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Wednesday 10th February – Wednesday night is Movie night!

My guest today Christine Darby came in to talk about Morsbags and Guerrilla Bagging to raise awareness about the damage that plastic bags do to our environment. The bags that are made of recycled materials and remenants are available at our studios and inside each bag are directions on how to make your won. A few facts to put things in to perspective...

Sad fact: Over 1 million plastic bags are consumed per minute globally

Gut wrenching fact: Marine wildlife mistakes plastic bags for jellyfish and then dies, but the cycle doesn't end there as the body of the animal decomposes leaving the bag to float away and find its next victim.

Frustrating fact: Supermarkets and politicians will take years to sort it out

Happy fact: Making and using morsbags will help with immediate effect


Steve Tilson Manager of Southend United insists that the Shrimpers need 19 more points to avoid relegation, “I think we need six more wins and a draw to stay up,” said Tilson, whose side are just two points above the bottom four. 

In Ladies Hockey

Brentwood Ladies 3 Folkstone 1

With Brentwood scoring first in the match against the run of play


It's snow joke – Vancouver are having to fly in snow as they are experiencing its warmest January on record


Peter Martin has been announced as the New County Council Leader. The decision comes after Lord Hanningfield resigned as leader after he was charged in connection with his House of Lords Expenses. - full report in Today's The Evening Echo this

In Billericay Town Councillors argued over the future of seven surgeries with the proposal of replacing them with fewer, but better equipped clinics. A confidential report was leaked to the evening echo last week that revealed the majority of the 1,000 residents were against the plans. Only two Councillors Peter Bowditch and Marian Wilson saw the report and their complained about the secrecy and called it undemocratic. Mr Gandy also raised concerns saying that not enough residents received the survey. However Deputy Chairman Jim Devlin said the rate of response was around 10% which was above average.

Lord Adonis reassured Essex commuters that they would not suffer from National Express being stripped of its East Anglia franchise three years early. He said “The contracts remain in place and National Express is required to fulfil them. There are very robust penalty clauses if the services aren’t maintained.”

There has been a recent spate of thefts in the Brentwood area. Items that have been stolen from cars include: a Sat Nav, sunglasses, briefcase, digital camera, alloy centre caps. And there has been an increase in Lead flashing being stolen from homes. Crime Reduction officer Emma Clark said in the Gazette “I would urge members of the Public to be vigillant and to report to police immediately any suspicious people or vehicles in their neighbourhoods.


At the Evening Standard British Film Awards Fish Tank wins the Best Film Prize

Also Andy Serkis, known for Playing Gollum in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, won Best Actor for his portrayl of Singer Ian Dury in Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

TOP 10 MOVIES - from


Weekend Total



Weekend screen avg.

box office


Avatar (2009)

£4,338,774 (-11%)






The Princess and the Frog (2009)







Astro Boy (2009)







Invictus (2009)







Sherlock Holmes (2009)

£783,681 (-32%)






Edge of Darkness (2010)

£768,013 (-35%)






Youth in Revolt (2009)







Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

£729,683 (-39%)






It's Complicated (2009)

£560,573 (-34%)






Up in the Air (2009/I)

£481,810 (-34%)






2. A fairy tale set in Jazz Age-era New Orleans and centered on a young girl named Princess Tiana and her fateful kiss with a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again


3. Set in futuristic Metro City, Astro Boy is about a young robot with incredible powers created by a brilliant scientist in the image of the son he has lost. Unable to fulfill the grieving man's expectations, our hero embarks on a journey in search of acceptance, experiencing betrayal and a netherworld of robot gladiators, before he returns to save Metro City and reconcile with the father who had rejected him.


4. The film tells the inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team to help unite their country. Newly elected President Mandela knows his nation remains racially and economically divided in the wake of apartheid. Believing he can bring his people together through the universal language of sport, Mandela rallies South Africa's rugby team as they make their historic run to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Championship match. Starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon


7. While his trailer trash parents teeter on the edge of divorce, Nick Twisp sets his sights on dream girl Sheeni Saunders, hoping that she'll be the one to take away his virginity. Starring Michael Cera and Justin Long

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