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Mark Thomas – The Red Shed Interview

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English comedian, presenter, political satirist and journalist Mark Thomas spoke to Jason McCrossan about his latest show that he is touring the UK with called THE RED SHED which he is performing at the Gulbenkian theatre in Canterbury on 17th February.

The show celebrates the 50th anniversary of Wakefield Labour Club’s iconic Red Shed. It’s the story of where Mark first started to perform in public and where he politically came of age as a student involved in the miners’ strike.

 

 

Saturday Breakfast 17 September 2016

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On Jason McCrossan’s Saturday Breakfast Show:

7am – 8am
NEWSQUIZ… Ja plays a clip from the news – but can you work out the story behind the sound?

In Tranquil Time our poem today is by John Clare and is called Colours of autumn.

8am-9am
QUIZ – Play Your Cards Right – Jason will shuffle his giaganic playing cards -to reveal 4 cards – all you have to do is guess whether card 5 is Higher or Lower than card 4. We will hear Nigel Farage’s views on UKiPs only MP (they are not nice) .

Also, one in three people admit to middle-lane hogging on a motorway – according to a new survey. Jason chats to PC Anthony Cope.

9am-10am
Pick of the Number One Pops; 1971; 1981; 1991; 2001 – the songs we play were all number one on this day.

And today is Sport In The Park – Jason will speak to Pete & James Waters – his Saturday Show will be live from the event.

Saturday Breakfast Maritime Ship Show 10 September 2016

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On Jason McCrossan’s Saturday Breakfast show this morning:

It’s the NEWSQUIZ? Jason will play a clip from the news – but can you work out the story? In Tranquil time our poem is read by Gill Fraser Lee.

It was a big week for star trek fans – as the franchise turned 50 on Thursday – we hear from former Trekker Whoopi Goldberg.

Jason calls upon the ancient spirits and call upon the late and great Bob Holness to make an appearance for our Blockbusters Quiz.

A quarter of Britons travelling overseas have no qualms about using free public wi-fi abroad for online banking. Jason chats to security Expert Tony Anscombe about the hidden dangers of using public WiFi.

We start this hour with Pick Of the Number One Pops then the Red Hot Chilli Pipers have made a charity single in memory of firefighters killed in the 9/11 terror attacks which occurred 15 years tomorrow. Later on today it’s the Maritime Ship Show – Jason will chat to event organiser Bernard McCall.

Monday Matters Barry White & Johnny Cash 12 Sept 2016

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On this edition of Monday Matters broadcast on 106.9 SFM.

On the day that former Prime Minister David Cameron announced that he was quitting as an MP – we will hear what he has to say and the reasons why. We will also hear Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn’s reaction to the news.

The featured artist is Barry White celebrates his birthday on Sep 12, 1944. Jason plays 4 songs including taking requests from listeners.

The Palace of Westminster is due for a critical £7bn refurbishment. Darren McCaffrey went to the house to find out more.

Litter currently costs Britain £1bn per year and Jason’s guest tonight has set up a smart phone app which lets users report sights of litter directly to their council to clear it up. Danny Lucas developed the Littergram app over a year ago and as well as chatting about how it works – we also hear how Facebook is trying to force Littergram to change its name.

On the 12 Sept 2003 Johnny Cash died and we have music & interviews from his life.

Saturday Breakfast with security expert & Maritime Show 20 August 2016

Best of Monday Matters 2016

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Jason McCrossan brings a special extended bank holiday edition of Monday Matters which features 4 hours of the best of the music brought to you by the show over the past 9 months of the radio programme.

The show starts with concert tracks from The Feeling, The Police, Fleetwood Mac, Depeche Mode and Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark to name a few.

There is then music which has just been released, to classic tracks dating back to the 70s.

Mayor of London unveils plans for three new Thames river crossings

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Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has unveiled plans for three new Thames river crossings in East London.

After reviewing predecessor Boris Johnson’s plans, Mr Khan outlined plans for the new river crossings to be constructed in the next five to ten years in East London.

Mr Khan claims the move will ease congestion and cut pollution in the capital.

The plans include the fast tracking of a new pedestrian and cycle bridge linking Rotherhithe & Canary Wharf.

A Docklands Light Railway (DLR) crossing at Gallions Reach is also proposed to support the development of around 17,000 new homes across Newham and the Royal Borough of Greenwich.

Further assessment work will be undertaken for a Barking Riverside-Abbey Wood London Overground crossing and a North Greenwich-Isle of Dogs ferry, supporting new development on the Greenwich Peninsula and the Isle of Dogs.

The plans also include the controversial Silvertown tunnel, which had been criticised previously for incurring a user charge by Mr Khan claiming it was “a tax on East and South East Londoners’.

The plans for the tunnel have been “enhanced” to encourage people to use public transport and include a low-emission bus zone and a cycle bus that will transport cyclists through the tunnel.

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, said: “It’s no secret that London has long needed more river crossings in the east. With new homes and economic growth across East London, it becomes even more important that we deliver new greener transport links that allow Londoners to cross the river quickly and more easily.

“But we don’t want these to have a damaging impact on our environment, and that’s why I’ve reviewed and improved plans for Silvertown Tunnel and why I’m pushing forward with crossings that encourage public transport, walking and cycling.

“As we continue to unlock the massive economic potential of East London, we must secure the very best transport infrastructure that improves the quality of life for everyone living and working in the area.”

Alex Williams, Acting Managing Director of Planning at TfL, said London’s expanding population meant it was “vital” to support the plans. He commented: “The Mayor’s new vision for river crossings in East London is firmly rooted in supporting growth and providing better public transport links for all.

“We will now work hard to develop the designs for these new crossings, as well as identify potential funding opportunities, to allow them to be constructed more quickly.”

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