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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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Two tales of crime

Two tales of crime

Scott Ross May 19, 2014 0

Regular listeners will recall the appalling incident suffered towards the end of last year by the Remus Memorial Horse Sanctuary when they lost much needed equipment to thieves. It was therefore good to talk

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A Busy Weekend in Brentwood and Billericay

A Busy Weekend in Brentwood and Billericay

Bob Simpson May 16, 2014 0

With so many events happening in our area this weekend (see the Phoenix FM events guide) I devoted most of today’s show to all that’s going on. We heard all about Saturday’s Yogathon on yesterday’s

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Jesus Christ!  Sam Kordbacheh talks Godspell

Jesus Christ! Sam Kordbacheh talks Godspell

Mike Jones May 16, 2014 1

Sam Kordbacheh talks about his role in the Stephen Schwartz musical, now at the Queen's Theatre in Hornchurch

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Yogathon in aid of Brentwood Mind – This Saturday

Yogathon in aid of Brentwood Mind – This Saturday

Bob Simpson May 15, 2014 1

This Saturday 17th May there’s a yogathon in aid of Brentwood Mind.  To tell us what a yogathon is and to talk all things yoga, Jo Kemp and  Jessica Livingstone  from Brentwood Yoga and

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The Band From County Hell

The Band From County Hell

Mike Jones May 15, 2014 0

Always keen to promote different genres of music it was a real pleasure to play tracks from the new The Band from County Hell CD and it was great to talk to bass player

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Another one for the block?

Another one for the block?

Scott Ross May 13, 2014 0

Back to a full two hours today, and being a Tuesday it was good to welcome the smiling face of CARL MERRY with another Essex Tale. More on that in a moment but first

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A mini ONE-2-THREE

A mini ONE-2-THREE

Scott Ross May 12, 2014 0

I found myself somewhat “snookered” today, but that will come as little surprise as the man doing the “snookering” was none other than the legend, RONNIE O’SULLIVAN, who I discovered was in to talk

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The Bishop affair, street lighting and much much more

The Bishop affair, street lighting and much much more

Mike Jones May 8, 2014 0

Brentwood first councillor Russell Quirk joined Mike in the studio to discuss all things Brentwood including the national news story regarding Disgraced Tory Councillor David Bishop. Plus potholes ,new developments ,street lighting, UKIP and

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An embarrassing lock out

An embarrassing lock out

Scott Ross May 6, 2014 0

Hey it’s the Tuesday after another Bank Holiday, but at least you know it’s another short working week. As usual on a Tuesday I was joined by CARL MERRY for another ESSEX TALE. Today’s

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A Bank Holiday – and sunny to boot!

A Bank Holiday – and sunny to boot!

Scott Ross May 5, 2014 0

What a wonderful time of year this is. First off it’s Easter then the May Day Bank Holiday and we have another long weekend to look forward to in just 3 weeks time. Already

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Jenny’s Match – Saturday at Billericay Town FC

Jenny’s Match – Saturday at Billericay Town FC

Bob Simpson May 2, 2014 0

On today’s show I was pleased to welcome to the studio, a fine young man, Ross Kerwood who has been raising money for the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young, in memory of his

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A Defibrillator for Billericay – Phil Norton

A Defibrillator for Billericay – Phil Norton

Bob Simpson May 1, 2014 0

Lifesaving equipment could be introduced to Billericay High Street in a joint initiative between the Street Pastors, the Community First Responders and the wider community. Phil Norton, Billericay Street Pastor co-ordinator and Community First

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What Makes You Wild?

What Makes You Wild?

Scott Ross April 29, 2014 0

On today’s show, Carl Merry returned with the story of THE WILD MAN of Orford. To find out what made him wild, listen to story by clicking on the following link: - Essex Tales 29th

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Oh dear, it’s that day again!

Oh dear, it’s that day again!

Scott Ross April 28, 2014 0

Many years ago a political party said that if elected they would ban Mondays. Well if they had we’d have missed out on our MAXIMUM MUSIC MONDAY!         But not just

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Brian Southall – Banned on the Run – Tales of Music Legends

Brian Southall – Banned on the Run – Tales of Music Legends

Bob Simpson April 25, 2014 0

It was my great pleasure to spend almost an hour in the company of Brian today, who kept us royally entertained with tales of his experiences with some of the biggest names in music

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Matthew Shepherd Live in Studio 1 – Listen Here

Matthew Shepherd Live in Studio 1 – Listen Here

Bob Simpson April 25, 2014 0

Matthew Shepherd is a 19 year old singer, songwriter and guitarist from Loughton, Essex. Matthew is no stranger to Phoenix FM having performed on Michelle Ward’s Eat my Brunch show and in the run

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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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