Nov 20, 12
Police are appealing for information about an armed robbery at Canvey Amusements in Furtherwick Road just before 6pm on Sunday evening, November 18.
The two men, one in his 20s and the other older, who was holding a handgun, demanded that the safe was opened and escaped with a four-figure sum of money.
The description of older man is white, 5ft 8ins tall, medium build, wearing a black jacket and woolly hat, jeans and had a local accent. The other man had his face covered with a scarf and a hat.
Police searched the area and are reviewing other CCTV in the local area. Anyone with any information to help detectives identify these men is asked to contact the Serious Crime team at Southend on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Nov 06, 12
Tim Farmer who plays Basil Fawlty for local ‘Cut Productions’ made an impromptu visit to the studios of Gateway 97.8, causing havoc and faced with all the usual abuse you would expect from the infamous character.
The Cut productions characters of Basil, Manuel and Sybil are an interactive show with diners who all become part of the show at various venues around the county.
The evening begins with pre dinner drinks, where the audience are greeted by the trio. Then, when the time comes Basil invites diners to the restaurant where they are served a three course meal. Lots of unscripted off the cuff fun then ensues.
Steve Arber the innovator of the Cut Productions company said “We don’t use any of the original BBC scripts, so don’t expect to hear a repeat of the old series that why we call the show ‘A slice of Fawlty Towers.’”
If you would like to experience the fun, the company are at the Old Kings Head in Billericay every Thursday in December.
Contact the Cut Productions:
Nov 06, 12
When we were growing up, many of us had a cuddly toy or teddy bear to snuggle up to at bed time. However, not all kids have the comfort of a toy – or even a bed.
That’s why Build-a-bear Workshop has partnered up with BBC Children In Need for 2012 (for the 5th year running) and are delighted to announce the return of Pusdey and his lovely lady friend, Blush to the Build-A-Bear Workshop in the Eastgate Centre, online, and in other stores across the country.
Each Pudsey or Blush sold will see £5 donated to Children In Need, and to get behind this great cause, we’ve teamed up with Build-A-Bear, to give away a pair of Lil Honey Cub Bears, complete with sweater, khakis and yoga outfits!
To win your beary own Lil Honey Cub Bears, all you need to do is answer this simple question.
What charity is Build-A-Bear raising funds for with its sales of Pudsey and Blush?
To enter, email your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to us. Remember to include your name, address and telephone number to be in with a chance of winning.
Closing date 15th November 2012.
Winner will be chosen at random.
Oct 26, 12
So, it’s finally here. Skyfall is upon us and it has been an amazing 50 years of James Bond Films too…
My celebratory two hour James Bond special crammed in as many of the best Bond themes as I could plus featured interviews with Dan Jolin – The Features Editor of Empire Magazine and also Phil from Empire Cinema.
The songs featured were:
Matt Monro – From Russia with love
Tom Jones – Thunderball
Louis Armstrong – We have all the time in the World (On her Majestys Secret Service)
Shirley Bassey – Diamonds are forever
Paul McCartney & Wings – Live and Let Die
Carly Simon – Nobody does it better (The Spy Who Loved Me)
Sheena Easton – For your eyes only
Rita Coolidge – All time High (Octopussy)
Duran Duran – View to a Kill
Tina Turner – Goldeneye
You know my name – Chris Cornell (Casino Royale)
Adele – Skyfall
Basildons Favourite Bond was proclaimed as the very lovely Daniel Craig.
If you have any favourite Bond film moments do let me know by the way and also, if you are lucky enough to see Skyfall – again tell me what you thought of it.
Right, where’s my Martini……
Oct 25, 12
Miss Universe Essex Charity, Rebecca Bowler, Face of Essex, was on The Brighter Breakfast this morning, reading News Headlines, talking about being Face of Essex, and how she is going to compete for Face of Europe, in Disneyland Paris in November. She was also discussing the two chosen charities that she is representing, which are Rainbow Child Foundation and Headway East Kent Folkestone. Telling the community about the great work these two charities do.
For more information visit www.headway.org.uk