The Sunday Supplement

Every Sunday between 9am and 11am, our News Editor Sam Cook presents the Sunday Supplement.
He'll be taking a look at the best of the local news from the last seven days and playing More of the Music You Love, giving a more in depth look into what's been going on in Britain's Ocean City. 

 You can get involved too by heading over to the Radio Plymouth Facebook Page and having your say on what's been happening.

Sunday 8th April

We've been speaking to one of the organisers of a protest in the Sound today.

Shane Farrow was on one of 68 boats making his feelings of the Brexit transition deal known.

They met at 3pm as part of a nationwide day of protest organised by the group Fishing For Leave.

Here he is talking to News Editor Sam Cook ahead of the event:

In response, here's a statement from DEFRA, read by Jon White.

Dr Lucy Obolensky has been appointed one of 12 inaugural Fellows of the British Exploring Society, joining names including Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Ben Saunders and Alex Gregory MBE
Dr Obolensky, who leads the Global and Remote Healthcare masters programme at the University of Plymouth, joined her co-recipients in London to collect her award.
She spoke to Sam about it.

You can now see Saltash's history in embroidered form. Over 130 volunteers have worked on the piece from embroiders, to researchers to designers that spans from the Stone Age to the the present day.

It's embroidered from Beyeux wool on Scottish linen.

One of the people behind the project - Su Ellingham - told me about it.

You can see the 30-panel piece at the Baptist Church on Culver Road on Saturdays.

The Herald's Clare Robinson also pops in for her weekly preview of this week's live music and theatre - plus a roundup of local music, theatre and interviews. So if you find yourself at a loose end, you'll know exactly what to do - without going too far.

Sunday 18th March

Dartmoor Zoo has received a positive test result for TB. It was confirmed after the post-mortem of an antelope that had been euthanized there last year. It's believed it was passed on from a South Hams badger.
The zoo can't send any animals to other zoos because of movement restrictions to prevent the spread of the disease under regulations.
CEO Benjamin Mee told me what happens next.

Police here want to highlight the work of people who went above and beyond during Storm Emma.
Officers want to thank the Snow Heroes during those busy days earlier this month.
If you know of someone who gave their time to help, no matter how big or small their efforts you can nominate them at www.dc.police.uk/snowheroes.
Chief Superintendent Glen Mayhew has this message:

Nominees will receive a letter of recognition from Chief Constable of Devon and Cornwall Police Shaun Sawyer. 
Those chosen for special commendation will be invited to a day “behind the blue line” at Police Headquarters in Exeter and meet members of operational policing teams such as the dog unit and the drone team.
Closing date for nominations Sunday 25th March 2017 #SnowHeroes.

Sunday 11th March

About 500 workers at Devonport dockyard are to lose their jobs in a round of cuts by Babcock International. The company, which services Royal Navy warships and submarines said it was "a necessary step in sustaining the company's future". I spoke to the MP for Sutton and Devonport - Luke Pollard.

A scheme's been launched in the city to help people who feel scared or vulnerable while on a date. More than 100 bar staff have been trained as part of the national "Ask for Angela" campaign aimed at helping people get out of a situation safely and discreetly. Lorna Markillie is one of the people behind it.

Do you cycle? Could you go for 5000 miles? Natalie Wilson - who suffers from Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome - caught up with Jon and I on Breakfast to talk about her trip.

Sunday 4th March

The 'adverse weather' this week has highlighted how vulnerable some of our coastal railway line is - again. There were fears 'a 2014' could happen again at Dawlish. Professor Jon Shaw - from Plymouth Uni - told Radio Plymouth something has to be done.

Do you buy products past their 'sell by' date - and still safe to eat? Our Reporter Hollie Manlow has been to Rogers Wholesale in the city. They're one of the latest companies stopping tonnes of food going to landfill.

Decoding Life was the theme of Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival this year and celebrates the internationally renowned research combining music, engineering and the life sciences developed at Plymouth University. I caught up with Dr Alexis Kirke.

 

Sunday 25th February

Are you a dog owner? Would you ever train your pet using a shock collar?
Here in England you CAN still use one - they're banned in Scotland and Wales and the Dogs Trust is calling on the Government to ban them here.
Jenna Kiddie, canine behaviour manager there, spoke to reporter Tania Snuggs.

We've heard from the Dogs Trust, and now we'll hear from Jamie Penrith from Take The Lead Dog Training on the use of electronic collars, following the launch of a campaign to ban them in England.

I couldn't do this sort of story without trying one of the collars on

I've been down to a Police Storage Unit in Plympton to see a haul of knives handed in from across our city in a recent amnesty.
Anyone could hand one in over the week-long initiative - no questions asked.
Over 400 are now in the hands of the authorities - including illegal zombie knives and unlicensed tools.
I spoke to Inspector Matthew Bourne - infront of some of the items that are now in the hands of Police.

Actor Stephen Tompkinson tells us about the forthcoming touring production of ART; an Olivier and Tony Award-winning play which is coming to the Theatre Royal this week.

 

Sunday 18th February

A Plymouth hip hop artist has been speaking to Radio Plymouth about a project to make a creative arts studio here sustainable.

Toby G has praised everyone involved in thousands of pounds to keep Street Factory Studios going with Plymouth City Council contributing £20,000 to the cause - with the rest made up of donations.

Two tonnes of hazardous ghost gear has been removed from a remote and rocky area of coast near Fort Picklecombe in the Sound. 

The team of 10 volunteers from Rame Peninsula Beach Care spent over five hours chopping up two massive tangles dragging them over 500m across slippery boulders to the fort. 

The bundles included different kinds of net, rope and telecoms cable, each of them as long as a car.

Claire Wallerstein - who founded the Group - spoke to me about it, my first question - what's ghost gear then?

Six projects in Plymouth will receive around £4million to help speed up the building of houses on council land.

It's part of A £45 million cash injection into key community projects accross England.

Some of the area's that'll benefit include Colin Campbell House, Bath Street West, Honicknowle and the Lipson Allotments among a few others.

I caught up with Marcus Jones, Vice-Chairman for Communities, one of the main people involved in this.

Sunday 11th February

It's 100 years since the law was passed allowing women a say in elections - as long as they were over-30 and owned land.
We have a bit of history on this sort of thing - Plymouth had the first female MP to take her seat in the commons - that was 99 years ago.
Nancy Astor won the election for Sutton in November 1919, beating her main rival, Liberal Isaac Foot - the father of Michael Foot...
who of course went on to lead the Labour Party.
I've spoken to her Grandson - Lord Astor - this week about the role of women in politics and the campaign to erect a statue of his grandmother to mark a century since her victory, next year.

This week was Sexual Violence Awareness Week.
I went over to Stone house the charity First Light.
They work with hundreds fo domestic abuse victims from across the city - they've seen a rise in the number of self referals to the service.
It's all confidential, and I've spoken to some users there this week as well who've said the support they've had has been 1st class.
Here's Cath Curno - who's a Sexual Violence Service Manager - spoke to Radio Plymouth.

Plastic - we're talking alot about how we can combat it, cut back using it and generally be kinder to the environment.
One Pub in Plympton St Maurice is helping in that fight though, and John Govier - who runs the Brook Inn...
told me people here are getting on board.

Sunday 4th February

A deal's been signed to move forward the redevelopment of the Home Park site.
Argyle's grandstand will be rebuilt, increasing capacity to more than 20,000.
There'll also be a new international-size ice rink on adjacent land along with a hotel, gym, offices and restaurants.
Our reporter Matthew Clarke caught up with Club chairman James Brent who told him how it's going.


We might be able to get tours of Drake's Island later this year.
The team behind planning a plush hotel there is preparing for some essential work first.
Bob King is project co-ordinator.
He gave our reporter Matthew Clarke an update on what's going on there

Have you ever fancied a change in career?
We've all maybe had days at work where we've said - 'right, no more!' But then another cup of something warm sees us right.
Well for one Saltash man, a switch in trade was just what he need.
After 22 years in the Royal Air Force as an Aircraft Engineer, Charlie Brown has decided to swap Jump Jets in the Gulf for nail varnish.
He's now studying the level 2 nail services course at Cornwall College Saltash with the goal of setting up his own business.
I caught up with him and he told me all about his story.