Lincoln City Radio News
Lincoln City Radio would like to thank the guests and organisations who have contributed to on air interviews and discussions during 2011. So far this Winter some interesting and instructive topics have been covered as can be seen below.For any further information on the topics listed, just call the LCR office on 01522 845101.
Peter Moore Graphically Describes Being Held Hostage in IraqPeter Moore attended North Kesteven School and later joined the Scouts where he developed an urge to travel. Having studied IT at Nottingham Trent University he later joined the VSO, Voluntary Services Oversees and taught IT skills in Guyana. He was asked to travel to Iraq to train government employees within the Ministry of Finance. On an outwardly normal day on 29 May 2007, Peter was forced away at gunpoint and held hostage in mostly very challenging circumstances for two years. He later discovered that members of his police protection team had been killed.
Peter came into the LCR studio on 19 December 2011 and gave a very vivid and compelling account of his ordeal and his subsequent attempt to return to normal life. Based in Guyana, Peter was visiting Lincoln again for a short while and presenter and LCR Chairman, Mike Richards was very pleased to welcome Peter onto the air to give the listeners a direct account of his experience.
Alan Stennett Visits Lincoln City RadioAlan Stennett is the son of a Lincolnshire farmer. After a few years working for the BBC in external services in London and then Wales he came back to his motherland Lincolnshire to help BBC Radio Lincolnshire get on air. In 1994 he went freelance and became a farming journalist, but kept on reporting on agriculture for BBC Lincs. He still runs a programme on Sunday Mornings at 7.00 am.
Alan has just released his fifth book "Images of Lincolnshire farming". Prior to a book signing event in Lincoln Alan came to talk to us about his varied career involving a mixture of farming and broadcasting. His new book chronicles how important farming has been in Lincolnshire over the decades and includes wonderful pictures.
BIG Moroccan VillageMichael Armstrong is the events and promotions manager of Lincoln BIG Lincoln.
The business improvement group aims to promote Lincoln as a tourist destination and to make life enjoyable for Lincoln's people. Lincoln BIG was created by Lincoln Businesses in April 2005. Lincoln BIG will be holding a Moroccan Village from the 1 to the 22 December at St Marks Square in Lincoln. Michael came into the studio to tell listeners about this exciting event.
Love Lincoln !Kate Strawson runs Lincolns events website Love Lincoln. Love Lincoln is Lincolns most comprehensive and up to date events website, covering currently over 350 Lincoln based events in 363 venues across tne city. The website allows users to reviev events and Lincolns venues. Events of all types are listed including live music, exhibitions, family events and much more. The website will be two years old in February.
Kate gave listeners all the required information to visit the web site and take advantage of the wealth of information on offer when she came into LCR on 2 December 2011. visit www.lovelincoln.co.uk.
On Air Cancer AwarenessCancer of the cervix is known as cervical cancer. It is considered an uncommon form of cancer in women. In recent years this form of cancer has become more prominent. In 2007, nearly 2,800 women were diagnosed with cervical cancer. In addition, 25,000 women were diagnosed with pre-cancerous cells of the cervix called intraepithelial. The NHS are urging women between the ages of 25 - 49 to undergo screening every three years. There is currently no known cure for cervical cancel but if caught early the survival rates for women are promising.
Martin Lamb,Consultant Gynaecologist from Lincoln Hospital,discussed these important facts with Malcolm Thompson in early December.
Baby Signing ?Baby Signing is a Lincoln based group which aims to teach babies and parents a nice way of communication through sign language, through classes, events and parties.
Wendy Moat is Mum of four grown up children. She has been working in childcare for over twenty years. She has a Higher National Certificate in early childhood education and is a qualified nursery leader.
Babies develop movements and language understanding quicker than speech, that is why they would be able to learn the sign language, allowing you to communicate with your baby.Wendy discussed the merits of this form of communication with young babies on Live Till Five in early December. Wendy Moat can be contacted for more details on 01522 309940.
Saving LivesLives are an organisation of which the first responder volunteers his or her time to help people who are in medical distress. This is often due to heart attack or other associated medical condtions. First responders are trained on how to do mouth to mouth resusitation and closed chest cardiac massage. Lives are especially busy around Christmas time and throughout the winter period For further information visit www.lives-responders.co.uk.
Important Seasonal Message from Lincolnshire PoliceAround christnas time and new year people tend to go out a lot in thelr cars and visit places to celebrate. Unfortunately some people drive to these places and get drunk then attempt to drive home. This is extremely dangerous as any drunk driver can hit anyone, perhaps a pedestrian a motorcyclist or even another driver. It can also be more dangerous with the icy roads around this time of year as they can cause ihe driver to go off course and crash into any object that happens to be in their path.
James Newall of Lincolnshire Police discussed the dangers associated with drink and driving when he visited the Through Noon studio on 7 December. James was hosted by Rosie Duffield.