Devon, and the opportunities for students to travel the world while they learn 

Steve Payne from K9 Focus spoke to Laura James about the work of the charity, the dogs hoping to be rehomed and upcoming events

The Wave Project has a new CEO. Ramon Van de Velde spoke to Laura James

Naomi Proctor spoke to Laura James about upcoming shows at the Queens and Landmark theatres

Groups and events for the LGBT community in North Devon and Torridge are being planned by Sunrise Diversity. Toni Rance spoke to Laura James about 'Out in the Country'

The North Devon Health Fest promises to be a fun day for all the family, on 13th April, as AJ Brown explained to Laura James

Lynne from the Barnstaple Ladies Choir spoke to Holly Hains about the 40th anniversary concert in partnership with North Devon Hospice

Naomi Proctor from the Queens and Landmark theatres spoke to Laura James about shows coming soon

'You're Bard' is coming to the Landmark theatre in Ilfracombe, and promises to show Shakespeare's works as you've never seen before. Joe Hackett explained it to Laura James

The Woodyard is a community hub featured in Ann Cleeves book, The Long Call. It's now set to become a reality, as Ann explained to Laura James

Tim Steer spoke to Laura James about the future of the railways in North Devon, and the Northern Devon Railway Development Alliance

Naomi Proctor from the Queens and Landmark theatres spoke to Holly about shows we can look forward to seeing at the theatres soon including Tim Vine and Spot the Dog!

 

Little Green Town is a community group in Bideford which aims to fill the town with edible produce and grow friendships at the same time. They're currently arranging a Seed Swap in the Bideford Pannier Market on 23rd March, as Lizz Dobinson explained to Laura James 

Children's Hospice South West is taking part in the Jail and Bail event in Exeter. Gubs Hayer from the charity and participant Dave Hunt from Zero 7 spoke to Laura James

Naomi Proctor from the Queens and Landmark theatres spoke to Laura James about shows we can look forward to seeing at the theatres soon

The North Devon Link Centres aim to support people who experience a wide range of mental health difficulties, but it's future hangs in the balance. Cllr Terry Elliott spoke to Laura James

Events are planned across various venues in Barnstaple for International Women's Day. Tatyana Matthews from the Gardeners Collective spoke to Laura James

Director of Technical Studies at Petroc College, Gail Whenman, spoke to Laura James about the upcoming open event on Wednesday 13th March

Steve Payne from K9 Focus spoke to Laura James about upcoming dog shows and events for the charity

 

Domestic Abuse spoke to Laura James

The Wave Project is fundraising with the Big Give Christmas Challenge. Jasmine Bennett spoke to Laura James

Hazel Knight from the Queens and Landmark theatres spoke to Laura James about upcoming shows

An exhibition of art, "A Darker Christmas" will be at StudioKind in Braunton. Curator, Jody Medland, spoke to Laura James

The UK Wild Otter Trust is running a Christmas auction and is taking part in the Big Give. Founder Dave Webb explained it when he spoke to Laura James

Mini First Aid North Devon and West Somerset hopes to help equip parents with skills to protect their children. Sarah Saundry spoke to Laura James

12 year old Lottie Brown from Yelland is a BMX British Champion. She spoke to Emma Marston

Devon author Bruce Harris spoke to Laura James about his new book "Roxanne Riding Hood and Other Dubious Tales"

Edukid is a charity in Bideford that supports children living in poverty and conflict in other countries. Rosie Jones spoke to Laura James

Hazel Knight from the Queens and Landmark Theatres spoke to Laura James about upcoming shows

The Special Olympics North Devon gives the opportunity for people with learning difficulties and disabilities to take part in training and competitions locally, and further afield. Julie Kemish-Mills spoke to Laura James

The Children's Hospice South West Incredible Hike is happening next May, a 3 day guided walk from Minehead to Croyde. Kate Romo explained how you can get involved

Wings South West and The Pickwell Foundation have worked alongside each other with regards to supporting the Ukrainian community in North Devon. They want to say thank you with a special event, and they're still looking for hosts in the area. Andy Best and Susannah Baker spoke to Laura James

Plans for the offshore windfarm off Saunton Sands are continuing, a collaboration between Cobra and Floatation Energy. Helen Cooper and Finola O'Neill, local residents, spoke to Laura James

A free Christmas day lunch is being planned in Bideford. Rose Young-French spoke to Laura James

The Moon is heading to the Pannier Market in Barnstaple! Lee Baxendale explained how it'll work when he spoke to Laura James

Hazel Knight from the Queens and Landmark theatres spoke to Laura James about upcoming shows

It's International Men's Day on Sunday 19th November. Ambassador for International Men's Day UK, Mark Brooks OBE, spoke to Laura James

The Root Cause Project supports veterans living in North Devon. Roy Goddin spoke to Laura James

The North Devon Voluntary Services recognised the hard work of volunteers across the area with an award ceremony. Organisers Marie Gould and Jill Bond spoke to Laura James

The 16 Days of Action hopes to raise awareness and put an end to violence against women and girls. Jess Taylor from North Devon Against Domestic Abuse spoke to Laura James

Let's Talk Together is a peer support group in South Molton, which aims to help us talk about our mental health. Yasmine Harman spoke to Laura James

Jasmine Bennett spoke to Laura James about the Wave Project North Devon, their volunteers, a trip to California and what they've got planned for the near future

Paul Rossiter runs a weight loss group for men in Devon. He spoke to Laura James about 'Gutless'