Archives for December 2009

Leftovers always taste better on the second day

Jennifer Tracey | 14:07 UK time, Saturday, 26 December 2009


Fresh-faced Eddie Mair

A fresh-faced Eddie Mair, whose head is in fact larger than a microphone, will be looking back over the last year on iPM in tonight's show.

We've been arguing over what to include and what to leave out, food was thrown, producers stormed out, tempers are frayed. But a shortened version of 'The Yes/No Challenge for Politicians' did make it in, which IS very funny. You can listen to the full item here if you so fancy it.

Join Eddie at 5.30pm if you can still move from the sofa...

Merry Christmas

Jennifer Tracey | 12:02 UK time, Thursday, 24 December 2009


Christmas Party 1942

From the iPM team. Do wish Eddie would stop dressing up and scaring small children...

"An example of selflessness, dignity and character"

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Jennifer Tracey | 17:26 UK time, Saturday, 19 December 2009


Wootton Bassett how Michael Bedford described the town of Wootton Bassett, nominated time and again for an iPM Honour. Listen to reporter Andrew Bomford's visit

Fifteen cleaners and porters at the University of Gloucestershire were also nominated. We weren't able to speak to all of them, but we spoke to three women who told us what it was like to work there

Huge thank you to the cleaners and porters of the University of Gloucestershire: Rosie Cole, Kerry Frewin, Carol Green, Denise Letts, Jan Marks, Carol Ogden, Sally Pocket, Gossha Wascak, Suzy Spencer, Ivana Rosinska, Mary Tomb, Richard Fletcher, Idrius Abbott, Darius Wascak and Shelly Bussen.

Thanks to everyone who sent a nomination for an iPM New Year Honour. The entries are now CLOSED. But you're welcome to drop us a line with stories you think we should be covering.

Comment below, email iPM or tweet.

"Most people are quite amazed that I'm the coxswain of the boat "

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Jennifer Tracey | 17:30 UK time, Saturday, 12 December 2009


Matt and Ray

Matt Dann is just 18 years old, and a quietly spoken teenager, but he has a list of achievements that belies his young age.

He's the coxswain of a lifeboat, and has also recently been doing land rescues for people stuck by the floods. As a trained medic he's just become a community first responder, responsible for getting to the scene of an accident if an ambulance is too far away.

He says "it does have the moments where it makes your hair stand up on the back of your neck".

Matt does all this in his spare time with a youth group called The League of Venturers Search and Rescue who've nominated him for an iPM Honour.

Ray Furlong (grinning above right) went to meet him and his shipmates, listen to the result (5.29 mins):

If you'd like to nominate someone for an iPM New Year Honour - drop us a line before midnight tonight.

Folded up in the arms of the 'laughter factory'

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Jennifer Tracey | 17:02 UK time, Tuesday, 8 December 2009


Elizabeth Bartlett talking about her support group

One of the first nominees put forward for the iPM New Year Honour is Elizabeth Bartlett who featured on Saturdays programme. She runs a memory support group for people with dementia.

Elizabeth has been nominated by Rose, her husband has dementia. "Folded up in her arms" is how she describes meeting Elizabeth.

Our reporter Ray Furlong went to one of their last sessions before Christmas, listen to his piece (5.14 mins)

If you'd like to nominate someone for an iPM New Year Honour - drop us a line.

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