Richard was born in Birmingham, but lived in the North East of England for 33 years.
He worked in the oil transport industry in the Midlands for three years, then moved on to teach ice skating and produce ice shows in Durham City after winning the British Primary Ice Dance Championship in 1967.
Finally he worked for the Rank Organisation all over the NE of England and throughout Scotland for over 23 years.
He moved with his wife Eleanor to Spain in September 2001 and says it is the best thing he has ever done. His interests here in Spain are Smooth FM radio, Line Dancing, Driving and Gardening
Richard Bond features every Monday on the Jack Savage Show. He is our roving reporter for local info and all charity events and weekly updates.