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Veterans in Action – 4000 Mile Walk Around Great Britain Coming to Brentwood and Billericay

Veterans in Action – 4000 Mile Walk Around Great Britain Coming to Brentwood and Billericay

Bob Simpson April 24, 2014 0

Veterans In Action is a charity which helps veterans of the armed forces who have suffered the effects of war or who have found the transition to civilian life difficult, by helping them to

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Keep calm it’s only Tuesday

Keep calm it’s only Tuesday

Scott Ross April 22, 2014 0

Being a Tuesday I was joined on today’s show by CARL MERRY for another Essex Tale. Today’s story concerned the daughter of the King of Colchester and if you missed it you can listen

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An Easter surprise

An Easter surprise

Scott Ross April 21, 2014 0

Well after a week off I had a real surprise to find that I was starting two hours early today as Michelle had thoughtlessly taken her Bank Holiday as real holiday. What a cheek!

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Veterans in Action – 4000 Mile Walk to Come Through Brentwood and Billericay

Veterans in Action – 4000 Mile Walk to Come Through Brentwood and Billericay

Bob Simpson April 17, 2014 1

Veterans In Action is a charity which helps veterans of the armed forces who have suffered the effects of war or who have found the transition to civilian life difficult, by helping them to

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The Great Really Good Gatsby and Alison Thea Skott

The Great Really Good Gatsby and Alison Thea Skott

Mike Jones April 17, 2014 0

Alison Thea Skot joined Mike on the show today and chatted about the Queens latest production “The Great Gatsby” You can hear what Mike thought of the show and the interview with Alison right

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Get Naked or Keep Your Shirt On?

Get Naked or Keep Your Shirt On?

Bob Simpson April 15, 2014 0

Well we’re all supposed to be Europeans now, so why is there such an intolerance here of naked flesh when over in the German city of Munich they have given people the go-ahead to

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Tales of Prague…

Tales of Prague…

Bob Simpson April 14, 2014 0

So it’s good to be back in Brentwood after almost a week away in Prague. I had a great time touring around this beautiful city and on today’s show I talked a bit about

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Hey It’s Friday

Hey It’s Friday

Scott Ross April 11, 2014 0

Yes, it’s Friday and another bonus show for me this week. After yesterday when we heard all about domestic abuse, today we heard a case in point involving a postman who shut his wife

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Men have rights too

Men have rights too

Scott Ross April 10, 2014 0

I was joined in the studio today by GERALD CASH and on the phone, by ERIN PIZZEY to tell us about the event they are holding tomorrow in Brentwood at the Marygreen Manor Hotel.

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A concise history of Local Radio by Scott Ross

A concise history of Local Radio by Scott Ross

Tony Smith April 9, 2014 2

Excerpts from Scott's recent talk covering the last 100 years of radio!

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No wonder TV is on its deathbed

No wonder TV is on its deathbed

Scott Ross April 8, 2014 0

On today’s programme, we heard all about a 9-hour TV spectacular which aired last week in France. This wondrous programme consisted entirely of a man walking backwards through Tokyo – and yes it ran

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What is the world coming to?

What is the world coming to?

Scott Ross April 7, 2014 0

Another “MAXIMUM MUSIC MONDAY” and with it being such a grey miserable day we certainly needed the music to cheer us up, but to cheer us up even more we took a peep at

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The Eco-friendly Greenhouse at Shenfield High School

The Eco-friendly Greenhouse at Shenfield High School

Mike Jones April 7, 2014 0

Shenfield High School are attempting to build a eco-friendly greenhouse using plastic bottles, and prevocational studies teacher Andy Christiani came in to talk about it

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Eric Pickles and The Bishop of Chelmsford Open Essex Savers in Brentwood

Eric Pickles and The Bishop of Chelmsford Open Essex Savers in Brentwood

Bob Simpson April 4, 2014 0

Today saw the official opening of the Brentwood Branch of Essex Savers.net Credit Union. I popped along this morning to watch the proceedings and have a chat to those involved. First I spoke to

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Opportunities to save and earn money

Opportunities to save and earn money

Scott Ross April 3, 2014 0

On today’s, and for me bonus edition of the show, we heard all about the Nottingham woman who saved £3000 and saw her weight drop from around 25 Stone to 17 stone, in just

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It’s all about Theatre

It’s all about Theatre

Mike Jones April 2, 2014 0

Local playwright and actor Luke Coldham is attempting to encourage a whole new audience for his improvisation show at the Thameside on the 23rd May. Mike spoke to Luke about the birth and and

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Get ready to invade Ukraine – well one town anyway!

Get ready to invade Ukraine – well one town anyway!

Scott Ross April 1, 2014 0

Being a Tuesday I was once again joined by CARL MERRY for another ESSEX TALE. This week’s tale was set in East Mersea at the height of the civil war between the Royalists and

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Do I save money or splash out on a treat?

Do I save money or splash out on a treat?

Scott Ross March 31, 2014 0

On today’s programme we heard about the 14 year old American boy who’s shown the US Government how to save up to £240m a year just by changing the font used in printing government

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A Musical Journey Across Europe – Choir For All Seasons

A Musical Journey Across Europe – Choir For All Seasons

Bob Simpson March 28, 2014 0

This Saturday at the Mayflower Hall, Chapel Street, Billericay, The Choir for All Seasons are holding a concert called Music on The Orient Express. This is described as a romantic musical journey across Europe,

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How the police have seen the light

How the police have seen the light

Scott Ross March 24, 2014 0

It’s another MAXIMUM MUSIC MONDAY but we still had time to poke a little fun at the Metropolitan police. Now they’ve not been enjoying a great press of late and are also facing many

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Stella The Raw Food Goddess visits Phoenix

Stella The Raw Food Goddess visits Phoenix

Mike Jones March 21, 2014 1

  If you bring food into the studio Mike is going to eat it and thats exactly what happened here. Here the interview again with the Lovely and very clever Stella Phillips in between

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Faire Is the Heaven – The Stondon Singers at Brentwood Cathedral

Faire Is the Heaven – The Stondon Singers at Brentwood Cathedral

Bob Simpson March 20, 2014 0

David Schacht talks about the group's new concert

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Where am I?

Where am I?

Scott Ross March 18, 2014 0

On today’s programme we heard a truly Devilish tale from Carl Merry relating to the consequences of throwing caution to the wind and building a house on land known as the Devil’s Wood. It

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EKCO’s of the past

EKCO’s of the past

Scott Ross March 17, 2014 0

            Some time ago I got the chance to talk with local publisher and author, Audrey Snee who should have been with me today had she not been prevented

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First Responders Want You! – and a song from Matthew Shepherd

First Responders Want You! – and a song from Matthew Shepherd

Bob Simpson March 14, 2014 0

Community First Responder volunteers are trained to attend emergency calls received by the ambulance service and provide care until the ambulance arrives. Following a 999 call, one of a group of trained volunteers is despatched to the patient by

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The Need for Vinyl and Mike and Claire talk Sex

The Need for Vinyl and Mike and Claire talk Sex

Mike Jones March 14, 2014 0

Two and Two Make Sex opened this week at the Queens and Mike went along to see this brilliant farce which includes in its cast the lovely Claire Storey. An actress with an impressive

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James Torme and all that Jazz

James Torme and all that Jazz

Mike Jones March 14, 2014 0

James Torme and his brilliant band delighted audiences at a unlikely Leigh on Sea venue last week into a laid back Jazz speakeasy. Mike Jones watched the gig and afterwards got a chance to

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A Visit from D’Ukes and a Tale of Being Lost in Iceland

A Visit from D’Ukes and a Tale of Being Lost in Iceland

Bob Simpson March 13, 2014 0

After their crowd pleasing performance at our recent Phoenix Fridays gig, it was great to welcome back to the studio, the finest Ukulele band in the known universe! – D’Ukes. Members Martin Burdikin, Jo

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All about poachers and politicians

All about poachers and politicians

Scott Ross March 11, 2014 0

Being Tuesday I was delighted to welcome back CARL MERRY with another ESSEX TALE. Today’s tale concerned a poacher of old by the name of Samuel Peacock who seems to have had a bit

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Lost in music and the garden, as well

Lost in music and the garden, as well

Scott Ross March 10, 2014 0

It’s the start of the working week again but at least the weekend, and especially yesterday was good to us weather-wise.         Anyway being a Monday we needed something to cheer

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Chaos at Billericay Town Council Meeting – Cllr Jules Bottazzi

Chaos at Billericay Town Council Meeting – Cllr Jules Bottazzi

Bob Simpson March 7, 2014 2

Billericay Town Council had to cancel its full council meeting after around 280 people flocked to Billericay Day Centre. They swarmed the Chantry Way building in protest of Basildon Council’s proposals to build 2,300 homes on the town’s

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Queens Hospital A & E Romford – An Emergency – Watch Here

Queens Hospital A & E Romford – An Emergency – Watch Here

Bob Simpson March 6, 2014 0

Brentwood’s nearest Accident and Emergency department at Queen’s Hospital Romford, sees about 400 patients a day Following a report by the Care Quality Commission that its A&E was “at times unsafe because of the

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I wonder if we’ve found the reason the Scots want independence!

I wonder if we’ve found the reason the Scots want independence!

Scott Ross March 5, 2014 0

On today’s, and for me, bonus edition of the show we heard about the Essex secondary school teacher just awarded £230k after slipping on a sachet of tomato ketchup. Well fair enough, if you’ve

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What would you wear for church?

What would you wear for church?

Scott Ross March 4, 2014 0

Being a Tuesday it is, of course, ESSEX TALES day and we’ll come onto that in a moment but firstly we had time to take a look at a more recent story.   This

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Who says you can’t make it big?

Who says you can’t make it big?

Scott Ross March 3, 2014 0

A few weeks ago on this show I got to talk to Erkan Ali of BE INSPIRED, about helping the business community to better achieve their goals, and today I got to talk with

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Paolo Morena live in the studio

Paolo Morena live in the studio

Mike Jones March 3, 2014 0

The wonderful Paolo Morena joined us in the studio for a fantastic three song session and interview   You can hear the whole interview here     Or you can watch the film here

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Drive-in Movies come to Brentwood and a Cat Cafe

Drive-in Movies come to Brentwood and a Cat Cafe

Bob Simpson February 28, 2014 0

Another busy show today with a few gremlins at the start, but I managed to beat them off with a stick! CLASSICS of the silver screen will be shown al-fresco this year in Brentwood

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Danger! – Selfies

Danger! – Selfies

Bob Simpson February 27, 2014 0

A packed show today but somehow I managed to cram it all in! I mentioned a new app out designed to keep your partner happy by automatically sending them cute messages – bound to

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Interview with the Queen’s Theatre’s Patrick O’Sullivan

Interview with the Queen’s Theatre’s Patrick O’Sullivan

Mike Jones February 26, 2014 0

Patrick O'Sullivan, Education and Outreach Manager, came into the show to talk about his role at the Theatre

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Con Artists and thieves have been around a long time

Con Artists and thieves have been around a long time

Scott Ross February 25, 2014 0

On today’s show CARL MERRY related the ESSEX TALE of a long dead conman, Stephen Bunce and from rather more recent times we heard of two far less competent bank robbers on different sides

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Help from the skies and a spectacular event

Help from the skies and a spectacular event

Scott Ross February 24, 2014 0

On today’s show I was joined by WENDY MARCON from the ESSEX & HERTS AIR AMBULANCE TRUST. As the Trust Events Manager, Wendy is especially responsible for all the fundraising events, which are vitally

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Do you Believe in Half Price?

Do you Believe in Half Price?

Bob Simpson February 20, 2014 0

So inflation is down by nought point one percent? Well I can’t say I’ve noticed. But I have noticed all those phoney half price offers in supermarkets, including a block of cheddar, half price

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Prog Rock God Ian Anderson talks to Phoenix FM

Prog Rock God Ian Anderson talks to Phoenix FM

Mike Jones February 19, 2014 1

Mike Jones chats to the Jethro Tull frontman about the past, present and future

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All the comforts of Home

All the comforts of Home

Scott Ross February 18, 2014 0

As usual on a Tuesday I was joined for another ESSEX TALE, by Carl Merry who whilst moving away from demons, stuck with another strange creature. Last week we heard all about the Devil’s

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The Food of Love?

The Food of Love?

Scott Ross February 17, 2014 0

Another MAXIMUM MUSIC MONDAY is upon us, but in with all that music, we managed to squeeze in the story of a man who, sadly, dropped dead from embarrassment whilst buying a Valentines gift

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A One 2 Three Valentine’s Day Special – Guess The Mystery Voices!

A One 2 Three Valentine’s Day Special – Guess The Mystery Voices!

Bob Simpson February 14, 2014 0

Happy Valentine’s Day to those who have found love, in whatever shape or form, and to those who are still hunting, don’t give up. If you feel bad, send yourself a card. You must

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Seann Walsh – The Lie-In King

Seann Walsh – The Lie-In King

Bob Simpson February 13, 2014 0

Listen again to our interview with comedian Seann

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Between a rock and a hard place

Between a rock and a hard place

Scott Ross February 11, 2014 0

On today’s show we learnt about the Canadian Rock Band, SKINNY PUPPY, allegedly demanding £400,000 from the US military for unauthorised use of their “music” to torment suspected terrorists in Guantanamo Bay. Seemingly people

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Anyone for some ham?

Anyone for some ham?

Scott Ross February 10, 2014 0

On today’s show I was joined by Pete Waters, one half of the World renowned home of amateur radio (sometimes known as HAM RADIO) in Essex, Waters & Stanton. Pete explained just what “HAM”

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A New Credit Union for Billericay, Street Pastors and The Big Promise, and Goodbye Pip!

A New Credit Union for Billericay, Street Pastors and The Big Promise, and Goodbye Pip!

Bob Simpson February 7, 2014 0

Back in December Alison Davies from Essex Savers.net Credit Union came into Phoenix to tell us the good news that a new credit union branch was to open in Brentwood. Well we had some

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#TimeToTalk Day on Phoenix FM

#TimeToTalk Day on Phoenix FM

Paul Golder February 6, 2014 6

Thursday 6 February was the first ever Time to Talk Day - 24 hours in which to start conversations about mental health, raise awareness and share the message that mental illness is nothing to

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Review: Our Man In Havana, Queen’s Theatre

Review: Our Man In Havana, Queen’s Theatre

Mike Jones February 5, 2014 0

Mike Jones was at the press review night of Our Man In Havana, a comedy thriller produced by and performed at the Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch

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William Hunter Way Project Scrapped – Russell Quirk

William Hunter Way Project Scrapped – Russell Quirk

Bob Simpson February 5, 2014 0

AFTER eight years of planning the deal for William Hunter Way’s multi-million pound redevelopment is to be scrapped. Brentwood Council have confirmed the project with Stockland is “set to be refused” after a development

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It’s Time To Talk

It’s Time To Talk

Scott Ross February 4, 2014 0

  Thursday this week has been designated TIME TO TALK DAY and I was joined today by Mark Dale and Wayne Banks from the Basildon & South of England Disability Equality Forum, to explain

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Seconds Out – the place is on fire!

Seconds Out – the place is on fire!

Scott Ross February 3, 2014 0

              On today’s show we heard all about the boxer whose final appearance in the ring was as a corpse. It seems that he had wanted to be

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Mike Le Surf

Mike Le Surf

Mike Jones January 30, 2014 0

Guests today were PPC Mike le Surf and Cllr Julie Morrisey who came into discuss the latest “good news ” figures ,Scotland ,Crime, Education and of course whats going on in Brentwood Politics.  

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A step too far

A step too far

Scott Ross January 28, 2014 0

Being a Tuesday I was pleased to welcome back CARL MERRY, but his tale today was a truly gruesome story which concerned the love of a girl by Viking twins who perished fighting each

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A truly political lesson

A truly political lesson

Scott Ross January 27, 2014 0

On today’s show I was privileged to meet up and chat with a legend of TV political reporting, BRIAN CURTOIS. For many years Brian was the BBC’s chief political correspondent who met and interviewed

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Leanne Louise Live in Studio 1 – Listen Here

Leanne Louise Live in Studio 1 – Listen Here

Bob Simpson January 24, 2014 0

Leanne Louise is a singer songwriter and occasional producer. 2013 saw Leanne opening Brownstock Festival and going onto win both ILUVLIVE and Live & Unsigned. Leanne will be appearing at Phoenix FM’s First ever

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William Hunter Way – Opposition Members Anger at Secrecy

William Hunter Way – Opposition Members Anger at Secrecy

Bob Simpson January 23, 2014 0

Ian Edmonds and Graeme Clark explain their reaction to current negotiations

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Married? You Could be Part of a New World Record – The Big Promise – Listen Here

Married? You Could be Part of a New World Record – The Big Promise – Listen Here

Bob Simpson January 23, 2014 0

Every year more than a quarter of a million couples across the UK signify their commitment to each other by getting married – they make promises to each other that form the bedrock on

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Baby’s from Hell

Baby’s from Hell

Scott Ross January 21, 2014 0

          On today’s programme we learnt about the woman from New York who is addicted to chewing on nappies and about the animated devil baby that has been terrorising New

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Doesn’t Monday come round quickly?

Doesn’t Monday come round quickly?

Scott Ross January 20, 2014 0

The weekends seem to just flash by and then here we are back at the start of another working week. The good news is that we have another MAXIMUM MUSIC MONDAY ONE-2-THREE Show.  

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Richie Milton and Bill Farrow – Tales of Simon and Garfunkel, The Pioneers, Long John Baldry And Eastenders! – And Some Great Music Too

Richie Milton and Bill Farrow – Tales of Simon and Garfunkel, The Pioneers, Long John Baldry And Eastenders! – And Some Great Music Too

Bob Simpson January 17, 2014 2

Well I have been looking forward today’s show for weeks. Back at Brentwood lighting up at the end of last November we had several great musicians perform on our stage in Crown Street Brentwood

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A bit of a wash out

A bit of a wash out

Scott Ross January 14, 2014 0

Last week we heard all about an 11-year old American girl who got stuck in a washing machine whilst playing hide and seek, but now comes news of an Australian man who thought he

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AN EXPLOSIVE MEETING

AN EXPLOSIVE MEETING

Scott Ross January 13, 2014 0

Being a Monday we needed a couple of stories to cheer ourselves up and being of a somewhat warped nature, other people’s misfortunes always do it for me! First off we learnt about the

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Prismism Project Live from Studio 2 – Watch Here

Prismism Project Live from Studio 2 – Watch Here

Bob Simpson January 10, 2014 1

Today I played out a great session I recorded in studio 2 earlier this week with Greg Hummell, also known as Prismism Project. Prismism Project is all about Alternative/ Electronic production, live looping &

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Mrs Brentwood and the 2014 Festivals

Mrs Brentwood and the 2014 Festivals

Mike Jones January 8, 2014 0

The lovely Laurie Edmonds popped in to see Mike today and brought exciting news about this years Brentwood Arts Festival and Brentwood Festival itself   The Arts festival begins on 5th July and will

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A bit of a jam

A bit of a jam

Scott Ross January 7, 2014 0

On today’s show we heard all about the British man breathalysed by the French police for drink driving and why, although having consumed copious quantities of Champagne, wine and malt whisky, he escaped prosecution.

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It’s the start of a New Year so we mean business!

It’s the start of a New Year so we mean business!

Scott Ross January 6, 2014 0

On today’s show I was joined by business consultant, ERKAN ALI from Be Collaboration, an organisation he founded with Gill Tiney. Gill, who has been in to see us a couple of times, would

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£10 to visit A & E – Manure from the Press Association?

£10 to visit A & E – Manure from the Press Association?

Bob Simpson January 3, 2014 0

So here is the news, or at least someone’s version of it. A third of GPs believe patients should be charged for some A&E visits, while most think Government changes will do nothing to

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Happy New Year – The First One 2 Three of 2014 and The Shape of Things to Come

Happy New Year – The First One 2 Three of 2014 and The Shape of Things to Come

Bob Simpson January 2, 2014 0

It was my privilege to host today’s One 2 Three, the first of 2014. Along with Scott Ross and Mike Jones we have been presenting this early afternoon show on Phoenix FM since last

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A real celebratory bash

A real celebratory bash

Scott Ross December 31, 2013 0

For the final ONE-2-THREE Show of the year, I was delighted to be joined by FRANCES CLAMP for a New Year’s Eve BYGONES special. Frances talked about some of the legends surrounding the changing

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A right Royal “to do”!

A right Royal “to do”!

Scott Ross December 30, 2013 0

Continuing the theme from Saturday we spent much of today’s show re-living the tracks that made 2013 such a great year for music, as well as pre-viewing some of the new releases which are

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A very Merry Santa!

A very Merry Santa!

Scott Ross December 24, 2013 0

On this our Christmas Eve edition of ONE-2-THREE we heard all about the Santa Claus who together with his female assistant came a cropper whilst riding his sleigh down a busy high street in

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Food for thought, maybe?

Food for thought, maybe?

Scott Ross December 23, 2013 0

Christmas creeps up on you doesn’t it? With this in mind it did seem right to belt out a few more Christmas songs but not the full house we’ll be playing tomorrow. It might

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Oxjam 2013 – Listen Again Here

Oxjam 2013 – Listen Again Here

Bob Simpson December 19, 2013 0

On Saturday 28th December it’s the return of Oxjam, a music festival that celebrates the local music scene and raises money for Oxfam- two undeniably great causes! After raising more than double the amount

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The spirit of Christmas lives on!

The spirit of Christmas lives on!

Scott Ross December 17, 2013 0

Following on from yesterday when we heard about various arguments erupting around decorating Christmas trees, we looked today at the woman who has put up a less than festive message in lights to her

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Christmas – The time of goodwill to all men

Christmas – The time of goodwill to all men

Scott Ross December 16, 2013 0

I’ve finally succumbed to the Christmas festivities and started putting up my decorations. I guess it’s getting the cards out next! With the Christmas spirit filling the air I decided to look today at

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William Hunter Way: Cllr Parker discusses the proposals

William Hunter Way: Cllr Parker discusses the proposals

Mike Jones December 15, 2013 1

Keith Parker, Conservative councillor for Brizes & Doddinghurst, visited the show this week to talk about the proposals for William Hunter Way

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The Phoenix FM Daytime Collective – Santa (Thank you) ft. The Popettes

The Phoenix FM Daytime Collective – Santa (Thank you) ft. The Popettes

Bryan Powis December 12, 2013 1

  A brand new Christmas song for you this year courtesy of your Phoenix FM daytime presenters.   The Phoenix FM Daytime Collective are: Bryan Powis Rob Jelly Michelle Ward Bob Simpson Mike Jones

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It’s all about money today!

It’s all about money today!

Scott Ross December 11, 2013 0

For reasons I won’t bore you with, we’ve had a bit of a switch round this week, so somewhat surprisingly I found myself in the driving seat for today’s show. First off we heard about

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It’s all about Billericay today

It’s all about Billericay today

Scott Ross December 9, 2013 0

On today’s show I was delighted to welcome CHARLES PHILLIPS who has just published THE STORY OF BILLERICAY. The book was 6 years in the writing and traces the town back to its earliest

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Essex Savers Credit Union Arrives in Brentwood

Essex Savers Credit Union Arrives in Brentwood

Bob Simpson December 6, 2013 2

My guest today was Alison Davies, president of Essex Savers Net Credit Union The Archbishop of Canterbury recently said that one million families are now taking out payday loans every month as they struggle

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Crown Street Live – Listen Here

Crown Street Live – Listen Here

Bob Simpson December 5, 2013 0

Another chance to hear all the acts who performed at Crown Street during this year's Lighting Up

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Living off the fat of the land, perhaps!

Living off the fat of the land, perhaps!

Scott Ross December 3, 2013 0

Being a Tuesday it was ESSEX TALES day. But before all that we learnt how you could have turned your excess fat into gold. Had you been in Dubai during Ramadan and signed up

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Why Santa might be a little late this year

Why Santa might be a little late this year

Scott Ross December 2, 2013 0

        Well last Saturday saw the big Christmas Light switch-ons in both Brentwood and Billericay but on today’s show we heard why Santa could be a little held up this year.

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Lighting Up Brentwood – ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly

Lighting Up Brentwood – ‘Tis the Season to be Jolly

Bob Simpson November 29, 2013 0

‘Tis almost the season to be jolly… But with Father Christmas busy in his workshop and Lighting Up Brentwood tomorrow, I played a few Christmas tunes today to get us in the mood. We

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Weird and Wonderful Stories

Weird and Wonderful Stories

Bob Simpson November 28, 2013 0

Today seemed a good day for Weird and Wonderful stories… So I thought I would start by mentioning a local event of the same name. Weird and Wonderful     I hear that there

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Mike Le-Surf and Julie Morrissey

Mike Le-Surf and Julie Morrissey

Mike Jones November 27, 2013 1

The two Labour councillors join Mike Jones on One-2-Three

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Mike Jones talks to Eric Pickles

Mike Jones talks to Eric Pickles

Paul Golder November 27, 2013 0

Mike Jones spoke to Brentwood and Ongar MP Eric Pickles at the opening of Brentwood Brewing Company’s new premises in Ongar Road, adjacent to Calcott Hall Farm Shop. A variety of topics were discussed

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A rush for 2014 calendars

A rush for 2014 calendars

Scott Ross November 26, 2013 0

As it’s a Tuesday I was joined today by CARL MERRY for another ESSEX TALE. This week’s concerned a philosopher from Harwich, who made an interesting proposition on his deathbed in Brightlingsea, where he

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Some Unwelcome Visitors!

Some Unwelcome Visitors!

Scott Ross November 25, 2013 0

It’s the start of another working week so we definitely need something to cheer us up so with our colleague STEVE DAVIS braving the delicacies on offer in the jungle, we enjoyed the story

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Louise Moss from RSPB Rainham Marshes – We Make Fatballs!

Louise Moss from RSPB Rainham Marshes – We Make Fatballs!

Bob Simpson November 22, 2013 0

Thanks to Louise Moss from RSPB Rainham Marshes today The Phoenix FM studio today felt like the Blue Peter studio at the BBC. We made fatballs! You can see the result of my effort

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Lizzie Allen and Tracey Cowling from Havering and Brentwood Bereavement Service

Lizzie Allen and Tracey Cowling from Havering and Brentwood Bereavement Service

Bob Simpson November 22, 2013 0

Havering and Brentwood Bereavement Service are a local non profit making registered charity, which since 1989 has been offering professional and confidential counselling to adults and more recently children who are struggling to come

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More winners for Health & Safety

More winners for Health & Safety

Scott Ross November 21, 2013 0

Hi. Yes it’s me back again on ONE -2-THREE, but this is not so much as a bonus show but rather a straight swap with Bob who covered me on Monday. On today’s show

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War of the Worlds a new tour! I chat to Jeff Wayne

War of the Worlds a new tour! I chat to Jeff Wayne

Bob Simpson November 20, 2013 0

The man behind one of the most successful concept albums ever is Jeff Wayne. War of the Worlds remains one of the best selling albums of all time in the UK with sales well

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A Cold place with a warm welcome

A Cold place with a warm welcome

Scott Ross November 19, 2013 0

On today’s show we heard all about the hotel in Sweden made entirely of ice and snow that has just been ordered to install fire safety equipment. You’d think that if it caught fire

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Steve Davis in the Jungle and Sam Callahan says Goodbye to X Factor

Steve Davis in the Jungle and Sam Callahan says Goodbye to X Factor

Bob Simpson November 18, 2013 0

Snooker star and Phoenix FM presenter Steve Davis has swapped his waistcoat for a khaki suit to appear in the latest series of ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!’ Here’s some top

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Rock Choir and Brentwood Lighting Up – Andrew Small

Rock Choir and Brentwood Lighting Up – Andrew Small

Bob Simpson November 15, 2013 0

  Rock Choir was started by musician Caroline Redman Lusher in 2005, and now people all over the UK are enjoying its mix of fun, friendship and community spirit. Well on 30th November Rock

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Phil Norton – The Billericay Street Pastors

Phil Norton – The Billericay Street Pastors

Bob Simpson November 14, 2013 1

A DEDICATED team of volunteers have started to hit the streets of Billericay to support late-night revellers and vulnerable people in need. The Billericay Street Pastors will be out in the town between 9pm and

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A cake that’s a cut above the average

A cake that’s a cut above the average

Scott Ross November 12, 2013 0

In the first hour of today’s show we heard some headline news about an American bride who to celebrate her wedding to a horror film fan executed a wedding cake in the shape of

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Looking for the “high” life perhaps

Looking for the “high” life perhaps

Scott Ross November 11, 2013 0

  Well it is Monday again so we needed something to cheer ourselves up. So on today’s “music packed” show we looked at the house for sale in Bristol complete with a cannabis farm

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David Schacht from The Stondon Singers and a Warning about Conmen

David Schacht from The Stondon Singers and a Warning about Conmen

Bob Simpson November 7, 2013 0

The Stondon Singers are a mixed Chamber Choir, resident at the atmospheric Priory Church of St Laurence, Blackmore. On 12th November (next Tuesday) they will be performing their next concert “Watercolours” at St Laurence

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Russell Apologises and Brentwood Arts are in town

Russell Apologises and Brentwood Arts are in town

Mike Jones November 7, 2013 0

Following the furore in the media Brentwood First Councillor Russell Quirk came into the studio to explain the context and reasons behind his recent leaked email which stated that “The prospect of sharing such

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A tram journey with a difference and an ESSEX TALE

A tram journey with a difference and an ESSEX TALE

Scott Ross November 5, 2013 0

          On today’s show we heard about a group of French teenagers, a bit worse for wear, who abducted a llama from a circus and took it on a tour

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Oops is this really the way to fight a war?

Oops is this really the way to fight a war?

Scott Ross November 4, 2013 1

On today’s show we heard all about the Norwegian who really has made something out of nothing. I guess that many of us have heard about people who like to live in a virtual

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Arbutus Music and The Rhythm Of Life. Paul Golder Chats to Steve Hackett of Genesis and Happy Birthday Scott Ross

Arbutus Music and The Rhythm Of Life. Paul Golder Chats to Steve Hackett of Genesis and Happy Birthday Scott Ross

Bob Simpson November 1, 2013 0

Last Thursday I had the pleasure to chat to Christine Gwynne and Frances Quintrell about their singing workshop “The Rhythm of Life” which was happening on Monday this week. I thought I would pop

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The Scrutiny debate without the Scrutineer

The Scrutiny debate without the Scrutineer

Mike Jones October 31, 2013 0

In what promised to be a heated debate following the previous week’s Council Full Meeting Ousted Chair Karen Chilvers (Lib Dem) Phil Baker (BWF) were invited to join Mike for One to Three. New

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Maddy Davies from Brentwood Connect and some Halloween Horror!

Maddy Davies from Brentwood Connect and some Halloween Horror!

Bob Simpson October 31, 2013 0

Brentwood Connect is about empowering local communities across Brentwood to support families in their locality who are struggling to function effectively. Brentwood Connect is working with Inspiration Youth Call and today, Maddy Davies a

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The cat’s whiskers

The cat’s whiskers

Scott Ross October 29, 2013 1

    It was rather a sad day today as I was joined for the last time by Frances Clamp. Frances has been with me on this show for the last 3 years but

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It’s a dog’s life

It’s a dog’s life

Scott Ross October 28, 2013 0

Another maximum music Monday has arrived but apart from all that music, we had time to look at another couple of oddball stories. First off came news of the travel company who specialise in

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The Encore Harmony Singers

The Encore Harmony Singers

Bob Simpson October 25, 2013 0

It was a great pleasure to be joined by The Encore Harmony Singers in Studio 2 at Phoenix. The Encore Harmony Singers are a group of eight singers that are well known in the

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The Rhythm of Life – Arbutus Music and Fun with Powis (Bob Simpson Sings!)

The Rhythm of Life – Arbutus Music and Fun with Powis (Bob Simpson Sings!)

Bob Simpson October 24, 2013 0

It was a great pleasure to welcome back to the studio Christine Gwynn from Arbutus Music who this time was joined by her colleague Francis Quintrell.   Sing Special – Rhythm of Life, is a

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Do you have to be flush to eat here?

Do you have to be flush to eat here?

Scott Ross October 22, 2013 0

          On today’s show we heard all about a new toilet themed restaurant which has just opened in Los Angeles. This glittering establishment boasts lavatories rather than chairs to sit

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It’s time to welcome back THE CROCKED MONSIEURS

It’s time to welcome back THE CROCKED MONSIEURS

Scott Ross October 21, 2013 0

  Last June, when I was sitting in for MICHELLE WARD, I got to meet up with Chris Howard and Colin Batters, who are 2 members of South London based band, THE CROCKED MONSIEURS.

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Chinese Food, Pandas and Paul Merton speaks to Rob Jelly

Chinese Food, Pandas and Paul Merton speaks to Rob Jelly

Bob Simpson October 17, 2013 0

The Man who wrote Rebecca Black’s “Friday” has Made A New Song Called “Chinese Food”  And if you think Friday was bad, you need to listen to Alison Gold’s song “Chinese Food.” It’s about

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Rob West and The Backstage Centre

Rob West and The Backstage Centre

Mike Jones October 17, 2013 0

Mike’s Guest today was Rob West from the wonderful Backstage Centre at Purfllet. Its Londons newest Music and Theatre production and rehearsal facility   To find out more about the Backstage Centre  go to

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How about One for the road?

How about One for the road?

Scott Ross October 15, 2013 0

Being a Tuesday I was once again joined by my BYGONES mentor, Frances Clamp, but more of that anon. In the first hour of today’s show we heard about a very unusual case of

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Go with the flow – perhaps!

Go with the flow – perhaps!

Scott Ross October 14, 2013 0

Another hectic ONE-2-THREE Show today with “Much More Music!” plus news of a man who can’t get a driving licence because he’s legally dead and of another man knocked senseless when his toilet exploded. I

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World Mental Health Day, Larry Pegg and Silly Stories

World Mental Health Day, Larry Pegg and Silly Stories

Bob Simpson October 10, 2013 0

With one in four people suffering from a mental health problem, World Mental Health Day is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy. Today, October 10th is World Mental Health Day,

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Jethro Tull Past Present and the Future

Jethro Tull Past Present and the Future

Mike Jones October 10, 2013 0

Mike was delighted to get the chance to talk to founding member Marin Barre about his time with Tull and what the future holds for them all.   To find out what Mike Jones

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Barclay James Harvest – A Chat With John Lees

Barclay James Harvest – A Chat With John Lees

Bob Simpson October 9, 2013 1

Formed in 1966 the band Barclay James Harvest created classic albums like Once Again (featuring the beautiful song Mockingbird), Barclay James Harvest And Other Short Stories and many others  Founder member of the band John Lees is about to

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A dead loss

A dead loss

Scott Ross October 8, 2013 0

On today’s show we heard about a new dating site aimed at reaching a hitherto untapped market – THE DEAD. GhostSingles.com has some stunning profiles of potential love interests. They’re a pretty transparent lot

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How about a “wee dram”?

How about a “wee dram”?

Scott Ross October 7, 2013 0

Hey it’s Monday yet again! Hope you had a great weekend but now it’s back to work so to try and cheer you up, in addition to playing some fabulous tunes, we also took

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X Factor’s Sam Callahan, A Lost Granny and Cheese and Pickle

X Factor’s Sam Callahan, A Lost Granny and Cheese and Pickle

Bob Simpson October 4, 2013 0

Now that Sam Callahan has made it through boot camp on X Factor, This weekend we’ll see the final contestants revealed, as the judges’ houses stage of the competition airs. Sam’s now off to San

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And you’re back in the room… Ches Moulton, Hypnotherapist and Eric Pickles turns nasty.

And you’re back in the room… Ches Moulton, Hypnotherapist and Eric Pickles turns nasty.

Bob Simpson October 3, 2013 0

Our friend Ches Moulton made a welcome return to Phoenix FM today. Until recently Ches presented a great show on Phoenix – Blues From Brentwood but left to concentrate on other things in his

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Horsing around on the back seat!

Horsing around on the back seat!

Scott Ross October 1, 2013 0

On today’s show we heard about a couple of ladies who were pulled over by police on the Autobahn as their two passengers on the back seat were horses. Seemingly they’d just rescued the

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The law is an ass!

The law is an ass!

Scott Ross September 30, 2013 0

On today’s MAXIMUM MUSIC edition of the show we took a look at some of the daftest laws that exist around the world. For example amazingly enough it is illegal for single, divorced or

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Kaylen Castle – Amazing 16 year old Guitarist and Composer

Kaylen Castle – Amazing 16 year old Guitarist and Composer

Bob Simpson September 27, 2013 0

I was totally knocked out by my talented young guest today, Kaylen Castle. Kaylen Castle plays the guitar. Nothing unusual about that then, but it’s the way he plays that interests me. Far from

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Rubbish and Bondage – Now there’s a Funny Thing

Rubbish and Bondage – Now there’s a Funny Thing

Bob Simpson September 26, 2013 0

  So have you been to the rubbish tip lately? Well I’m having a major clear out at home at the moment and I arrived at the tip the other day with a car

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Fire Service Dispute – The FBU visit Phoenix FM

Fire Service Dispute – The FBU visit Phoenix FM

Mike Jones September 26, 2013 0

With a four hour strike by Brentwood firefighters taking place between 12 and 4pm Mike invited FBU rep Nick Mayes into the studio to talk about the reasons why they were taking this action.

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To wit To woo!

To wit To woo!

Scott Ross September 24, 2013 0

As it’s Tuesday I was pleased to welcome back Frances Clamp and even more delighted when she took me to visit two pubs in the Billericay of the 1960′s. Bot more of that anon!

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A drink to die for – and then get washed up on the beach!

A drink to die for – and then get washed up on the beach!

Scott Ross September 23, 2013 0

Being a Monday it’s our MAXIMUM MUSIC edition of the show. But we still had time to hear about the woman in China who was bitten by the snake she’d attempted to pickle in

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Ken Dodd talks to Bob Simpson …

Ken Dodd talks to Bob Simpson …

Bob Simpson September 19, 2013 2

about his life, comedy, music and The Beatles

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Pygmalion ,Classic Cars ,Enchanted Festival and Steve Howe

Pygmalion ,Classic Cars ,Enchanted Festival and Steve Howe

Mike Jones September 18, 2013 0

Very very busy programme today   I was joined by Tasha Blaauw and Jenny Lee from The Wesley Players who came into talk about the forthcoming Pygmalion and this weeks Brentwood Drama Festival  

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Get to work slave!

Get to work slave!

Scott Ross September 17, 2013 0

On today’s show we heard about the Austrian woman who as she didn’t have enough money to hire labour to work on her farm, hit on the idea of posing as a dominatrix. When

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David does his bit

David does his bit

Scott Ross September 16, 2013 0

  On today’s show I was delighted to welcome Dave Quaife, brother of PETE QUAIFE, the late legendary bass guitarist and founder of the 60′s group THE KINKS.   Pete sadly died in 2010

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Paolo Morena Live – Weird and Wonderful with Colin Wade

Paolo Morena Live – Weird and Wonderful with Colin Wade

Bob Simpson September 13, 2013 3

A very busy but immensely enjoyable show today. I was joined in the studio by my two guests – first was Essex singer songwriter Paolo Morena – then Colin Wade from Brentwood Mind. Paolo

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Breakforcover! – Goodbye Stef and a Drunken Pig

Breakforcover! – Goodbye Stef and a Drunken Pig

Bob Simpson September 11, 2013 0

Was a pleasure to sit in for Mike Jones on One 2 Three today. It was a good opportunity to pay tribute to Stef Cybichowsky, drummer with local band Breakforcover. I have been lucky

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Fixing an election win – is that a Bounty or Black Magic?

Fixing an election win – is that a Bounty or Black Magic?

Scott Ross September 10, 2013 0

Straight back from a few days holiday and what’s happened to summer? Well never mind, on today’s show we were transported temporarily to the sunshine and warmth, where in the midst of a presidential

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Strange Tails? When Animals Go Bad

Strange Tails? When Animals Go Bad

Bob Simpson September 9, 2013 0

Had fun sitting in for Scott Ross today. Here on Phoenix we try to bring you interesting and sometimes quirky news stories from around the world. Well today all I could seem to find

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Bay City Rollers – Les McKeown chats to Bob Simpson on Phoenix FM

Bay City Rollers – Les McKeown chats to Bob Simpson on Phoenix FM

Bob Simpson September 6, 2013 12

I much enjoyed talking to the voice of The Bay City Rollers today – Les McKeown. Les is about to embark on a 41 date UK tour with his Les McKeown’s Legendary Bay City

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The Royal British Legion Youth Band Brentwood

The Royal British Legion Youth Band Brentwood

Bob Simpson September 6, 2013 0

Originally formed as a bugle band in 1990 the Brentwood Branch of The Royal British Legion formally adopted the Youth Band in March 1993. The band performs within various musical arenas from garden parties

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Tales of undercover swans and another visit to the Chantry House

Tales of undercover swans and another visit to the Chantry House

Scott Ross September 3, 2013 0

On today’s Show Frances Clamp returned to the Chantry House in Billericay. Last time we were there in March last year, Frances concentrated on the connections with the Pilgrim Fathers but today she concentrated

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The sky’s the limit!

The sky’s the limit!

Scott Ross September 2, 2013 0

On today’s show I was joined by PAM WITHRINGTON who is the Fundraising and Marketing Director for THE ESSEX & HERTS AIR AMBULANCE TRUST. Now a few weeks ago we were talking about the

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Domestic Abuse – Men Have Rights Too

Domestic Abuse – Men Have Rights Too

Bob Simpson August 30, 2013 0

Essex Police describe domestic abuse as incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those who are or have been intimate partners or family members. Domestic abuse is not just about

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One Million Cockroaches and Eric Pickles on those Short Skirts

One Million Cockroaches and Eric Pickles on those Short Skirts

Bob Simpson August 29, 2013 0

    One million cockroaches have reportedly escaped from a farm in China. The insects, which were being bred for use in traditional medicine, escaped from a facility in Dafeng, after an unknown person

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Dylan Howe on One to Three

Dylan Howe on One to Three

Mike Jones August 28, 2013 0

Mike ‘s guest today was drummer Dylan Howe. Dylan spent many years on the road with Ian Dury and the Blockheads and is currently touring with Wilko Johnson.   He is the son of

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There’s no smoke without fire

There’s no smoke without fire

Scott Ross August 27, 2013 0

On today’s Bygones feature we learnt about some of he rumours of what Henry VIII might have got up to during his visits to Blackmore but of that more later! In the first hour

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A direct report

A direct report

Scott Ross August 26, 2013 0

Taking time out from her Bank Holiday, I was delighted today to welcome MADDY DAVIES, Project Assistant of BRENTWOOD CONNECT which is a new project backed by Essex County Council which aims to help people

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Rock and Gibraltar

Rock and Gibraltar

Mike Jones August 24, 2013 0

Taking a wide sweep across the musical spectrum and across Europe today we looked at the growing issues concerning Gibraltar   Forever in the news these days Mike spoke to a Former MP who

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Andrew Ings Paolo Morena and the Traveller Camp

Andrew Ings Paolo Morena and the Traveller Camp

Bob Simpson August 22, 2013 0

It was great to be back in the studio today after a week off. Today’s show seemed to fly by, due mostly to my fascinating guest, Author, Theatre Critic, Actor and Director Andrew Ings. You

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How about going for a night time spin in the car?

How about going for a night time spin in the car?

Scott Ross August 20, 2013 0

I guess we’ve all heard the joke about someone dying peacefully in their sleep – unlike their passengers. Well today we heard about a woman in New Zealand who drove for almost 200 miles,

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Life with the Lions – it’s a dog’s life

Life with the Lions – it’s a dog’s life

Scott Ross August 19, 2013 0

Amazing isn’t it you’ve worked hard all week looking longingly at the sunshine outside, get to the weekend and the clouds roll back in and then along comes the start of another working week

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It’s art – but not as we know it!

It’s art – but not as we know it!

Scott Ross August 15, 2013 0

Since Bob Simpson has yet again taken himself off on leave, I was delighted to be back with a bonus show this week. In between the music, we took our usual peek at some

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Any Colour You Like

Any Colour You Like

Mike Jones August 15, 2013 0

Late one Wednesday night listening to Curveballs I heard this fabulous Pink Floyd  tribute band . I even had to pull the car over so I could listen to the whole performance So I

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Someone somewhere wants your vote

Someone somewhere wants your vote

Scott Ross August 13, 2013 0

Well here we are back at Tuesday but one without Frances Clamp. Mercifully Frances had left me some comprehensive notes on her chosen subject of BLACKMORE PRIORY, about which more later. In the first

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Credit where, where credit’s due

Credit where, where credit’s due

Scott Ross August 12, 2013 0

On today’s show we heard about the Russian who seems to have found a way to get back at the people we all seem to want to hate at present – the bankers! When

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Louise McKinlay on Crossrail and Councillors’ Case Loads …

Louise McKinlay on Crossrail and Councillors’ Case Loads …

Bob Simpson August 9, 2013 0

... plus A Nasty Smell in Billericay and no e-cigarettes on Trains

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Meetings, A Fishy Tale and Brentwood’s MP in a reasonably priced car?

Meetings, A Fishy Tale and Brentwood’s MP in a reasonably priced car?

Bob Simpson August 8, 2013 0

It was great to get together with a host of Phoenix FM presenters last night at one of our meetings. Good to meet some of our newest presenters and discuss some burning issues. Then

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Is nowhere safe from the cyber hackers?

Is nowhere safe from the cyber hackers?

Scott Ross August 6, 2013 0

Being a Tuesday it was time to welcome Frances Clamp who had a monster story to tell. But before all that we learnt about the potential horror lurking in the loo ready to pounce

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Want to get on – Well GO WEST young man!

Want to get on – Well GO WEST young man!

Scott Ross August 5, 2013 0

A very special edition of ONE-2-THREE today as I got to speak with PETER COX, one half of the soul duo GO WEST. Peter has had a fantastic career in the music industry as

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Careful how much you drink this weekend!

Careful how much you drink this weekend!

Scott Ross August 2, 2013 0

Yipee, it’s Friday and not just any Friday, but a Friday just ahead of a Bank Holiday weekend so we are all in demob mood – well at least those of us who are

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An absolute feast – all the way from South Africa

An absolute feast – all the way from South Africa

Scott Ross August 1, 2013 0

Bob’s loss is my gain. I was sitting in for BOB SIMPSON on today’s show so was fortunate to meet up with a lovely lady, JANA MEYER, who whilst hailing from South Africa, has

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A bit down in the mouth or bitten off more than they could chew

A bit down in the mouth or bitten off more than they could chew

Scott Ross July 30, 2013 0

The last Tuesday in July – my how the year is marching on! And being a Tuesday I was again joined by Frances Clamp for our Brentwood & Billericay Bygones feature. But before all

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Pirates ahoy! No wonder Long John Silver had a pegleg

Pirates ahoy! No wonder Long John Silver had a pegleg

Scott Ross July 29, 2013 0

Here we are with another MAXIMUM MUSIC MONDAY. Well we might have enjoyed a fabulous crop of music but we just had to look at a couple of stories which to my mind would

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Naked in the Saddle, a Seagull and some False Teeth. How silly can we get?

Naked in the Saddle, a Seagull and some False Teeth. How silly can we get?

Bob Simpson July 25, 2013 0

A packed show today that included some serious local news stories about Brentwood Borough Council and The Archbishop of Canterbury’s attack on payday lenders. But never mind about all that – what we really

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After a disturbed night are we truly “with it” today?

After a disturbed night are we truly “with it” today?

Scott Ross July 23, 2013 0

My word what a night we just went through. I got woken at about half past two by the thunder and heat but anyway here we are 12 hours later still awake on a

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A lesson in what you can add to improve your business and what you can’t!

A lesson in what you can add to improve your business and what you can’t!

Scott Ross July 22, 2013 0

I was joined on today’s show by local business coach, CLIVE MALONEY. Clive started out delivering training at the tender age of 15 and having managed teams of people under difficult circumstances claims to

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The cow jumped over the moon

The cow jumped over the moon

Scott Ross July 16, 2013 0

I guess we all remember the old nursery rhyme about the cow jumping over the moon, but I doubt if anyone would ever have wondered what might happen if and when the cow returned

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Snail Facials in a Heatwave

Snail Facials in a Heatwave

Bob Simpson July 15, 2013 0

Great to sit in for the legendary Scott Ross today, even if one of our stories made my stomach turn just a little - A Japanese beauty salon is offering ‘snail facials’. The treatment

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Concert in aid of the Brian Norris Charity Appeal with Basil Fawlty

Concert in aid of the Brian Norris Charity Appeal with Basil Fawlty

Bob Simpson July 12, 2013 0

There’s open air summer concert on the 25th August in the beautiful gardens of Ingatestone Hall.  This will be a great opportunity to see some very talented artists featuring Soprano Jackie Pittman, Soul Singer

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It’s an ill wind

It’s an ill wind

Scott Ross July 11, 2013 0

Hey I got to do a bonus edition of ONE-2-THREE today so I was able to dig up some more wonderful oddball news stories. I had intended to include one about a man found

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Does charity begin at home or the charity bin become your home?

Does charity begin at home or the charity bin become your home?

Scott Ross July 9, 2013 0

It’s another Tuesday, and hey the sun is shining brightly. On today’s ONE-2-THREE Show we enjoyed some great music and the wonderful story of the American charity worker who gave her all to the

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An unusual wedding and a big bang!

An unusual wedding and a big bang!

Scott Ross July 8, 2013 0

Now this is the weather for me. Ideal for playing some great music, which is exactly what we did on today’s show. We also had a chuckle over two items of news which surfaced

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Traffic Jams and Summer Jazz

Traffic Jams and Summer Jazz

Bob Simpson July 5, 2013 0

Such a shame that my expected guest Adrian Nation was unable to get to the studio today. He made a heroic effort to get here but an accident on the A12 Colchester by-pass meant

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A Rat and a Gag for The Opposition Allegedly

A Rat and a Gag for The Opposition Allegedly

Bob Simpson July 4, 2013 1

A very busy show to fit into two hours today, but somehow I managed it, with some stuttering along the way! My guest tomorrow on the show will be talented singer songwriter and musician

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Fire Safety in The Home and the Workplace

Fire Safety in The Home and the Workplace

Mike Jones July 4, 2013 0

Fire Safety in the home is always important   Fire Officer Graham Richardson came into the studio to talk to Mike about General Fire Safety , Education Courses and to give information regarding Home

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A clash of colours, maybe?

A clash of colours, maybe?

Scott Ross July 2, 2013 0

It’s Tuesday again so I was delighted to welcome the smiling face of Frances Clamp. Today’s BYGONES feature harked back to the dark days of the second world war, and specifically to the Battle

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Dangerous Raspberries and a Wee Visit from the Postman

Dangerous Raspberries and a Wee Visit from the Postman

Bob Simpson July 1, 2013 0

Monday’s One 2 Three on Phoenix brought a couple of stories about Royal Mail and their difficulty in dealing with raspberries and the tale of a postman who made an unusual delivery… A man

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£3,000,000 on Biscuits and a Six Minute Rant (Listen again here!)

£3,000,000 on Biscuits and a Six Minute Rant (Listen again here!)

Bob Simpson June 27, 2013 0

Today’s One 2 Three included an unusually long rant from me about the way our elected politicians spend our money in this time of austerity. Essex County Council Spent over £40,000 on meals for

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Political Fizz – with Cllrs Le-Surf, Baker and Chilvers

Political Fizz – with Cllrs Le-Surf, Baker and Chilvers

Mike Jones June 27, 2013 0

Local politics are always a factor in the programme and today’s guests were councillors Mike Le-Surf (Lab), Phil Baker (Brentwood First) and Karen Chilvers (Lib Dem). A healthy debate included topics such as new

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Going fishing? Bike it – you’ll like it

Going fishing? Bike it – you’ll like it

Scott Ross June 25, 2013 0

It’s Tuesday – and Frances Clamp is back from her holidays – whew! But more of that in a moment. First off we enjoyed a couple of tracks from today’s featured artist recorded by

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New ideas from the USA on how to bring up your kids

New ideas from the USA on how to bring up your kids

Scott Ross June 24, 2013 0

Well weatherwise the weekend was more like Autumn than summer, but in spite of that the summer events were in full swing – we at Phoenix were involved with no less than 3 events

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Where the future meets the past

Where the future meets the past

Scott Ross June 18, 2013 0

It was a great pleasure to welcome the Deputy Mayor of Brentwood, Cllr. Mark Reed to the studio today to talk about Saturday’s forthcoming STRAWBERRY FAIR. Listen again to what Cllr. Reed had to

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It’s a fair cop

It’s a fair cop

Scott Ross June 17, 2013 0

Welcome to another maximum music edition of ONE-2-THREE. And boy did we have fun today with our new A list bursting full of no less than 30 songs. And on top of all that

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ABBA – Sing the Show – Mamma Mia and Lock your Car!

ABBA – Sing the Show – Mamma Mia and Lock your Car!

Bob Simpson June 13, 2013 0

DANCING Queen and Waterloo are just two of the classic ABBA anthems on the ‘to-do-list’ at a special singing event for adults in Brentwood. Frances Quintrell and Christine Gwynn are hosting Sing the Show

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Calendar Girls

Calendar Girls

Mike Jones June 12, 2013 0

Next week at the Brentwood Theatre sees Ad Hoc Players presenting Calendar Girls. The show’s director, Wendi Sheard, popped into the studio to talk about the production. You can hear the interview again here

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Spies are everywhere

Spies are everywhere

Scott Ross June 11, 2013 0

Well here we are again! Another Tuesday but I’ve been abandoned by Frances Clamp – well not completely as Frances provided me with some in depth notes on poverty in Brentwood and Billericay. You

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It’s that Monday feeling again!

It’s that Monday feeling again!

Scott Ross June 10, 2013 0

Well it may be Monday but we’re already half way through that dreaded day and we had some great music to cheer ourselves up plus a few oddball stories on today’s show. First off

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Carmel Jane from Brentwood Rugby Club and Drivers – Beware of Romford!

Carmel Jane from Brentwood Rugby Club and Drivers – Beware of Romford!

Bob Simpson June 6, 2013 0

My guest today was Carmel Jane from Brentwood Rugby Club. Carmel told us all about what’s going on at the club and some plans for the future – You can hear our chat again

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Jack Monroe and The High Commissioner for Jamaica

Jack Monroe and The High Commissioner for Jamaica

Mike Jones June 6, 2013 0

On todays show I was fortunate to have two guests.   Jack Monroe has become a media sensation since she was forced to give up her full time job when she became pregnant. Since

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Could this be war?

Could this be war?

Scott Ross June 4, 2013 0

Being a Tuesday I was joined in the second hour of the show, by Frances Clamp. Her subject today was markets and fairs held in Brentwood since 1227. Not a particularly war like subject

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Reasons to be cheerful!

Reasons to be cheerful!

Scott Ross June 3, 2013 0

It’s June, the sun is shining and at last the thermometer is showing signs of heading in the right direction. So inevitably today’s show was packed full of “summer fun” sounds including a couple

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News on the Web and Brentwood Tweetup

News on the Web and Brentwood Tweetup

Mike Jones May 30, 2013 0

After establishing the award winning news web site YourThurrock.com Founder Michael Casey popped in to the studio to talk about that websites development and the launch in a few weeks time of his new

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Hair Powder? Well perhaps if you are going on stage!

Hair Powder? Well perhaps if you are going on stage!

Scott Ross May 28, 2013 0

Being a Tuesday I was delighted to welcome Frances Clamp, even though her chosen subject of Hair Powder connected with Billericay had left me floundering to discover what Frances may have been talking about.

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A sunny Bank Holiday – now there’s a thing!

A sunny Bank Holiday – now there’s a thing!

Scott Ross May 27, 2013 0

A lovely sunny day and what’s more you are probably enjoying an extra day off. Great! A good day to laze in the garden with a bottle of wine listening to the radio and

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Witches, time warps and films

Witches, time warps and films

Scott Ross May 21, 2013 0

Not only was I all “fingers and thumbs” today, doing battle with the equipment – and losing (my fault – not the equipment!) but I think I must have transmitted some of my dodgy

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The Brentwood Awareness Walk and Talk – Tony Robinson and Wayne Banks

The Brentwood Awareness Walk and Talk – Tony Robinson and Wayne Banks

Bob Simpson May 17, 2013 0

I popped along to Brentwood Mind the other day to have a chat with Tony Robinson and Wayne Banks about The Brentwood Awareness Walk and Talk event on Sunday Brentwood Mind along with the

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