I was shedding lots of tears while I was trying to type this and seeing 3 or four images on my phone.." David, 77, emailed Laurence Reed from his bed at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice in St Austell. I need to be a bit selfish and do things for me for a few months, but there are other opportunities out there. “I think I’ve achieved as much as I can,” he told me. Comments that break house rules, or... those that are off topic or potentially libellous will be deleted. “He saved my life,” added the presenter, known for his irascible manner. Our campaign hasn't started yet, like most of you, it was only through Radio Cornwall, this issue was brought to the general public. A popular BBC Radio Cornwall presenter has revealed his close brush with death that saw him off the airwaves for months. Will we hear him on the airwaves again? You can unsubscribe at any time. BBC Radio Cornwall's Laurence Reed has been off air for months after contracting sepsis, When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. 02/11/2016 BBC - Radio Cornwall - Home . I didn’t know how to run it. This was all live, I didn’t know what the hell was happening. Do you want to stay up to date of all the news about Cornwall? Special thank you Laurence Reed for his support and interest in mental & emotional health. Stephanie Marshall, head of the BBC in the West and South West, said: “Laurence is a talented presenter, diligent journalist and tireless champion of Cornwall, who has a unique ability to connect with listeners. I said, of course you are …. BBC Radio Cornwall Laurence Reed Bedroom Tax by ATONA published on 2013-04-02T11:28:16Z. I don’t have the same energy levels that I used to have. “The show has won every award going, it’s the most listened to programme on Radio Cornwall, it’s the longest running phone-in show pretty much in the country – I can’t think of another one.”. It was touch and go for three days – I was on Treliske’s critical watch.”. “I was told that if I wasn't so healthy I would not have survived. SoundCloud. “I’m exhausted, so it might mean a phased return – I don’t know how easy it will be. Turn on push notifications and don't miss anything! On examination it was discovered that Laurence had cholecystitis, inflammation of the gallbladder, caused by a gallstone in his bile duct. He said, I’m Gary Johnson of Torquay United. He took the opportunity to challenge Cornwall Council's leader John … He hopes TV presenter Fern Britton, who was “resigned to dying” after her own sepsis battle, will be one of those who’ll feature on his programme. I gave him lots of stick over the Stadium4Cornwall but in the end he supported the project. ", He stressed there was no disagreement at the BBC and it was his choice – “They have done the best they can in very difficult circumstances.”. He said, it’s an arts programme. After studying on the much-respected Falmouth post-grad journalism course, Laurence got a full-time job at Radio Cornwall as a district reporter, based in Liskeard. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. “I am going to miss it. “I had difficulty breathing and had to have oxygen.”. I asked Laurence about his stand-out moments from a quarter of a century of his phone-in show. I don’t think I’ve fully recovered from that, I have to say. Initially, Radio Cornwall shared an afternoon programme with BBC Radio Devon, but now sustains a … Laurence Reed: BBC Radio Cornwall phone-in presenter signs off BBC News. These things happen.”. Laurence added: “As well as the physical side of things – I lost a stone in hospital – it affects you emotionally. BBC Radio Cornwall presenter Laurence Reed announced to his legion of radio fans this afternoon that he will leave the station in two weeks’ time. It was discovered that his gallbladder was infected and he underwent an emergency cholecystostomy; a tube was inserted into his stomach to drain infection from his gallbladder and liver. It is essential that we talk about it – I have a number of people lined up to talk about their experiences when I get back on air.”. Her appeal against the £100 parking fine she incurred was rejected, Will your area move to Tier 4? 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He texted Theresa who called 999 and a paramedic arrived, who recognised the signs of sepsis, a life-threatening reaction to an infection. He has chosen to step down from the phone-in show but will always be a friend of the station.”, When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. I always said I would know when the time was right and I just think the time is about right. “My biggest thing is I hope there is still a platform to hold those people in power accountable – the leaders of the councils, the police and crime commissioner, the senior police officers, the top politicians. The great Laurence Reed one of Cornwall's and the West Country's Most Loved Media personality and radio host invited met to chat in his studio on Independence… “I was always at the gym, cycling, walking and I ate healthily,” he said. He said: “I had two weeks’ leave. He was accidentally put on air. laurencereedcornwall@hotmail.com Contact. It’s a huge part of my life.”. BBC Radio Cornwall presenter Laurence Reed told her legion of radio fans this afternoon that he will be leaving the station in two weeks The hugely popular phone presenter, who has worked for the station for over 30 years, said he was distressed he made the decision to leave explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/bbc-presenter-nearly-died-after-20668970 “It’s the person on the street who phones in and maybe can’t get their washing machine fixed – it’s the little things we can make a difference on. He still has to wear the bag until the infection clears up. Cornwall Council and CORMAC, the company owned by Cornwall Council which maintains Cornwall’s roads, welcome an apology broadcast on BBC Radio Cornwall today (16 January 2018) after a complaint was made by Cornwall Council about a Laurence Reed programme from May 2016. 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