In pursuit of spring: Claire trimmed my hair in the back garden. My grey cuttings fell to the ground. An hour later a wren appeared to collect a moustache of my hair; it went to its nest - we guess - then came again. I’ve dreamt of being a bird for five decades; now I’m a nest.
President Putin is likely use May 9th to "shift the narrative" from a special military operation to a war, General Sir Richard Barrons tells @Marthakearney
The former head of UK's Joint Forces Command says it will be unpopular amongst conscripts & their families.
Inspired by the @guardiannews article today about Plantlife's ( @Love_plants ) #nomowmay here's my illustration worked up this morning.
We're lucky to have a verge in front of our house which is full of dandelions at the moment... plus freshly installed Solitary bee house.
Did you know there are stingless bees? Cared for by the Batwa people in Ugandan forests. Help them and the bees by donating to Bees for Development. If you give to the Green Match campaign by noon tomorrow, your money will be doubled. @BeesForDevdonate.thebiggive.org.uk/donate/a056900…
"It's the largest breeding colony of Eurasian Spoonbills in the UK"
Director of conservation at the Holkham Estate @jake_fiennes tells @Marthakearney about the conservation success story of the Spoonbill, a bird which was once extinct
When I told Mina about this award, she recalled a quote by Maya Angelou...
"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you" and she added all she does in honour of her daughters.
You can still listen to her programme on @BBCSoundsbbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0…
It is wonderful that Mina Smallman's guest edited programme has been recognised by @NYFRadioAwards
Mina's daughters Bibaa and Nicole were murdered in 2020. She used her #R4Today to talk about women's safety and equity in how victims are seen.
"We've come a long way. We'll laugh about certain things... same religion, different flavours"
Younger voters speak to @Marthakearney on a Derry Girls tour about the upcoming Northern Ireland election
"Once the police inquiry has been completed and the Sue Gray has been published, then Parliament can refer the matter to the Privileges Committee "
Nadhim Zahawi, Education Secretary, tells @Marthakearney today's amendment delivers due process
‘I thought why not put an Indian girl right in the heart of the male English world of football?’ Director Gurinder Chadha tells @Marthakearney she had no idea Bend It Like Beckham would be such a hit
bbc.in/3rkQBqk | #R4Today
“After the News, Polyamory” says @Marthakearney. She’s right! Sort of. I examine the case for Polyamory as an alternative to monogamous marriage and long term relationships. On air now on @BBCRadio4 or download later on @BBCSounds#Polyamory
Emmanuel Macron has won the first round of the French election. @Marthakearney hears how he might take on far-right rival Marine Le Pen in his fight to win the presidency for a second time.
bbc.in/3LYozZp | #R4Today
"I was surprised that they put 15 years more on this character"
Actress Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, who plays Sylvie in Emily in Paris, tells @Marthakearney that streaming sites have created opportunities for more diverse roles
Full interview: bbc.in/3xiwNYr#R4Today
Is there anyone else who is deliriously happy as a consequence of reading the words “PJ is coming!” In his sixth summer since satellite tracking began, PJ is once again, miraculously, crossing the Sahara. #cuckoo@_BTO 🪶
April is the cruellest month… but also a hundred years since the publication of The Wasteland. Jeanette Winterson who wrote her first sermon at six will be at the pulpit #R4Todaybbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p0…