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Lorraine Chandler Coping with chemotherapy appears to be relatively easy for Lorraine Chandler from Evesham, she is an incredibly strong woman with a great positive attitude.
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Family Christmas for the Dhonau family is somewhat different to the norm as their son Peter has severe autism. His brother, James, made this film and says he was better behaved than normal.
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Tiger Toymania has hit town and Helen Parry is in her element. She worked with them for nearly 20 years and simply loves this time of year.
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Fairyland An extremely successful fitness project is ongoing South of the Wye in Hereford. It's run by instructor Becki Dyer who's keen to get residents fighting fit.
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Fairyland Snow White with her dwarfs, along with Pinnochio and Cinderella, are just a few of the delights in store at Jeanette and Fred Ong's wonderful Fairyland.
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Russell Smith Russell Smith left his family home two years ago after heavy scenes with his mother and new step father. Aged 16, doing his A Levels and living on sofa's and in B&B's, Russell describes homelessness.
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Chris Amor Living with dwarfism would be much easier for Herefordian Chris Amor if people would treat him as an equal. Here's just some of the things that really get to him about how people react to his condition.
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Ben Gamble Ben Gamble is a member of the Jujutsu club in Worcester. He's just returned from the first ever World Jujutsu Championships in Canada.This is a biggie for Ben. Watch his video to see how he got on.
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Polish girls A strong Polish community has evolved in South Herefordshire. Daria Jonivek gives an insight into the life of a 50 Polish students living and working in Allensmore.
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Remote control for a toy racing car Helen Parry from Hereford is mad about model car racing, so much so that she braves all weathers to join 40 other fanatics each week on an outdoor track in Ludlow.
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Laying bricks in Uganda Herefordshire builder Martin Powell packs his tools and takes off to Uganda to build a school house in the tiny village of Kanjobe.
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Aulis Harku is a Finnish Priest Aulis Harku is a Finnish Priest who came to Hereford and Worcester as part of a home stay visit. Together with his host Jim Whittal, he shares his experiences in a rather amusing manner.
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Ruth and Don Lewer's garden Ruth and Don Lewer are passionate about their garden. It's taken nearly three decades of hard graft and dedication to create at Old Longworth in Herefordshire. Here's a snatch of what they've achieved.
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Tattood arm From city tattoist to country artist, Rob Ritchie's work has always involved attention to detail. It all began when he applied for a job as a cleaner in London, little did he know it would lead him to rural Herefordshire.
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Off road vehicle Andrew chooses to leave the outdoor world of agriculture for an indoor career in engineering.
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Lamb Jemma gives us a crash course on lamb production thats recently finished on her family farm in Hereford.
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Frogs Another film from Rob Weaver, one of our amateur wildlife experts, who's busy springwatching in his part of Worcestershire. In this film Rob talks about how it's a busy time of year for frogs.
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Orchard Charles Bennett, from the Ledbury Poetry Festival, believes poems can help people improve their reading and writing skills. As well as working hard towards this years festival, he has also been writing about a Herefordshire Orchard, which has now been turned into a special poetry trail.
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Man playing guitar At 56, John Dale from Alvechurch, decided he'd had enough of working in a factory. He quit his job and started to pursue a lifelong dream of being a professional musician and entertainer.
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Slug Spring seems to have taken a long time coming this year - but there is evidence it's on its way. Amateur wildlife expert Rob Weaver, has been out to the Worcestershire countryside in search of some of the tell tale signs. Here's the first of Rob's Springwatch films..
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Polar explorers James Daly decided to attempt a journey that has never been copied before - follow in Captain Robert Scott's footsteps to the South Pole. In their second film, the modern day explorers, tell us more about their once in a lifetime journey.
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Grave Diane Thomas has set up and now runs a green burial site near Leominster, the only one of its kind in Herefordshire.
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Antacrtic explorer Worcester Explorer James Daly decided to attempt a journey that has never been copied before - follow in Captain Robert Scott's footsteps to the South Pole.
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Farmer and his pigs Many of us dream about giving up the day job and doing something completely different. Well, Alex Oxspring has done exactly that. He's gone from being a stockbroker to running his own farm near Pershore.
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Clouds and fields Veronica Madgen was a farmer in Zimbabwe. Now she's settled in Herefordshire and after being made to feel so welcome by locals, it's now very much her home county.
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Samantha Qureshi, a farmer from Pensax in North Worcestershire Samantha Qureshi, a farmer in North Worcestershire, has made a Video Nation film about the day six of her cows were put down because of Bovine TB. She says it was the worst day of her life.
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Simon Willmont plays Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk Worcestershire actor Simon Willmont looks back at a busy Panto season down in Cheltenham, playing Jack in Jack and the Beanstalk at the Everyman Theatre.
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AIDS ribbon Life for Harry Lowden is proving to be busier than ever. His voluntary work now includes being an HIV mentor.
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Flute player Bibby aged 10, Sophie aged 9 and Mollie aged 8 all go to the Haberdashers Red Cap School in Hereford. Here they talk about the things they do at Christmas and what makes it magic for them.
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Streetlight in the snow Twelve year old Poppy from Worcester cannot wait for Christmas to arrive, and talks about her memories of decorating her dolls house ready for Santa to arrive.
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Elgar After years of golfing frustration, Peter Ricketts has realised it's right to think left when putting.
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Elgar The woman who sculpted the new statue of Edward Elgar in Hereford talks about turning an idea into reality.
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Sign Ann North's been running her burger bar for years. Although she's tucked away in a corner of Pershore station she certainly doesn't miss out on what's happening in the world around her.
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Mug Like many young people Kate Brackley was bullied at school. She wants people to know how getting a job she loves has changed her life and given her the confidence she never had.
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Woman's face Dee Reading has to dig deeper than ever before to find the courage to fight the cancer she thought she'd beaten. Despite her shock and fears, Dee hopes her story can give other people strength.
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Farriers Martyn Lovell from Eastnor in Herefordshire has been a Farrier for 52 years. In that time he's learnt a lot about the language of people and horses!
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Homeless man Mark Sargeant was a nurse for 20 years but changes in the NHS led him to try something different - now he works with homeless people in Worcester where no day is ever the same.
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Girl doing homework As the school term comes to an end, 15 year old Elizabeth Woodhouse ponders the value of homework - she just can't seem to get round to doing any.
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Julie and Paul Clark Paul Clark has become a fulltime carer for his wife Julie. He reflects on how this new role has affected his life.
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Woman's face Julie Clark has always loved travelling by train. But she's gained a very different experience of using public transport since developing MS.
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Postman Colin Ellis has been a postman in Worcestershire for 22 years - he takes us with him on a typically hectic Christmas round - which includes a manor house/museum, a house featured in Bridget Jones.. and a nice pub.
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Scales Heather talks about why she's taken the drastic step of quitting her job so that she can lose weight and get her life back on track.
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Sue and her horse Sue grew up in a Worcestershire farming family and went hunting twice as a youngster. But rather than gaining a love of hunting her early experiences turned her fervently against the sport.
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Huntsman Tom Leeke belongs to the radical Ledbury Hunt. His passion for hunting led him to became a legitimate member of the Labour Party in order to interrupt the Prime Minister during his Labour Party speech.
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Bride For the past five years lorry driver Steve Worton from Worcestershire has been taking convoys of aid to victims of of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. It was on one of his mercy missions to Belarus that Steve met and fell in love with translater Natasha Butava.
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Destoryer Les Rowles from Herefordshire was just 18 when the Japanese surrendered in 1945. His destroyer was called in to help clear mines around the waters of Singapore. Recently he and other naval veterans made an emotional trip to revisite sites they had only seen in war time.
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Tsunami victim, Sri Lankan born Lal Peiries is taking time out of his job as Manager of Worcestershire's Community Mental Health Partnership to return to his birthplace to help traumatised victims of the recent Tsunami.
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Santa Claus Colin Skidmore is one of Santa's very hard working helpers. He's been lighting up the eyes of children on the Severn Valley Railway's Christmas Cracker - but even Santas can run out of steam!
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Sausages Chris Titsall's an award winning butcher from Malvern - and he's pretty busy at this time of year get a whole range of meats ready for other peoples' Christmas plates
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Iraq flag Having a father from Iraq leads Omar to a crisis of identity. He'd love to visit his father's homeland but fears it may be a long time before he can.
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Elvis Prelsey A film about what happens when you try to become Elvis. In this case it leads to the destruction of Sam's much loved band. Time to get his hair cut again!
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Hampster Tom’s mum has broken her arm and Tom has to take on some of the basic duties around the house to give her a hand.
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Santa Fred and Margaret take a trip down memory lane together and remember Christmas in Redditch when they were young and you really did get an apple in your stocking.
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Car wheel David Bishop films on the day when he gives up his old job to become self-employed.
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Amy Bayliss A Herefordshire student and her flatmates talk about their feelings about a possible war in Iraq.
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Wreath After being involved in the last Gulf War as a Wing Commander, the Rev. Michael Rogers gives his views on the latest conflict.
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Girls dancing Amy is a student and she and her flatmate have a study deadline to meet, but somehow before they get down to work there are all those temptations to fight off.
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Fireplace Trish returns to Worcester to see her family and after a couple of years living in Australia finds that the city she grew up in has changed and not for the better.
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London marathon Faye takes part in her first ever London marathon, she's only ever run one marathon before.
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Hands Tom and Margaret have been married for 54 years. They talk about love, relationships and what has kept them together for all these years.
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Horse Ann and her family own a horse, Frisbee and enjoying going for rides on it. However they live on a busy main road and have to often use the road to get to where they want to go.
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