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Students Launch Into Space


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


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


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 »

Chicken with Tomatoes and Garam Masala

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Today’s Basil Spice recipe is a delightful blend of chicken, tomatoes, selected herbs, spices and with a tasty touch of garam masala to complete an Indian classic. Abbas says: This simple chicken dish is a great favourite with our children. I generally serve it with plain long-grain rice and whole green lentils, with garlic and onion. Serves 6 Ingredients: 5 tablespoons vegetable ... Read More »

Showbiz Update

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As usual, here is Jamie Long with a round-up of the weeks entertainment news. Read More »

Sooty sweeps into the Queens Theatre!

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Joining the nation’s favourite bear will be Sweep, Soo and Sooty’s TV Partner Richard Cadell – who will be attempting to keep Sooty from getting up to mischief! It’s Sooty’s Birthday party and things aren’t going to plan. Sooty and Sweep get messy baking the Birthday cake and will Soo ever decide which dress to wear? Special party guests include ... Read More »

Basildon Man Seeks Would-Be ‘Robinson Crusoes’ For Island Survival Expedition


The Palau Island survival expedition October 2014, is for anyone up for the challenge of surviving on a ‘desert island’ for 11-days. Have you ever said to yourself “I could do that”. Here is your chance to prove it. Daniel Bouskila, the team leader from Ascent Explorers, is looking for three adventurous volunteers.  He dropped into Friday’s Drivetime with Ros ... Read More »