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01The Night Climbers Of Cambridge20140817

'Nightclimbing' is a tradition in Cambridge dating back hundreds of years involving students scrambling over the historic architecture of the city. Whilst technically illegal, unofficial guidebooks do exist about the best routes. In a programme made for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, Chris Berrow finds out what it is all about and talks to a selection of 'nightclimbers' including a sitting MP and a national newspaper journalist.

01The Night Climbers of Cambridge20140817

'Nightclimbing' is a tradition in Cambridge dating back hundreds of years involving students scrambling over the historic architecture of the city. Whilst technically illegal, unofficial guidebooks do exist about the best routes. In a programme made for BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, Chris Berrow finds out what it is all about and talks to a selection of 'nightclimbers' including a sitting MP and a national newspaper journalist.

02The Hero Of D-day20140817

Company Sergeant Major Stan Hollis from Middlesbrough carried out acts of bravery during the beach landings on D-Day which resulted in him getting Britain's highest military honour - he became the only person to receive a Victoria Cross for their heroics on D-Day. In a programme first broadcast by BBC Radio Tees in June this year, Mike Parr took Stan's granddaughter Amanda back to Normandy, and unearthed a long lost interview with Stan himself.

02The Hero of D-Day20140817

Company Sergeant Major Stan Hollis from Middlesbrough carried out acts of bravery during the beach landings on D-Day which resulted in him getting Britain's highest military honour - he became the only person to receive a Victoria Cross for their heroics on D-Day. In a programme first broadcast by BBC Radio Tees in June this year, Mike Parr took Stan's granddaughter Amanda back to Normandy, and unearthed a long lost interview with Stan himself.

03Ryan's Recovery20140824

BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Carla George follows the story of 16-year-old Ryan Smith's slow recovery, following a bicycle accident that left him in a coma. Featuring Ryan's father Mark, a paramedic, who now campaigns for a change in the law to force cyclists to wear helmets. Carla also speaks to the van driver involved in the incident, in a moving interview.

03Ryan's Recovery20140824

BBC Radio Lincolnshire's Carla George follows the story of 16-year-old Ryan Smith's slow recovery, following a bicycle accident that left him in a coma. Featuring Ryan's father Mark, a paramedic, who now campaigns for a change in the law to force cyclists to wear helmets. Carla also speaks to the van driver involved in the incident, in a moving interview.

04Easily First20140831

The story of the biggest motorbike company of its generation, Douglas Motors.

This is the story of the biggest motor bike company of its generation, Douglas Motors.

The Douglas' arrived in Bristol in the late 1800's as blacksmiths. With a £30 loan the brothers produced a motorbike - that bike would go on to set 150 world records, win three Isle of Man TT races and play a major role in the First World War.

'Easily First' reveals how the brothers went on to create one of the biggest motorbike brands of all time and reveals the two sides of the Douglas Empire - the business and the family behind it.

Presented by Suzi Perry, produced by BBC Radio Bristol and part of 5 live's 'Local Stories' series.

04Easily First20140831

This is the story of the biggest motor bike company of its generation, Douglas Motors.

The Douglas' arrived in Bristol in the late 1800's as blacksmiths. With a £30 loan the brothers produced a motorbike - that bike would go on to set 150 world records, win three Isle of Man TT races and play a major role in the First World War.

'Easily First' reveals how the brothers went on to create one of the biggest motorbike brands of all time and reveals the two sides of the Douglas Empire - the business and the family behind it.

Presented by Suzi Perry, produced by BBC Radio Bristol and part of 5 live's 'Local Stories' series.

The story of the biggest motorbike company of its generation, Douglas Motors.

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5 live presents a showcase of surprising and original stories from BBC local radio.

0620140914

5 live presents a showcase of surprising and original stories from BBC local radio.

07From Brazil to the Battlefield20141012

The story of the Exeter City team who played in Brazil in 1914 and then fought on the battlefields of World War One. Part of 5 live's showcase of surprising and original stories from BBC Local Radio.

07From Brazil To The Battlefield20141012

The story of the Exeter City team who played in Brazil in 1914 and then fought on the battlefields of World War One. Part of 5 live's showcase of surprising and original stories from BBC Local Radio.

08Heroes at War: Mobbs' Own War2014101920141227

The story of Edgar Mobbs, Northampton and England rugby captain and hero of WWI.

As part of 5 live's 'Local Stories' series, former Northampton Saints, England and British Lions forward Tim Rodber tells the story of Edgar Mobbs.

Before World War One, he was one of the town's most recognisable figures as captain of Northampton Saints RFC from 1907 to 1913. He also played and captained England. Denied a commission due to his age in September 1914, he set about raising his own company (known as "The Mobbs Own") and within 48-hours more than 400 men had volunteered.

Mobbs was wounded three times during the war, was twice mentioned in dispatches, and received the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in January 1917. However, on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele while leading a charge on a machine gun position, Mobbs lost his life. In this programme, his great-nephew, also named Edgar Mobbs, recalls his famous namesake from the steps of the Mobbs Memorial in Northampton.

08Heroes at War: Mobbs' Own War2014101920141227

The story of Edgar Mobbs, Northampton and England rugby captain and hero of WWI.

As part of 5 live's 'Local Stories' series, former Northampton Saints, England and British Lions forward Tim Rodber tells the story of Edgar Mobbs.

Before World War One, he was one of the town's most recognisable figures as captain of Northampton Saints RFC from 1907 to 1913. He also played and captained England. Denied a commission due to his age in September 1914, he set about raising his own company (known as "The Mobbs Own") and within 48-hours more than 400 men had volunteered.

Mobbs was wounded three times during the war, was twice mentioned in dispatches, and received the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in January 1917. However, on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele while leading a charge on a machine gun position, Mobbs lost his life. In this programme, his great-nephew, also named Edgar Mobbs, recalls his famous namesake from the steps of the Mobbs Memorial in Northampton.

08Mobbs' Own War20141019

As part of 5 live's 'Local Stories' series, former Northampton Saints, England and British Lions forward Tim Rodber tells the story of Edgar Mobbs.

Before World War One, he was one of the town's most recognisable figures as captain of Northampton Saints RFC from 1907 to 1913. He also played and captained England. Denied a commission due to his age in September 1914, he set about raising his own company (known as "The Mobbs Own") and within 48-hours more than 400 men had volunteered.

Mobbs was wounded three times during the war, was twice mentioned in dispatches, and received the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in January 1917. However, on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele while leading a charge on a machine gun position, Mobbs lost his life. In this programme, his great-nephew, also named Edgar Mobbs, recalls his famous namesake from the steps of the Mobbs Memorial in Northampton.

08Mobbs' Own War20141019

As part of 5 live's 'Local Stories' series, former Northampton Saints, England and British Lions forward Tim Rodber tells the story of Edgar Mobbs.

Before World War One, he was one of the town's most recognisable figures as captain of Northampton Saints RFC from 1907 to 1913. He also played and captained England. Denied a commission due to his age in September 1914, he set about raising his own company (known as "The Mobbs Own") and within 48-hours more than 400 men had volunteered.

Mobbs was wounded three times during the war, was twice mentioned in dispatches, and received the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) in January 1917. However, on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele while leading a charge on a machine gun position, Mobbs lost his life. In this programme, his great-nephew, also named Edgar Mobbs, recalls his famous namesake from the steps of the Mobbs Memorial in Northampton.