Full Marks Former Radio Clatterbridge volunteer Mark Bowness has won five thousand pounds from Dragon's Den regular Peter Jones for an entrepreneurial idea to help disadvantaged youngsters. The 28 year old also impressed Sir Alan Sugar's winner of the Apprentice, Tim Campbell, at the Make Your Mark competition in London with his plan to create the Liverpool...

Battle And Victory Danni Richards has proved that size isn't everything, after conducting an interview with up-coming music star Nancy Elizabeth. Instead of using a portable MiniDisc, the Wednesday Review presenter ended up recording the chat on the singer's own (slightly larger) Fostex VF80 Digital 8 Track machine. Danni says the quality was far superior to the...

Beryl Rings The Changes She was in her early 20s when she joined Clatterbridge Hospital as a telephonist. Now its time for Beryl Gelens to ring the changes as she retires from her job. Radio Clatterbridge volunteers were on hand to present Beryl, now Telecommunications Manager, with a card and flowers as colleagues threw her a party. Beryl has given much help and...

Lindsey Joins The Club Radio Clatterbridge presenter Lindsey Smith is joining the Clatterbridge Coffee Club from today. Lindsey takes over the reigns of the Monday mid-morning programme from Elaine Leaning. She'll be broadcasting live each week from 10am, in addition to her Saturday Afternoon programme, Lunchtime Live. Meanwhile, after ten years, Dave Harvey has closed...

Turning The Tables Radio Clatterbridge turned the tables on one of its founder members today. Don Farmer was one of the original boys to bring records into the hospital to play to patients. The service eventually became Radio Clatterbridge. Now Don is a patient himself, but we sparked a few memories when we took him a scrap-book of the Port Sunlight Boys Club. Don...

PJ Meets MP Wirral South MP Ben Chapman popped in to Radio Clatterbridge today. The Parliamentarian, whose constituency includes Clatterbridge, chatted to presenter Paul Johnston about life growing up in Cumbria, his time as a Civil Servant working in Africa, Tanzania and China, and how he ended up representing the local area at Westminster. The interview,...

Join Clunes For Coffee Actor Martin Clunes is helping Radio Clatterbridge promote one of the UK's largest fund-raising events this month. The Doc Martin and Men Behaving Badly star features in a new promotional trailer for the World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Clunes encourages listeners to take part in this year's event on 28th...

Chris Becomes Irish Rover The Saturday Crew gave Chris Kehoe a typically big send-off today, after the volunteer announced he was moving to Ireland. Chris has just finished his Forensic Biology degree and has joined an agency wanting to work in pharmaceuticals. And he's already gained an Irish accent and taste for the black stuff, after numerous visits to the Emerald Isle...

Author Ann Is Booked Local author Ann Nibbs is booked in to be a guest on Radio Clatterbridge this weekend. She'll be talking about her new book Marceline to Helen Craven in Sunday Slice. The novel is all about a feisty young woman living through some of the most turbulent times in history. Ann will also explain about her inspiration for the book and how she...

Tuned In? A detailed study looking at how many people can hear Radio Clatterbridge has been carried out. Request collectors spent three weeks on the wards to identify which areas of the hospital have reception difficulties. The survey is now being passed to management at the Trust in a bid to increase the number of patients who can receive the station at...

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