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As usual, here is your weekly entertainment round-up with Jamie Long. Read More »

Meet The Bands – BOTB 2014

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This years competition brings just as much talent as the previous years, and as usual, eleven bands will be live in the studio this coming Sunday from midday to perform live to secure their place in the final event. We understand that you might not be able to listen to the entire six hour marathon show, show below we’ve listed ... Read More »

Road safety charity calls for ban on hands-free kits

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David Webster spoke to Gary Rae from the charity on tonight’s Drivetime. Just over ten years after hand-held mobiles were banned at the wheel, Brake is renewing its call to ban hands-free kits, as a Brake and Direct Line survey reveals that almost half of drivers surveyed admit to chatting when driving. While the use of hand-held phones by drivers has dropped, ... Read More »

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As usual, here is your weekly round-up of showbiz from Jamie Long. Read More »

Showbiz Update

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As usual here is your weekly entertainment round-up from Jamie Long. Read More »

Budget 2014 Review

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The Chancellor’s says “makers, doers, and savers” will be the big winners from today’s Budget. He’s announced another increase in the personal allowance – so from April next year £10,500 of what you earn will be tax free. George Osborne’s also shaking up ISAs – and letting people invest £15,000 a year. Duty on petrol’s being frozen – it’s the same for whisky and ... Read More »

Chris Hobart & Drew-Levi live in the studio

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The Brighter Breakfast saw a number of musical guests grace the studios earlier this week, with local artist Chris Hobart and Drew-Levi joining us in the morning. Chris joined David Webster on Monday morning and wowed listeners with his version of Imagine Dragons’ Radioactive as well as an original track, and an acoustic cover of Clean Bandit’s Rather Be live ... Read More »

Dillon Cooper Interview

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Last Week I had an exclusive interview with one of my rising stars of 2014, twenty-one year old Dillon Cooper from Brooklyn, New York. Hear it afresh or again to find out about Dillon as an artist; to listen to three of his tracks and hear his views on the hip hop industry are and much more. Aired 21/02/2014 Listen ... Read More »

Fire at Busy Bees Pre-School in Laindon

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The much-loved Busy Bees, that uses the building just by Bluehouse Farm Community Centre, has suffered a disastrous fire. The alarm was raised around 2.20 this afternoon and responded to by appliances from across South Essex, including an aerial platform and the mobile command unit. The adjoining social club was evacuated. No-one was in the pre-school at the time of ... Read More »

Life-saving equipment for Basildon schools

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Pupils in Basildon are set to benefit from a major, potentially life-saving campaign, as Woodlands Secondary School and Eastgate Shopping Centre join forces to place defibrillators in local schools. The Borough of Basildon has ten secondary over forty primary schools. It’s a little known fact that twelve young people die each week from cardiac arrest in the UK, and of ... Read More »