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MAX WHITLOCK

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Max Whitlock is a multi-Olympic, World and European medal-winning British Artistic Gymnast, who won two Bronze medals at the London 2012 Olympics. At the age of just 21, Max has amassed an incredible 18 major championship medals and looks set to continue his tally up to Rio 2016 and beyond. Max burst on to the scene in 2010; picking up ... Read More »

Jim Davidson tour

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Danny caught up with Jim Davidson ahead of appearing at The Circus Tavern on 29th November http://www.jimdavidson.org.uk/tour-dates.php Read More »

Have you got the soup factor?

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Danny was joined by Top Chef Paul Merrett and Jeremy Hudsun CEO of Hain Daniels http://www.newcoventgardensoup.com/recipe-terms-conditions/ Read More »

Poppy shop open

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Poppy shop open in the Eastgate with the Royal British Legion Basildon & Laindon Branch collecting Read More »

Students Launch Into Space

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Winter Gardens School on Canvey Island hooked up with The International Space Station where pupils had the opportunity to ask questions to astronauts live on board the ISS. Writing on the school’s website, Mr Hayes wrote: I hope you have seen the fantastic article in the local paper about the link with the space station? You may have also heard the pupils ... Read More »

Stylistics Come To Basildon

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The Stylistics with their charisma, style and harmony, have evolved into one of the best-selling soul groups ever. The Philadelphia group recorded a remarkable ten straight-top ten hits during the early 1970s including the Grammy nominated ‘You Make Me Feel Brand New’, plus ‘Can’t Give You Anything (But My Love)’, ‘You Are Everything’, ‘Betcha By Golly Wow’, ‘I’m Stone In ... Read More »

Paul Bliss: Star Fleet Memories

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Ros Connors presents a profile of songwriter and musician Paul Bliss, who created the Bliss Band and was keyboard player with The Hollies and the Moody Blues.  In 1982 Paul wrote and composed all of the music for a childrens’ puppet sci-fi series called Star Fleet, shown on ITV.  Following a visit to Basildon’s Honywood Studios and Music Rooms, Paul ... Read More »

Leigh Luscious on Drivetime

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Dagenham singer and songwriter Leigh Luscious popped in to our Eastgate Galleries studio to talk about appearing on The X-Factor, Essex Factor, and also to play some of her music, including ‘The Look’ and her latest composition – ‘Attitude’. Read More »

Nurses appeal gets a Fireman’s Lift

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Basildon firefighters gave Macmillan nurses a fundraising lift when they turned up at a charity quiz night on 21 August at Club Kingswood. The fundraiser sought to raise funds and awareness for the Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals Macmillan Team. The nurses’ team is an independent fundraising arm of Macmillan Support, so the money raised goes directly to the care of patients ... Read More »

Mike le Surf’s concerns over cuts in services for young people

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Mike le Surf, the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (Labour) for South Basildon and East Thurrock tells Yvonne of his concerns at the impact of Government cut-backs on young people. He also found time for a word or two about Scottish independence while having to hurry for his train at Liverpool Street. Read More »