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A midsummer’s nightmare?

A midsummer’s nightmare?

Scott Ross August 4, 2015 0

We heard today about the man suing his new bride for deception after he saw her for the first time without make up. He said that she had always appeared beautiful and attractive before

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Anything to save your bacon

Anything to save your bacon

Scott Ross August 3, 2015 0

Today we heard all about the Yorkshire man who tried to have his girlfriend and her cat arrested after the cat ate his bacon. Surprisingly the police showed no signs of being willing to

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Was Rake a pirate?

Was Rake a pirate?

Scott Ross July 28, 2015 0

Margaret Mills popped by today to relate tales of the pirates of old who used to ply their trade along the many remote creeks and back waters which make up the Essex coast. Listen again

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Crime doesn’t pay!

Crime doesn’t pay!

Scott Ross July 27, 2015 0

On today’s show we heard all about the drunk, illiterate and would-be robber who mistook a fish and chip shop for a bookmaker. Clearly he was not on a good bet before he started!

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Sunscreem – Sweet Life

Sunscreem – Sweet Life

Bob Simpson July 23, 2015 0

One of the first rave-pop groups, Sunscreem formed around Paul Carnell and Lucia Holm back in the 1990’s. Early singles “Walk On” and “Pressure” became moderate British hits and dance floor favorites, while 1993’s

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I was all in a haze!

I was all in a haze!

Scott Ross July 22, 2015 0

From the end of this month you will be able to go to a bar in London’s borough Market, and for £10, get totally smashed out of your brains in under an hour without

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Vicky Jones on One 2 Three

Vicky Jones on One 2 Three

Bob Simpson July 21, 2015 0

Vicky Jones is a songwriter, author and Worldwide traveller from Essex and has recently released a song on iTunes in support of the mental health charity Mind. Vicky joined me today in the studio

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The things people want!

The things people want!

Scott Ross July 20, 2015 0

When you are going on your travels by plane have you ever noticed that some people seem to have more and larger hand luggage than you’d put in the hold? Well Virgin Atlantic has

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Edd Coates, Harriet Ivie and Cuddly Bob

Edd Coates, Harriet Ivie and Cuddly Bob

Bob Simpson July 16, 2015 0

It turned out to be a day of cuddles today! Our Drive Show presenter Keith Rogers has recently been calling me “Cuddly Bob” and it seems I lived up to the title today –

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Madness drummer Woody Woodgate talks about In Your Mind

Madness drummer Woody Woodgate talks about In Your Mind

Bob Simpson July 15, 2015 0

It was great to chat to Woody about his time in Madness, the current “Grandslam Madness” tour, his role as an ambassador for the mental health charity Rethink, and his new solo album “In

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Stars behind bars

Stars behind bars

Scott Ross July 14, 2015 0

After TRIP ADVISOR and other review sites, Google Reviews are now appearing for some of Her Majesty’s jails and we heard some of those reviews today.       Later in the show Margaret

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It’s all about carefully considering your options!

It’s all about carefully considering your options!

Scott Ross July 13, 2015 0

In the second hour of today’s show we heard all about the drunk driver who fled from his car, jumped into what he thought was a taxi and ordered the driver to get him

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Fishing – A New Presenter and A Top Essex Matchman – Robin Driscoll and Graham Dack

Fishing – A New Presenter and A Top Essex Matchman – Robin Driscoll and Graham Dack

Bob Simpson July 9, 2015 0

It was great to welcome a couple of surprise guests on the show today to briefly talk about fishing and Robin’s new show on Phoenix FM – It’s All About Fishing… In Essex. You

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A Warning to Parents

A Warning to Parents

Bob Simpson July 9, 2015 0

I’m very grateful to the Brentwood Gazette for bringing this story to my attention. In two separate incidents yesterday a sexual assault and an attempted abduction occurred in and around the Brentwood area. In

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A Warning from Brentwood Borough Council

A Warning from Brentwood Borough Council

Bob Simpson July 8, 2015 0

Brentwood Borough Council are concerned by calls it has received regarding a company that is cold calling residents and claiming that it is working on behalf of the Council. Residents are reporting that the

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The Lawyer and the Insurance man

The Lawyer and the Insurance man

Scott Ross July 7, 2015 0

On today’s show we heard about the lawyer who reportedly insured his cigars against, amongst other things, fire and then successfully claimed on his policy, only to be subsequently charged with, and convicted of

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Help is in the air

Help is in the air

Scott Ross July 6, 2015 0

I was joined today by Sabi Blyth, the Fundraising Manager and Clair Mitchell, the Fundraising Coordinator for the Essex division of the ESSEX & HERTS AIR AMBULANCE TRUST. Sabi and Clair outlined the latest developments and future plans

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Watch out you could lose half your car overnight!

Watch out you could lose half your car overnight!

Scott Ross July 2, 2015 0

Yipee! I get to do a bonus show this week. On today’s programme we learnt why owning a Vauxhall car particularly if living in Bedfordshire, the county which gave birth to the brand, may put

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HOT

HOT

Bob Simpson July 1, 2015 0

On the hottest day of the year so far I had some top tips on staying cool in this weather, and a whole bag of hot summer tunes. We also be heard what one

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It’s all about the demon drink!

It’s all about the demon drink!

Scott Ross June 30, 2015 0

On today’s programme Margaret Mills told us all about the man known as THE SPIDER MAN of STOCK. He was actually a chap called Charlie who worked as an ostler at the Bear Public

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We find out about Myofascial Release

We find out about Myofascial Release

Scott Ross June 29, 2015 0

I was joined on today’s show by NIKKI ROBINSON from HOLISTACARE who told us all about what is claimed to be a ground breaking new pain relief technique known as MYOFASCIAL RELEASE. Amazingly they now

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Andy and Ted – Brentwood Community Print and the Ted Bares Confidence and Empowerment Training Course

Andy and Ted – Brentwood Community Print and the Ted Bares Confidence and Empowerment Training Course

Bob Simpson June 24, 2015 0

Brentwood Community Print through their Ted Bares campaign are soon to launch their “Ted Bares Confidence and Empowerment training course” with support and funding from the Big Lottery Fund. Andrew Woodcock, who designed the

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This has to take the biscuit!

This has to take the biscuit!

Scott Ross June 23, 2015 0

We learnt today that as a direct result of  the imposition of new rulings by the Home Office, the incidence of violent crime in your area could be about to take off. Yes, believe

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Things to do in the summer holidays

Things to do in the summer holidays

Scott Ross June 22, 2015 0

I was delighted to be joined once more by Lord Petre of Ingatestone Hall.   On his previous visits Lord Petre has provided us with some insights into some his more than colourful ancestors, but

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You’re not welcome here!

You’re not welcome here!

Scott Ross June 17, 2015 0

A bonus show for me today as I was deputising for the magnificent BOB SIMPSON.     On today’s show we heard about two unwelcome guests – well kind of! First off we heard about

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It’s far from fine!

It’s far from fine!

Scott Ross June 16, 2015 0

On today’s programme we learnt about the Scottish pensioner receiving a parking fine even though she doesn’t own a car. And now the real car owner has been told she can’t appeal the fine

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It’s all a case of mistaken identity!

It’s all a case of mistaken identity!

Scott Ross June 15, 2015 0

We heard today about a bit of a rumpus that’s been caused north of the border up in Scotland due to mistaken identity. Well actually not once but twice!         First

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Ted Bares Confidence and Empowerment Training Course

Ted Bares Confidence and Empowerment Training Course

Bob Simpson June 10, 2015 0

Brentwood Community Print through their Ted Bares campaign are soon to launch their “Ted Bares Confidence and Empowerment training course” with support and funding from the Big Lottery Fund. The course has been designed

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Turn down that rocking chair!

Turn down that rocking chair!

Scott Ross June 9, 2015 0

We heard today about the Canadian pensioner served with a penalty notice due to the sound of her rocking chair disturbing the peace. Yes, believe it or not neighbours of 91-year old YVETTE VACHON called

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The Magna Carta and Essex

The Magna Carta and Essex

Scott Ross June 8, 2015 0

The Magna Carta was agreed in a field in Runnymede in Berkshire so what does it have to do with Essex? Well quite a lot it seems, as my guest, JOHN DEBENHAM explained today. John

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Jazz in the Afternoon – John Seeley and Dave Warren

Jazz in the Afternoon – John Seeley and Dave Warren

Bob Simpson June 3, 2015 0

Time for something a bit different today on One 2 Three. Saxophonist and clarinetist John Seeley and Dave Warren, who you might remember is the driving force behind Ukulele band D’ukes, joined me for

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Margaret Mills talks to Scott Ross – Cuts and Bruises

Margaret Mills talks to Scott Ross – Cuts and Bruises

Bob Simpson June 2, 2015 0

In the latest of Margaret’s chat’s with Scott, on today’s show the subject was how people used to deal with minor injuries hundreds of years ago. We DON’T recommend any of these treatments today!

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Stephen Foster-Pilkington – Live Session and Interview

Stephen Foster-Pilkington – Live Session and Interview

Bob Simpson June 1, 2015 0

Unique singer-songwriter Stephen Foster-Pilkington has just released his latest single – inspired by the late great novelist Kurt Vonnegut. The single is called “If this isn’t Good – What is? Stephen joined me in

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A cut above the average, perhaps?

A cut above the average, perhaps?

Scott Ross May 26, 2015 0

On today’s show we reported the incredible tale of of the surgeon in Ayr forced to carry out an amputation using a rusty old hacksaw found in a store cupboard because the local B&Q

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Get on down to the biggest quiz in the world!

Get on down to the biggest quiz in the world!

Scott Ross May 25, 2015 0

I was joined on today’s programme by STAN KELLER, District Governor of the predominantly ESSEX Rotary Clubs, who’s been charged with organising THE WORLD’s BIGGEST QUIZ which is to be staged at the home

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Ronnie O’Sullivan back on air!

Ronnie O’Sullivan back on air!

Paul Golder May 21, 2015 1

Click here to listen to the show again: It was great to have Essex snooker legend Ronnie O’Sullivan back at Phoenix FM today for a two hour special. Ronnie had a look back at

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Step up to the plate to pay for a fairy tale wedding

Step up to the plate to pay for a fairy tale wedding

Scott Ross May 19, 2015 0

This afternoon we heard about the unemployed woman who wants taxpayers to stump up £10,000 to pay for her wedding plus an extra £2000 for a honeymoon in Mexico. Yes, it’s all true, 33-year

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From the cradle to the grave

From the cradle to the grave

Scott Ross May 18, 2015 0

I was joined today by Tina Lassman who is owner and manager of The Little Legs Nursery and Pre-School in Hutton. Although a local girl Tina has spread her wings by establishing other branches of

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Mental Health Awareness Week: Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health Awareness Week: Mental Health First Aid

Bob Simpson May 13, 2015 0

As this is Mental Health Awareness Week each day on Phoenix FM this week we have had different guests in talking about different aspects of Mental Health issues. Today it was the turn of

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A Very Special Wedding At Hylands House

A Very Special Wedding At Hylands House

Bob Simpson May 12, 2015 0

It was a pleasure to sit in for Scott Ross today on Tuesday’s One 2 Three. Scott’s regular feature with Margaret Mills told of a very special wedding at Hylands House involving Aviator Claude

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Are there some things you can’t bequeath?

Are there some things you can’t bequeath?

Scott Ross May 11, 2015 0

The answer to the above question is definitely “YES”. To learn more listen to what DAN ATTFIELD and NICK GOLDBERG said on this subject today by clicking on the link below: - We also heard

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D’Ukes – The Red and Black Tour

D’Ukes – The Red and Black Tour

Bob Simpson May 6, 2015 0

It was great to catch up with D’Ukes today, well at least 50% of them! Joining me today were Brian Smith, Hazel Smith and John Mattock. You can listen to our chat and sample

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The bare minimum for a funeral?

The bare minimum for a funeral?

Scott Ross May 5, 2015 0

Have you ever given thought as to how you would like your funeral to be conducted? I ask this because it seems that in China many rural people believe that a large crowd at

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Another Bank Holiday!

Another Bank Holiday!

Scott Ross May 4, 2015 0

With the Early Spring Bank Holiday upon us I should really have joined the Phoenix FM Morris Dancing Formation Team prancing round the Maypole in the car park but instead I decided to come

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Wellbeing Yoga Brentwood’s 2nd Yogathon in aid of Brentwood Mind

Wellbeing Yoga Brentwood’s 2nd Yogathon in aid of Brentwood Mind

Bob Simpson April 29, 2015 0

Last Year the mass Yogathon on Shenfield Common, organised by Wellbeing Yoga Brentwood, raised almost £3,000 for Brentwood Mind – a charity supporting people with mental health issues. A total number of 108 sun

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Vote for me!

Vote for me!

Scott Ross April 28, 2015 0

On today’s show we took a peep at one or two of the policies on offer from some of the lesser known parties standing in next week’s general election. How about plans to vacuum

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The Act of Caring

The Act of Caring

Scott Ross April 27, 2015 0

I was joined today by DAN ATTFIELD and NICK GOLDBERG to unravel the intricacies of the CARE ACT 2014. Listen again to what Dan and Nick told me today, by clicking on the link

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Growing Shoes and Computer Rage!

Growing Shoes and Computer Rage!

Bob Simpson April 22, 2015 0

It was great to be back on the air with a regular show today. I’ll be presenting One 2 Three on Wednesdays from now on. Today’s show was full of music and chat and

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There’s nowt so English as curry

There’s nowt so English as curry

Scott Ross April 21, 2015 0

With St George’s Day coming up on Thursday, we heard about the English City Council that tried to ban a curry stall being set up as part of their St George’s Day celebrations, on

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The Petres of Ingatestone Hall

The Petres of Ingatestone Hall

Scott Ross April 20, 2015 0

I was once again delighted to be joined by Lord Petre who turned the clock back to the years between 1689 and 1801 to look at the lives of the 7th, 8th and 9th

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Jobs for the boys

Jobs for the boys

Scott Ross April 14, 2015 0

Well I doubt if any of the jobs currently being advertised by the terror group IS will be offered to females! Amongst the keenly fought for posts on offer are those for a press

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That’s the way to do it!

That’s the way to do it!

Scott Ross April 13, 2015 0

On today’s show I was joined once again by DAN ATTFIELD and NICK GOLDBERG from AFFINITY WILLS. The chosen subject today was a challenging one – how your last will and testament could be contested

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Is 30 years out of date?

Is 30 years out of date?

Scott Ross April 7, 2015 0

I guess we all treat “sell by” and “use by dates” with a bit of flexibility  – but you might think twice when something is 30 years out of date. Well apparently a 77-year

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It’s the first Bank Holiday of the Year!

It’s the first Bank Holiday of the Year!

Scott Ross April 6, 2015 0

Well it’s the first Bank Holiday Monday at any rate and the sun is shining to boot! On today’s programme we heard about the impatient guy who equipped his vehicle with police sirens and flashing

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Get this man working for UK GB!

Get this man working for UK GB!

Scott Ross March 31, 2015 0

I doubt that many people would disagree that governments the world over are probably pass masters at misinformation and deceit so when an individual surfaces who demonstrates a real skill and aptitude for deception

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Who’s really in charge?

Who’s really in charge?

Scott Ross March 30, 2015 0

On today’s programme we heard about the revelation by the Iranian authorities that the USA has really been governed since 1945 by an evil band of German Nazi aliens. Perhaps that accounts for some of

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From a castle to the Land of Oz

From a castle to the Land of Oz

Scott Ross March 24, 2015 0

On today’s programme we were treated by MARGARET MILLS to a trip to Castle Hedingham. Listen again to what Margaret told us today by clicking on the link below: - We also heard the

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They do things differently move across the Channel

They do things differently move across the Channel

Scott Ross March 23, 2015 0

On today’s show we heard about the French fashion designer, seemingly making a name for himself by half dressing models in ill fitting oversized paper bags with brown paper masks obscuring their faces. Whilst admitting

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You can fool some of the people ………………..

You can fool some of the people ………………..

Scott Ross March 20, 2015 0

On today’s for me EXTRA, EXTRA BONUS edition of the show we learnt about the evangelist who is trying to persuade his flock to divvy up the equivalent of £200 EACH (!) so he can

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Would you create a stink over this?

Would you create a stink over this?

Scott Ross March 18, 2015 0

On today’s, and for me, bonus edition of the show we heard about some truly horrific travel related stories. How would you feel if you were stuck in a confined space and forced to breathe

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A ghost of a chance!

A ghost of a chance!

Scott Ross March 17, 2015 0

It’s hard to believe the nerve of some people but astonishingly a Russian burglar actually persuaded one of his victims that he was a ghost and that the man should go back to sleep!

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It’s all about Will Power

It’s all about Will Power

Scott Ross March 16, 2015 0

Dan Attfield from AFFINITY WILLS was on hand today to explain all about the different kinds of POWERS OF ATTORNEY which are now available to cover various eventualities which can arise should you become in

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Where do I go from here?

Where do I go from here?

Scott Ross March 13, 2015 0

The boss was really looking for a top flight presenter to deputise for Mike Jones this afternoon but in the event I was the only one available! Anyway with the weekend coming up we looked at a couple of

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It’s my party!

It’s my party!

Scott Ross March 10, 2015 0

On today’s programme we learnt about the political party banned by the Electoral Commission from taking part in this year’s general election. The reason – it’s name the Beer, Baccy and Crumpet Party, could

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It’s all gone to pot!

It’s all gone to pot!

Scott Ross March 9, 2015 0

    On today’s programme we heard why if you are doing something illegal it really isn’t a very good idea to alert those appointed to enforce the law. We also heard about the

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Another bonus Show

Another bonus Show

Scott Ross March 5, 2015 0

Hey I’m back with another bonus show this week!     On this, for me, “bonus” edition of the show, we heard all about taxmen insisting that some taxpayers are dead – although I

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It’s all about ghosts!

It’s all about ghosts!

Scott Ross March 3, 2015 0

On today’s programme we learnt all about the man who has put his 8 year old laptop up for sale on eBay – and claims it’s haunted. With bids exceeding $6000 the ploy clearly

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How to ring-fence all you hold dear

How to ring-fence all you hold dear

Scott Ross March 2, 2015 0

 In the first hour of today’s show I was joined by DAN ATTFIELD and NICK GOLDBERG from AFFINTY WILLS. On today’s programme they lifted the veil off the potentially complex issue of LIFETIME ASSET

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Need a break from work pressures? Well how about break away from it all in UKRAINE!

Need a break from work pressures? Well how about break away from it all in UKRAINE!

Scott Ross February 25, 2015 0

Yes on my bonus show this week we heard about the holiday company offering escorted tours of the war-torn areas of Eastern Ukraine. A four day trip will set you back around £2000 plus

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A truly remarkable product – perhaps!

A truly remarkable product – perhaps!

Scott Ross February 24, 2015 0

Today we heard about a product which the manufacturers claims to provide a burst of sensuality as plump wild strawberries, succulent peaches and voluptuous vanilla which come together to create a fragrance as addictive

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I’m back – I think

I’m back – I think

Scott Ross February 23, 2015 0

Yes after an enforced week away I am delighted to be back and away from the boring 4 walls at home. On today’s programme we heard all about the Cornish man who appears to

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Jon Ouin from Stornoway and Shenfields Nuns in the studio

Jon Ouin from Stornoway and Shenfields Nuns in the studio

Mike Jones February 20, 2015 0

In a packed programme today Mike welcomed Jon Ouin who is the keyboard player with Stornaway to talk about the new album and tour You can hear that interview here The lovely ladies from

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It’s Pancake Day! and Dan Attfield from Affinity Wills

It’s Pancake Day! and Dan Attfield from Affinity Wills

Bob Simpson February 17, 2015 0

It was my pleasure to deputise for Scott Ross today on One 2 Three. My guest was Dan Attfield from our sponsor Affinity Wills, today talking about trusts.   You can listen to our

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Are you old enough to buy fruit?

Are you old enough to buy fruit?

Scott Ross February 10, 2015 0

We heard today all about the supermarket which demanded proof of age when a 37-year old woman tried to purchase a £1 pot of fruit, insisting that this new policy had been introduced over

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How a 70 year old tragedy is to be marked

How a 70 year old tragedy is to be marked

Scott Ross February 9, 2015 0

It was 70 years ago tomorrow  – on the 10th February 1945 – that a US airforce transport plane crashed in Brentwood. It actually crashed through the roof of a house in Broomfield Gardens,

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Tall Dark Friend Plays live in the studio

Tall Dark Friend Plays live in the studio

Mike Jones February 7, 2015 0

One of the most unique and interesting artists Jordan Gray joins Mike in the studio for a chat and to play some new some old and actually quite brilliant music. This artist’s big break

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Time To Talk

Time To Talk

Bob Simpson February 5, 2015 0

People are being encouraged to spend five minutes today talking about mental health as part of the second annual Time to Talk day. If more of us speak about mental health problems, the belief

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Emotions can be priceless!

Emotions can be priceless!

Scott Ross February 3, 2015 0

It was good to welcome back Margaret Mills who presented her final tips on how you can set about tracing your family tree. If you missed what Margaret hads to say today, listen again

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From The Leader

From The Leader

Mike Jones February 3, 2015 0

Mike welcomed Leader of the Brentwood Borough Council, Barry Aspinell, into the studio for another chat about everything Brentwood. You can here the whole interview again here

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It’s all about trust

It’s all about trust

Scott Ross February 2, 2015 0

I was joined today by the team from Affinity Wills to talk about Trusts in Wills. We are now beginning to explore rather more complex areas however NICK and DAN explained in simple terms

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Just the ticket!

Just the ticket!

Scott Ross January 27, 2015 0

Tuesday is upon us once more and so MARGARET MILLS joined me again with some further tips on researching your family history. Listen again to Margaret’s suggestions here: - We also heard about the

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Getting into bad habits!

Getting into bad habits!

Scott Ross January 26, 2015 0

On today’s show we heard about the beggar who seems to have managed to persuade many of London’s rich and famous to part with their money to help put a roof over his head

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It’s My Party!

It’s My Party!

Scott Ross January 20, 2015 0

On today’s programme we heard all about the 5-year old who after failing to turn up to a friend’s birthday party has been billed nearly £16 for a non show! How traditions for birthday parties

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A pub with no gas!

A pub with no gas!

Scott Ross January 19, 2015 0

On today’s show we  heard about the Essex pub that has received a gas bill, ostensibly intended for HRH Prince of Wales. This was especially strange given that the pub is not connected to

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Birmingham – the Mecca of the UK!

Birmingham – the Mecca of the UK!

Scott Ross January 13, 2015 0

Controversially we examined the remarks, made recently by a self-styled expert on terrorism and security, in a live TV broadcast during which he claimed that Birmingham was one of many no-go areas in Europe, for

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Now that’s what I call a “sickie”

Now that’s what I call a “sickie”

Scott Ross January 12, 2015 0

Now I guess that most of us have pulled a “sickie” to get a day off work now and then but get this, Mr Shri A.K. Verma, an executive engineer, left his job at

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Mike Le Surf on the NHS on the Economy and local stuff

Mike Le Surf on the NHS on the Economy and local stuff

Mike Jones January 10, 2015 0

Always a pleasure to welcome back into the studio the PPC for Basildon South and East Thurrock. Mike Le Surf. Mike Jones chatted and debated for nearly an hour on the topics of the

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Nazi Cows – Yawohl!

Nazi Cows – Yawohl!

Scott Ross January 6, 2015 0

On today’s show we learnt about problems resulting from the decision by a farmer to import a herd of cattle that had been created at the behest of Nazi officials. The breed thus created exhibited excessive

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Where there’s a will there’s a way!

Where there’s a will there’s a way!

Scott Ross January 5, 2015 0

Dan Attfield from Affinity Wills came in to talk about the whys and wherefores of will-making

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It’s out with the old……………

It’s out with the old……………

Scott Ross December 30, 2014 0

As this was my final show for 2014, I thought it would be good to take a listen back to some of the music that made 2014 the year it was. Some years are

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Is this a circus – or what?

Is this a circus – or what?

Scott Ross December 29, 2014 0

First off let me express the hope that you had a great Christmas. Of course if you are really lucky you may still be off work in which case maybe you caught today’s show.

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It’s Almost Christmas

It’s Almost Christmas

Scott Ross December 23, 2014 0

Yes the big day is almost upon us so I finally succumbed to the inevitable and played some Christmas songs. Having been plagued by them in supermarkets since October I vowed to keep my

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Elvis is truly here!

Elvis is truly here!

Scott Ross December 22, 2014 0

On today’s show I had the privilege of speaking with ELVIS. Well not quite, but my guest SAL BASHIR looks and sounds so much like the real thing that it’s hard to believe that it’s

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Red tape and loo rolls

Red tape and loo rolls

Scott Ross December 18, 2014 0

On today’s, and for me, bonus edition of the show we heard about the triumph of red tape over common sense which has resulted in two schools in Carmarthenshire having to remain open with

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It’s all in the name!

It’s all in the name!

Scott Ross December 16, 2014 0

On today’s show we heard about an exciting competition to name a new leisure centre in Selby. The winning entry which was truly inspired came up with the jaw dropping, creative and imaginative name

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Oh Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? – Just dropping in for a chat!

Oh Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo? – Just dropping in for a chat!

Scott Ross December 15, 2014 0

Although I was losing my voice today I still managed to relate the story of the Dutchman who thought he would propose to his girlfriend by singing to her through her bedroom window. Unfortunately

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It’s all happening in Spain

It’s all happening in Spain

Scott Ross December 10, 2014 0

We are always hearing about big multi-nationals managing to evade paying taxes, but you really do have to admire the ingenuity of this tax dodge being undertaken by an all woman Spanish theatre troupe.

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It’s a cracker!

It’s a cracker!

Scott Ross December 9, 2014 0

Being a Tuesday I was again joined by Margaret Mills who provided us with the story of a well known 19th century authoress who, back in 1852 published a book – “LADY AUDLEY”S SECRET”

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Don’t touch the rice pudding!

Don’t touch the rice pudding!

Scott Ross December 2, 2014 0

Today we heard from Margaret Mills about a woman who lived near Saffron Walden, believed to have poisoned her children and husband by lacing their rice puddings with arsenic. Although never convicted of murder,

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It’s Cyber Monday and a pig of a day!

It’s Cyber Monday and a pig of a day!

Scott Ross December 1, 2014 0

Yeah if you missed all the mayhem of “BLACK FRIDAY” today is “CYBER MONDAY” so you can do it all over again – but this time on line. But enough of that! So far

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The Boy who grew up into a Woman . Jordan Gray on One to Three

The Boy who grew up into a Woman . Jordan Gray on One to Three

Mike Jones November 29, 2014 1

I first became aware of Jordan Gray AKA Tall Dark Friend back in 2008 and ever since that first meeting I have fully appreciated the sheer talent and scope of Jordans work. Seven albums

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Gift ideas for Christmas and tips for job hunters

Gift ideas for Christmas and tips for job hunters

Scott Ross November 27, 2014 0

On today’s, and for me, bonus edition of the show, and with Christmas on the horizon we took a quick look at a couple of gift ideas you might want to consider.    

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A pot of gold?

A pot of gold?

Scott Ross November 25, 2014 0

Yesterday we heard about the poo powered bus service operating between Bristol and Bath and today we heard about the American organisation trying to buy poop. Seemingly they will cough up $40 (£25) per day

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A pile of poo

A pile of poo

Scott Ross November 24, 2014 0

Just when you think you’ve heard it all comes news that a Polish town that is trying to ban POOH BEAR from a new playground due to his portrayal as a part naked hermaphrodite of “dubious

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That’s another fine mess!

That’s another fine mess!

Scott Ross November 20, 2014 0

On today’s – and for me, bonus edition of the show, we learnt about the car that’s clocked up over £14,000 in parking fees in very mysterious circumstances and about the university student student who

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It’s Your Move!

It’s Your Move!

Scott Ross November 18, 2014 0

No vipers this week but it was gunpowder instead that featured in today’s folklore feature from Margaret Mills. Not that this was Margaret’s suggestion, but the cure for stomach complaints and indigestion, proposed by

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Keeping your head in a crisis

Keeping your head in a crisis

Scott Ross November 17, 2014 0

I was privileged to be joined today by LORD PETRE of INGATESTONE HALL who kindly agreed to tell me a bit about his family history. It is astonishing, how at a time when religion was such

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The Last Laugh

The Last Laugh

Scott Ross November 13, 2014 0

“HAVING THE LAST LAUGH” is the title of a book just completed by today’s guest, AARON KUMAR. If you’ve ever been the victim of bullying, or just of people trying to “put you down”, fear

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It’s no good “whining” about it!

It’s no good “whining” about it!

Scott Ross November 11, 2014 0

Having tried to scare us all half to death with all her recent stories of ghosts said to haunt various parts of Essex, Margaret Mills turned her attention to some folklore remedies for various

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It’s Showtime!

It’s Showtime!

Scott Ross November 10, 2014 0

We heard today from Clive and Linda Paish about a show they are staging at the BRENTWOOD THEATRE next Sunday evening at 7:30. Two years in the planning, and with a cast of 33

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What A Mistake to make!

What A Mistake to make!

Scott Ross November 6, 2014 0

After a week of celebrating my birthday by sunning myself in Tenerife, it’s back to cold old England, but with last night being bonfire night we took a look at a few facts about

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It’s the original MAN OF ACTION!

It’s the original MAN OF ACTION!

Scott Ross October 28, 2014 0

For most of today’s show I handed over the reigns to the original “MAN OF ACTION”, KEITH ROGERS but Margaret Mills joined us again for our Haunted Essex feature. Keith played the following tracks:

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Timing is everything if you don’t want a stack of trouble

Timing is everything if you don’t want a stack of trouble

Scott Ross October 27, 2014 0

Back on Easter Bank Holiday Monday I got to talk with Sarah Smith about her book “The Secret of Aldwych Strand – END OF THE PIER AFFAIR”. This was the first in a trilogy

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Movember and Mike Le Surf

Movember and Mike Le Surf

Mike Jones October 24, 2014 0

Mike was delighted to welcome]amie West from Funeral Directors West and Coe who are launching their campaign for Movember which includes one member of staff shaving off his moustache after 47 years . You

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Snap up a bargain

Snap up a bargain

Scott Ross October 23, 2014 0

I had expected that Keith Rogers would be taking care of business on today’s show, but regrettably he was indisposed. So undaunted Jess Davis and I soldiered on alone! On today’s show we found out

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Once a “pirate” – always a “pirate”

Once a “pirate” – always a “pirate”

Scott Ross October 21, 2014 0

My show today was mostly taken over by a radio legend, KEITH ROGERS. Dating back to the “watery wireless” days of the 1970’s, it was great to welcome Keith to Phoenix FM. A professional

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A posting from Italy or a field day

A posting from Italy or a field day

Scott Ross October 20, 2014 0

  On today’s show we heard all about the Italians trying unsuccessfully to get “quickie” divorces by claiming they were living in the UK. Unfortunately the plan failed when it was found that they

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Would you want to bet on this girl getting a good job?

Would you want to bet on this girl getting a good job?

Scott Ross October 16, 2014 0

Another “bonus” show for me this week. And what a bonus it was as I was joined in the studio by a radio legend – Keith Rogers and I was also assisted by Jess

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Who’s paying for my burger?

Who’s paying for my burger?

Scott Ross October 14, 2014 0

Last week on this show we heard about the breakfast to die for – and at 8000 calories, you probably would if you ate it all. Well this week we heard all about the

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Well I never!

Well I never!

Scott Ross October 13, 2014 0

On today’s programme we learnt all about the dog running for mayoral office in Oakland, California. Not sure if he has a “lead” in the polls or whether, if successful, his opponents will try

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It’s Bonus Time

It’s Bonus Time

Scott Ross October 8, 2014 0

It’s bonus day for me today as I was deputising for Mike Jones who is currently sunning himself without caring about us lot dissolving in the rain and chill. Anyway on today’s show we

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Anyone feel like a late breakfast?

Anyone feel like a late breakfast?

Scott Ross October 7, 2014 1

This time last week it was still summer and now look what’s happened! Now I’m always being told that you should always start the day with a good, hearty breakfast and that it’s even

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A swan song for a local band legend

A swan song for a local band legend

Scott Ross October 6, 2014 0

On today’s show I was privileged to be joined by Lee Probert who is the lead singer/songwriter and rhythm guitarist of the Maldon based band – THE DOLL SET TONES. The band will be releasing

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Coping With Depression – Carol Finney

Coping With Depression – Carol Finney

Bob Simpson October 3, 2014 0

I was pleased to be joined today by our regular contributor Carol Finney Carol is a  Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist from CBT Services Brentwood at The Brentwood Clinic in Shenfield Road, Brentwood. Today we talked

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Arbutus Music Workshops and Pictures of Lily – Can You Help?

Arbutus Music Workshops and Pictures of Lily – Can You Help?

Bob Simpson October 2, 2014 0

Arbutus Music have launched a new programme of singing events  The first one is in two weeks time Thursday 16 October at South Weald and the next is at St George’s in Brentwood on

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The One Arm Bandit to the rescue

The One Arm Bandit to the rescue

Scott Ross September 30, 2014 0

On today’s show we learnt about the man who was saved from jail in the nick of time. Just as police arrived to arrest him for non payment of a fine, he hit the

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Billericay in the Great War

Billericay in the Great War

Scott Ross September 29, 2014 0

As part of our continuing series of features commemorating the start of the First World War, I was joined today by KEN PORTER and STEPHEN WYNN who have just completed their book about how

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Brentwood Mind, Jo Harman, Paolo Morena, Colin Wade and… Michelle Ward!

Brentwood Mind, Jo Harman, Paolo Morena, Colin Wade and… Michelle Ward!

Bob Simpson September 25, 2014 0

An Evening with Jo Harman and Friends is a fundraising concert for Brentwood Mind at The Brentwood Theatre on 25 October. I was joined in the studio today by the concert’s organiser, Colin Wade,

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Radio Ray and the Pirates

Radio Ray and the Pirates

Mike Jones September 24, 2014 2

Essex Legend Ray Clark popped into Phoenix to see his old colleague Mike Jones to talk about his career in Radio and about his new book which tells the story of his pirate days

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OK. Who’s for the high jump?

OK. Who’s for the high jump?

Scott Ross September 23, 2014 0

A very busy show today as not only did we have another tale of ghosts from Margaret Mills, but we were also put through our paces by Garry Sapsford, the head of PE at

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Referendums, North Korean style!

Referendums, North Korean style!

Scott Ross September 22, 2014 0

On today’s programme we learnt that the Russians suggested that as the turnout in last week’s referendum in Scotland was of similar proportions declared in North Korea, the vote might well have been “rigged”.

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Margaret Mills’ Book Review – “The Lie” by Helen Dunmore

Margaret Mills’ Book Review – “The Lie” by Helen Dunmore

Bob Simpson September 19, 2014 0

Margaret Mills returned to Phoenix FM today for her latest book review. “The Lie” by Helen Dunmore, (paperback, fiction,) published 2014 by Windmill Books, price £7.99   In 1920, Daniel returns to Cornwall, after service in the trenchesduring World War 1. 

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Christmas is Coming…

Christmas is Coming…

Bob Simpson September 18, 2014 0

On today’s show our thoughts went out to Australian golfer Greg Norman… Last week, he posted a picture of himself using a chainsaw to trim a plant. He wrote alongside it: “Never ask someone

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Not all banks are the same!

Not all banks are the same!

Scott Ross September 16, 2014 0

These days we are always hearing about what the banks have been up to – but of course these are the normal banks you find on the High Street.  But now comes news of a

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The Home Front in the Great War – What was it like?

The Home Front in the Great War – What was it like?

Scott Ross September 15, 2014 0

It was just like old times today, as I was joined by FRANCES CLAMP. Now Frances has just completed a book on what life was like on the home front during the First World War.

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Classic Cars and Politics today

Classic Cars and Politics today

Mike Jones September 13, 2014 0

Mike was joined in the studio today by political journalist and Classic Car nut Chris Smith To hear the chat again you can listen again here

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It’s a dead loss!

It’s a dead loss!

Scott Ross September 9, 2014 0

On today’s show we got to enjoy our first story of HAUNTED ESSEX from Margaret Mills. Today we got two ghosts for the price of one, both of which are said to haunt Ingatestone

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The crowning glory!

The crowning glory!

Scott Ross September 8, 2014 0

Another Monday so, of course, the sun is shining and it’s a lovely warm day. Anyway on today’s show we heard all about the beauty queen who it’s been claimed has “done a runner”

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Mental Health Issues in Adolescents and Young People – Carol Finney

Mental Health Issues in Adolescents and Young People – Carol Finney

Bob Simpson September 5, 2014 0

Carol Finney is a  Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist from CBT Services Brentwood at The Brentwood Clinic in Shenfield Road, Brentwood. Carol will be joining me on the show each month to talk about a range

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It came from the sky

It came from the sky

Scott Ross September 2, 2014 0

Now I guess we’ve all heard about the Ice Bucket Challenge. Whether or not you accept that only around 7% of what money is raised actually funds research with the majority paying for admin,

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Life on the Front line

Life on the Front line

Scott Ross September 1, 2014 0

On today’s show I was joined by STEVE ROBERTS, a man who spent 30 years on the front line with the Metropolitan Police so who better to tell us what life is really like dealing

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If music be the food of love – play on!

If music be the food of love – play on!

Scott Ross August 28, 2014 1

It may be a Thursday but yes, it’s me again back on ONE-2-THREE whilst Bob is taking a break – well not a break exactly, more like Breakfast! Yes he’s currently deputising for JOE

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Now that’s what I call a mouthful!

Now that’s what I call a mouthful!

Scott Ross August 26, 2014 0

After a miserable Bank Holiday Monday it’s back to work today but mercifully the weather is still not up to much so to cheer ourselves up in between the usual mix of great music,

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Bang, Bang, you’re dead – or are you?

Bang, Bang, you’re dead – or are you?

Scott Ross August 25, 2014 0

On today’s show we heard about two people – one in this country and one in France – who both received letters telling them that they were dead!  The French pensioner even had to

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Brentwood Yoga Studio raises £3,000 for MIND

Brentwood Yoga Studio raises £3,000 for MIND

Bob Simpson August 22, 2014 0

The Brentwood Yoga & Wellbeing Studio celebrated it’s first Birthday by bringing 100 people together to do a mass Yogathon on Shenfield Common in May and raised more than £3,000 much-needed funds for Brentwood MIND

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£7,500 for a Cupboard

£7,500 for a Cupboard

Bob Simpson August 21, 2014 0

Today on One 2 Three I featured a story that shows just how crazy the housing market is getting. Yes an estate agent has a 7ft by 12ft cupboard for sale in London available

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Straight from The Leaders Mouth

Straight from The Leaders Mouth

Mike Jones August 21, 2014 0

The leader of Brentwood Council and Fire authority member Barry Aspinell came into the Phoenix Studio to talk to Mike about how the new Accord was getting on. The past present and the future

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A Body of Evidence

A Body of Evidence

Scott Ross August 19, 2014 0

On today’s show we heard about two murders. Carl Merry’s Essex Tale concerned the Headless Saint – St Osyth who was murdered by Nordic invaders but we also heard of a more recent case

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Right who’s the man of the house?

Right who’s the man of the house?

Scott Ross August 18, 2014 0

On today’s show we heard about the woman claiming that she shouldn’t have to pay the bedroom tax because her spare room is occupied by a ghost. Well that’s got to be a first! She

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The Monthly Book Review – Margaret Mills

The Monthly Book Review – Margaret Mills

Bob Simpson August 15, 2014 0

On today’s One 2 Three it was time for our monthly book review with Margaret Mills. This month Margaret was  reviewing… “Payback“  by Kimberley Chambers, (paperback, fiction),  published 2014  by HarperCollins, price = £7.99.   A tale of a

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Drew Levi Performs Live on One 2 Three – Watch Here

Drew Levi Performs Live on One 2 Three – Watch Here

Bob Simpson August 14, 2014 0

It was great to welcome multi talented Drew Levi to the studio today. Drew is a 21 year old Singer/Songwriter who is currently finding his rightful place in the music industry. He taught himself

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Is that a body I see floating down the river?

Is that a body I see floating down the river?

Scott Ross August 12, 2014 0

Normally on a Tuesday, CARL MERRY presents his ESSEX TALES, but this week as we continue our tribute to, and recollections of, the First World War, Frances Clamp made a welcome return to PHOENIX

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They Did Their Duty

They Did Their Duty

Scott Ross August 11, 2014 0

Continuing our reflections on the First World War and how it impacted on life locally, I was joined today by local writer, Andrew Summers who’s book on the subject – THEY DID THEIR DUTY

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Christmas Shopping, Boris Does Gangnam Style and Don’t Forget the Memory Walk.

Christmas Shopping, Boris Does Gangnam Style and Don’t Forget the Memory Walk.

Bob Simpson August 7, 2014 0

After a week away it was good to get back in the driving seat at Phoenix FM today. With only 140 shopping days left until Christmas, is it too early to start shopping? We

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I fought the law – guess who won?

I fought the law – guess who won?

Scott Ross August 7, 2014 0

I was honoured to find myself sitting in for the sensational MICHELLE WARD again today. Well I have to say that or she’ll let my tyres down or have me wheel clamped or something!

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The Future Of The Thameside Theatre   John Kent Interview

The Future Of The Thameside Theatre John Kent Interview

Mike Jones August 6, 2014 0

Following yesterdays press release regarding the future of the Thameside Theatre Mike spoke to Cllr John Kent The leader of Thurrock Council to explain the Councils proposals and ideas regarding this centre for Arts

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How high can you fly?

How high can you fly?

Scott Ross August 5, 2014 0

Clearly some airlines believe that their passengers could be flying higher than the plane. Well certainly that seems to be the case with the Australian airline, Jetstar, who warned those flying with them from a

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It was 100 years ago today

It was 100 years ago today

Scott Ross August 4, 2014 0

At 11pm on Sunday 4th August 1914, Britain entered the war which would become known as the First World war or somewhat curiously, the Great War. But how any war can be described as “great”

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Carol Finney and Fundraising for Alzheimers

Carol Finney and Fundraising for Alzheimers

Bob Simpson July 25, 2014 0

My guest today was Carol Finney. Carol is a therapist from CBT Services Brentwood who offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy throughout Essex and London. CBT deals with a wide range of conditions and problems including:

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Cameron Southcott – 17 Year Old Contemporary Violinist

Cameron Southcott – 17 Year Old Contemporary Violinist

Bob Simpson July 24, 2014 0

My guest today was Cameron Southcott Cameron Southcott, is a contemporary violinist from Brentwood. Among other events Cameron recently performed in the big top arena at the Brentwood Strawberry Fair. He is self-taught, and

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Paper Planes on 123

Paper Planes on 123

Mike Jones July 24, 2014 0

Its time for the wonderful Queens Theatre Community play once again. The story this time involves William Leefe Robinson and tells the story of this hero of the 1st World war Cast and Crew

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eMoov – Online Estate Agent – Russell Quirk

eMoov – Online Estate Agent – Russell Quirk

Bob Simpson July 21, 2014 0

With the cost of everything on the rise these days it was good to chat to Russell Quirk today from online estate agency eMoov to discover a way to potentially save thousands of pounds

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Book Review with Margaret Mills and Goodbye Edd Buckley

Book Review with Margaret Mills and Goodbye Edd Buckley

Bob Simpson July 18, 2014 1

Today it was time for Margaret’s monthly book review. “A Green and Pleasant Land (how England’s Gardeners fought the Second World War)“  by Ursula Buchan, (paperback, non-fiction), published 2014  by Windmill Books, price = £9.99.   As WW2

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A visit too far

A visit too far

Scott Ross July 15, 2014 0

In the first hour of today’s show we heard about a man who went to visit his son in jail, only to be incarcerated himself for more than 30 hours in a soundproof room,

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Bitten off more than you could chew?

Bitten off more than you could chew?

Scott Ross July 14, 2014 0

In a music packed show today we still had time to hear about the toddler determined to win a toy from one of those claw crane machines that always drop your prize before reaching

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Songs from the Children of Chernobyl

Songs from the Children of Chernobyl

Bob Simpson July 11, 2014 0

This radio lark is a funny thing. Unexpectedly today I found myself covering for Michelle Ward on Eat My Brunch. Just as unexpectedly I was delighted to meet Michelle’s guests today. The Billericay and

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D’ukesFest at The Queens Theatre Hornchurch

D’ukesFest at The Queens Theatre Hornchurch

Bob Simpson July 10, 2014 0

Ever Thought About Playing The Ukulele? If you have, then the best place to go is D’UkesFest on Saturday 26 July at the Queen’s Theatre in Hornchurch. Organised by ukulele band D’Ukes in conjunction

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It’s Daylight Robbery

It’s Daylight Robbery

Scott Ross July 8, 2014 1

On today’s show we heard all about one of Britain’s thickest bank robbers. I have to say that I can’t think of too many people, who if they were going to rob a bank,

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It’s Festival Time

It’s Festival Time

Scott Ross July 7, 2014 0

We are in the middle of various festivals taking place in both Brentwood and Billericay at the moment. This Thursday sees the start of the BILLERICAY ARTS FESTIVAL, so I was pleased to be joined

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A Winning England Team at The World Cup – Lionsraw

A Winning England Team at The World Cup – Lionsraw

Bob Simpson July 4, 2014 0

About a month ago Daniel Hearn came into our studio here at the Brentwood Centre to tell us about his forthcoming trip to Brazil with the charity Lionsraw. The aim of the trip was

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Mad Scientists at The Energy Show – Queens Theatre Hornchurch

Mad Scientists at The Energy Show – Queens Theatre Hornchurch

Bob Simpson July 3, 2014 0

I had a chat on the phone today to two mad (but lovely) scientists who are bringing The Science Museum’s “The Energy Show” to The Queens Theatre Hornchurch this weekend. Methane bubbles are set

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Joining Joni’s Army

Joining Joni’s Army

Mike Jones July 2, 2014 0

Today was probably one of the hardest interviews I have ever had to do but at the same time it was a pure joy. Joni-Mai is a 8 year old girl fighting Ewings Sarcoma

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Highway Robbery!

Highway Robbery!

Scott Ross July 1, 2014 0

On today’s programme we found out why drivers might be thankful not to live in Brentwood, California, where due an error drivers were only allowed a minute of parking time and were being ticketed

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Can you make your home more ECO friendly?

Can you make your home more ECO friendly?

Scott Ross June 30, 2014 0

This time last week I was talking with BIJAL SHAH who provided us with some useful tips on adding value and comfort to your home with some  improvements that anyone can make cheaply and

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Billericay Community Choir Summer Concert

Billericay Community Choir Summer Concert

Bob Simpson June 27, 2014 0

Tomorrow evening at the Billericay Baptist Church, The Billericay Community Choir will be holding their Summer Concert. The choir was only formed in October last year and already has over 80 members. It was

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Fun in the Park – Lake Meadows Billericay

Fun in the Park – Lake Meadows Billericay

Bob Simpson June 26, 2014 0

On today’s show I gave a mention to a forthcoming great family event that has been organised by Churches Together in Billericay. I need say no more about it because all the details are

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Now that’s what I call a “SMASH”

Now that’s what I call a “SMASH”

Scott Ross June 24, 2014 0

We can all remember the old advertising jingle “FOR MASH GET SMASH”, but today we heard all about the new meaning given to this after a lorry shed its load of mashed potato in

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Time for a Makeover?

Time for a Makeover?

Scott Ross June 23, 2014 0

On a very busy show today we took time out to re-live last Saturday’s STRAWBERRY FAIR. And what a fair it was this year with the weather being really kind to us. Vic Damhar cornered

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Genesis maestro Steve Hackett talks to Phoenix

Genesis maestro Steve Hackett talks to Phoenix

Mike Jones June 23, 2014 0

Guitar legend and Genesis Axeman Steve Hackett spoke to Mike about the Past Present and Future If you really want to hear what he thinks about a possible reunion then you can listen again

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Let’s make it “snappy”

Let’s make it “snappy”

Scott Ross June 19, 2014 0

    On today’s show I got to talk with a man, who has been working in the field of photography for many years. Having done commissions for the likes of the BBC and SKY,

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Drought Already? What Drought? – A Drought of Real News in the Papers

Drought Already? What Drought? – A Drought of Real News in the Papers

Bob Simpson June 18, 2014 0

It’s been reported in certain newspapers that a drought could be on the way. Surprising that, as much of the country spent weeks underwater earlier this year. It is true that the long range

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A good “KOREA” move?

A good “KOREA” move?

Scott Ross June 17, 2014 0

On today’s show we heard why working in the weather centre in North Korea might not be such a good idea right now. Just like weather forecasters everywhere they don’t always get it right.

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Women! Help with Learning The Offside Rule…

Women! Help with Learning The Offside Rule…

Bob Simpson June 16, 2014 0

With all the football on the telly at the moment, some bright spark has come up with a way to help women understand the offside rule. This has been doing the rounds on the

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Brentwood Arts Festival Music – Bob Scott and David Worsfold

Brentwood Arts Festival Music – Bob Scott and David Worsfold

Bob Simpson June 13, 2014 0

The Brentwood Arts Festival comes to town this year between 5th and 12th July. There are dozens of events happening this year including some great music events. To tell us all about the music

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Giving Something Back – Cezara Nicorici and Bokwa

Giving Something Back – Cezara Nicorici and Bokwa

Bob Simpson June 12, 2014 0

It was a delight to welcome Cezara Nicorici in to Phoenix today. Cezara is a local Bokwa instructor who has arranged a great family Bokwa event in Brentwood in aid of The Royal Brompton

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You don’t always get what you pay for!

You don’t always get what you pay for!

Scott Ross June 10, 2014 0

A few weeks ago we heard about a chap who had placed the word “the” up for sale on e-Bay. Surprisingly he had already received a number of bids. What is more astonishing is

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How was school for you?

How was school for you?

Scott Ross June 9, 2014 0

On today’s show I was very pleased to have the chance to talk with STEPHEN DREW, who is not only the headmaster of BRENTWOOD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL, but was also the “star” of  Channel

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World Cup Heroes – Daniel Hearn and Lionsraw

World Cup Heroes – Daniel Hearn and Lionsraw

Bob Simpson June 6, 2014 0

With the World Cup nearly upon us, Lionsraw is a movement that mobilises passionate football fans who believe they can make a difference in the lives of others locally and globally. During the World

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Arbutus Music – Sing Sea Songs and Beware – Cyber Attack

Arbutus Music – Sing Sea Songs and Beware – Cyber Attack

Bob Simpson June 5, 2014 0

Arbutus Music was set up  by Christine Gwynn and Frances Quintrell in 2008 to provide a range of musical activities. Arbutus Music courses include voice coaching, ideas and tips, and the opportunity to build

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Welcome aboard Bedpan Airlines

Welcome aboard Bedpan Airlines

Scott Ross June 3, 2014 0

Ahead of the arrival of my regular Tuesday visitor, CARL MERRY, we heard all about the hospital in China that requires its nurses to dress as air hostesses. Seemingly the intention is to offer a

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Choice and Change and The Band from County Hell

Choice and Change and The Band from County Hell

Mike Jones June 2, 2014 0

Former Phoenix Presenter Ches Moulton was back in the studio talking about his new book Choice and Change. If you missed the interview with Mike you can hear it here Mike also popped along

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We’re getting airborne again

We’re getting airborne again

Scott Ross June 2, 2014 0

  To mark the start of NATIONAL VOLUNTEER WEEK, of which this year is the 30th anniversary, I was pleased to be joined today by JILL JENNINGS from ESSEX & HERTS AIR AMBULANCE to

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Eric Pickles and the Team From Fitness in Mind

Eric Pickles and the Team From Fitness in Mind

Bob Simpson May 30, 2014 2

Today at The Brentwood Centre, the Brentwood Mental Health Fair was taking place to celebrate new mental health initiatives being introduced by statutory, voluntary and commercial organisations across the borough and county.   Right at

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Brentwood Songsters Need Your Help

Brentwood Songsters Need Your Help

Bob Simpson May 28, 2014 0

It was a pleasure to sit in for Mike Jones today on One 2 Three. Mike will be covering me tomorrow in return. Today’s programme included an appeal for new members from one of

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Is this the sale of the century?

Is this the sale of the century?

Scott Ross May 27, 2014 0

  It never ceases to be amaze me just what items go up for sale on eBay, and that amazement is only surpassed by the fact that there are people out there who actually bid

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Oh to be young again!

Oh to be young again!

Scott Ross May 26, 2014 0

Well I guess it was too much to hope for a third sunny Bank Holiday weekend. When I was a young lad the weather always seemed to be sunny, and I guess it’s looking

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Phoenix FM Book Review – Margaret Mills – Ghostwritten by Isabel Wolff

Phoenix FM Book Review – Margaret Mills – Ghostwritten by Isabel Wolff

Bob Simpson May 23, 2014 0

Margaret Mills is an adult education history & literature tutor, and also regularly gives talks to various societies & organisations, including talks on aspects of Essex history, legends and folklore. Margaret is joined me

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That Was The Firewalk – Now it’s Time for a Tea Party!

That Was The Firewalk – Now it’s Time for a Tea Party!

Bob Simpson May 22, 2014 0

So last Saturday evening was a great evening here at the Brentwood Centre, with crowds enjoying music, conversation, food and drink and walking on fiery hot coals! It was of course the Brentwood Community

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Putting on The Show

Putting on The Show

Mike Jones May 22, 2014 0

Its Godspell month at The Queens and a busy one for Production manager Dave Godin. Mike went along to watch the tech rehearsal and spoke to Dave You can hear the interview again here

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A field day for the music

A field day for the music

Scott Ross May 20, 2014 0

We welcomed back CARL MERRY into the studio with another ESSEX TALE. This week’s story went back to the year 991 and the Battle of Maldon – a battle that the men of Essex,

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