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Monday Matters Motoring edition 04 July 2016

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On the show tonight we have reaction from another day of resignations – as Ukip’s the latest political party looking for a new leader – after Nigel Farage announced he’s standing down. Nigel said last month’s referendum result means he’s achieved what he set out to when he first entered politics.

The music news is after 8am and a survey out today says that one in eight cars on the roads in east London do not have insurance, according to analysis which names the capital as the worst place in Britain for uninsured drivers. Jason chats to Mark Chiappino is from Churchill car insurance.

The featured artist is Bill Withers who is 78 years old today. He was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2007, his song “Lean on Me” was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

A report’s been published suggesting replacing T-junctions with mini-roundabouts could reduce the number of crashes involving older people. Ian Crowder’s from the AA joins Jason after 9pm.

Saturday Breakfast with Wimbledon & scams 02 July 2016

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On Saturday Breakfast – Jason starts by celebrating the Welsh historic win at the Euro 2016’s as the beat Belgium 3-1. Also, can you guess the story behind the news clip in this weeks News Quiz- or is that all just French as well? Gill Fraser Lee returns with Tranquil Time reading the poem – To My Brother by Vera Brittain – as we commemorate 100 years since the Battle of the Somme.

After 8am – Jason test your cryptic thinking with our BrainBox quiz and he gets serious as research out today says that people who fall victim to investment scams lose up to £20,000. Matthew Upton from Citizen’s advice spoke to Jason on the launch of Fraud Awareness month.

After 9am – in Pick of the number one pops – we hear songs from Hot Chocolate, Pet Shop Boys, Faith Evans and Puff Daddy and Rihanna.

And after England’s disastrous knockout at the Euro’s – we hear from FA chairman Greg Dyke about why he thinks England did so badly and we also hear from Calum Leslie in France.

Monday Matters Robotics Week 27 June 2016

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 00.40.53In what has been a tumultuous week in our politics – we have reaction from the House of Commons where the Prime Minister spoke for the first time since announcing he was quitting – he was telling MPs about the next steps following the referendum.

It’s a big day for sport – we’ll hear from Wimbledon’s centre court as England Club chief executive Richard Lewis spoke to Richard Newman on Centre Court.

England’s attempt to make the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 starts in the next
hour. They face surprise-packages Iceland in the last 16 in Nice.

A new era of innovation and discovery opens with the beginning of the first Robotics week here in the UK – after 9pm Jason McCrossan chats to Professor Yang – the Director and Co-founder of the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery at Imperial College London.

The feature artist tonight is noted songwriter, pianist, arranger and producer Tony Hatch who is 77 on Thursday – we play 4 non-stop TV themes – from him after 8.

Saturday Breakfast EU Travel 25 June 2016

 

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The nation has spoken – and it’s a vote for change.

Yesterday was a historic day for the UK. Prime Minister David Cameron announce he’ll quit as prime Minister (Boris Johnson may succeed him), Labour MPs want rid of Leader Jeremy Corbyn, Scotland and Northern Ireland will seek a referendum to break off from the UK, the pound plunged, English patriotism soared – and in the middle of that – Donald Trump arrived in Scotland to open a gold course.

And that is how we start the show.

Also, Frank Brehanee from the independent travel watchdog HolidayTravelWatch – speaks to Jason about why trips abroad may be be more expensive after the vote to leave the European Union.

And in Euro 2016 – EUR2016 – tonight sees Northern Ireland vs Wales – Calum Leslie is in Paris for SFM.

Monday Matters 20 June 2016

JM MM JOURNALST.jpgMPs were recalled to parliament to remember the murdered MP Jo Cox, who was killed on Thursday. We will bring you some of the statements, many emotional, from the house.

It’s thought that over-eating could cause 7 million new cases of cancer, heart disease, strokes and diabetes within 20 years – I’ll speak to Jenny Rosborough from the health group – action on sugar – about the governments delay in tackling the issue.

Jason speaks to the author, journalist and lecturer Sarah Lonsdale – who has written a book which tells the history of – the journalist – through works of fiction and how they have been portrayed in novels, films and theatre.

Lionel Richie the Legendary R&B singer is our featured artist. He recorded such hits as “Dancing on the Ceiling,” – it’s his birthday – he’s 67.

Saturday breakfast show 18 June

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Jan has the news, Kyra has the Travel and Colin has our sport.

In our News Quiz we ask What’s The Story? I’ll play a clip from the news – but can you work out the story?

In the wake of the senseless killings in Orlando US and the murder of MP Jo Cox, Gill Fraser Lee brings this weeks Tranquil Time poem from Christina Rosetti – Remember.

After 8am Rick Astley is at number 1 in the album charts with his album “50” – we hear his latest single from the album. Also after 8am TREASURE HUNT returns with Dickie & Feather.

Jason talks Home Ownership with Tashema Jackson from Uswitch just before 9am and then after 9am it’s Pick of The Number One Pops- songs from 1961, 1971, 1981, 1991

And also after 9am Mike VanDetta speaks to the team because he is performing The Roy Orbison And Del Shannon Story at the Avenue Theatre tonight from 7:30pm.

Proposed site for Operation Stack lorry area announced

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Transport Secretary has announced proposed site for Operation Stack lorry area to be created near Stanford in Kent.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced that a new lorry area will be created near Stanford in Kent, to ease issues caused by Operation Stack and provide a long term solution to problems on the M20 and surrounding roads.

The new lorry area will help keep the M20 moving during cross-channel services, avoiding the level of disruption that comes with Operation Stack, which has caused issues for companies and other drivers and residents.

Operation Stack was used on a record 32 days last year as the area was hit with unprecedented disruption in the summer, which was followed by the Autumn Statement, in which the government announced it would be providing up to £250M for a permanent lorry area.

Lorry_area2.jpgChancellor George Osborne said: “We are taking bold action to deal with the severe inconvenience suffered by people living and working in Kent when cross-channel services are affected.

“A long-term solution that will keep traffic moving has been talked about for decades, but now we are delivering it. I look forward to construction starting as soon as possible.

Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport, said: “Operation Stack is only ever used as a last resort but we recognise the impact it has on roads in Kent, and are determined to deliver an alternative solution.

“The new lorry area by the M20 will deliver better journeys for drivers and will not only support the region’s economy but also businesses as far away as Scotland that rely on the M20 to access the Port of Dover and the Channel Tunnel.

“We have committed up to £250 million for the lorry area and we are now making it a reality.”

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A total of 3,600 lorries will be able to park in the area, with the government looking at the idea of overnight parking to prevent drivers parking in unsuitable or illegal positions.

Balfour Beatty have been appointed as lead contractor for the project, which is west of the M20 junction 11 at Stanford West.

New entry and exit slip roads will be built on the eastbound carriageway, providing direct access to the lorry park.

Jim O’Sullivan, Highways England Chief Executive said: “The Secretary of State has asked us to progress a lorry area between Sellindge and Stanford. Direct access from the M20 means less lorries using local roads.

“We will work closely with residents and local stakeholders to ensure the design of the new lorry area minimises its social and environmental impact, while meeting the wider need to address this issue for Kent and the UK.”

Written responses were provided by 1,300 people, along with more than 1,000 drivers, residents and workers attending eight public events during the consultation on the lorry park.

The majority of people supported the idea, with less than a quarter thinking that Operation Stack should continue in its current form. The next step with be a consultation on the details and environmental impact the scheme will have.

Saturday Breakfast New £5 Custard Pie Championships 04 June 2016

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Saturday Breakfast on 106.9 SFM with Jason McCrossan.

On the show today- the News Quiz between 7am & 8am – can you guess why Jason is playing a Christmas song…so early in the year?

We have our new feature – What Makes Kyra Cross? Followed by Tranquil Time – which is a poem by Kenneth Graham – Duck’s Ditty.

After 8am – Dickie and Feather return in Treasure Hunt – Jason sends Feather out with our scottish pilot Jock McSporran – all you have to do is guess where Feather is to win a host of …our congratulations.

Jason chats to about the new £5 which is due to be released later in summer. Jason speaks to Jonathan Calloway from the International Bank Note Society.

After 9am – it’s Pick Of The Number One pops – all the songs they play were number one on this day – the years this week are 1962, 1972, 1982 & 1992.

And then in final section of the show, Jason, Jan and Kyra speak to Mike Fitzgerald about the annual World Custard Pie Championships.

Hilda Murrell – Murdered By The British State?

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In 1984 Hilda Murrell, a 78-year-old distinguished rose-grower turned anti-nuclear campaigner, was found brutally murdered outside her home town of Shrewsbury, England. The case became one of the biggest, most bizarre and baffling British murders of the 20th century involving political conspiracies surrounding the nuclear industry and the Falklands War.

After a cold case review, in 2005 Andrew George, who was a 16-year-old petty thief from a foster home, was convicted. In 2011, Hilda’s nephew, former British Navy Commander Robert Green, does not believe Mr George committed the murder – but who did? Robert spoke to Jason on Monday Matters.

Saturday Breakfast Euro 2016 & Energy prices 11 June 2016

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On Saturday Breakfast for the 11th June.

Jason is joined by Jan on Travel and Colin on the sports desk. To start with Jason starts the show off with the easiest football quiz in the world EVER!! Pit your wit against Jan! In the news quiz – can you guess this weeks clip from the news?

In Tranquil Time – for Euro 2016 Jason reads out a poem from the internet – with predictable results.

The Queens Birthday honours list has been announced – there is a report around 08:10; followed by Treasure Hunt – Jan will disappear with our helicopter pilot Jock McSporran – can you guess where she is?

Also after 8am sports reporter Calum Leslie is in France and will speak to some of the fans as they arrive in Paris. A report suggests that there is a gap between the average big 6 energy tariffs and the cheapest available deal – Jason chats to Pete Moorey from Which?.

After 9am: Pick Of The Number One Pops and we cross to Horseguards Parade for the Queen’s 90th birthday celebrations.