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Chinese New year!

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Saturday 13th – Chinese new year and the EASTGATE Celebrates in style throughout the centre from 11am. Gateway also celebrates with Breakfast from 9am with Vish. Coffee/Tea from Noon with Tyler With interviews and lots more including a visit from the Dragon come into the Eastgate to celebrate in celebrating the Year of the Monkey with Eastgate’s legendary Lion Dance ... Read More »

Jag, Ron and Single Parents on The Inspiration Zone


Presenter Jag Singh discusses the issues affecting single parenting with his guest, single parent Ron Kiddell from Stifford Clays on the Inspiration Zone. Be sure to tune in on Sunday the 7th February at 3.00pm.   Britain has more single parents than almost any country in Europe. Ron had many challenges to contend with when he found himself with three children to bring ... Read More »

Open Day


Audio from our open day on 15/11/2014 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 »

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 »

Kodosai Cultural Event


Gateway 97.8 was proud to support the Kodōsai Cultural Event which was held at the Holiday Inn, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon between Friday 4th October to Sunday 6th October. Hundreds of visitors from around the world arrived in Basildon for the three day Japanese cultural event which featured workshops on Japanese culture and experiences, including Japanese haiki poetry, Japanese shodo ... Read More »

Live From Kodasai Culture Event


Gateway 97.8 is proud to support the Kodosai Cultural Event which will be held at the Holiday Inn, Festival Leisure Park over this coming weekend. Hundreds of visitors from around the world are expected in Basildon for the three day Japanese cultural event which will feature workshops on Japanese culture and experiences, including Japanese haiki poetry, Japanese shodo calligraphy, and Samurai ... Read More »

Gateway 97.8 Broadcasts LIVE from the Essex Country Show


On Saturday 14th September and Sunday 15th September we broadcasted LIVE! from the Essex Country Show. There was lots going on including displays, workshops and a big food hall. We would like to thanks all of our Engineering Team for working so hard to get us there. Please see all the pictures below Read More »

Kents Hill Junior School Fete

Kents Hill Junior School

The Friends of Kents Hill Junior School, a registered charity, held a fun packed afternoon on Saturday 6th July between 12pm and 4pm, at Kents Hill Road, Benfleet, SS7 5PS. The fete boasted a BBQ, Home Made Cakes, Traditional Stalls and a Pimms and Beer Stall, Bouncy Castles area and plenty of Traditional Sideshows to keep little ones occupied. Following ... Read More »

Yoga Jon with Ant Parker


On Saturday, Parker was joined by local Yoga instructor Jon Clark, talking about the classes he runs and about Yoga in general. He runs classes during the week at the Laindon Play Centre, Hockley Public Hall, and at the Fryerns Community Centre. About Jon (taken from his website): I moved to Rayleigh in 2003 and I have been practising yoga ... Read More »