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29/08/2015
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  1. Sam Renke presents this week's appeal for the Brittle Bone Society The Radio 4 Appeal has got off to a flying start in 2012. The first four charities of the New Year have together raised over £50,000. So I just wanted to say a big thank you to our listeners. I also wanted to share ...

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  2. Ed's note: This is another amazing record year for the Christmas Appeal. Here's the latest news from Radio 4's Sally Flatman and Sophie Balaam from the Connection at St Martin's. Find out more about the appeal and you can still make a donation on the Radio 4 website - PM. Alison, one of th...

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  3. The morning after I had visited The Connection at St Martins, I woke up at 5 am and wasn't able to fall back asleep. It was dark and cold - the timer on the central heating not yet having kicked in - and outside icy raindrops were pinging off the bedroom window. I pulled the duvet up to my chin ...

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  4. I had this slightly mad idea. I knew our slideshow A Step Away from Homelessness made for the Radio 4 St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Appeal would be showing on BBC Big Screens all round the UK. The slide show is about life on the streets, how you become invisible and how it's often difficult ...

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  5. As I emerge from the Tube at Embankment, I step over a pile of crushed cardboard boxes, surrounded by a scatter of tins. Somebody's bed last night. It's after 9am but the cold still strikes through my fleece and I'm glad to get indoors at the building opposite St Martin-in-the-Fields which house...

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  6. Ed's note: The Radio 4 Christmas Appeal starts this Sunday. You can hear from people helped by previous appeals in Sally's last blog post. Details of how to donate can be found here - PM If you phone us to give a donation on Sunday - we promise we won't play you music whilst you wait...

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  7. One young homeless woman tells me, when you are on the streets, it is as if the world is going on normally on the other side of the glass and if you could just take one step you could step back into that world. Another man who was homeless for over 20 years smiles: "That glass looks so thin ...

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  8. 2011 marks 50 years since the publication of the Roald Dahl classic James and the Giant Peach. The 4 O'Clock Show on BBC Radio 4 Extra has recorded a new version of the story, read by Miriam Margolyes. You can catch up on the website and listen to the remaining parts everyday this week. Rich Pre...

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  9. The shadow of the last controller of Radio 4 still hangs over the network, not least in the form of an eight-hour dramatisation of Vasily Grossman's epic Russian novel, Life and Fate. Some of the cast from Radio 4's production of the epic Life and Fate To be honest I had never heard o...

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