Multi Story Shorts

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01Life On The Fair20190923

What's it like to grow up on the fair? Experience the hidden traditions of Hull street fair, through the eyes of the young travellers who call it their temporary home each year.

Four children become reporters, under the guidance of BBC Radio Humberside's David Reeves.

Find more personal stories like this on the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

Experience Hull street fair through the eyes of the children who call it a temporary home.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

02Lost Property20190930

The surprising items that turn up at the Transport for London's lost property office - and the man who has a passion for reuniting them with their owners.

BBC Radio London's Rob Oxley discovers how the system works - from paper labelling to Sherlock Holmes skills.

This story originally appeared on the BBC podcast Multi Story, presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

The surprising items that turn up at the Transport for London's lost property office.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

03Teaching With Tourette's20191007

Natalie Pearson, from Birmingham, is thought to be the only teacher in the world with a form of Tourette's syndrome which causes involuntary swearing.

She shares some of her experiences of strangers reacting negatively to her tics, in public places, and suggests an alternative; education and compassion.

This story originally appeared in the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

The Birmingham teacher who uses her Tourette's syndrome to teach pupils about compassion.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

04Building A Family20191014

Jon was a digital nomad, floating from place to place - until he met and fell in love with young widow Gabrielle. The couple discuss building a new relationship which includes Gabrielle's 7 year old son, Ivor - and doesn't exclude the memory of her late husband.

This story first appeared on the BBC podcast Multi Story, presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

The ups and downs of navigating a new relationship as a digital nomad, and single mum.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

05Pensions And Tattoos20191021

Glenys has paid for her sleeve tattoos with her pension - and they're not what you expect!

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

06Survivor To Thriver20191028

Meet Natasha Mina, a kickboxing instructor and yoga teacher who is "striving", not just "surviving" after her father was imprisoned for child sex offences.

She explained to BBC Radio Leicester's Ady Dayman the importance of speaking out and how she wants to empower young people through sport.

Find more personal stories like this on the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

Natasha Mina explains the impact kickboxing has made on her recovery from sexual abuse.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

07Living Together20191104

The Older Women's Co-Housing group who have built a new 'intentional' community in London.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

08On The Surface20191111

Paula Edwards from Leicester, says she is losing her identity as a black woman due an ultra-rare side effect to her cancer treatment.

She told BBC Radio Leicester's Ben Jackson about the impact of unexpected skin lightening.

This story originally appeared in the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

Cancer drugs are keeping Paula alive, but also impacting on her sense of identity.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

09The Train To Safety20191118

Eva arrived in the UK as a child, fleeing Nazi persecution and hoping to be reunited at a later date with her family in Czechoslovakia. She shares her memories with the grandchildren of another Kindertransportee.

This story originally appeared in the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

Eva shares her childhood memories of arriving in the UK with The Kindertransport.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

10An Open Secret20191125

Chris was a teenager when he discovered a tragic family secret of murder and hanging.

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.

11June And Gretel20191202

The story of two girls, one English and one German, whose friendship was formed in the shadow of WWII.

June and Gretel shared their childhood memories with Chris Browning at BBC Radio Berkshire.

This story originally appeared in the BBC podcast, Multi Story - presented and produced by Becca Bryers.

Two girls, one English and one German, whose friendship was formed in the shadow of WWII

Surprising personal stories from across England handpicked from BBC Local Radio.