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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


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


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


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

Photos courtesy of Essex Fire and Rescue

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

Woodlands School

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 »

Chinese New Year


Today saw Basildon celebrate Chinese New Year to welcome in the ‘Year of the Horse’. The day features many different Martial Arts demonstrations on the 1st Floor ‘bridge’ area in the Eastgate Centre, calligraphy on the Ground Floor and the excitement of the Lion Dance as remarkably athletic Chinese Lions went from shop to shop for a bite to eat ... Read More »

Ryan Green – The Voice


Ryan Green from the BBC Show The Voice popped into Gateway this week for a chat and gave us a song or two as well! Relisten to the interview above and check out photos from his visit below. Read More »

Drive Time


Another Busy week draws to a close with “The voice ” Ryan Green making an appearance on Fridays show. Here is this weeks Entertainment./Showbiz Round up with Jamie Long Best Danny Read More »