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Father Christmas goes high-tech

Speaking in a booming voice down a crackling telephone line from Lapland in the Arctic Circle, Father Christmas reveals the history of his many names, his reliance on technology and the challenges of not waking children when delivering presents Q.…

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Josh Pull and Will Orr-Ewing: Keystone after-school classes give children a boost

Josh Pull and Will Orr-Ewing tell us what their Keystone after-school classes can offer our kids. What are Keystone Study Clubs? Josh: They are small after school classes in English and Maths for students aged 6 to 11. We have been…

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Elliot Rowe: Why I love Brackenbury Village and Hammersmith

We ask Elliot Rowe, head of Hammersmith sales at Douglas & Gordon, what he loves about the area and why he made it is home Why did you move to Brackenbury Village? I moved from Clapham to the area more…

Local artistic director: Sean Holmes

BUILDING DRAMA Hammersmith hosts one of the most significant cultural developments in West London with this month’s re-opening of the Lyric. Artistic Director, Sean Holmes, discusses his love of surprising audiences and his first production to launch the re-opening Q.…

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Local broadcaster : Jonathan Maitland

TV presenter slash reporter Jonny Maitland tells Jo Reynolds why he can’t stop taking the p***. How long have you lived in the area? Since 2002, but my connection to the area goes back much further. I’ve worked at the…

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Local casting agent: Priscilla John

Jo Reynolds talks to Local casting agent Priscilla John. How long have you lived in the area? Since February 1987. I’d just bought a house in Cardross Street. Do you want to know what I paid for it? £103,000. That…

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Local artist: Paul Donnellon

Jo Reynolds talks to local artist Paul Donnellon. When did you move here? 2000. Before, I lived all over London, from Lewisham to Islington to London Bridge, but my wife Diana lived in Hammersmith Grove. I didn’t know people could…

Local Aston Martin man: Nicholas Mee

Aston Martin man Nicholas Mee tells Jo Reynolds about Goldfinger and Goldhawk Road. How long have you been in the area? Personally, forty years, but we’ve had the business in the area since 2000 when we took over the garage…