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TIME TO TALK – Lucy Gill, Brian Jackson and Vanessa Dodds

TIME TO TALK – Lucy Gill, Brian Jackson and Vanessa Dodds

Bob Simpson February 4, 2016 0

Mental health problems affect one in four of us yet people are still afraid to talk about it. For people with mental health problems not being able to talk about it can be one

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Doesn’t Tuesday come round fast?

Doesn’t Tuesday come round fast?

Scott Ross February 2, 2016 0

Being a Tuesday I was pleased to welcome back Margaret Mills. But first off we heard about the man who lives next to a beach in Somerset, who is not happy about the sand.

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Well that’s January out of the way

Well that’s January out of the way

Scott Ross February 1, 2016 0

During our first outing in February, we heard all about the girl in Norway who believes she should have been born as a cat! She may not have managed to catch a mouse yet

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Time To Talk Day – Preview

Time To Talk Day – Preview

Bob Simpson January 28, 2016 0

Time to Talk Day will take place next Thursday 4th February 2016. The aim is to get as many people as possible across England talking about mental health. By joining together on one day, we

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Dr Eric Watts – Cancer Support and Survivorship

Dr Eric Watts – Cancer Support and Survivorship

Bob Simpson January 27, 2016 0

The first meeting of the Brentwood Cancer Support and Survivorship Group is on Monday 1 February 2016 from 10 am until 12 pm in the Boardroom, 1st Floor, Brentwood Community Hospital. The aim is

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Life is but a dream

Life is but a dream

Scott Ross January 26, 2016 0

Have you ever wanted to control your dreams? Well today we heard about a product which claims to allow you to do just that. A bottle of 60 tablets will set you back about

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In a bit of a pickle!

In a bit of a pickle!

Scott Ross January 25, 2016 0

Today we heard about two people who got themselves in a bit if a pickle. First up came news of the pensioner who, because his bus to Edinburgh airport was being driven by a

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Brentwood Holocaust Memorial Weekend

Brentwood Holocaust Memorial Weekend

Mike Jones January 23, 2016 0

Mike Jones spoke to Moira Dare-Edwards about the events held in Brentwood

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Brentwood Biscotti – Luke Adams

Brentwood Biscotti – Luke Adams

Bob Simpson January 21, 2016 0

Joining me today was Luke Adams from Brentwood Biscotti. Luke told us all about Brentwood Biscotti and their next meet at The Marygreen Manor Hotel on 2nd February. You Can Listen to our chat

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Timewarp

Timewarp

Bob Simpson January 20, 2016 0

So Rocky and Mad Max and Star Wars are back on the big screen, Bowie’s at No.1 in the album charts, Grant Mitchell’s Back in Eastenders, The Spice Girls are re – uniting (without

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The wrong kind of sun – and other excuses

The wrong kind of sun – and other excuses

Scott Ross January 19, 2016 0

Last week it was reported that trains were delayed due to “the wrong kind of sun” so today we looked at some other implausible excuses including that of the 10 year old boy caught

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Oh dear it’s Monday – again!

Oh dear it’s Monday – again!

Scott Ross January 18, 2016 0

Yes the start of yet another week but hopefully we were able to brighten up your day a bit with a couple of oddball stories. First off we heard about the felon who was so

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The Man-Flu Show

The Man-Flu Show

Bob Simpson January 14, 2016 0

Having bravely soldiered on to present One 2 Three with Man-Flu today I thought it would be a good idea to share some tips on how to deal with this potentially serious condition.  

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Yoga on the Pier – Jo Kemp

Yoga on the Pier – Jo Kemp

Bob Simpson January 13, 2016 0

Jo Kemp is a Yoga teacher who has dedicated a big part of her life to practising and teaching yoga. Last year along with Wellbeing Yoga Brentwood, Jo and her colleagues helped to raise

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David Bowie

David Bowie

Bob Simpson January 13, 2016 0

I started today’s show by playing David Bowie and Lazurus from his final album Blackstar. I first heard some of Blackstar last week. On hearing a few minutes of the title track I dismissed

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Stranger on the shore

Stranger on the shore

Scott Ross January 12, 2016 0

Yes believe it or not a retired CIA operative has come up with the idea that far from committing suicide at the end of the war, Hitler may well have escaped to the Canary

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Be afraid ……… very, very afraid!

Be afraid ……… very, very afraid!

Scott Ross January 11, 2016 0

On today’s show we learnt about the man who has a total freak out whenever he sees himself in the mirror. Well he’s actually a clown but the problem is that he suffers from

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Get Colouring In at The Colour Me In Cafe!

Get Colouring In at The Colour Me In Cafe!

Bob Simpson January 7, 2016 0

Starting tomorrow (Friday) at the Brentwood Theatre is a new initiative supporting mental wellbeing in Brentwood, The Colour Me In Cafe. Adult colouring books are all the rage at the moment with people finding

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Jellied Eels and Rock ‘n Roll – Richie Milton and Bill Farrow aka Bill’nRicky

Jellied Eels and Rock ‘n Roll – Richie Milton and Bill Farrow aka Bill’nRicky

Bob Simpson January 6, 2016 0

What a great couple of guys! It’s two years since I last spoke to Richie and Bill on air. They came into studio one today, created a great party atmosphere and performed four great

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Roundabouts of the world

Roundabouts of the world

Scott Ross January 5, 2016 0

With a new year comes the annual supply of new calendars – some more exciting and colourful than others! And lovers of roundabouts – we’re talking traffic control features here – have not been

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Hey it’s 2016!

Hey it’s 2016!

Scott Ross January 4, 2016 0

Well at least as far as we are concerned we are already in 2016, but if you were one of the 30 inhabitants of the island of Foula in the Shetlands, it’s not even

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Remembering Lemmy and Jeff and Beatles back in the Charts?

Remembering Lemmy and Jeff and Beatles back in the Charts?

Bob Simpson December 30, 2015 0

Tributes have been pouring in for Motorhead frontman Lemmy who has died aged 70, two days after learning he had cancer. His local bar ran out of his favourite tipple Jack Daniels as fans

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Now that’s what I call a real pot of tea!

Now that’s what I call a real pot of tea!

Scott Ross December 29, 2015 0

It emerged last week that a cafe in Italy has unknowingly been serving customers with cups of tea with a little extra ingredient – cocaine.   The issue came to light only after a

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Would you like it to be Christmas every day?

Would you like it to be Christmas every day?

Scott Ross December 28, 2015 0

Now I don’t know about you, but for me the magic has rather gone out of Christmas and I’m quite glad when the whole thing is over and done with, but believe it or not

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Your Christmas Request Show

Your Christmas Request Show

Bob Simpson December 25, 2015 0

So Christmas is here at last! From us all here on Phoenix FM, may we wish you a very Merry Christmas. In this special show for Christmas Bob Simpson caught up with some of

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The Solo Beatles on Phoenix FM – Listen again here.

The Solo Beatles on Phoenix FM – Listen again here.

Bob Simpson December 23, 2015 0

As a lifelong Beatles fan Christmas came early for me today. It was a huge pleasure to be joined in the studio by members of a Beatles tribute band with a difference – The

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The last show before Christmas!

The last show before Christmas!

Scott Ross December 22, 2015 0

Being my final show before Christmas I thought it might be interesting to report on the findings of a survey which suggest that astonishingly more than half of mothers-in-law in the UK will not

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It’s all happening in the USA

It’s all happening in the USA

Scott Ross December 21, 2015 0

We learnt today that in a poll conducted last week, no less than 30% of people claiming to be Republican voters, said they were in favour of bombing the Middle Eastern town of Agrabah. The

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Invisible Smog

Invisible Smog

Bob Simpson December 17, 2015 0

Today’s show carried a Government health warning! A smog alert has been issued by DEFRA (The Department for Food Agriculture and Rural Affairs) citing that a toxic fog and a cloud of dust was

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Want to feel like a child again?

Want to feel like a child again?

Scott Ross December 15, 2015 0

I never ceased to be amazed by the human condition and today proved no exception as we learnt about the father of 7, who after 23 years of marriage has decided to abandon his family

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It’s a fair cop!

It’s a fair cop!

Scott Ross December 14, 2015 0

Unfortunately these days we do have to be ultra vigilant when we are out and about, especially in crowded areas, but you have to be somewhat sympathetic for the guy who found himself forcibly restrained

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Frank Allen From The Searchers Chats on Phoenix

Frank Allen From The Searchers Chats on Phoenix

Mike Jones December 13, 2015 0

Taking a Break from 54 years on the road the fabulous Frank Allen called Mike to chat about past times and the upcoming gig at the Queens Theatre Hornchurch You Can hear the interview

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Paul Metcalfe as Rod Stewart for Saint Francis Hospice

Paul Metcalfe as Rod Stewart for Saint Francis Hospice

Bob Simpson December 10, 2015 0

It was great to chat to Paul Metcalfe today. Tomorrow evening he performs a special concert for Saint Francis Hospice. Paul’s performances as Rod Stewart are stunningly accurate. He looks the same, his mannerisms

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Now here’s a taster for you!

Now here’s a taster for you!

Scott Ross December 8, 2015 0

If you’ve been glued to the goggle box recently watching the antics of a load of celebrities enjoying life in the jungle, maybe you’ve wondered just what some of the snacks they are required

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Aren’t we lucky to be free?

Aren’t we lucky to be free?

Scott Ross December 7, 2015 0

Last week our very own Chris Hood caught up with ANDREW THORPE-APPS, chair of AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’s CHELMSFORD branch who explained what the organisation is and does and also told us a little bit about

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Where does our food originate?

Where does our food originate?

Scott Ross December 1, 2015 0

Crikey – December already! Christmas is just over 3 weeks away when we’ll all be tucking into roast turkey with all the trimmings. Now hopefully everyone knows just what a turkey is but believe

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Two lessons in marketing

Two lessons in marketing

Scott Ross November 30, 2015 0

After Lighting up Brentwood on Saturday, we are now clearly entering into the Christmas season of markets and Dickensian Fairs and whilst Brentwood’s lighting up event went smoothly, up in Cumbria, Ulverstone’s annual Dickensian

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A law unto themselves!

A law unto themselves!

Scott Ross November 24, 2015 0

Today we heard about two very different people who seem to have taken the law into their own hands but with very contrasting results! First off came news of the man who went to Canterbury Court

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There’s a time and a place for romance!

There’s a time and a place for romance!

Scott Ross November 23, 2015 0

We heard today about the over amorous dog who got its head stuck in a cat flap in its efforts to reach a mate in the garden. In the end the cat flap came

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Blowing in the wind

Blowing in the wind

Scott Ross November 17, 2015 0

Returning refreshed from a week in the sunshine, mercifully without any emergency landings, we heard today about one flight forced into an emergency landing, not due to technical faults or anything so potentially catastrophic,

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Good Mental Health In The Workplace

Good Mental Health In The Workplace

Chris Siviter November 13, 2015 0

Chris Siviter talks to Andy Woodcock and Cara White about their presentation

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Support Brentwood Mind This Saturday

Support Brentwood Mind This Saturday

Bob Simpson November 5, 2015 0

Brentwood Mind are holding a fund raising concert on Saturday at the Essex Arms next to Brentwood Station. In the studio today to tell us all about it were Colin Wade from Brentwood Mind,

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What will the future look like?

What will the future look like?

Scott Ross November 4, 2015 0

On my bonus show today we tried to peer ahead into the future. First off we examined one prediction of a new style fortune teller who employs her fortune telling skills by examining images

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Riots in Steeple Bumpstead – could this be the end of the world?

Riots in Steeple Bumpstead – could this be the end of the world?

Scott Ross November 3, 2015 0

If you’ve been perusing the popular press of late you will probably have seen that the world was supposed to end firstly on the 28th September, and then when that didn’t happen, the 7th October.

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The 11th Lord Petre

The 11th Lord Petre

Scott Ross November 2, 2015 0

                I was delighted once more to be joined by Lord Petre from Ingatestone Hall who regaled us today with news of another of his colourful ancestors.

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It’s Halloween

It’s Halloween

Scott Ross October 30, 2015 0

A bonus show for me today as I was sitting in for the holidaying, MIKE JONES. With Halloween almost upon us we took a look at two related stories. From the USA comes news

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My Generation – 50 Years On.

My Generation – 50 Years On.

Bob Simpson October 29, 2015 0

Two great anniversaries this week – 50 years since the release of The Who‘s My Generation and 40 years since the release of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. We heard them both on the show today

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There’s one born every minute

There’s one born every minute

Scott Ross October 27, 2015 0

If you are a criminal on the run, it’s usually a good idea to keep a low profile but we heard today about one such individual who took the unorthodox approach of posting a

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Back to being a kid, maybe!

Back to being a kid, maybe!

Scott Ross October 26, 2015 0

Do you remember the days when you used to be hanging by an arm each between Mum and Dad kicking the autumn leaves around? Well as some parts of the USA don’t experience the

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Wednesday Thursday Friday…

Wednesday Thursday Friday…

Bob Simpson October 23, 2015 0

A busy week for me on Phoenix this week. It actually started on Tuesday when I joined Scott W in studio 2 to record this month’s Mental Health Matters on Phoenix FM Podcast –

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Food for thought!

Food for thought!

Scott Ross October 20, 2015 0

How would you feel if when you took your date to a restaurant, she tucked into a plate full of washing-up sponges whilst you were enjoying a nice juicy rump steak? Well believe it

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This is crackers!

This is crackers!

Scott Ross October 19, 2015 0

Can you imagine innocently buying some Christmas Crackers in a major department store and then being challenged as to what you were going to use the gunpowder for? Well that’s tantamount to what happened to

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Neil Speight. The Straight Talking Newspaper man

Neil Speight. The Straight Talking Newspaper man

Mike Jones October 16, 2015 0

Editor in chief of the Enquirer group of newspapers Neil Speight visited the programme today and enjoyed a long chat with Mike. Neil has been involved in the newspaper business for a very long

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Jeff Brown – 23 Years

Jeff Brown – 23 Years

Bob Simpson October 15, 2015 0

It was a huge pleasure to meet and chat to Jeff Brown on the show today. Jeff has played with some of the biggest names in rock. For 16 years Jeff performed with Sweet

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Frontline Partnership – Jo Rayment

Frontline Partnership – Jo Rayment

Bob Simpson October 14, 2015 0

My second guest today was Jo Rayment from a wonderful organisation – Frontline Partnership. Frontline Partnership enables and supports people with a learning disability and high support needs to live full and productive lives through

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D’Ukes at The Brentwood Theatre 14th November

D’Ukes at The Brentwood Theatre 14th November

Bob Simpson October 14, 2015 0

Ukulele band D’Ukes – The finest ukulele band in the universe! – were my first guests today. They’ve had a very busy year so far and are coming to Brentwood on 14th November. We

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It’s my party

It’s my party

Scott Ross October 13, 2015 0

We discovered today that believe it or not, it is now illegal to cut a wedding cake in the Russian Republic of Chechnya. Not only that but the bride is not allowed to dance

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A drink too many, perhaps!

A drink too many, perhaps!

Scott Ross October 12, 2015 0

Today we heard all about the duck who is quite partial, to a refreshing drop of beer. Unfortunately after perhaps indulging rather more enthusiastically than usual, became involved in a pub brawl with a dog. It

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A packed studio discussing the Shenfield by-election

A packed studio discussing the Shenfield by-election

Mike Jones October 9, 2015 1

The Shenfield by-election takes place on October 29th and Mike invited all the parties taking part in for a debate. In the studio with Mike was Cameron Ball (Labour), John Hamilton (Green), Alison Fulcher

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Shenfield High School Performing Arts Academy

Shenfield High School Performing Arts Academy

Bob Simpson October 8, 2015 0

New for 2016 is Shenfield High School’s Performing Arts Academy. To tell us all about it Head of Drama Kim Bradley came into the studio along with two pupils, Jade Evans and Alfie Gardener.

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Brenda Weaver – The Guide Dogs Coffee Morning in Shenfield

Brenda Weaver – The Guide Dogs Coffee Morning in Shenfield

Bob Simpson October 7, 2015 0

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association nowadays known as Guide Dogs is a British charity founded in 1934. Guide Dogs provides help to thousands of blind and partially sighted people across the UK through the provision

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Tracey Cowling – Havering and Brentwood Bereavement Service

Tracey Cowling – Havering and Brentwood Bereavement Service

Bob Simpson October 7, 2015 0

During today’s show I received an email from one of my previous guests – Tracey Cowling from HBBS Tracey was asking us to spread the word about their new Snowdrop group starting next week.

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You could be on your knees

You could be on your knees

Scott Ross October 6, 2015 0

We heard today about the Welsh lady who, due to administrative failures and red tape, for the past 3 years, has had to suffer having treatment for each of her knees in two different hospitals

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It’s hospice care week

It’s hospice care week

Scott Ross October 5, 2015 0

Whilst deputising for Michelle Ward last Friday, I had the pleasure of talking with LESLEY BURROWS of St Frances Hospice about HOSPICE CARE WEEK. As this event is taking place all this week, I thought

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Sam Callahan Survives X Factor – Moves on to “Bigger Things”

Sam Callahan Survives X Factor – Moves on to “Bigger Things”

Bob Simpson October 1, 2015 0

Sam Callahan is a 21 year old singer/songwriter from Brentwood. He’s been performing since he was eight and he started writing his own music when he was just twelve. In 2013 Sam made it through

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Shenfield High School Sports Academy – Garry Sapsford

Shenfield High School Sports Academy – Garry Sapsford

Bob Simpson September 30, 2015 0

Shenfield High School prides itself on having an outstanding PE Department. In 2012, Ofsted stated that sport at Shenfield High School is “very strong.” Head of PE Garry Sapsford joined me on the show

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The long commute

The long commute

Scott Ross September 29, 2015 0

On last week’s show we heard all about buying and selling property from local estate agent, Nicholas Court and about the chap who went to rent a room in East London only to find

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A real mixed grill!

A real mixed grill!

Scott Ross September 28, 2015 0

On today’s programme we heard why the Labour Party might want to put too much “meat on the bone” about their new policies. This followed news that spokesperson on farming has reportedly suggested that

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Attila The Stockbroker… and Donny Osmond?

Attila The Stockbroker… and Donny Osmond?

Bob Simpson September 24, 2015 0

In what was one of the most entertaining interviews I have ever done, and certainly the easiest, I spoke to Attila The Stockbroker AKA John Baine. Attila The Stockbroker has been a punk poet

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A room with a view?

A room with a view?

Scott Ross September 22, 2015 0

Last week I had the pleasure of talking with a local estate agent but in spite of what he told me about rising costs, even that did not prepare me for news of some

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Help and guidance is at hand!

Help and guidance is at hand!

Scott Ross September 21, 2015 0

We learnt today that an Alabama councillor is seeking divine guidance for a plan to ban the wearing of saggy jeans, trousers and shorts in public. “ I’ve prayed about this and I know

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Shenfield High School – Carole Herman

Shenfield High School – Carole Herman

Bob Simpson September 17, 2015 0

For more than 50 years now Shenfield High School has been serving the local area and in that time it has had only 4 headteachers. This year’s batch of GCSE and A level results

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Is this the thickest bank robber ever?

Is this the thickest bank robber ever?

Scott Ross September 15, 2015 0

On today’s show we heard about the man who held a knife to the neck of a cashier at his local NatWest Bank and demanded that she deposit £500 into his own account, details of

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Are you on the move?

Are you on the move?

Scott Ross September 14, 2015 0

  I was joined today by Nicholas Court from local estate agents, Court & Co who provided an insight into many aspects of buying and selling property. Listen to what he said by clicking on

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Family Fun Day At Ongar RFC

Family Fun Day At Ongar RFC

Bob Simpson September 9, 2015 0

With the new Rugby union season approaching after the World Cup which begins at the end of next week, Ongar Rugby Football Club are hoping to kick off their season with a bang, and

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Could this man be the butt of people’s jokes?

Could this man be the butt of people’s jokes?

Scott Ross September 8, 2015 0

We learnt today about the man who inadvertently dialled police on his mobile phone which was in his back pocket. Shame for him really as he was in the midst of discussing plans with

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Pack up your troubles!

Pack up your troubles!

Scott Ross September 7, 2015 0

If you have concerns about your weight, we reported on the new craze sweeping Hong Kong. Rather than going on a straight diet, women there are spending up to 44 minutes a day gazing at

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Now here’s a spectacle not to be missed!

Now here’s a spectacle not to be missed!

Scott Ross September 1, 2015 0

We learnt today all about the sheep dung spitting contest recently held in Northern Ireland as part of a local festival. Apparently this event is classified as a sport in some parts of the world, notably

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Another gloomy Bank Holiday

Another gloomy Bank Holiday

Scott Ross August 31, 2015 0

The last Bank Holiday of the year before Christmas and it’s raining again! Wouldn’t you just know it? Well at least we tried to cheer you up with news of some families who clearly

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Emoov – The Brentwood-Based Online Estate Agent That’s Moving Forward

Emoov – The Brentwood-Based Online Estate Agent That’s Moving Forward

Mike Jones August 29, 2015 0

eMoov have been expanding since Russell Quirk started his on line estate business not very long ago. So much so that today they were hoping to raise over £1m in investments. Office manager Paula

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LA Fitness Closure – Cllr Jill Hubbard, Phil Ricketts and Tessa Webb

LA Fitness Closure – Cllr Jill Hubbard, Phil Ricketts and Tessa Webb

Bob Simpson August 27, 2015 0

With the closure and refurbishment of LA Fitness due early next month after a buy out by Pure Gym, Members of the club have come together to fight against the potential loss of many

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Superb Young Local Talent – Daynah Lorelle and Liam Bull

Superb Young Local Talent – Daynah Lorelle and Liam Bull

Bob Simpson August 26, 2015 0

I was knocked sideways today by my two talented young guests Daynah Lorelle and Liam Bull both from Shenfield High School. Daynah (16) and Liam (17) each performed individually and then paired up on

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It’s a dog’s life

It’s a dog’s life

Scott Ross August 25, 2015 0

On today’s show we heard about the woman who’s trained her dog to share a large amount of her housework. Apparently it can do the weeding in the garden, take out the rubbish, sort

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It’s a laugh a minute at DISMALAND”!

It’s a laugh a minute at DISMALAND”!

Scott Ross August 24, 2015 0

After a week away in a country which believes itself to be top dog in the EU, but where if you want to get an internet connection you have to pay €14.50 per device, per

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Vicky Davies and Andy Woodcock – Ted Bares Confidence and Empowerment Course

Vicky Davies and Andy Woodcock – Ted Bares Confidence and Empowerment Course

Bob Simpson August 19, 2015 0

My super guests today were former Mayor of Brentwood Vicky Davies, Andy Woodcock, mastermind of the Ted Bares Confidence and Empowerment Course. You can listen to our chat here - The sessions will be

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A holiday on the run?

A holiday on the run?

Scott Ross August 11, 2015 0

We heard today about the three girls who were a bit short of the “readies” for their holiday spending money so struck on the idea of ripping off your favourite terrorist organisation – IS.

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The deal of the century!

The deal of the century!

Scott Ross August 10, 2015 0

On today’s show we had been expecting to learn all about the government’s new campaign aimed at encouraging people to make a will before it’s too late from DAN ATTFIELD but unfortunately he was called

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Election Aftermath and The Labour Leadership

Election Aftermath and The Labour Leadership

Mike Jones August 8, 2015 0

Former Brentwood Councillor and PPC at the last Election Mike Le Surf came into talk to Mike about the Labour leadership contest and where it all went wrong on May 7th Plus local stuff

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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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