Saturday, 22 May 2010

Saturday May 22

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Booby Birds
As we brace ourselves for the hottest weekend of the year (so far!) we caught up with a group of brave women taking part in a major fundraising event for Breakthrough Breast Cancer today.
They're doing a skydive at Weston on the Green, and raising thousands of pounds for the charity.
One of them is TV and radio presenter, Caroline Feraday who told listeners how she got involved and how being a flying travel reporter will hopefully stand her in good stead.

Building award
As three Oxfordshire buildings were given top awards for their design this week, from the Royal Institute of British Architects, we spoke to their chairman for the southern region, Phillip Waddy about the county's success.
One is a world famous museum, the Ashmolean, another is a performance space, the Auditorium at Corpus Christi College, and the third is the refurbishment of a private house, albeit a rather posh one!

Lawnmower man
As the weather hits high temperatures, we spoke to Don Wales who is attempting to break the lawnmower land speed record. Don, the son of Malcolm Campbell, who broke the land speed record at the seven-mile long beach in 1924, and the nephew of speed hero Donald Campbell, is taking an Oxfordshire built MOWER to the famous Pendine Sands in Wales to try to go faster than any gardener has been before.

Mud house
An enterprising couple from Oxfordshire told listeners all about how they are building a trully eco-friendly house made of mud, clay, straw and sand. Lutvi and Rubi Radwan who live at Willowbrook Farm, Hampton Gay, told us all about what inspired them to make the bold move and how they are running workshops to help others looking to follow suit.

Paper review
Stephen Tall, head of development at the Bodliean Library, was our paper reviewer today and found a host of interesting stories.
Stealing the most column inches was Boyzone's Ronan Keating marriage breakdown.
Also making the news was Nick Clegg's start in the Government, MP's expenses (still making the headlines) and how keeping books at home will increase the chances of youngsters staying in education.

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