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"27.03.2017 06:23:13" Timeline Photos Fancy a new job? Handy with a needle and thread?
The Queen is searching for a new Curtain Maker and Soft Furnishing Upholsterer, offering £22,000 a year salary.
Your challenge will be to provide curtains & soft furnishings that will maintain the
"27.03.2017 06:10:27" Timeline Photos We may have a lost an hour of sleep but we're into British Summer time!
Most of us were treated to beautiful weather over the weekend and of it course it was Mothering Sunday.
What were YOUR weekend highlights?
Andy got carried away by the sunny
"26.03.2017 11:11:51" Timeline Photos Win's beautiful cake today complete with cherry red nose's !!
"24.03.2017 18:14:26" As you are probably aware it's Red Nose Day today. Jake Prowse has been out looking at the events that you are holding to raise money for the charity. Whiff Whaff Taff is in the middle of playing table tennis for 10 hours!
"24.03.2017 17:52:58" Timeline Photos Bucky-fuelled Easter Egg package 'highly irresponsible' http://bbc.in/2nQseBP
"24.03.2017 17:04:40" We hope you're having a great Red Nose Day today!
Here's just one of the projects that Comic Relief funds in Devon...
"24.03.2017 16:27:53" rednoseday.com Fundraise | Red Nose Day 2017 Whether you're fundraising at work, on your own or with friends, get the ideas, tips and tools you need to raise money this Red Nose Day. It's a Red Nose Day special on BBC Radio Devon tonight - and we want your limericks!
Janet Kipling will be teaming up with Claire Rowley in Cornwall from 7pm - live from the Comic Relief South West call centre.
Tonight we want your limericks about where
"24.03.2017 16:01:17" Jonathan, Barry and Hazel have all been involved in parking fine battles involving two specific car parks.
Kevin Foster MP says he gets more complaints about Marina Car Park in Torquay and Crossways in Paignton than any others in his patch.
"24.03.2017 12:17:08" Timeline Photos Fitz's guest Sarah Hadland -- licensed to gallop, for Comic Relief!
"24.03.2017 09:10:31" Timeline Photos HMS Ocean is just moments away from a return to Devonport Naval Base in Plymouth, after six months away on operations.
"24.03.2017 07:08:52" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post It's Red Nose Day today and we really want to know what you are doing for it or if you've done weird, wonderful and wild things for charity in the past.
The breakfast team have varied stories...Gordon did the Dartmoor Jailbreak, Alison did a sea swim and
"23.03.2017 19:00:00" bbc.co.uk The Unmumsy Mum, March 2017, David FitzGerald - BBC Radio Devon Aiming for another bestseller - Exeter's Sarah Turner and her Unmumsy Mum Diary. Fitz had a great time chatting to Exeter-based The Unmumsy Mum Sarah Turner today. Here's the interview in case you missed it!
"23.03.2017 16:08:12" Take a look at this incredible footage from the RNLI of the moment the whale was freed in Start Bay yesterday.
Chris Lowe is the man hanging off the edge of the boat, untangling "Doris" from the nets...
"23.03.2017 14:22:45" BBC Radio Devon's cover photo Kingswear, Dartmouth
"23.03.2017 11:27:25" Timeline Photos How amazing is this?!
This poppy wreath, crafted from cola cans, is one of thousands of creations which will make up the River of Poppies at this year's Devon County Show, to mark all those Devonians who lost their lives during the First World War
"23.03.2017 09:05:58" www.bbc.co.uk London attack: Seven held after Westminster attack - BBC News Seven arrests are made in raids following the attack in Westminster that left four dead, police say. London attack: Seven held after Westminster attack
"23.03.2017 08:00:00" Egg shell, "loose offerings", and a whole lot of milk.
Take a sneak peak at some of the (less successful) Cake Off action as part of Red Nose Day.
The judge may have picked his own winner, but you'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out whose cake
"22.03.2017 19:07:38" The whale is free!
"22.03.2017 16:37:13" "A lot of the older generation are quite harsh"
What do you think of the new Devon & Cornwall Police plans, which involve first time offenders signing a pledge not to reoffend rather than getting a criminal record?
Holly is a criminology student at
"22.03.2017 15:29:35" bbc.co.uk Police officer 'stabbed at UK Parliament' - BBC News Alleged assailant was shot by armed police following the incident, Commons Leader says.
"22.03.2017 13:20:06" Timeline Photos A new scheme is coming to Devon that is aiming to tackle crime among first offenders. The idea is that they may be able to avoid a police record by signing a contract in which they agree not to re-offend, and to undertake voluntary work and restorative
"22.03.2017 13:14:19" Timeline Photos Can you see yourself working into your 70s? Are you a septuagenarian holding down a job?
The number of women working into their seventies has more than doubled during the past year.
Some do it because they enjoy being at work. Others do it because the
"22.03.2017 12:02:08" Timeline Photos Kerry had some rather wooden guests in the studio today... and they didn't disagree with her! Thanks to Angel Heart Theatre for popping in. You can see them this Saturday 25th March at 3pm at Crediton Arts Centre. (As long as you're over 4 years old!)
"22.03.2017 10:37:50" The Beautiful Braveheart is back, after 12 years away. This was the scene just moments ago at Paignton station, with a wonderful welcome from the children of Cockington Primary School...
"22.03.2017 08:24:06" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post 'Braveheart' officially returns to service on the Dartmouth Steam Railway today, after 12 years in the workshop. Here she is at Paignton, getting ready to take local school children and passengers on a special journey to Kingswear and back this morning!
"22.03.2017 06:27:56" telegraph.co.uk When is a pie not a pie? Mary Berry reignites food's greatest debate When is a pie not a pie? Lots to talk about on the breakfast show with Gordon this morning... including #piegate - when's a pie not a pie?!
"21.03.2017 20:28:19" Kevin French has cerebral palsy, and poses as a nude life model to help explain his disability...
"21.03.2017 15:06:44" bbc.co.uk New playing pieces in the latest version of Monopoly The boot, wheelbarrow and thimble have all been retired in the latest version of Monopoly. Monopoly makers have booted out the old boot! What pieces should the Devon version have? What encapsulates the county?
"21.03.2017 09:43:43" BBC News From IRA second-in-command to Northern Ireland deputy first minister: Martin McGuinness dies aged 66.
bbc.in/2n8uC5c How do you feel about this? Good or bad what is his legacy? Can you forgive? Does violence ever solve anything?
"21.03.2017 08:53:30" The chance to watch the van of a notorious fly-tipper who despoiled the Devon countryside being completely crushed.
"21.03.2017 07:06:57" bbc.co.uk Baby teeth removals 'up 24% in a decade' - BBC News More than 9,000 children under four needed to go to hospital last year to have baby teeth removed. Baby teeth removals 'up by 24% in a decade' - what's going wrong with our children's teeth...?
"20.03.2017 14:40:33" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post A hug from a friend? A walk with the dog? A sweet treat?
On U N Happiness Day - what are the little things that make you happy? What has made you happy over the weekend? What have you done that's made someone else happy?
"20.03.2017 13:42:30" Timeline Photos Should MPs be allowed to have another job 'on the side?' The Committee on Standards in Public Life will this week consider whether there should be restrictions after concern over the appointment of former Chancellor George Osborne as editor of the London
"20.03.2017 09:16:01" Meet the world's oldest tattoo artist Doc Price is 85 and thought to be the world's oldest tattoo artist.
He still works from a studio in Plymouth and was in Falmouth visiting the British Tattoo Art Revealed exhibition at the National Maritime Museum.
Do you remember your first tattoo? Send
"20.03.2017 06:23:05" dailymail.co.uk Two-year-old girl is a dead-ringer for Ed Sheeran A photograph of Isla Walton has gone viral on the internet after her aunt, Stacey Walton, posted it online. The two-year-old was compared to Ed Sheeran because of her ginger hair. Have you ever been told you look like someone famous...?
Gordon's back and we're talking about lookalikes this morning on the breakfast show - inspired by pictures two year old Isla from Exeter who's a dead-ringer for Ed Sheeran...
Gordon's been told he
"19.03.2017 09:35:06" Come and join us at the Torbay Velopark Come and join us at the Torbay Velopark BBC Radio Devon's Kerry White will be broadcasting live from The Velopark in Paignton offering everyone the chance to come and try it out for free. Bikes and safety equipment is available and help will be on hand if you haven't ridden a bike before or BBC Radio Devon's Kerry White will be broadcasting live from The Velopark in Paignton offering everyone the chance to come and try it out for free. Bikes and safety equipment is available and help will be on hand if you haven't ridden a bike before or
"19.03.2017 09:29:49" Young Devon mum Kat Parker survived cancer but longed for a full head of hair.
Watch her reaction as a team of stylists make her dream come true.
"19.03.2017 05:38:44" Tomorrow morning, it's the Vernal Equinox: the time when the sun moves north of the Equator... and for us in the Northern Hemisphere it is the 'official' beginning of spring.
For Christians, it's the time that heralds the passion, crucifixion and
"18.03.2017 22:46:47" www.google.co.uk Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry dies - BBC News Rock and roll legend Chuck Berry has died aged 90, police in US state of Missouri report
"18.03.2017 13:35:41" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Travel chat from Anthony Goord and foraging delights from Allister Bishop on today's show (Surprisingly tasty) ... Amazing what you can find, if you know what to look for. Plus a couple of yummy treats from the team at The South Sands Hotel .. Kerry x
"17.03.2017 19:35:00" Fad, or the future?
Are you frustrated by the amount of packaging your products are wrapped up in?
Check out this new shop in Totnes, which has come up with a simple solution...
"17.03.2017 15:15:01" This weekend marks 50 years since the Torrey Canyon oil spill. The ship ran aground close to the Isles of Scilly and its cargo of up to 120,000 tonnes of oil spilled out into the sea.
Do you remember the disaster and the clean-up
"17.03.2017 14:11:18" Timeline Photos The etiquette of Vaping, to puff inside or out that is the question.. What do you think about Vaping? Have you done it? Maybe it's helped you or someone you know give up smoking? Maybe you don't like the big clouds of steam? Should it be treated in
"17.03.2017 14:05:00" More than 15,000 sea birds were killed by the Torrey Canyon oil spill.
Clogged up with thick viscous oil, birds were washed up both dead and alive on the shores...
"17.03.2017 13:00:00" Take a look at this archive footage of the RAF dropping bombs on the Torrey Canyon.
Around a quarter of the 42 bombs dropped actually missed the target...
"17.03.2017 11:48:04" bbc.co.uk Cheltenham 2017: Lizzie Kelly prepares to make Gold Cup history Lizzie Kelly talks to BBC Points West ahead of becoming the first female jockey to ride in the Cheltenham Gold Cup for 33 years. Lizzie Kelly races in the Gold Cup at 15:30 this afternoon.
Why not read up on the rider from North Devon, who will become the first female jockey to ride the race for 33 years...
"17.03.2017 11:09:49" Timeline Photos Will the shame of our mixed sex wards ever end???
That's the question that the "Daily Mail" poses today on its front page as it reveals that the number of patients being placed on mixed sex wards has TREBLED in two years.
Have YOU ever been placed in a
"17.03.2017 09:01:37" Do you remember BBC Spotlight reporter Tony Soper?
He was the Wildlife Correspondent (or "Nature Boy" as he puts it) back in 1967, at the time of the Torrey Canyon oil spill.
You can hear a full interview with Tony just after 11:00 this morning on BBC
"17.03.2017 08:01:22" Paddy's Whiskers LIVE
"17.03.2017 06:28:43" bbc.co.uk The Great British Bake Off unveils new line-up - BBC News Prue Leith, Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig will join Paul Hollywood when The Great British Bake Off returns. The new Bake Off line up has been announced... has Channel 4 got it right and will you be watching when it returns...?
"16.03.2017 18:18:36" Should politicians be allowed to employ members of their own family?
From 2020, newly-elected MPs will be banned from employing spouses or other relatives using taxpayers' money.
Gary Streeter MP employs his wife - this is what he had to say...
"16.03.2017 16:15:41" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Hello, Andy Breare here just back from the allotment and looking forward to being on breakfast with Janet on Friday morning at 7.30am(ish). Very busy week this week trying to keep slug numbers down, build new beds for planting out and keeping seedlings
"16.03.2017 15:35:21" A former Plymouth-based Royal Marine who was jailed for shooting an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan has had his murder conviction reduced to manslaughter.
Alexander Blackman is now awaiting a new sentence, after five judges agreed he was mentally
"16.03.2017 13:32:00" Timeline Photos Devon is to get more than 30 million pounds from the Government to help pay for adult social care over the next three years. It's part of the two billion pounds of additional funding the Chancellor announced in the budget.
"16.03.2017 13:30:49" "This is the biggest issue our country faces."
Are we doing enough in Devon to support people who have Dementia?
"16.03.2017 13:19:52" theguardian.com 'Golly', 'cassette' and 'croquet': the words we no longer use A new study sheds light on how the English language is changing – but what shapes the vocabulary du jour? Words - Which ones have died out that you miss and would like brought back? Which ones irritate you that ARE still around?
"16.03.2017 08:09:19" Torquay Girls Grammar : Science Week
"16.03.2017 07:11:25" thesun.co.uk From losing their phones to Brexit, Brit women are 'more stressed than men' WOMEN get more stressed than men about “every key life event” — from losing their smartphone to Brexit, researchers say. The Physiological Society spoke to 2,000 Britons to discover the difference … Lots of stories in the papers today claiming women get more stressed than men about "key life events" like moving house or getting married.
Is there any truth in it and if so why do you think that is...?
"15.03.2017 17:38:57" "This is where I'd like to spend my last days."
Penny Smith has terminal cancer and is treated at Holsworthy Community Hospital in Devon, which is having some beds temporarily closed down.
Penny isn't able to attend a public meeting organised by the
"15.03.2017 14:44:22" bbc.co.uk Marine Alexander Blackman conviction reduced to manslaughter - BBC News Wife "delighted" as marine's murder conviction for killing an injured Taliban fighter is quashed.
"15.03.2017 13:19:35" Timeline Photos A public meeting has been called by the Mayor of Holsworthy this evening amid concerns that the temporary closure of some beds at the community hospital may become permanent.
Northern Devon Healthcare Trust says safety concerns about the high level of
"15.03.2017 12:43:57" "I rush around like a slave..."
Four years ago, farmer Richard Gibson from East Anstey promised to bring water to Kenya. Today the Disasters Emergency Committee has issued an urgent appeal to provide water, food, and medical treatment, to save the lives
"15.03.2017 11:44:34" Thanks for all your pictures of the daffodils which are springing up all over Devon.
Here are some of the best...
"15.03.2017 09:30:00" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Fitz took another 'load' of poppies to Westpoint and The Devon County Show secretary Oli Allen. 11000 poppies are needed for the 'River of Poppies' display at the show, one for each Devon life lost in WWI. To date, you have managed to make a staggering 13
"15.03.2017 08:00:00" Meet Devon's record-breaking jockey.
"I had to do more to fit in and look the same as all the lads."
On Friday, Lizzie Kelly will become the first female jockey to race in the Gold Cup in 33 years...
"15.03.2017 07:00:01" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Tony Howard from Exmoor found this weathered camera lodged in rocks on a North Devon beach. He managed to get the memory card out and discovered hundreds of photos of one man who seems to have travelled all over the world.
Hear how he tracked down the
"14.03.2017 15:22:19" Timeline Photos Where's the best place to live in Devon?
We want your nominations and reasons why!
The Times has just put Exeter in the top 10 of places to live in the country. It looked at things like schools, shopping and crime levels - but what about the rest of
"14.03.2017 14:33:22" Timeline Photos How do you feel about car sales people? Do you trust them?
It would appear that not many of us do, with car dealers lining up as our third least trusted profession, behind politicians, and journalists(!)
Apparently millions of us feel pressured in to
"14.03.2017 13:42:22" Timeline Photos Daffodils, they're blooming all over Devon, so we want to see yours.
Tomorrow morning, we're sending Devon's "Daff Hunter" Richard Green out in search of the best blooms.
Put your town, village or garden on the daffodil map by emailing your pictures to
"14.03.2017 12:32:44" bbc.co.uk EU workplace headscarf ban is legal, says ECJ - BBC News Employers can ban visible religious symbols as long as it is across-the-board, top Europe court says. The European Union's top court has ruled that companies in the EU can ban employees from wearing visible religious or political symbols. The ruling was prompted by the cases of two women - one in Belgium, the other in France, who were fired because they
"14.03.2017 08:00:48" Pork Belly advice from your friendly butcher Ray Clements, who's accumulated 60 years in the trade!
"14.03.2017 07:00:00" "Why is Grandma chewing garlic?"
Just one of the outcomes of joining the European Union, according to this song from Ivybridge in 1973...
How have people's impressions of the EU changed over the past 44 years?
"14.03.2017 06:49:14" dailymail.co.uk Dressed to kill? The outfits that take a toll on your health Skinny jeans, hooded jackets, oversized bags, high heels and backless shoes are the most-worn culprits, according to the British Chiropractic Association. Dressed to kill - one of the headlines in the papers today.
Janet wants to hear about the clothing you think could be bad for our health or safety. Serious or not so serious, we'd love to hear from you...!
"13.03.2017 19:04:53" "This is going to tear families apart."
Adrian and Sue have very different outlooks on how Brexit will affect EU nationals living in the UK.
Here's what they said to Victoria Graham on BBC Radio Devon earlier today...
"13.03.2017 18:00:09" "It was absolutely amazing to see."
Check out this footage of two whales in the sea around Devon - Andrew Humphries filmed it all between Berry Head and Thatcher Rock.
"It was incredible. The two whales were slapping their fins on the water, then one
"13.03.2017 16:17:33" When the going gets tough...
Ronan Keating's nephew Ruairi overcame illness to score the winner for Torquay against Southport.
Check out the commentary, mixed with some classic Keating of course...
"13.03.2017 14:46:23" Timeline Photos When did you learn to swim? Did you have lessons in your local pool...? Perhaps you still can't swim? If not why is that?
New figures suggest just over one in ten children leaving primary school can't swim - and a quarter of parents say they can't
"13.03.2017 13:41:50" bbc.co.uk Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon to seek second referendum - BBC News Scotland's first minister says she will ask for permission to hold a second vote on independence.
"13.03.2017 13:01:04" Timeline Photos We want to feature some of your photos from around Devon on our Facebook page.
Send your best pictures into firstname.lastname@example.org, and you may well see them used as our cover photo in the next few weeks...
"13.03.2017 12:02:17" BBC Radio Devon
"13.03.2017 11:18:15" Will the mouse get the cheese?
Joe Blandamer, 16, from Axminster, has been telling BBC Radio Devon about his stop-motion video, which has been nominated for a national award.
"13.03.2017 08:38:54" How a world indoor rowing champ trains! Ali Peake from Bideford does his stuff
"13.03.2017 06:20:25" telegraph.co.uk Crufts Best in Show 2017 branded a 'joke' as fans say American Cocker Spaniel looks nothing like a working dog Crufts Best in Show has been awarded to an American Cocker Spaniel called "Afterglow Miami Ink". Janet wants to know if you pamper your pooch?!
The big winner at Crufts has been branded a 'joke' for being too pretty - is there anything wrong with extreme dog
"12.03.2017 16:16:00" Timeline Photos Are you an animation fan? Love Wallace and Gromit, Charlie and Lola, or Dangermouse?
After 10 on Monday, Fitz is meeting the Devon student who is up for a national award for his work this week...
"12.03.2017 11:11:15" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post The lovely Danielle brought us in some homemade Elderflower champagne instead of cake!!
"12.03.2017 07:00:00" Have you got a guardian angel? Meet 13 year old Joel Sayers and his dog Caddie.
The pair are up for a Friends For Life award at Crufts today - but already this pet has proved he's worth his weight in gold.
"11.03.2017 13:50:58" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Another lovely morning with great guests & yummy treats courtesy of Bubbles & Bakes (Bubbles the tuk-tuk pictured below) and Big Bake bakery .. Now to go out & walk off all those calories! Kerry x
"10.03.2017 19:01:00" Forget hearthrobs Aiden Turner and Martin Clunes - they're thoroughly upstaged by their canine co-stars - a couple of mongrels called Barley and Dodger.
Stunt dogs for shows like TV hits Doc Martin and Poldark take centre stage at Crufts this weekend -
"10.03.2017 15:30:01" Timeline Photos A whale carcass at Hartland Quay is to be left for the weekend in the hope that high tides take it out to sea again. The local council is asking people to stay away from it.
"10.03.2017 14:37:53" Newsbeat Our favourite live TV moment of the week by far The perils of working from home...!
"10.03.2017 09:02:58" See the studio and enjoy the music with the #GordonHour
"10.03.2017 08:40:59" Timeline Photos Following our Breakfast Show feature, Sparksy is wearing the latest fashion in Ashburton as the town shows it's still open for business.
"10.03.2017 07:08:22" youtube.com www.youtube.com What was your most exciting day at school?
Richard Green's off to meet pupils who are trying out their rocket powered model cars with the help of the army.
Here's an idea of what's in store!
"09.03.2017 19:28:47" Timeline Photos Ashburton is open for business! After featuring the town on this morning's Breakfast Show, traders are determined that despite sixteen weeks of road works, it's business as usual.
Gordon Sparks will have a follow-up on Friday morning's show. He's even
"09.03.2017 19:22:09" Timeline Photos You can SEE as well as hear Friday's Gordon Hour as it will be shown right here on the BBC Radio Devon Facebook page.
You'll be able to have a look around the studio and even have a chat with Gordon Sparks while the music is being played.
"09.03.2017 18:01:01" Timeline Photos Pauline Collins and Joan Collins on a road trip, and heading for a love triangle...
The Time of Their Lives hits our cinemas on Friday, and Exmouth-born Pauline Collins will be sharing some off-camera secrets with Fitz after 10...
"09.03.2017 16:52:33" Hartland Quay Fin Whale The body of a Fin Whale washed up on the north Devon coast at Hartland Quay. Thanks to Simon Thompson for the footage.
"09.03.2017 16:24:01" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Greetings seed sowers. Andy Breare here just back from the allotment...it's a little damp underfoot this week but all is well. Some progress photos here. I'll be on with Gordon on Friday morning on Breakfast just after 7.30am for this week's Breare
"09.03.2017 07:35:31" tedxplymouthuniversity.com Speakers - TEDxPlymouthUniversity What's your light-bulb moment? 13 people with inspirational ideas will be telling an audience about them in Plymouth tonight. The University is holding a TEDx event, a series of short talks.
So what's your idea that would change the world?
"08.03.2017 13:47:21" BBC News We were live with the Spring Budget statement which was announced by Chancellor Phillip Hammond. #Budget2017
BBC's Business correspondent Jonty Bloom provided analysis in the comments section. With the Spring Budget Statement underway, we've politics expert David Brockington, Devon based housing and welfare consultant Brian Moore and Chief Executive of the Plymouth Citizen's Advice Bureau in the studio ready to explain what these changes mean
"08.03.2017 09:01:59" Timeline Photos Are you a fan of thriller writer Patricia Cornwell?
She's Fitz's guest on Wednesday after 10, exploring her twenty year fascination with the Jack the Ripper murders...
"08.03.2017 07:42:10" Timeline Photos Around five thousand women are expected to gather in London today to campaign about their pensions including many from Devon.
They want the Government to implement fairer arrangements for women - born in the 1950s - who have had up to SIX years added to
"08.03.2017 06:52:47" bbc.co.uk The 'silver surfers' riding high on Instagram fame - BBC News Their adorable co-ordinated photos have been reminding us what love is all about Japanese couple Bon and Pon are putting a smile on the social media world with their perfectly co-ordinated chic outfits and silver hair. The couple have been married for 37 years and post pictures of themselves in their matching outfits every day.
"07.03.2017 13:51:40" bbc.co.uk Cash for new grammar schools in £320m Budget plan - BBC News Chancellor to promise £320m for more free schools and grammars in England. The chancellor is to announce extra money for new free schools in England, which could include grammars, in Wednesday's Budget.
Janet's taking your calls and experiences this lunchtime... it's a mixed picture so far.
"07.03.2017 13:19:46" bbc.co.uk George Michael died of natural causes - BBC News Singer George Michael died of natural causes - dilated cardiomyopathy with myocarditis and fatty liver, says coroner Breaking News:
"07.03.2017 12:01:49" Timeline Photos And the handcrafted flowers keep on piling in for the River of Poppies at this year's Devon County Show!
Thank you so much for each and every one of them. Ollie Allen, the show secretary, says they're now within sight of the original target of 11
"07.03.2017 06:00:00" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post The moment when a cow decided to go surfing on Croyde beach and just wouldn't moo-ve out of the water. Now a new way of grazing cattle in the dunes by the beach is helping conservation also preventing moments like this . What unexpected sights around the
"06.03.2017 11:54:17" Timeline Photos How do you drive this thing?!
Fitz gets a sextant lesson from Plymouth sailor Conrad Humphreys, with the kit he used to navigate on his recreation of Bligh's journey on "Mutiny". Channel 4, Monday 9pm.
"06.03.2017 07:17:01" Timeline Photos We've all heard about the old school tie network - a bunch of old friends, often from public schools, who support each other when it comes to work opportunities.
Well now state schools in this part of the world are challenging that system with
"06.03.2017 06:36:42" BBC Breakfast What would you say if someone did this to you?
Actor Nigel Havers explains why he's asking people to turn off their engines #SoICanBreathe We're talking about pollution this morning - there are claims that in one of Devon's most polluted towns, a new road to reduce the fumes hasn't delivered the hoped-for reductions
4 years ago, Crediton built a link road to take some of the HGVs and
"05.03.2017 18:01:02" Timeline Photos Adrift in the Pacific Ocean...
After 10 on Monday, Fitz catches up with one of the 9 men who set out to recreate one of the greatest feats ever: the 4000 mile trip of Captain Bligh in a tiny wooden boat after the mutiny on the Bounty. Would Plymouth
"05.03.2017 11:07:14" Timeline Photos Win's fabulous cake
"04.03.2017 21:39:29" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Some great news this evening...we featured Exeter mum Becky Penrose and her daughter Megan on the breakfast show today. They'd never made pasties before this week and thought they'd enter the World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project in Cornwall! It
"04.03.2017 13:15:31" m.bbc.co.uk Premiership: Leicester Tigers v Exeter Chiefs Team news as Leicester Tigers host Exeter Chiefs in Friday's Premiership fixture at Welford Road (19:45 GMT). What a win for the Exeter Chiefs at Leicester last night! Rob Baxter's side are now just a point off top spot in the Premiership. Today it's three at three - commentary on Plymouth Argyle, Exeter City and Torquay United from 3pm...James Vickery and the
"04.03.2017 11:03:18" Timeline Photos Mark thinks this is some kind of chilli plant .. is he right? Sue sent in this picture and has asked to know more about it...Can you help? Kerry x
"04.03.2017 06:15:35" Timeline Photos Love a good pasty? Who doesn't?! The World Pasty Championships take place at the Eden Project in Cornwall this weekend - with competitors from all around the world taking part. We'll hear from an Exeter mum and her daughter, who will be trying to win over
"03.03.2017 12:41:18" BBC Radio Devon's cover photo Great shot in Scadson Woods in Paignton, showing the power of Storm Doris...
Thanks to @nezza78 for the pic.
"03.03.2017 10:19:34" Timeline Photos Are you seeing Mike + The Mechanics in Plymouth tonight? Why not re-live some of the moments tomorrow when Mike Rutherford joins Richard Green on the Retro Show from 12 noon. Email RG @bbc.co.uk if you wish to suggest a song for NEXT Saturday's A to Z of
"03.03.2017 07:04:00" Timeline Photos Gordon wants to know what's in your glovebox!
According to a survey by The AA, only 1 in 6 of us actually keep gloves in there. The most unusual items include a hip flask, toilet rolls and tomato ketchup!
What's in yours?!
"02.03.2017 17:46:18" A reminder of the work and dedication of The Devon Air Ambulance, on duty this afternoon in the Ivybridge area. Landing in the park and then a short trip to Derriford.
"02.03.2017 15:38:28" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Hello, it's Andy Breare. As well as reading the TV news on Friday morning, I'll be joining Gordon on Breakfast for the Breare Patch, just after 7.30am (more value for the licence fee). Here are a few photos from the patch this week showing you what we've
"02.03.2017 12:32:41" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Firefighters are damping down at the scene of a blaze in Exeter on Marsh Barton Road - here are the scenes from this morning.
"02.03.2017 07:27:46" It's World Book Day!
Schoolchildren from across the county will dress as their favourite book characters today. And many tired parents will be glad they finished making costumes for their kids in time!
Are you one of them like Laura in Exeter? She made
"02.03.2017 05:45:21" 20 fire crews have been dealing with another major fire in Exeter overnight.
It's at Devon Contract Waste in Marsh Barton Road and started just before 11 last night. The fire service says the building has partially collapsed and crews are using 3 aerial
"01.03.2017 07:00:00" Timeline Photos Today is the first day of spring!
Gordon wants to know what the spring season means to you.
You know it's spring when..? Fill in the blank!
"01.03.2017 06:45:01" Timeline Photos Penalties for drivers using their mobile phone to text or call while behind the wheel are going to be doubled from today in England, Scotland & Wales.
The fine will increase to £200, with 6 penalty points, instead of 3. Plus, newly qualified drivers -
"28.02.2017 14:15:00" bbc.co.uk Oscars 2017: What's up with Nicole Kidman's hand clap? Never mind the mix-up over the wrong film being announced as best picture. Have you seen Nicole Kidman's now infamous clapping at the Oscars?
The bizarre spectacle's got us thinking... why on earth was she clapping like that? We'd love to hear your theories!
"28.02.2017 13:30:14" BBC Spotlight The full video of a Labour city Councillor from Plymouth making a Nazi salute during a council meeting earlier today. Councillor Jonny Morris made the gesture during a debate on raising council tax A 'hate crime' or political correctness gone mad?
That's the question dividing opinion today following Labour Councillor Jonny Morris' Nazi salute at last night's Plymouth council meeting.
Mr. Morris has now been suspended. Watch the full video below.
"28.02.2017 07:52:32" It was the moment everyone was waiting for.
Radio vs TV in the ultimate Pancake Day challenge!
Radio's Rick 'the rocket' Edwards took on TV's Andy 'the arrow' Breare!
And here's how they got on...
"28.02.2017 07:04:25" Timeline Photos Today is Shrove Tuesday - or Pancake Day for the sweet-toothed among us!
But with hot cross buns being available all year, Christmas selection boxes in the shops from September & Easter eggs on the shelves from January, is Shrove Tuesday the only special
"27.02.2017 21:23:54" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Fitz is looking at pancakes this Shrove Tuesday and crepes and....crumpets.... He will be finding out how to make Crepe Suzette, what size a pancake should be and when to make your batter mix ......(it should be now, the night before.) Josh Ackland from
"27.02.2017 16:00:06" Timeline Photos We'll be hearing about Oscar celebrity lucky charms tonight with Pippa and Kerry .
Which celeb for instance reportedly wears her lucky 7 inch perspex heels at awards ceremonies?
Kerry won't drive anywhere without her lucky angel in the car .
Do YOU have
"27.02.2017 15:56:59" BBC Radio Devon's cover photo Thanks to Tom Wallis for this amazing shot, taken on a cruise on the River Exe.
"27.02.2017 12:40:45" Timeline Photos Some more beautiful blooms for the River of Poppies at this year's Devon County Show. We're backing their attempt to include 11 THOUSAND poppies -- one for every Devon woman and man who died during the First World War. These gorgeous air-dried clay ones
"27.02.2017 06:36:52" Timeline Photos We want to hear about YOUR embarrassing mistake stories this morning.
Why? Well in an incredible mix-up at this year's Oscars ceremony the film 'La La Land' was mistakenly given the award for best picture. Shortly afterwards it was revealed that the film
"26.02.2017 07:04:00" Before you clear the cupboards making pancakes in the run up to Lent - what will you be giving up this year?
One Devon vicar is sleeping 'rough' for the next six weeks to raise awareness about homelessness in his area, but is the Paignton priest's
"25.02.2017 14:46:51" Timeline Photos Had a lovely time today with Rachaele 'part-time working mummy' (As you can see we were very happy to be able to have a hot cup of tea & chat without our children!) Also to Nigel from Totnes wines and of course all of your lovely requests & messages,
"25.02.2017 12:44:12" Who is the mystery visitor having a whale of a time?
More here: http://bbc.in/2mhMuvh and on Spotlight at 17:20 BBC1. Thanks to John Walker for the video.
"25.02.2017 07:46:08" Timeline Photos What pizza topping would you ban?
The President of Iceland told school children he'd get rid of pineapple if he could. Instead Mr Gudni Johannesson recommends seafood. What would you ditch as a topping?
"24.02.2017 20:01:00" How often do you hear women say they hate their bodies ? Too fat, too thin, too short too tall. Poor body image seems to have become a global epidemic.
This weekend sees the South West premiere of a new documentary made by a woman who's leading the
"24.02.2017 07:04:01" Timeline Photos How much unpaid overtime do you do? Today is "Work Your Proper Hours Day."
If we all totted up all those unpaid extra hours, this would be the first day we'd get paid in 2017 -- apparently we give our bosses an average two months of our own time each
"23.02.2017 16:38:27" Timeline Photos A Plymouth man has been invaded by hundreds of frogs in his garden despite having no pond ! What amphibious antics have you uncovered?
"23.02.2017 10:24:11" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Hi. Andy Breare here. A busy week on the patch...I've put some photos up of some of our seeds doing well in the greenhouse and the bed we have dug over this week ready for our strawberry plants going in March/April. I will be joining Gordon on the
"23.02.2017 09:53:21" Timeline Photos From collections of postcards to silverware & even cars, what Charles Lanning from Bonhams doesn't know about antiques & collectables isn't worth knowing!
He's with Fitz on BBC Radio Devon this morning. Do you have any antiques you'd like Charles to
"23.02.2017 07:42:06" bbc.co.uk Motorist with 62 penalty points legally allowed to drive - BBC News Some 10,000 people are legally driving, despite having more points than the standard threshold for a ban. A BBC investigation has found a driver has been legally allowed to drive with SIXTY-TWO penalty points on their licence - and the number of drivers with 12 or more points on our roads is now nearly ten thousand..
What do you think about this? How does it
"23.02.2017 07:13:06" Timeline Photos Who or what is the toast of Devon?
Gordon wants to know what person or place makes the county that little bit more special to you...
So far suggestions include Croyde for the raw beautiful coast, Dawlish Warren for happy childhood memories and Devon's
"22.02.2017 07:51:08" Today we found out that Gordon is a former record holder...
"22.02.2017 07:24:58" Timeline Photos Do you check your doors and windows are locked before you leave the house? Most of us would probably say yes to that but how seriously do you take your online security ?
Cyber crime was one of THE most common offences committed in 2016, with an
"21.02.2017 19:14:39" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Scenes from the Riverside Leisure Centre in Exeter tonight as Fire Fighters tackle a fire. Two casualties - one treated for smoke inhalation the other for minor burns.
More here: http://bbc.in/2ljJlJD
"21.02.2017 18:29:01" Timeline Photos Fitz's guest on Wednesday -- Devon horse trainer Emma Massingale. Find out where she's taken her 4-legged friends Albert and Ernie, and why, after 10!
"21.02.2017 12:06:12" Even guests need walkies sometimes... A behind the scenes look into the work which goes into training Devon and Cornwall's Police Dogs!
"21.02.2017 11:52:27" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Fitz's guest Police Dog Cosmic, with puppy Rudi who's 8 months old, and 5 month old fluffy Tara! See them coming to the streets of Devon and Cornwall soon....
"21.02.2017 07:17:15" Timeline Photos We've all heard of the bank of mum and dad - parents helping their children out with bills, rent or paying for holidays.
Well - the bank of nan and grandad might be more appropriate! A report, published today says grandparents looking after their
"21.02.2017 06:56:15" Timeline Photos There's a growing shortage of teachers across England, especially in subjects like computing, physics and maths. That's according to a report by the Commons Education Committee.
This has got us talking here about how important our teachers were and how
"20.02.2017 18:29:01" Timeline Photos Are you a fan of James Martin?
He's Fitz's guest after 10 on Tuesday (traffic permitting!), explaining why he's retracing Devon cook Keith Floyd's footsteps for his new book and TV series...
"20.02.2017 13:11:16" Do people who treat animals cruelly get punished severely enough in the courts?
Well, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is launching a new campaign today calling for harsher punishments for people who abuse & neglect animals.
They say that England and
"20.02.2017 11:07:02" Timeline Photos Yet more knitted poppies have arrived at the studios. Thank you so much to whoever sent them, no names or addresses were included. They are all heading for The Devon County Show 'River of Poppies'.
Once you've made yours, you can send them to us
"20.02.2017 07:48:08" Timeline Photos BBC Radio Devon is singing the praises of local music this Summer - and we need your help. For "BBC Music Day" in June, a local music legend will be commemorated with a special "Blue Plaque". We need nominations for a musician who's no longer with us
"20.02.2017 06:37:20" Timeline Photos We're talking about traffic and congestion this morning...
National figures out today say drivers are spending an average of 32 hours a year stuck in jams during peak periods in the UK
Also - If you live in North Devon you may have been caught in the
"19.02.2017 10:47:11" Timeline Photos This morning's Sunday Service was led by Reverend Simon Taylor, a Baptist Minister from Exeter. He brought along his daughter Kira, to share a modern day Psalm she has recently written. It is of her personal reflections and has been published by the Iona
"18.02.2017 08:04:28" Timeline Photos A carpet of snowdrops at The Mount in Delamore gardens by Cornwood - open for viewing this weekend . Where is the best show of Spring flowers in Devon ?
"17.02.2017 19:09:12" How hard is it to forgive? Thirteen year old Jade Brennand and her seventeen year old friend Roxanne Trim were killed in 2007 after they were in an horrific car crash in Plymouth. The boy driving the vehicle was seventeen year old Ricky Herbert who was
"17.02.2017 11:41:25" Timeline Photos The picture which Torquay skier Jai Geyer was talking to Fitz about... Jai says he was more nervous about posing for Times photographer Marc Aspland naked than throwing himself down a ski slope at 80 miles an hour!
"17.02.2017 09:02:19" #GordonHour live on BBC Radio Devon
"17.02.2017 06:34:12" Timeline Photos It's National Random Acts of Kindness Day today - part of something known as Random Acts of Kindness Week.
It's celebrated by individuals, groups & organisations to encourage even more goodwill.
We want to know about YOUR random acts of kindness. What
"16.02.2017 18:01:01" Timeline Photos Fitz tells us this could be him learning to snowplough..!
But it's actually his guest on Friday, Jai Geyer from Torquay, who's a member of the British Alpine Senior Squad.
"16.02.2017 17:32:43" Timeline Photos You'll be able to SEE Friday's #GordonHour as well as hear it by visiting the BBC Radio Devon Facebook page between 09:05 and 10:00.
Have a chat with Sparksy while he plays the great music, and he'll even give you a behind-the-scenes tour of the
"16.02.2017 16:50:56" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Hi, Andy Breare here. Join me on Breakfast on Friday morning with Gordon for the Breare Patch...latest from the allotment. I took these photos earlier today. The garlic we planted back in November continues to thrive...and in the greenhouse nursery our
"16.02.2017 06:40:04" Timeline Photos Gordon wants to know about your supermarket bugbears!
Which? magazine has done its first survey of what people think of the big stores & their services.
What makes for a good supermarket experience? Does it annoy you when they move products to different
"15.02.2017 18:04:00" Timeline Photos Do you remember the days of the Six-Five Special?
Fitz is marking the 60th anniversary of the start of the iconic BBC music show on Thursday, and would love to share your memories...
"15.02.2017 16:00:28" BBC Radio Devon's cover photo
"15.02.2017 15:32:15" Timeline Photos Happy Birthday Morph..
"15.02.2017 15:26:06" Timeline Photos Great news - Tim Manns is joining us next month to host Saturday breakfast. Tim is covering for Michael Chequer who is currently working on a staff training and development project for the BBC
"15.02.2017 06:54:08" Timeline Photos With Gordon this morning, we're hearing from a repair cafe in Exeter - an initiative that aims to fix things people would otherwise throw away.
This got us thinking about the things we have in our homes that we've had for years & years but still use &
"15.02.2017 06:32:01" Timeline Photos Should same-sex marriage services be held in church?
The Church of England faces new divisions over gay marriage when its ruling body - the General Synod - debates the issue later today.
Gay rights campaigners are planning a protest outside a meeting
"14.02.2017 22:01:01" Timeline Photos Find out how well Joseph's Dreamcoat fits, when Joe McElderry is live with Fitz after 10 on Wednesday...
"14.02.2017 18:01:01" Timeline Photos Did dinosaurs eat their own families?
Was every Tyrannosaurus Rex a fearsome carnivore?
Why did Allosaurus head-butt its prey to death?
Got a dinosaur question you want answered?
Dino-expert and TV presenter Ben Garrod is your man -- he's on with Fitz on
"14.02.2017 14:19:16" bbc.co.uk Reunited after 65 years, and more remarkable love letters - BBC News Tales of heartbreak, elation, rejection and redemption - to mark Valentine's Day, here are four love letters, each telling a unique story. Janet wants you to complete the following sentence.
Love is... (fill in the blank)
"14.02.2017 12:46:57" Timeline Photos Want to find out more about those free trips to Normandy for D-Day veterans? They're organised through the Royal British Legion, and you can call them on 01473 660800, or find more here: http://www.remembrancetravel.org.uk/ww2-tours/normandy-veteran-tours
"14.02.2017 10:07:48" Timeline Photos Taking the spiders out of the bath? Cleaning the wheelie bin? Sewing up the hole in your favourite trousers?
Today Fitz is looking at the down-to-earth moments when you realised your partner was a keeper.. Go on, share yours!
"14.02.2017 07:03:40" Timeline Photos Which era would you like to travel back to?
One Devon actor is living as a Victorian - 'method acting' in preparation for a role in a play next month.
Sam Irens, from Ashburton, wears period clothing all the time and turns heads as he walks around the
"14.02.2017 06:40:00" bbc.co.uk Playboy brings back nudity, claiming #NakedIsNormal - BBC News The US magazine's chief creative officer says removing naked images last year "was a mistake". Playboy has announced it's bringing back pictures of naked women - reversing a decision made last year.
The new chief creative officer said the magazine was reclaiming its identity.
What do you think of this? A good call or outdated? Let us know!
"13.02.2017 18:01:01" Timeline Photos Love a bit of Wensleydale?!
Fitz's guest on Tuesday has spent much of his career being upstaged by a dog.... Find out who it is, and why he's on stage in Devon after 10!
"13.02.2017 12:18:42" Timeline Photos Proof that Fitz's guest, Dave Oliver from Rattlebox Theatre, wasn't talking to himself! Here he is with Helga the War Crown Champion, and Gilbert the dwarf.
If you'd like to see that performance of "Freya, A Viking Saga" it's suitable for you if you're
"13.02.2017 11:04:24" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Huge waves battering Teignmouth this morning...
Thanks to BBC cameraman Alec for these.
"13.02.2017 09:12:57" youtube.com National Trust Annual Valentines Day Flower Count 2017 National Trust garden teams have just conducted their annual flower count for Valentine's Day and although this year spring seems to be on the way, just as w... Just as it gets colder, proof that spring is around the corner!
Join Fitz to catch up with the results of Devon's National Trust Flower Count after 10...
"13.02.2017 06:29:57" Timeline Photos What comes after the BAFTAS? The AFTAS - the Alternative Film and TV awards!
This morning, Gordon wants to know your nominations for our awards ceremony. Any category you like!
For example, the most expensive cinema popcorn award goes to..? Or the
"12.02.2017 18:00:04" Timeline Photos A true inspiration... Devon naturalist Tony Soper, who was one of the co-founders of the BBC's Natural History Unit. He's Fitz's guest after 10 on Monday.
"12.02.2017 06:39:01" Is the news getting you down? Do political rants on social media drive you crazy? If so, you're not alone. An Exeter counsellor, Amanda Williamson, is recommending that we all take a full day a week away from news and the internet. You can hear her
"12.02.2017 06:30:01" Timeline Photos This Valentines , don't just love your lover but love your neighbour too. That's the message from the Anglican church in Devon who have launched a social media campaign to encourage us all to seek out someone who might be feeling lonely.
"11.02.2017 18:10:01" Timeline Photos Emrhys Cooper, the Hollywood actor who grew up near Totnes. He's on A Bit More Fitz on Sunday from 3, revealing (nearly) all about trying to film a love scene in front of a entire crew who stripped down to their undies to make him feel
"11.02.2017 12:31:39" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Thank you to my guests today Tony from Cockington chocolate & Yannick from Le Vignoble. We have definitely had a Morning of Love, Chocolate & Bubbles.
I have also loved hearing all your stories of snow this morning, Thank you! Kerry x
"11.02.2017 09:39:49" Timeline Photos It's snowing in Plymouth outside the BBC Radio Devon studios - honest!
"11.02.2017 06:30:00" Timeline Photos Dog walker Kath Hudson and her Springer spaniel Forest who's lucky to be alive after swallowing pieces of palm oil on a South Devon beach
Kath's warning other owners to be vigilant and says she is avoiding beaches at the moment
She advises you to take
"10.02.2017 21:03:02" Ringmore - Ayrmer Cove with Janet Kipling & the National Trust. Ringmore - Ayrmer Cove with Janet Kipling & the National Trust. Don't just call Janet, how about going for a walk together? On Friday 3rd March you can join Janet Kipling on a walk round the stunning Ringmore Valley and along smuggler's lanes to Aymer Cove. The National Trust Area Ranger Lorna Sherriff will be And they call it work apparently.....
"10.02.2017 15:58:04" Ringmore - Ayrmer Cove with Janet Kipling & the National Trust. Ringmore - Ayrmer Cove with Janet Kipling & the National Trust. Don't just call Janet, how about going for a walk together? On Friday 3rd March you can join Janet Kipling on a walk round the stunning Ringmore Valley and along smuggler's lanes to Aymer Cove. The National Trust Area Ranger Lorna Sherriff will be
"10.02.2017 15:34:47" Dancer 1 Scientists reckon they've discovered what makes a 'good' dancer. Which of these do you think they say is best?
"10.02.2017 15:30:28" Dancer 2
"10.02.2017 09:15:57" Timeline Photos 104 years old and a big fan of chocolate...
Jessie Prentice from Westward Ho! has just had her birthday - she has nine great grandchildren, carried on driving until the age of 94, and only moved into a care home four years ago.
She says a chocolate bar
"10.02.2017 07:13:21" Timeline Photos The RAC has asked 2000 drivers what they thought was the most inconsiderate driving behaviour.
The top 10 are:
10 Using the horn in anger
9 Not giving cyclists plenty of space
8 Not adhering to speed limits
7 Not slowing down when passing horses
"09.02.2017 21:20:41" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Hi. Andy will be back with The Breare Patch with Gordon on Friday's Breakfast show at 7.50am(ish). It's been a busy week in the greenhouse and what a difference a few months makes...from overgrown wasteland to a newly dug potato patch. All the details
"09.02.2017 18:50:02" Timeline Photos Bring on the spring colours!
This weekend National Trust garden staff in Devon are counting all of their flowers which are blooming so far, as they monitor the arrival of the new season. Fitz has the story after 10 on Friday.
This beautiful shot was
"09.02.2017 12:35:02" dailymail.co.uk All obese NHS staff should wear 'I'm fat' badges Hypnotist Steve Miller said health professionals should lead the fight against the flab. He wants overweight NHS staff to carry 'I'm fat, but I'm losing it' badges. What do you think of this? Is fat shaming ever okay? Would you ever tell someone that they are overweight? With Janet this lunchtime we'll hear from a man who says that NHS staff should lead the fight against the flab. As ever we'd like to know your
"09.02.2017 12:26:57" If you love history and archaeology, then the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter is the destination for you this weekend....
It's opening up its doors to show off some of the Seaton Down Hoard.
Curator Tom Cadbury gave Fitz a sneak preview of some Seaton Down Hoard If you love history and archaeology, then the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter is the destination for you this weekend....
It's opening up its doors to show off some of the Seaton Down Hoard.
Curator Tom Cadbury gave Fitz a sneak preview of some
"09.02.2017 09:56:49" Timeline Photos You dirty old man!
Today Fitz is marking the loss of Alan Simpson, one half of the partnership of Galton and Simpson, who created Steptoe & Son, and Hancock's Half Hour. What's your favourite?
"09.02.2017 07:43:04" bbc.co.uk Ketchup debate: To chill or not to chill... - BBC News A supermarket has sparked a debate over whether ketchup goes the fridge or in the pantry. Where do you keep YOUR sauces and why?
"09.02.2017 07:14:56" Timeline Photos The policing regulator, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary says Devon and Cornwall police are failing victims of crime by not recording thousands of serious offences.
It says dozens of sexual offences, including rape, were not being recorded.
"09.02.2017 07:00:04" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post New sea defences are planned for Sidmouth - consisting of 1 or 2 new groynes by the East Cliffs, as in the first photograph here. The plan would also include replenishing the shingle which is also needed to protect the coastline. However many local people
"08.02.2017 18:00:01" Timeline Photos What's the most interesting thing you've found metal-detecting?
On Thursday Fitz is getting his mitts on some of the 22, 888 Roman coins which one man found at Seaton Down in East Devon, before they go on display at Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial
"08.02.2017 17:03:43" David Another chunk of cliff fell today at 1.15pm More video of the big cliff fall at Sidmouth....
"08.02.2017 16:49:13" bbc.co.uk Socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson found dead - BBC News The 45-year-old celebrity was being treated for a non-malignant brain tumour. Breaking news this afternoon.......
"08.02.2017 15:49:32" www.bbc.co.uk Alan Simpson: Steptoe and Son writer dies at 87 - BBC News Along with writing partner Ray Galton, Alan Simpson created sitcoms including Hancock's Half Hour.
"08.02.2017 14:57:12" This summerhouse used to have one of the best views in England...
"08.02.2017 12:47:00" theconversation.com The secret to happiness in later life is simple to discover, but hard to achieve One thing is the key factor in deciding whether your old age will be rewarding, and it's not health or wealth. Happiness in a sentence... "playing the piano, singing, dancing and owning your own home" - that's what researchers at a south coast university and Age UK say happiness is...
In one sentence what does happiness mean to you - Janet will read them out on
"08.02.2017 12:43:33" bbc.co.uk Body cameras on trial in English schools Police-style body cameras are being worn by teachers in England to stop pupil disruption. On Devon Debates today - should teachers be kitted out with body cameras...? Do cameras improve behaviour...?
"08.02.2017 11:36:15" Timeline Photos Thanks again to everyone who's already taken part in the Devon County Show's River of Poppies project, to hand-make one poppy for every man and woman from Devon who died during the First World War.
But as show secretary Ollie Allen told Fitz today,
"08.02.2017 09:23:50" Timeline Photos **EDIT - Due to unforeseen circumstances James Martin has had to cancel today's interview. We'll let you know when/if we can get him in again**
Are you a fan of James Martin? He's Fitz's guest today, explaining why he's retracing Devon cook Keith
"08.02.2017 07:09:00" Timeline Photos Since the 1960s, two thirds of the nation's apple orchards have been lost...and countless varieties have disappeared.
As well as apples what different food types do you miss? What do you not see anymore? Which ones would you like brought back?
"08.02.2017 06:55:48" bbc.co.uk Sports Illustrated: Christie Brinkley praised for posing aged 63 - BBC News Model Christie Brinkley appears with her daughters on the latest cover of Sports Illustrated. Proving that age is just a number?
"07.02.2017 18:01:01" Timeline Photos Did you ever go on a school trip which really inspired you?
On Wednesday, Fitz's guest is Mollie Hughes -- she definitely did. An excursion to Mount Kenya when she was at Paignton Community College created a love a mountaineering, and now she's
"07.02.2017 11:09:48" BBC Radio Devon's cover photo Snowdrop time!
Thanks to Dartmoor National Park for sharing this one. Have yours started to emerge yet?
"07.02.2017 07:29:31" Timeline Photos The sight of urban gulls swooping to grab someone's ice cream or chips is a regular thing in Devon's coastal towns and villages.
The RSPB says culling doesn't work and we need to learn to live side by side - what are your suggestions? How do we solve
"07.02.2017 06:52:57" Timeline Photos We want your love advice this morning...
What's the secret of life long love?
Well it's the subject of research happening at the University of Exeter. Professors plan to use their findings to develop technology (such as an app) that can be used by
"06.02.2017 18:05:01" Timeline Photos Love a bit of G4?
They're appearing live in Plymouth on Tuesday, and Fitz will be chatting to them after 10 on BBC Radio Devon...
"06.02.2017 15:42:15" Timeline Photos A whopping 2 tonnes of rubbish cleared from a relatively short stretch of the A38 between Plympton and the Tamar bridge this weekend
What have YOU seen on our roadsides lately ?
"06.02.2017 12:27:22" theguardian.com Hedgehogs now a rare garden sight as British populations continue to decline More than half of people surveyed had never seen a hedgehog, once common in UK gardens On Devon Debates this afternoon - Janet's doing her own wildlife survey - as a new study suggests more than half of us HAVEN'T seen a hedgehog, owl, frog, fox, mouse or bat in our gardens in the last year...
What about you...? How many can you tick
"06.02.2017 11:51:10" bbc.co.uk Newspaper headlines: Health tourists crackdown 'to save £500m' - BBC News Moves to target 'health tourism' and claims David Beckham was blackmailed over hacked emails are among Monday's headlines. Is fixing health tourism really the answer to fixing the NHS...?
The story features in a number of this mornings papers but some experts say the issue is being used as a scapegoat...
Are foreign patients really a big problem for the NHS...?
"06.02.2017 08:27:27" bbc.co.uk Queen portrait issued for Sapphire Jubilee - BBC News The Queen wears jewellery of the 65th anniversary gemstone, sapphire, in David Bailey's photograph. The Queen celebrates 65 years in the throne...
"06.02.2017 07:52:59" bbc.co.uk The people behind famous phrases - BBC News From "Bob's your uncle" to "Gordon Bennett" - are there real people behind such English phrases? Bob's Your Uncle....Murphy's Law....Gordon Bennett...Where have these phrases come from? Which ones did you grow up with?
"06.02.2017 07:13:35" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Hedgehogs and Seagulls this morning!
Two Parliamentary debates are taking place this week - one is on the fact that Hedgehogs are in decline the other is asking for a crackdown on seagulls.
What are your experiences of both? Have you been on the wrong
"06.02.2017 06:25:00" Timeline Photos Having spent the weekend building furniture with a blunt pen-knife, Shep would like to know what was the last thing you made, and is it still going?
No achievement too small to celebrate on a Monday!
"05.02.2017 17:52:00" Timeline Photos From Devon to Bhutan, via Hollywood... Actor Emrhys Cooper is Fitz's guest on Monday, chatting about the new film Kushuthara, which he shot in the Himalayan kingdom.
"05.02.2017 10:53:14" Timeline Photos Missing teenager Celeste Smith. Last seen in the Ebrington area of Plymouth. Friends and Family are out handing out flyers in the city today. If you have any information please see the contact details on their leaflet below.
"05.02.2017 06:00:30" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Our Sunday service this week is led by Methodist minister John Peak of Hartland, Bradworthy and Wolsery and presented from Black Torrington chapel. Not up at 06:30 on a Sunday? Then listen again anytime: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04pzsvm
"04.02.2017 18:05:00" Timeline Photos A huge thank you to everyone who's already taken part in the River of Poppies project to make one poppy for every man and woman from Devon who died during the First World War. Ollie Allen and the team from Devon County Show have been counting the ones
"04.02.2017 06:40:00" Timeline Photos Should beavers be reintroduced permanently into Britain?
These cute five month old kits are some of the first beavers to be born in the wild in England for hundreds of years. The mother and father beaver and their five offspring are part of a Devon trial
"04.02.2017 06:30:00" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post This was pensioner Ceri Critten after a road rage attack in Plymouth over a year ago .
He was in his stationary car at the Manadon roundabout when the driver of a goods vehicle got out and punched the pensioner through his window , giving him a bad cut
"03.02.2017 14:31:37" Timeline Photos If you're not having the best of days today - spare a thought for the Tiverton Town Clerk John Vanderwolfe who mistakenly opened a virus on an email and by doing so wiped every council document since 2015. You can hear his story with Vic Morgan
"03.02.2017 09:02:52" See behind the scenes of The #GordonHour
"03.02.2017 07:42:42" What does place mean to you? Campaigners in Torquay have successfully persuaded the council to put the much-loved King George V playing fields in trust Here are some lovely pictures of Denise Allcorn in the fields as a baby and in the present day. Memories of place What does place mean to you? Campaigners in Torquay have successfully persuaded the council to put the much-loved King George V playing fields in trust Here are some lovely pictures of Denise Allcorn in the fields as a baby and in the present day.
"03.02.2017 06:50:28" dailymail.co.uk When noisy eating can frazzle your brain Researchers at Newcastle University found that people who find the sound of chewing, breathing, or numerous other conditions unbearable have a genuine brain abnormality. What noises really annoy you...?
We spotted this story in the papers - scientists say the sound of things like chewing and breathing drive some people crazy because they have a genuine brain abnormality...!
"03.02.2017 06:39:41" Timeline Photos Gordon wants to know when did you last play a board game and what was it...?
Some of Devon's libraries are being kitted out with board and card games - allowing you to go to your local library and play. What do you make of this idea...?
"03.02.2017 06:14:18" bbc.co.uk Iceberg lettuces rationed as vegetable crisis hits supermarkets - BBC News Tesco limits customers to three iceberg lettuces per visit, as a European supply shortage bites. Gordon wants to know if you've noticed any vegetables shortages at your local shop or market...?
Is it more important to buy what's being grown here in Devon...? Do you go for what's in season...?
"02.02.2017 16:32:15" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Dawlish this morning thank you to Les who sent us the pictures.
"02.02.2017 14:52:46" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Some dramatic images of rough seas in Torquay this morning, courtesy of Jackie Vans Colina and Barney Brown.
"02.02.2017 13:19:28" Timeline Photos There's a report out today that says people who've had the same GP for years have better health...What do you think about that?
How many doctors you had? How do you get on with them? How do you feel when you have a different one? What sort of
"02.02.2017 11:43:39" Timeline Photos The River Dart in spate today, shot here at Staverton. Thanks to our own Sophie Pierce for the pic.
"02.02.2017 06:52:39" uk.finance.yahoo.com More than half of workers aged over 50 have had three different careers - survey Workers are switching careers after being made redundant, want to earn more money, or are bored in their job, new research shows. Gordon wants to know how many different careers you've had and what they were...?
A new survey suggests more than half of workers aged over 50 have had three different careers...
What about you - how did you make the switch...? Perhaps you've had the
"01.02.2017 16:50:23" Timeline Photos Ugh!! This is the remains of a wheat bag which caught fire after being overheated in a microwave in Newton Abbot. Devon Fire Service say it's the second fire involving a wheat bag they've attended in the town in the last few months. Maybe a hot water
"01.02.2017 15:18:18" BBC Breakfast Could sheds help tackle loneliness and give support to women who might be struggling to cope with practical tasks?
Jill has benefited from an Age UK scheme after losing her husband in March. Age UK Age UK Cheshire Can sheds cure loneliness?
What do you think about this? Jill talked to Victoria on BBC Radio Devon and believes there's a lot of potential.
What do you think?
"01.02.2017 14:28:57" Timeline Photos Parking is up for debate this afternoon....
Apparently we spend 4 days of every year trying to find a parking space! What are your most frustrating irritating and stressful parking experiences? What constitutes good parking? What tips could you give?
"01.02.2017 13:22:40" Timeline Photos Can you be sure that you're always getting the cheapest fare when you book a train ticket?
Well that isn't always the case -- so train operators in the UK have announced an overhaul of what they've acknowledged is a "baffling" ticketing system -- to
"01.02.2017 12:48:28" Timeline Photos Is anyone in there?!
This kestrel regularly visits a CCTV camera on the M5 in Gloucestershire -- his picture's been released by Highways England.
We'll have more from the bird world with Fitz on Thursday with Tony Whitehead from the RSPB.
"01.02.2017 10:24:41" Timeline Photos Fitz bathing in some of your poppies!
It's not too late to get involved in handmaking some for the River of Poppies for this year's Devon County Show - details coming up with Fitz today...
"01.02.2017 07:38:00" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Today marks 100 years since Germany declared unrestricted submarine warfare during WWI. Hundreds of ships were torpedoed including merchant, passenger and even hospital ships - without warning. To mark the occasion, Historic England has released these
"01.02.2017 06:07:55" thesun.co.uk A balloon popping is louder than a SHOTGUN - and could lead to hearing loss THEY are a birthday party must-have, but balloons can cause hearing loss according to new research. When a balloon pops, the noise as louder than a shotgun going off next to someone's ear, scientis… Gordon wants your "health and safety" suggestions for children's parties this morning - it's after calls for children to wear ear defenders in case balloons burst and go bang...!
So many dangers... jelly, ice cream, party games, party poppers - what can
"31.01.2017 18:30:00" Timeline Photos After the revelation that Gary Barlow hadn't washed his hair for 14 years till this week, on Wednesday Fitz is finding out if being a shampoo-dodger does you any harm! He'll also be asking just how long you've gone between hair-washes... And what was it
"31.01.2017 13:35:10" Timeline Photos Should we be doing more to look after our elderly?
One MP says we should be as we can't rely on the state indefinitely. What do you think about this? Do you care for elderly parents or grandparents? How do you feel about the care system? How hard is it
"31.01.2017 09:10:10" youtube.com The History of the Red Noses Check out The History of the Red Noses! How many do you remember? Please get involved in Red Nose Day and help people in Africa and across the UK who need it... The Red Noses are back! Comic Relief 2017 is launched today, and Fitz is chatting to Dom Joly about it after 10.
Do you remember all of these noses over the decades?!
"31.01.2017 06:11:17" bbc.co.uk Peter Capaldi to leave Doctor Who - BBC News Capaldi made the shock announcement in a BBC radio interview, saying "I feel it's time to move on". Gordon wants to know WHO should be the next Doctor Who...?
Peter Capaldi has revealed he's leaving - your suggestions and the reasons why please!
"30.01.2017 12:07:01" Timeline Photos Got a question about policing in Devon? Our Police and Crime Commissioner, Alison Hernandez, will be with Victoria Graham between 1 & 2 this lunchtime. Remember she's not in charge of the police, but she holds the Chief Constable to account. Get your
"30.01.2017 11:30:03" Timeline Photos Just a couple of months after @Matthew Bourne's latest production Red Shoes made its world debut in Plymouth, you can see the show that launched the career of the choreographer, as Early Adventures comes to the Northcott in Feburary. Matthew's on live
"30.01.2017 07:14:57" thetimes.co.uk Nearly half of primary schoolchildren have a mobile Almost 100,000 eight-year-olds have a mobile phone and more than 20,000 have been given a handset from the age of six, according to research by the insurer Aviva. More than 40 per cent of children... Gordon wants to know how young is too young to have a mobile phone...?
Also we'd love to hear from you if you're still using a really old
"30.01.2017 07:10:42" bbc.co.uk Calls to stop President Trump's state visit to UK - BBC News Hundreds of thousands of people sign a petition against the visit after the US clampdown on immigration. Over 15 thousand people in Devon have signed a petition to stop President Trump visiting the UK - how do you feel about this - tell Gordon...
"29.01.2017 18:00:02" Timeline Photos Do you get a different perspective of a place when you walk through it, rather than driving? After 10 on Monday, Fitz is meeting the man who's created a map of how enjoyable each UK city and National Park is to walk across.
Here's one of his shots from
"29.01.2017 15:45:28" BBC Spotlight Behind the scenes with Devon Fire and Rescue Service If you saw the emergency services at the Civic Centre in Plymouth today - this is why they were there...
"29.01.2017 11:00:09" Timeline Photos Win's stunning Carrot and Walnut cake with Lime icing ....hmmmmmm
"29.01.2017 10:08:56" BBC Spotlight More footage from the service at Exeter Cathedral today for Tony Beard. The radio presenter, comedian, entertainer and former milkman known as the 'Wag from Widecombe" passed away last year aged 79.... More Footage From Tony Beard's Memorial
"29.01.2017 10:07:26" BBC Spotlight Hundreds of people gathered at Exeter Cathedral this afternoon to remember BBC Radio Devon presenter Tony Beard at a special memorial service. Tony, who died a year ago, broadcast on the station for 30 years, and many of his loyal listeners joined his Hundreds of people gathered at Exeter Cathedral this afternoon to remember BBC Radio Devon presenter Tony Beard at a special memorial service. Tony, who died a year ago, broadcast on the station for 30 years, and many of his loyal listeners joined his
"28.01.2017 18:03:01" Timeline Photos If you love real music, there's a real treat for you in A Bit More Fitz this week, with Adam Sweet. Gloria Hunniford, Danny Baker and Sam Bailey are all on too, Sunday afternoon from 3.
"28.01.2017 15:07:36" www.bbc.co.uk A look back at the life of Sir John Hurt - BBC News Oscar-nominated British actor Sir John Hurt has died aged 77.
"28.01.2017 10:46:24" bbc.co.uk 29/01/2017, Sunday Service - BBC Radio Devon A weekly act of worship from BBC Radio Devon, led by members of Devon's faith communities. This Sunday's service is led by a team from Brixham Methodist Church. Join Maggy and the team from 06:30 to listen....or if it's too early, you can always listen again later in the morning via the iplayer!
"28.01.2017 06:00:00" Timeline Photos The boom in woodburner sales is proving a big headache for Devon's firefighters. They've tackled 7 chimney fires in the last week alone and say most blazes are caused by poor maintenance
Dartmoor chimney sweep Dan Fisher and his apprentice Jay (pictured
"27.01.2017 14:43:07" bbc.co.uk Girls lose faith in their own talents by the age of six - BBC News "Disheartening" results suggest children's future careers could be affected, according to US researchers. What do you think about this?
"27.01.2017 10:00:00" Timeline Photos Where do you reckon does the best fish and chips in Devon?
Fitz is chatting to two of the county's chippy owners who've scooped glory at the UK Fish & Chip Awards -- but where do you recommend?
ps Salt and vinegar?!
"27.01.2017 09:28:59" All the papers are loving our Victoria's show pics from yesterday!
"27.01.2017 09:03:13" #GordonHour live
"27.01.2017 07:20:00" Timeline Photos Cyclists in Exeter all calling on the council to GRIT cycle paths in the city. Some bike users were described as 'dropping like 9 pins' after a number of them came off their bikes in sub-zero temperatures.
Devon County Council say reduced budgets would
"27.01.2017 07:00:01" Timeline Photos Is your closet overflowing? Do you think it's time for a wardrobe clear out? An event is taking place over the border in Cornwall today where people can SWAP their clothes with other people's!
Well, we want to delve into YOUR wardrobe this morning! Have
"26.01.2017 15:22:28" Timeline Photos What do you think about this?
Scientists investigating the psychological effects of nudism found that people taking part in naturist activities felt better about themselves, their bodies and their lives overall.
Victoria Graham is giving it a go (sort
"26.01.2017 09:13:50" Some of the winners from the latest Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. You can see all of them in real life at Hannah's at Seale Hayne from 28th January until 12th of March. COMEDY WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS Some of the winners from the latest Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. You can see all of them in real life at Hannah's at Seale Hayne from 28th January until 12th of March.
"26.01.2017 07:20:49" This morning, Gordon wants to know whether you think homework should be banned?
Match of the Day host Gary Lineker thinks so! He believes it drives a wedge between children and parents who often are the ones that end up doing it!
Is homework too
"26.01.2017 07:00:00" bbc.co.uk Mexico: We will not pay for Trump border wall - BBC News "Mexico doesn't believe in walls," the country's president tells his people in a national message. US President Donald Trump says planning for a wall along the entire 2,000 mile border with Mexico is underway.
The wall was one of his key campaign pledges and Mr Trump says Mexico will pay for it. Mexico has insisted it won't and the country's
"26.01.2017 06:55:01" It's a hundred years today since the remote fishing village of Hallsands in South Devon was washed away in a storm, with virtually all the villagers losing their homes. There had been dredging out in Start Bay, which removed the village's protective
"25.01.2017 18:30:01" Timeline Photos Haven't we all had days like this?!
If you need a smile, make sure you join Fitz from 10 on Thursday to find out more about a photography exhibition in Devon which is guaranteed to lift your spirits...
"25.01.2017 17:48:50" BBC Radio Devon's cover photo
"25.01.2017 14:10:58" Timeline Photos So - new housing developments - the pros and cons?
A new one has been approved for the edge of Exeter.... But many locals are unhappy.
It's in between Alphington and Exminster...and many in BOTH communities fear they'll be swallowed up by urban
"25.01.2017 09:59:44" Timeline Photos Do you love Wendy Holden's novels, like Filthy Rich, or Azur Like It? She's written ten consecutive novels which have made the Sunday Times bestselling list. Discover the secret of her success with Fitz today!
"25.01.2017 07:16:29" Timeline Photos Gordon wants to know if you have a room of your own at home...?
It's Room of your own Day - have you got a room or space in your house just for you - if so, what's in it...?
If you don't, what would be your fantasy room of your own...?
Above is a
"24.01.2017 14:01:30" bbc.co.uk Government loses Brexit vote appeal - BBC News Rolling coverage as the Supreme Court says Parliament must give the go-ahead for Brexit. Thoughts on this?
"24.01.2017 07:13:30" dailymail.co.uk The over-18s who still get pocket money The findings indicated that the 'boomerang generation' of British adult children who do not leave the family home is relying on the support of parents for more than a place to live. How old is too old to get pocket money...?
Nearly half of parents continue to subsidise their children with pocket money even after they have passed the age of 18.
What do you make of this...? Do you still dish out pocket money to adult children...?
"24.01.2017 06:33:35" mirror.co.uk One in ten UK homes has NO books - as we shelve them for web gadgets 34% of homes have no board games, 27% no pack of cards and 54% no dominoes as we turn to the internet for entertainment Gordon wants to know how many books you have at home...?
A new study suggests one in ten UK homes now don't have a single book...
What's changed...? Are your book shelves bulging, if so why do you keep them...? Perhaps there's not a book in sight...?
"23.01.2017 20:49:06" John Clapham is turning the tables on dementia.
He's a member of the Wrinklies - that's what they call themselves - who play table tennis in Ottery St Mary.
They've got an average age of 80 and their oldest player is 94 and in cases such as John's it has
"23.01.2017 16:07:29" www.google.co.uk 'Allo 'Allo! star Gorden Kaye dies at 75 - BBC News Actor Gorden Kaye, best known for his role in the classic 1980s BBC sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!, dies at 75.
"23.01.2017 13:36:21" Timeline Photos Sad news this lunchtime. The North Devon Theatres Trust has gone into administration. All performances have been cancelled at both the Landmark Theatre in Illfracombe and the Queen's Theatre in Barnstaple.
"23.01.2017 13:19:01" Timeline Photos Are you living a parking nightmare? Well one particular car park in Paignton is causing a kerfuffle with mistakes made when entering number plates raising complaints on unfair fines.
What do you think?.... Have you had problems similar to this?....
"23.01.2017 09:15:09" Timeline Photos Brain of Devon back after 10.00am. You could win the greatly prized BOD T shirt....modeled here by Andy in Barbados.....
"23.01.2017 06:43:46" telegraph.co.uk British accents are perfect for film villains because it makes them appear less trustworthy, expert claims From Shere Khan in the Jungle Book to Alan Rickman in Die Hard, British villains have long been terrorising victims on the big screen. Gordon wants to know who's your favourite film or TV villain...?
Research today suggests the English accent is seen as untrustworthy and that's why so many baddies have one...
Interested to know about the villains you love to hate and whether they have
"23.01.2017 06:29:20" bbc.co.uk Q&A: Acrylamide - a reason to give up browned toast and roast potatoes? - BBC News What is acrylamide and why is it important to minimise it in our diet? How do you like your toast in the morning?
If you prefer it well-browned, government scientists are advising aiming for a lighter shade to reduce the risk of developing cancer...
How do you like yours and what do you make of this latest health
"22.01.2017 18:00:01" Timeline Photos Have you ever visited Hallsands?
100 years ago this week, the South Hams village was destroyed in a huge storm. Find out how the anniversary is being marked, with Fitz after 10 on Monday on BBC Radio Devon.
"22.01.2017 16:12:15" BBC Radio Devon's cover photo Beautiful Branscombe.
"22.01.2017 11:18:48" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Win's amazing Chocolate Orange cake keeping the Sunday team happy...
"21.01.2017 19:04:00" Timeline Photos I think my helmet might be too big...!
In A Bit More Kerry from 3 this Sunday, there are tales from the Devon charity created by a former Royal Marine who bonded with an Afghan fighting dog while he was on deployment, to why we could do with more hugs to
"21.01.2017 06:10:00" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post It was the unsinkable pride of the White Star line - The Titanic was a a new breed of luxury liner when it sailed from Southampton 105 years ago . Now a new exhibition dedicated to the doomed ship opens in Plymouth today at the Royal Cornwall Hotel where
"20.01.2017 15:52:27" BBC News We're live as Donald Trump becomes the 45th President of the United States. Post your comments below. Live coverage of the Inauguration...
"20.01.2017 13:17:58" bbc.co.uk Donald Trump inauguration: 45th US president to be sworn in - BBC News The property tycoon is due to take the oath of office at a ceremony in Washington DC. Today's the day the 45th US president gets sworn in - will the White House become the gold house? Will America be great again or a divided nation? What exactly is Brand Trump? What does it all mean for us?
"20.01.2017 06:36:38" Timeline Photos This morning Gordon wants your top tips on complaining...!
What are you like at complaining if you don't get what you want or expect from a shop or a service you've paid for...?
New research out today suggests the number of customers experiencing a
"19.01.2017 18:33:28" BBC Radio Devon's cover photo Beautiful colours snapped in Honiton by John from Exeter.
"19.01.2017 16:03:12" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Andy Breare will be back with Gordon on Friday's breakfast show for the Breare Patch at 7.50am. Signs that spring isn't too far away on the patch.
"19.01.2017 14:30:01" Plymouth and Liverpool fans unite in a show of support for the family of a man who died during an FA Cup match.
"19.01.2017 09:00:00" Timeline Photos Are you a Mamma Mia fan? The stage production is on at the moment at the Theatre Royal in Plymouth and today Kerry is meeting two of the stars, Sara Poyzer as Donna Sheridan and Richard Standing as Sam Carmichael. What's your favourite song from the show
"19.01.2017 07:51:34" Timeline Photos Some lovely pictures of wonky veg coming in for Gordon...!
Check out Weather Kevin's cute carrots - if you've got a picture to share send us a message or email email@example.com
Kevin says he couldn't bring himself to chop them up. Ahhhh
"19.01.2017 06:48:11" bbc.co.uk Moneysupermarket and Paddy Power lead advert complaints - BBC News Adverts for Moneysupermarket and Paddy Power were among the most-complained-about last year. Gordon wants to know which TV adverts you can't stand...!
After 8 on the show we'll finding out more about the most complained about adverts...
Which ones make your blood boil...? Leave your comments...
"19.01.2017 06:36:57" Timeline Photos Gordon's talking food this morning and it's not just about the size of his pasty...!
We're discussing wonky vegetables - those are are perfectly edible but just don't look quite right. Around 8 million tonnes of food is wasted each year in the
"18.01.2017 23:20:59" BBC Spotlight Fans Plymouth Argyle Football Club and Liverpool FC pay tribute in 25th minute to Daniel May who died as the teams met ten days ago in their third round meeting of the FA Cup.
"18.01.2017 21:16:54" Timeline Photos We're holding a big debate on air on the NHS tomorrow with Victoria Graham between 1pm and 4pm. She'll have a panel of experts with her. What questions would you like answered about the NHS? What are your concerns? What are your experiences? Do you work
"18.01.2017 19:05:53" Timeline Photos The Breakfast Show's Gordon Sparks has had his pastie and he's looking forward to a fantastic evening.
"18.01.2017 18:36:57" Timeline Photos Young Liverpool fan arrives with torn father; Dad's a Plymouth Argyle supporter. What to do?
Actually, all was amicable as son and dad chatted with Matt and Pippa.
"18.01.2017 17:24:56" Home Park- the calm before the storm
"18.01.2017 17:03:00" Timeline Photos Very happy fan gets Steven Gerrard's autograph.
"18.01.2017 17:00:25" FA Cup 3rd round replay at Home Park Plymouth Argyle vs Liverpool FA Cup 3rd round replay at Home Park
"18.01.2017 16:37:28" Timeline Photos Here today, as always, Albert's first attendance was in 1949.
"18.01.2017 15:53:16" BBC Radio Devon's cover photo
"18.01.2017 15:27:59" Timeline Photos Serenity at Home Park before the build-up
#argliv #pafc @lfc
"18.01.2017 13:13:05" BBC Radio Devon's cover photo
"18.01.2017 12:20:16" bbc.co.uk 'Wheelchair v buggy': Man wins Supreme Court case - BBC News Bus drivers may have to do more to help wheelchair users after disabled man's court victory. Have you ever had difficulty boarding a bus? Well a disabled man who was unable to take his bus due to a mother with a buggy already occupying the space, has taken his case to the Supreme Court and won, claiming that it was 'discriminatory'.
Do you agree
"18.01.2017 09:32:18" Timeline Photos Mixing in great company -- and that's just Princes William and Harry! Devon Atlantic rowers Cayle Royce and Lee Spencer have been presented with their Atlantic medals by the Endeavour Fund. Kerry will have the story after 12 today...
"18.01.2017 08:21:00" Timeline Photos Here's Gordon and his lucky pasty ahead of tonight's Plymouth Argyle vs Liverpool game...
"18.01.2017 06:34:42" Timeline Photos What do you do to bring good luck...?
It's a big day for one of Devon's football clubs - Plymouth Argyle take on Liverpool for a second time tonight in their FA Cup third round tie at Home Park...
This morning Gordon wants to know what you do for good
"17.01.2017 18:30:01" Timeline Photos Love an animal story? With comedian Ricky Gervais promising the takings from his latest warm-up gigs for his national tour to Devon-based animal charity #Nowzad, on Wednesday Kerry meets the man whose bond with a dog started it all off... Hear Pen
"17.01.2017 13:23:01" BBC News -The UK will leave the single market
-UK wants bespoke EU free trade deal
-MPs and peers will vote on final deal
-UK-EU Brexit talks start in March
-Maintain common travel area between the UK and Irish Republic
-"Control" of immigration rights for EU After much anticipation, Theresa May has outlined her Brexit plans and announced once and for all that we're to leave the single market. But what does this mean for us?
Join the conversation with Victoria Graham as we discuss what this means for the
"17.01.2017 11:23:33" bbc.co.uk Fat cat on swimming and diet regime to lose weight - BBC News A fat cat does laps in a swimming pool in a bid to shift 3kg. Do you remember Charlie the Devon fat cat whose human took him swimming to help him fight the flab?
With a national report out today saying that more than 80 per cent of vets have seen an increase in animal obesity in the last two years, Kerry's finding
"16.01.2017 12:50:01" bbc.co.uk Work-life balance 'increasingly stressful for fathers' - BBC News Nearly half of fathers would like a less stressful job so they can spend more time on childcare, a study finds. What do you think about this?
Should workplaces do more to allow fathers to spend more time at home? Did you feel unable to take on more responsibility for your children because it would've been frowned upon at work? Have the days of it mostly being
"16.01.2017 06:47:35" Timeline Photos Here's the formula for Blue Monday. We're not having any of that though! Time to post your reasons to be cheerful today. You never know, it might even cheer someone else up.
"15.01.2017 13:19:45" Timeline Photos Breare Patch update. Been digging over what will be our 2017 potato patch. Once it's dug we put cardboard over to stop any weeds growing...it doesn't look pretty but it works. Our garlic which was planted late Nov has been thriving after a cold and dry
"14.01.2017 18:12:00" Timeline Photos One of Fitz's more colourful guests this week -- Relik the Clown from Circus of Horrors, who've got shows coming up in Exeter and Torquay. Catch up with A Bit More Fitz after 3 on Sunday....
"14.01.2017 07:18:46" Timeline Photos GPs are being told by the Prime Minister to keep surgeries open seven days a week - or they'll lose funding . Doctors say they are being made into scapegoats . What's your view? Would extended hours at YOUR practice make a difference?
"14.01.2017 06:30:00" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Hillsborough family support group's Margaret Aspinall , whose son James died in the disaster, has said she is touched by the Plymouth Argyle fan who left a green and white shirt with the number 96 at the Anfield memorial last weekend , along with many
"13.01.2017 17:33:23" Timeline Photos Thanks to Sue Murphy for this picture of a Sika Deer, taken at Trinity Hill Local Nature Reserve, Axminster. It's the furthest west they've been recorded (though there are some on Lundy). They can inter-breed with Red Deer.
"13.01.2017 08:47:26" Timeline Photos News from the Breare Patch...rhubarb loves this weather, seems to be growing about 1cm per day, could be a good year. Garlic which was planted in November is thriving. This weekend digging over beds ready for planting first early potatoes in a couple of
"13.01.2017 07:15:35" Timeline Photos In the Telegraph this morning there's a report that bin lorries could soon be fitted with high-definition cameras to identify defects on roads that could become potholes.
The cameras will automatically identify potential potholes by taking images of
"13.01.2017 06:44:39" Timeline Photos Today's a special day for our Pause For Thought guest Jerry Cook, a Methodist minister from Torbay, as this is is 100th thought! In honour of the occasion and as a huge cricket fan Jerry has marked it in the right way.
"12.01.2017 17:57:50" BBC Radio Devon's cover photo
"12.01.2017 17:15:52" First snow of 2017 Devon Snow! First snow of 2017
"12.01.2017 16:10:12" twitter.com Andrew Sweeny on Twitter “@BBCDevon Now starting to settle https://t.co/U3ZH2GddOW” "Can you eat snowflakes?!"
Thanks to Andrew in South Zeal and his dog Muffin, for this lovely footage of the snow starting to settle there...
"12.01.2017 15:42:27" Calvert Trust Exmoor it's official, we have #SNOW! It's snowtime at the Calvert Trust on Exmoor...
"12.01.2017 09:03:12" The #GordonHour
"12.01.2017 08:03:27" Timeline Photos Bad Parking is in the national press today - now we don't want to cast aspersions but this is our very own Gordon Sparks' parking this morning...
"12.01.2017 07:40:31" Timeline Photos There's a story in the national press today about the rise of the bad parker!
One of the reasons given is that people park like this to 'protect' their cars....
What do you think about this? Is there ever an excuse to park like this?
"11.01.2017 18:30:01" Timeline Photos Ever been wassailing?
25 years on since Stoke Gabriel revived its wassail traditions, Fitz is finding out more in his programme on Thursday.
Here's this year's Wassail King and Queen, Cleona Rigby and Joshua Goode from Stoke Gabriel Primary School.
"11.01.2017 11:29:23" Clowning around at BBC Radio Devon - Sword swallowing live!!!
"11.01.2017 11:22:10" Timeline Photos Normal day at Radio Devon! Clowns and Sword swallowing on Fitz's show today. Pass the risk assessment.
"11.01.2017 07:00:01" Timeline Photos From today, there will be NO more complimentary snacks or drinks from the trolley on board British Airways short-haul flights.
BA defines short-haul flights as five hours or less.
What do you think? Would it put you off flying if you had to pay for all
"11.01.2017 04:00:00" Timeline Photos Could Yealmpton Primary School have the best school dinners in the southwest?
Catherine Deane is today battling for the title of South West School Chef of the Year 2017, with a fish Thai green curry followed by a peach and cardamon syllabub. We'll meet
"10.01.2017 18:34:58" Stuck in Plymouth traffic earlier? Here's how it ended with a controlled explosion of white phosphorous grenades dug up in the roadworks in Plymouth.
"10.01.2017 15:20:01" Timeline Photos Congratulations to Gavin Reid from Bideford. He's just been named Yachtsman of the Year! He was nominated for his part in a dramatic rescue off the coast of Australia. He told us this morning he didn't think he would win!
"10.01.2017 11:45:20" Timeline Photos Tickets went on sale to members this morning for Plymouth Argyle's FA Cup replay with Liverpool and queues are already evident.
"10.01.2017 11:01:56" Timeline Photos Fitz's guest after 1130, Nadiya Hussain, is proof of how much life can change....
Two years ago, she was a stay at home mum, who didn't think she was good enough. Since then, she's won the Great British Bake Off, cooked for the Queen, written 3 food
"10.01.2017 07:00:00" Timeline Photos A complaint about nuisance callers is lodged with the UK's data watchdog EVERY FIVE MINUTES.
The Information Commissioner's Office said about 370 people a day complain about cold calling - with more than half of those calls now automated.
"09.01.2017 13:32:35" Timeline Photos Calling all Pilgrims!
Plymouth Argyle's FA Cup replay with Liverpool has just been confirmed for Wednesday, January 18, with a 7.45pm kick-off.
"09.01.2017 12:53:45" Tony Beard Memorial Service Tony Beard Memorial Service All welcome to celebrate the life of Tony Beard 'The Wag from Widecombe' Saturday 28 January 2017 at Exeter Cathedral
Gather at 12:30 - Service at 1pm. No black ties, please!
"08.01.2017 18:13:58" Timeline Photos As may have heard this afternoon, Simon Bates has decided to leave BBC Radio Devon. Mark Grinnell, Editor of BBC Radio Devon says: "Simon is a great broadcaster. I've loved the contribution he's made to BBC Radio Devon in the last two years. I'd like to
"08.01.2017 15:42:14" Timeline Photos They've done it!
Plymouth Argyle have held Premier League giants Liverpool to a 0-0 draw at Anfield in the FA Cup third round.
There will be a replay at Home Park in the next two weeks.
"08.01.2017 12:38:56" FA Cup third round at Anfield Liverpool v Plymouth Argyle FA Cup third round at Anfield
"08.01.2017 12:05:19" The Plymouth Argyle team bus arrives at Anfield (you'll need the sound on for this one!)
"08.01.2017 08:52:01" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post It's very colourful at the BBC today. Joining Maggy this morning are Morris dancers ready for wassailing, Mark and Kath Tregaskis from Dartmoor, fully regaled! Feathers, bells, ribbons and all! Maggy couldn't resist....
"08.01.2017 06:30:01" Timeline Photos Father and son lifelong Argyle fans Jed and Ben Griffiths are among the thousands heading north to Anfield today for the historic 3rd Round F.A Cup tie with Liverpool . BBC Radio Devon is with them all the way .. Come on you Greens!
"07.01.2017 19:14:33" BBC News When you have the wrong live guest. Oh dear!
"07.01.2017 06:30:00" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Free bags of chips on offer in Plymouth this week! The city council is offering to recycle your Xmas tree over the next fortnight and pass the chips back for your garden. Caroline Adams took along her fir tree to one of the chipping machine sites. The 10
"06.01.2017 18:59:00" Timeline Photos Did you miss the incredible interview with Devon former Royal Marine Mark Ormrod this week, being frank about the first time he saw his new body in a full-length mirror after the Afghanistan blast which resulted in him losing 3 limbs? Catch up in A Bit
"06.01.2017 16:25:28" Paignton Zoo Environmental Park When dad tries to take down the Christmas tree... After our debate about when Twelfth Night is/was....this guy clearly thought it was yesterday... ;)
"06.01.2017 15:25:19" Timeline Photos Huge thanks to our listener, Sally, who has shared her treasured cards with us. She's kept dozens of Valentine's cards sent from her mother to her father over the course of 50 years. Sally's mum handmade the cards herself.
"06.01.2017 12:45:00" Timeline Photos Is it EVER okay to wear pyjamas in public?
A shopper's demanded that two people wearing pyjamas in a well-known supermarket should be banned - branding the shoppers "disgusting".
We would love to know what you think!
"06.01.2017 08:02:48" Timeline Photos Message from Andy Breare. Thanks to Crystal in Paignton who sent me her spare seeds for the Breare Patch. Happy New Year!
"05.01.2017 21:15:06" Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust Message from our Chief Nurse and Operating Officer, Professor Greg Dix
Right now, Derriford Hospital is facing significant pressure and it is this reason that, in line with the new Operation Pressures Escalation Levels (OPEL), we have taken the decision Severe winter pressures at Derriford Hosptal in Plymouth mean we're being urged not to go to A&E if we don't really need to...
The managers at Devon's biggest hospital have put it on what they call "the highest level in the escalation system". They says
"05.01.2017 19:42:00" Timeline Photos So are your decorations coming down tonight, or tomorrow night? There's a bit of a debate about when Twelfth Night actually is. 5th or 6th? Gordon will be trying to get the answer on Breakfast tomorrow...
"05.01.2017 18:00:01" Timeline Photos Azud Irshad, one of the two Devon dentists who're currently facing the might of the Atlantic in a 3 thousand mile row, to support Rowcroft Hospice in Torquay. We'll find out how he and Justin Marney are getting on, with Fitz after 10 on Friday.
"05.01.2017 16:47:46" pafc.co.uk Board Statement - Stadium Development ARGYLE today lit the green touch paper for the redevelopment and expansion of the grandstand and new conferencing & banqueting centre at Home Park. Big news from Plymouth Argyle....
"05.01.2017 13:39:43" Timeline Photos A police guard remains in place around a property in East Devon after officers found the bodies of a man and woman inside.
Latest here: http://bbc.in/2iHvwlg
"05.01.2017 10:57:00" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post A38 Plymouth today........grass cutting without removing the rubbish first! Plastic shredded and even a sofa left in place with the grass cut neatly around it......what is the point?
"05.01.2017 09:15:16" Timeline Photos Tom Daley and his banana muffins... Fitz uncovers the truth today!
"05.01.2017 06:32:04" Timeline Photos Petrol and diesel prices rose by around 3p a litre in December taking them to their highest average prices since July 2015.
Apparently Woolacombe in North Devon is one of the most expensive places in the country to buy fuel.
Well we want to hear from
"04.01.2017 16:59:53" Timeline Photos Most little boys want to be just like Daddy... And Mason is no exception!
His father is Plymouth former Royal Marine Mark Ormrod, who's trying to get a fly-on-the-wall documentary made about his life as a triple amputee. Hear him with Fitz after 10 on
"04.01.2017 14:58:31" Timeline Photos ...and their friends wanted to call the baby Lay-by. Amazing birth story
"04.01.2017 14:44:54" Timeline Photos Thanks to everyone who's been in touch today about Fitz' guest, ex-copper James Mortain. For anyone who missed the name, here's his first novel "Storm Log-0505". It's out now, published by Manvers Publishing. To bag yourself a free copy, keep an ear out
"04.01.2017 09:07:09" Timeline Photos Need some Caribbean warmth? Join Fitz after 10, as he paddles in the fictional waters of Saint Marie with star Kris Marshall for the new series of Death in Paradise, which starts on Thursday night on BBC1...
"04.01.2017 06:24:20" Timeline Photos Fawlty Towers has just been named the best British sitcom of all time in a poll of 100 top comedians.
Do you agree? What's YOUR all time favourite?
"04.01.2017 06:00:00" Timeline Photos With temps as low as -40F(-40C), it's one of the world's most inhospitable corners, so why would 2 ex-Marines from Devon choose Antarctica's Highest peak (16,050 ft) , Mount Vinson, for a charity climb when others are available ? Hear more from one of
"03.01.2017 18:26:01" Timeline Photos Ever fancied being on the Antiques Roadshow? Now could be your chance... As it returns to our screens, Fiona Bruce will be chatting to Fitz on Wednesday, with news of the programme coming back to our doorstep this spring...
"03.01.2017 08:19:41" Timeline Photos Christopher Tester: Shot tourist in Antigua back in Devon
More here: http://bbc.in/2hK2T57
"03.01.2017 06:09:46" bbc.co.uk UK vinyl sales reach 25-year high - BBC News Sales of vinyl topped three million in 2016, the highest total since 1991, music industry figures reveal. We're back in the groove with vinyl. Time to share the album covers you remember and the local record booth you used to listen to them in. Gordon Sparks has gone for Tubular Bells in Plymouth Rumbelows.
"02.01.2017 20:43:11" Timeline Photos The Teign tonight. Looks like we're in for a chilly night...
(Thanks to Alec C for the pic)
"02.01.2017 07:28:06" bbc.co.uk Garden villages: Locations of first 14 announced - BBC News The locations of England's first garden villages - and three new garden towns - are announced by the government. One of these is in Devon......
"01.01.2017 10:00:01" Timeline Photos Spooky stone rows, hidden hill-forts and medieval manor houses...
We have an archaeological adventure for you today. You'll travel across the moor – and through time – with Dartmoor's (excitable) archaeologists.
Do join us for a special programme –
"31.12.2016 19:26:00" bbc.co.uk 2016 deaths: The great, the good and the lesser known - BBC News From Bowie, Prince and Ali - to Wogan, Wood and Aherne - remembering the famous faces who died in 2016. What a year 2016 has been...
"31.12.2016 16:33:29" Timeline Photos New research by the Bible Society shows that we are much more likely to believe in angels than we were ten years ago. Have you ever encountered a celestial (rather than a human) angel? We'll be talking to some Devon folk who believe they have on
"31.12.2016 15:10:24" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post New Year's Eve Saturday morning show...Canapés from Exeter cookery school, Fizz from Le Vignoble & traditional bag pipes from Catherine Harman. Perfect! Happy New Year Kerry x
"31.12.2016 06:17:35" bbc.co.uk New Year Honours: 17 famous faces on 2017 list - BBC News Some of the famous faces on the New Year Honours list for 2017. Devon's Angela Rippon is just one of those recognised in the New Year Honours list.
"30.12.2016 21:56:10" www.bbc.co.uk Twin sisters from Devon celebrate Christmas babies - BBC News Twin sisters are celebrating the birth of their babies within hours of each other on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. These twin sisters from Ivybridge gave birth within 24 hours of each other on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!
"30.12.2016 19:30:55" Antonia 30 years ago today a teenager rode out of his driveway on his bicycle, into the path of a car traveling along the A357 from Honiton to Sidmouth. He was hit and in the 80 minutes or so it took to get him to RD&E Wonford, his injuries became irreparable and The moving story of how we got our Air Ambulance in Devon....
"30.12.2016 16:24:00" Crafternoons! It was a watercolour challenge this Crafternoon on BBC Radio Devon with Janet (painting in orange) and Ollie (painting in blue)
They were joined in the studio by local artist Jill Griffin - listen back online in the third hour -
"30.12.2016 11:25:52" Timeline Photos Janet wants to know what's YOUR review of 2016...?
What were the highs - what were the lows - and what song sums up 2016 for you....?
It could about the big news stories or your life over the last 12 months. Janet will read out your comments and play
"30.12.2016 06:25:59" Timeline Photos After your comments about Gordon's bright yellow jumper yesterday, he has followed the advice of one listener who suggested pink today! Producer Hayley thinks it makes him look youthful!
Talking of which, a local youth club in Dawlish has provided an
"30.12.2016 01:00:01" Timeline Photos One of the aerial drone photos which have helped a team of divers map 60 seawrecks off the South Devon coast...
Team leader Steve Clarkson from Brixham has picked up the Duke of Edinburgh's Sub-Aqua Prize for the work -- he's on breakfast with Gordon
"29.12.2016 19:48:18" Devon & Cornwall Police A member of the public called our non-emergency 101 service on Christmas Day…
Caller: “I've bought my young daughter a toy saloon car that she can sit in and pedal.
“Please can you send a police officer out to our street and pretend to pull her over and A message from Devon and Cornwall Police:
"29.12.2016 16:35:50" KnittingLive ideas
"29.12.2016 16:34:27" Here's some behind the scenes footage of Ollie trying to knit for the first time on #KnittingLive with Janet Kipling... tomorrow crafternoon "art in an hour"...
"29.12.2016 16:25:53" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Did you hear #KnittingLive this Crafternoon with Janet Kipling on BBC Radio Devon...?
We were joined by our craft guru BBC journalist Louise Walter who taught Ollie the basics...
Here are some pictures from the show and some more knitting guides. Some
"29.12.2016 14:42:05" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post It's Crafternoons on BBC Radio Devon from 3 with Janet Kipling and today we're #KnittingLive
If you want to follow what we're doing here are some instructions from our knitting guru Louise Walter...
More to follow - and we'd love to see your pictures -
"29.12.2016 07:38:28" Timeline Photos Can anyone see Gordon in the Radio Devon studio? Producer Hayley wishes he'd wear brighter clothing to make it easier to find him...
"29.12.2016 06:00:52" BBC News A day after the death of her daughter Carrie Fisher.
"28.12.2016 16:26:26" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Some pictures from Janet's Crafternoon challenge... today leather stamping. (thanks to Peter Heard)
Pippa decided Ollie's looked best! So it's Janet 1 Ollie 1.
More crafts tomorrow from 3 as well as Devon Debates from 1...
"28.12.2016 16:21:48" Our festive crafternoons continue on BBC Radio Devon and today Janet and Ollie took on leather... so to speak...
They were joined by Plymouth based expert John Heard who taught them how to make a stamped leather keyring...
If you've got a craft you'd
"28.12.2016 11:07:23" BBC Radio Devon's cover photo
"28.12.2016 10:45:50" BBC Radio Devon Velo Vintage... Remember the Tour of Britain Devon stages in 2016? Vic Morgan is on air right now talking about your memories and hearing great moments from this year's race.
"28.12.2016 06:00:31" Timeline Photos A new report says we're spending billions on unused gym memberships and fitness gear. What do you have around the house you've never used?
Gordon Sparks would love to know on this morning Breakfast Show.
Maybe a present or something you bought on
"27.12.2016 18:53:43" www.google.co.uk Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies - BBC News Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher dies aged 60 - days after suffering a cardiac arrest
"27.12.2016 17:16:54" www.google.co.uk Watership Down author Richard Adams dies aged 96 - BBC News The author of Watership Down, Richard Adams, has died aged 96, his daughter says.
"27.12.2016 16:04:57" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Janet's been talking about leftovers on Devon Debates this afternoon - and one suggestion was to create art out of vegetables...
Here are Janet and Ollie's creations - Ollie - a big old sheep, Janet - her dog Betty... (Janet will be making a curry with
"27.12.2016 11:49:52" BBC Spotlight It's hoped Chris Tester from Torquay who was shot in the head in an attempted robbery at his parents' restaurant in Antigua can be flown off the island for urgent medical treatment. Friends and family have set up an appeal fund. £30k has been raised so
"27.12.2016 06:49:28" Timeline Photos Gordon and Angela need your help this morning!
As you know, today's a Bank Holiday - but we want to call it something...
We've had Christmas Day and Boxing Day and there's still New Year's Day to come...but what could today be called?
"27.12.2016 00:15:38" www.google.co.uk 'Royle Family' actress Liz Smith dies - BBC News Actress Liz Smith, who played "Nana" in the Royle Family and Mrs Cropley in the Vicar of Dibley, has died aged 95.
"26.12.2016 18:04:40" BBC Spotlight 37 year old Christopher Tester from Torquay was shot in the head during an attempted robbery at his parent's restaurant in Antigua last night. He is in an induced coma in Mount St. John Hospital on the island. Friends have launched a £90,000 appeal to fly
"26.12.2016 15:36:10" BBC Spotlight Hundreds of football fans queued from the early hours today to get their hands on tickets for Plymouth Argyle's FA Cup away match against Liverpool on January the 8th. Today's sale is for club members, non members will be able to buy tickets later in the
"26.12.2016 12:30:11" Timeline Photos Greetings from Janet, Ollie & Betty!
Whatever you're up to this Boxing Day, have a good one. We're back tomorrow afternoon from 1 with Devon Debates.
"25.12.2016 23:02:20" www.bbc.co.uk Ex-Wham singer George Michael dies - BBC News Singer George Michael dies at 53, publicist says 2016 claims another star
"25.12.2016 13:17:36" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Happy Christmas from the Breare Patch!
"25.12.2016 07:40:18" Timeline Photos Happy Christmas from all of us here at BBC Radio Devon. However you're spending today, Maggy, Matt & Angela hope they can be part of your day with music, conversation the festive fun on their live shows through the morning!
"25.12.2016 06:05:01" Timeline Photos Sikh Santa's helper Chaz Singh among the many faiths telling Maggy Whitehouse what Christmas means to them today
Wake up to Maggy Whitehouse from 0630 this morning , with a special selection of carols and seasonal songs, readings and a special message
"24.12.2016 16:00:00" Timeline Photos The American wild west, the tombs of ancient Egypt and a land of wizards and dragons...
They all feature in conversations recorded for the Listening Project. Children and young people will be revealing their thoughts on Harry Potter, hope, Route 66 and
"24.12.2016 15:35:15" www.bbc.co.uk Status Quo's Rick Parfitt dies - BBC News Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt has died in hospital in Spain, his manager says. Sad news.
"23.12.2016 11:27:41" BBC Radio Devon's cover photo
"23.12.2016 11:27:08" Timeline Photos Moody skies over Torquay today... Thanks to our own Sophie Pierce for this one!
"23.12.2016 09:12:09" Timeline Photos Love live music? Devon's own folk star Seth Lakeman is Fitz's guest today after 10, and he's promised to bring his fiddle...
"23.12.2016 07:05:58" Timeline Photos We're looking for the most festive street names in Devon!
Can you beat the below?
"22.12.2016 19:50:25" Royal Navy Merry Christmas everyone from HMS Ocean - currently deployed in the Gulf.
"22.12.2016 19:30:18" Timeline Photos Gordon Sparks is planning some fun on Friday's Breakfast Show. We'll hear from a pub landlady who is celebrating with good reason, and learning about a new gin that's already an award winner.
Devon's Elly Wentworth, who is in the final of BBC2's
"22.12.2016 17:03:08" BBC Radio Devon Janet's been talking about homemade presents on Devon Debates today - here she is with keen crafter BBC journalist Louise Walter who popped in to show us her knitting...!
"22.12.2016 15:55:31" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Janet's been talking about homemade presents on Devon Debates today - here she is with keen crafter BBC journalist Louise Walter who popped in to show us her knitting...!
"22.12.2016 07:46:07" Timeline Photos Christmas Traditions....
Angels on trees, Advent Calendars, Wreaths on front doors, Turkey dinners?
What are yours? Which ones have died out? Which ones should be brought back? How many of them are honestly Christian traditions? Are there new ones which
"21.12.2016 09:33:31" Timeline Photos Fitz will be in seventh heaven today, exploring the glories of the Flying Scotsman!
His guest after 10 is Michael Portillo who's back with a new series of Great British Railway Journeys, starting on the iconic steam train. Ever been on it?
"20.12.2016 07:34:50" Timeline Photos It cost over a hundred million pounds....and was fifty years in the planning....and now the long awaited South Devon Highway is a year old.
For years it was hyped as the solution to Torbay's economic ills....so has it delivered?
"19.12.2016 15:30:54" Timeline Photos Are you a fan of Father Brown? He's back with a brand new episode this Christmas, and Fitz is meeting Mark Williams, the actor who plays him, after 10 on Tuesday.
"19.12.2016 11:04:13" bbc.co.uk Rabbi Lionel Blue dies aged 86 - BBC News Rabbi Lionel Blue, a regular on BBC Radio 4's Thought for the Day and the first openly gay British rabbi, has died
"19.12.2016 07:08:05" Timeline Photos We're all being encouraged to recycle these days.
So you might be surprised to hear that this year Exeter City Council does NOT want you putting any of your Christmas wrapping paper in the HOUSEHOLD recycling bin.
"18.12.2016 23:14:06" www.bbc.co.uk Hollywood legend Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at 99 - BBC News Hollywood actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor dies at 99, her publicist confirms.
"17.12.2016 06:30:00" Timeline Photos Put your feet up over a cuppa at Tavistock's new restroom being officially re-opened this morning after an 8 year closure by broadcaster and older people campaigner Angela Rippon
"16.12.2016 18:58:23" BBC Spotlight Christmas Jumper Day is here! We'd love to see what you're wearing, even Deb'n Dan has got in on the action with his special festive forecast... Deb'n Dan's forecast!
"16.12.2016 15:00:38" BBC Radio Devon's Christmas Service
"16.12.2016 12:00:19" Timeline Photos Fitz is finally getting festive!
"16.12.2016 11:07:29" Timeline Photos As cub scouts across Devon celebrate the 100th birthday of the movement today, their Assistant County Commissioner is hanging up her uniform for the last time. Sandra Johnson from Brentor has spent 36 years tying knots, making camp fires and generally
"16.12.2016 08:02:47" Timeline Photos Cub scouts across Devon are celebrating 100 years of the movement today.
To mark the occasion, more than a thousand young people will renew their promises at a candle-lit ceremony in Exeter tonight.
Were you in the Cubs, Scouts, Brownies and Guides?
"16.12.2016 04:00:00" Timeline Photos Boo... hiss! Leslie Joseph, the Wicked Queen who everyone loves to hate -- she opened in Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs at the Theatre Royal in Plymouth last night, and she's on with Fitz today after 10. (Unless she turns him into a newt, of course!)
"15.12.2016 20:11:17" BBC Radio Devon's Christmas Service
"15.12.2016 15:28:23" Timeline Photos Fitz may need his thermals when he meets one of his guests on Friday.. It's wildlife film-maker Gordon Buchanan, who's been following the animals which have conquered the cold to live in nature's winter wonderlands...
Life in the Snow, BBC One 29
"15.12.2016 09:10:58" Timeline Photos The mystery of how Father Christmas manages to deliver presents to all the children in the world in just one night, has been revealed by a scientist from the University of Exeter. More here: http://bbc.in/2hz2FyW
"15.12.2016 08:23:04" Timeline Photos The number of police firearms officers in Devon and Cornwall is being increased by almost a third, the BBC has learnt.
More here: http://bbc.in/2gDGS7c
"14.12.2016 20:55:34" BBC Spotlight That moment when your presenters completely lose it at the end of the programme! Poor Victoria and Justin at BBC Spotlight. Someone gave them a story about a reindeer that, well, just watch it....
"14.12.2016 15:01:15" Photos from BBC Radio Devon's post Who was your favourite animal character from a children's book? The Very Hungry Caterpillar? Or Peter Rabbit? Fitz is finding out how they can play an important role in inspiring kids to take an interest in wildlife, after 10 on Thursday. Go on, share
"14.12.2016 10:16:05" BBC Radio Devon's cover photo Sunrise from East Prawle
Thanks to Jonathan Hutchinson for the photo
"14.12.2016 08:16:40" What do you make of this?
A rest room for older people to chat and meet their friends in Tavistock which closed 8 years ago has re-opened.
Since it closed there have been constant calls for it to reopen, and now a new room - called "Rest a While" has
"14.12.2016 07:24:39" Timeline Photos Who's your top woman?
If you were putting together a list of the most powerful and influential females would the fictional Bridget Jones feature at the top?
Women's Hour have put together a list of women who have had the biggest impact on women's lives
"13.12.2016 18:50:00" youtube.com Homer Tunnel kea developing new skills on the side The NZ Transport Agency's Milford Alliance team were a little puzzled to find their road cones in odd places in recent weeks – until they checked the footage... If you adore your feathered visitors, make sure you join Tony Whitehead from the RSPB who's in with Fitz to take your calls on Wednesday after 10.
But never call them bird-brained -- here are some smart keas in New Zealand doing their best to get drivers
"13.12.2016 11:33:56" Timeline Photos Odd day in studio two.........
"13.12.2016 08:28:59" Timeline Photos A car transporter driver has escaped with minor injuries after their vehicle crashed on one of the busiest roads in the South West.
More here: http://bbc.in/2gBZJEQ
"13.12.2016 08:06:45" Timeline Photos Future visitors to Exeter Cathedral will soon see a symbol of the city's rugby club adorning part of its façade after a new stone carving was unveiled this week. In what is an extensive project on the Cathedral's East Gable, work has been going on for a
"13.12.2016 07:56:09" Timeline Photos A row over slurry is dividing opinion in North Devon!
Campaigners say it's wrong that slurry from a 1000 cow dairy farm that's stored in a large lagoon - built without planning permission - is being spread on fields near where they live.
What do you
"12.12.2016 20:23:03" Thurlestone Phonebox Christmas Carols Still struggling to feel festive?
This little snippet of the Thurlestone Phone Box Carols might just help. Our Shep did the usual honors, switching on the Thurlestone Christmas light (just the one), while 120 villagers sang carols and sampled mulling
"12.12.2016 20:18:20" www.bbc.co.uk Weatherman Ian McCaskill dies, aged 78 - BBC News Former BBC weather forecaster Ian McCaskill has died aged 78, his daughter confirms.
"12.12.2016 18:45:02" Timeline Photos Are you a fan of Ashley Jensen? The star of Extras and Ugly Betty will be Fitz's guest after 10 on Tuesday...
"12.12.2016 08:01:01" Timeline Photos Where are you doing your Christmas shopping this year?
Many will do it online, others will travel to the big cities to buy their presents.
Well now, some of our smaller towns are trying to fight back, to keep their residents in their own high streets.
"12.12.2016 07:02:00" youtube.com Ellie's solo flight on her 14th Birthday 28/11/16 Video of my solo flight on the 14th November 2016. over Devon. UK Meet 14 year old Ellie from Torrington. She's just become the youngest female solo pilot by flying alone on her 14th birthday. Skip to 2'30 for take off or 8'30 for a very smooth landing! Beautiful views over Devon....
"11.12.2016 09:14:11" Devon's Spiritual Places Devon's Spiritual Places, for those who have enjoyed Nick Pannell's book and want to explore further the search for God in this beautiful, inspiring county More details about Nick Pannell's book 'Devon's Spiritual Places.' Nick was chatting to Maggy about it this morning as well as reviewing the papers.
What's your favourite inspirational place in your favourite county?
"11.12.2016 09:11:33" bbc.co.uk 11/12/2016, Sunday Service - BBC Radio Devon Thoughts on Christmas excess from Torquay Baptist, the Rev Richard Matcham Feeling discouraged by all the Christmas fuss, bother and excess? You'll enjoy Rev Richard Matcham's Sunday Service today - as long as you're not too much of a Slade fan!
"10.12.2016 11:17:32" huffingtonpost.co.uk A 21st Century Nativity | The Huffington Post It was a beautiful night with a New Moon in South Tawton, Devon, England. And the world was about to change forever... Okay, so it wasn't a star, but it... It's the time for Nativity plays and events. South Tawton's is being held this coming Sunday at 4pm. Here's a fun article about their event last year—complete with Nazareth the donkey.
"09.12.2016 12:03:12" Timeline Photos Military veteran Chris Jones from Ivybridge, who's competing at the World Adaptive Surfing Championships in California this weekend...
He was barely able to walk when he left the Army Air Corps due to injuries in both legs, which means he frequently uses
"09.12.2016 11:25:37" Timeline Photos Shep trying to stave off the winter chill in his studio!
"09.12.2016 09:19:26" BBC Radio Devon's cover photo
"09.12.2016 08:50:52" Timeline Photos The gift every woman wants this Christmas. If you heard the Breare Patch this morning. This is what Andy has bought Mrs B for Christmas...she's a lucky woman!
"09.12.2016 07:56:07" Timeline Photos Shaldon Christmas Lights.
"08.12.2016 15:39:29" Pippa Quelch & Matt Woodley dropped into Ashburton Post Office and Primary School on the day the town prepared for its late night shopping extravaganza! Matt & Pippa in Ashburton for christmas shopping! Pippa Quelch & Matt Woodley dropped into Ashburton Post Office and Primary School on the day the town prepared for its late night shopping extravaganza!
"08.12.2016 08:44:02" Timeline Photos A pregnant woman from Paignton who fell unconscious says she owes her life to her three-year-old daughter after she used FaceTime to raise the alarm.
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"07.12.2016 13:05:12" Timeline Photos The morning after the night before!
Shep with Exeter's Semi Toned, now officially Gareth Malone's most entertaining amateur choir in the UK. You can see them perform on Spotlight tonight at 6.30 on BBC1.
"07.12.2016 10:10:11" BBC Radio Devon's cover photo
"07.12.2016 10:08:48" Timeline Photos What a beautiful shot of a misty morning on the Dart!
Tim has just moved to Devon and is busy finding some of our hidden gems.
"07.12.2016 09:07:55" Timeline Photos They won!
Exeter University's Semi Toned won Gareth Malone's The Choir:The Best in Britain -- and they're live with Shep after 10. Congratulations!
"07.12.2016 07:49:19" Timeline Photos Sheppard's Warning: He's back at 10am, after this stressful cross-Devon commute.
"07.12.2016 06:30:00" Timeline Photos Plans have been announced for a new hotel and apartment block for one of the most prominent sites in Devon - Plymouth Hoe. Plymouth City Council has announced its preferred developer for the old Quality Hotel site - and hopes to have the project completed
"06.12.2016 16:15:38" Timeline Photos One of Britain's quietest train stations -- it's official!
Chapelton on the Tarka line was used just 100 times in the financial year 2015/16, according to the Office of Rail and Road. That compares to Devon's busiest, Exeter St David's -- used 2,569,104
"06.12.2016 12:19:00" Passenger hello you lot :-)
here is last weeks video incase you missed it !
its a beautiful Yusuf / Cat Stevens song called “the wind” and we were able to get up in to a lighthouse in plymouth to film it …. i love my job :-)
share it around if you can and tune in Have you seen this? Great shots of Plymouth from singer/songwriter Passenger as he explores some of the cities on his latest tour.
"05.12.2016 18:07:40" A Devon cheese maker is launching the UK's Academy of Cheese - but would Wallace qualify as a Master of Cheese? @aardman @quickescheese
"05.12.2016 16:11:39" Timeline Photos A hat with a history...
Tommy Cooper's fez is going on show at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London on Tuesday. Shep has the full story when he sits in from 10...
"05.12.2016 12:40:30" Timeline Photos Shep meeting Oberon the harp, and Elizabeth Jane Baldry.
If you missed the beautiful music they made together this morning, you can catch up in A Bit More Shep on Sunday afternoon from 3pm!
"04.12.2016 17:00:01" Timeline Photos On Monday Shep is meeting the Devon SCUBA diver honoured after spending 40 years researching historic wartime shipwrecks, including the first ever ship sunk by a submarine torpedo in 1914.
And no, we're not insisting that Mike Rowley comes into the
"04.12.2016 16:29:43" He was bored stiff at the age of 89, so he got a job - Britain's most famous OAP Joe Bartley starts at the Cantina @bbcspotlight 18:10 BBC1
"04.12.2016 12:29:11" Timeline Photos Joe Bartley's not bored anymore. The 89 year old's just started work at the Cantina Kitchen and bar in Paignton . goo.gl/oqFT2C
"04.12.2016 07:00:00" Timeline Photos Plymouth city centre will be a seasonal sea of red this morning as hundreds of suited and booted Santas join the annual charity run . Good luck to them all - more with Maggy Whitehouse