Author Archives: Scott Ross

How do you dispose of that now unwanted Christmas Tree?

Now the question of what to do with your Christmas Tree once the festivities are over is simple if you own a fake tree – you just pack it away until next year, but what if you bought a real one?

Well for one COSTCO customer, the answer was simple.

She returned the now dead tree back to the store and, based on the fact that the tree was indeed dead, demanded a full refund of the purchase price.

Astonishingly her bid was successful, so maybe that’s something worth trying in future!

Margaret Mills joined me in the second hour of the show to explain all about the custom relating to the DUNMOW FLITCH.

If you missed what Margaret told me today, just click on the link below:-

See you again next week,
Scott


It’s all to do with the law

I was pleased today to welcome back Brian Hughes from Shenfield based solicitors, RAINER HUGHES.

In recent weeks Brian has been looking at the knotty issues regarding tenancy issues and leading on from this, today Brian looked at the pros and cons of going into the property market as a landlord.

He initially ran through what that entails before looking once more at the position from the perspective of the potential tenant.

Listen again here tho all that Brian had to say on this subject: –

Keeping loosely to a legal brief, in the second hour we reported on an incident which occurred just over a week ago in St Ives Cambridgeshire, where it seems police are intent on tracking down and prosecuting a motorist who “thoughtlessly” drove through a puddle soaking a mother and her two children.

Noting that police close to where I live reportedly did not have the manpower available to investigate a break in involving the theft of some £20,000 worth of jewellery, it’s good to know they have their priorities right in at least some parts of the country!

See you again tomorrow,
Scott

 


Mine’s bigger than yours!

The past week has seen some amazing allegations reportedly contained in a new book about the workings of the current incumbent of the WHITE HOUSE.

And before that we saw some rather undiplomatic tweets from said incumbent aimed at his North Korean counterpart concerning the size of their buttons and whether or not they work.

Now that aforementioned recent book asserts that, fearing that someone might try to poison him – (who on earth would want to do that?) –  Mr Trump likes to eat food from McDonalds because he knows it is freshly cooked.  

It seems that this revelation was too much for rival fast food company, KFC who have now  joined the fray and taken a pop at Mc Donalds saying that someone should tell Ronald, the leader of that red nosed regime that whilst Ronald says he has a burger on his desk at all times, they have one in a box which is bigger and more powerful and also contains gravy!

So is it a case of the Colonel, Ronald and burgers at dawn?

Will mushrooms be on the menu and what might the fall out be?

Who knows?

Watch this space and take cover! 

Being a Tuesday, Margaret Mills joined me in the second hour of the show to describe the scene when QUEEN VICTORIA opened Epping Forest on Saturday May 6th 1882.

You can listen again here to what Margaret had to say about this event: –

Listen back to the whole show here: –


See you again next week,
Scott


Queen Victoria opens Epping Forest in May 1882

On today’s feature, Margaret Mills described the scene when QUEEN VICTORIA opened Epping Forest on Saturday May 6th 1882.

If you missed it, listen again here to what Margaret had to say on this event here: –

See you again next week,
Scott


A Sky High Shock!

On today’s show we heard about two incidents involving sky high costs.

First off came news from the USA where a woman was less than thrilled to receive an electricity bill for US$284Bn!

The good news is that she was given a year to settle the sum with the first minimum payment set at just under $30,000.

With all the cold weather there right now, her next bill might be higher still!

Fortunately it was all down to a computer error but she did ask her son to think about giving her a heart monitor for Christmas.

Meanwhile closer to home a man living in sheltered accommodation is facing a fine of £40,000!

So what did he do to attract this unwelcome financial penalty?

Well it seems that he became so impatient to get off a plane after an unexplained 30 minute hold up for the doors to be opened, that he decided to activate the emergency exit and leave via the wing! 

He should try flying to JFK where due to the freezing temperature and heavy snow, some people have been left sitting on the tarmac for several hours!

At the time of his offence he had just 16p in his pocket and given that he lives in a hostel for those deemed at risk, it seems unlikely that the fine will be settled any time soon.

Oh dear!

Listen again here to today’s show: –
See you again tomorrow,
Scott


The start of a New Year

Wow 2018! Can you believe it?

Maybe you’ve been partying over the past couple of weeks and if so, you may be feeling that it’s time to return to normality.

But I bet whatever you’ve been up to you won’t have matched the boozy antics of a group of students over in Maryland who got so “out of it” that when police raided their party, they were shocked to find that even the air in the room where the party was being held registered on their breathalysers as being intoxicated, if not quite over the limit!

Now that’s going some.

But well under the limit was Margaret Mills who returned today with news of the poet, John Clare, who whilst not hailing from Essex, spent many years in High Ongar.

You can listen again here to what Margaret told me today: –

See you again next week,
Scott


All about John Clare and his time in High Ongar

For the first time in 2018 it was good to welcome back Margaret Mills who returned today with news of the poet, John Clare, who whilst not hailing from Essex, spent many years in High Ongar.

You can listen again here to what Margaret told me today: –

See you again next week,
Scott


Classic Rock Show

What a way to start a brand New Year!

Yes this afternoon I got to play TWO solid hours of great rock classics.

Here’s the complete list of the tracks we played today: –

If you missed the show you can catch it all again by following the link below:-
Happy New Year!

See you again soon,
Scott


Motown Special

 

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I was really excited today to be able to present two solid hours dedicated specifically to the music and artists that were served up from the HITSVILLE STUDIOS of TAMLA MOTOWN, which were originally located in Detroit.

Here is a list of all the 35 tracks we managed to squeeze into today’s show: –Motown Playlist

And if you missed it listen to it all once more by going to the following link: – All the best,
Scott