Friday, 14 September 2018

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: Friday 14th September 2018

14th September 2018 – Films on TV

Simon has made his choices for the week of movies on free-to-air TV - picked for your enjoyment!

Final Destination (2000)
11.00pm – 1.00am

The Blindside (2009)
10.00pm – 12.40am

The Remains of the Day (1993)
3.20pm – 6.00pm

Taxi Driver (1976)
10.50pm – 1.05am

Everest (2015)
9.00pm – 11.20pm

Rocky (1976)
9.00pm – 11.35pm

28 Days Later (2002)
9.00pm – 11.15pm

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Harry's Sleeve Notes: Parallel Lines by @BlondieOfficial

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This week on Harry's Sleeve Notes Harry and Danny make a foray into the world of new wave disco-punk and talk about the 1978 album 'Parallel Lines' by Blondie.
The tracks we talked about:
- Sunday Girl
- One Way or Another
- Heart of Glass
- 11:59

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

#DrivetimeSessions with A Cat Called Dave!

Today we were joined in the studio by Sara, Dave, Suzy and Chris who make up A Cat Called Dave. Although it was a tight fit, they still played 3 fantastic songs for us; two covers and an original song written by Dave himself. They first covered 'Dreams' original by Fleetwood Mac, then their original song 'Heading West', finishing with a cover of Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect'.

To know more about A Cat Called Dave's upcoming gigs click here:

Generally keep up top to date with the band here:

If you missed their set on this afternoon's show, you can listen to it again!

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Health Matters SEP 18 Flu Jabs plus 6 Other Issues

Seven Issues in tonight’s DriveTime
  • Flu Jabs
  • National Data Opt Out
  • Your Heart Age
  • NHS Symptom Checker
  • Drink Free Days
  • Free Prescriptions
  • NHS at 70

1. Flu Jabs
It’s that time of year again! Surgeries and Pharmacies have ordered the flu vaccine, and you should be able to book appointments online (with patient access) or through the surgery.  At the Maltings, for example, flu clinics will be on the six consecutive Saturday mornings starting SEP 23 and ending on NOV 3; in addition, most surgeries will offer your flu vaccination at any appointment you have at the surgery during the flu season.
You are eligible for a flu vaccination by injection if you are in one of the following categories:
§  Adults over 65 (i.e. born on or before  MAR 31 1954
§  Other adults with an underlying health condition particularly long term heart or respiratory disease, diabetes, or weakened immune systems
§  Children (6 months to 2 years)
§  Pregnant women
§  Carers
§  Patients living in a care home
§  Patients with a learning disability
In addition, you are eligible for a flu vaccination by nasal spray if you are in one of the following categories
§  All children aged 2, 3, or 4
§  Children in Reception or Years 1 - 5
§  Children aged 4-18 years with an underlying health condition

2. National Data Opt-Out
We’ve talked about your patient data and the national opt out before – you have the right to ensure that your data is not used for any reason beyond your direct care. If you’re in a situation in which you plan to opt out on behalf of someone else (e.g. a carer or a child) do it before the end of SEP! Because after that it’ll be much more difficult. Until then, your surgery can verify that you are able to opt out on behalf of someone else; from OCT 1 you will need to complete a 7 page return and provide at least 4 forms of ID to show that you are a responsible adult. If you need to, get in quick!!!!!

Here’s the link to the opt out form

3. Your Heart Age
How healthy is your heart? Heart disease can be caused by factors we can modify (e.g. diet and smoking); but in most cases we can’t identify potential problems – until now. Take this simple heart test to check out how healthy your heart is – and what you can do about it!

4. NHS Symptom Checker
How often have you been in a situation in which something just feels odd; the problem is it’s often tough to figure out whether it’s urgent or not. You not sure if you need an urgent doctor’s appointment, and you don’t want to go through a 111 interrogation! This new Symptom Checker produced by NHS 111 should help.
It’s currently in beta trial – give it a go!

5. Drink-free Days
There’s been a lot of noise today about drink-free days; put simply – you know it makes sense. Here are three simple tricks you could try:-
  •      Do more activities that don’t involve drinking;
  •         Find other ways to unwind and relax;
  •         Go for weaker drinks!

Check out these resources

6. Free Prescriptions
Do you know whether you’re entitled to free prescriptions? There’s a simple checker here

7. NHS at 70The NHS, turned 70 on July 5th. As for my NHS 1,000 mile challenge, there’s 111 days to go and I’m 4 miles up – so I only have 300 to go!

Monday, 10 September 2018

Consumer Advice

This evening Elizabeth Crampton from St Albans Citizens Advice Bureau joined for an update on current issues.

Claiming  compensation if your flight's delayed or cancelled

If you booked a flight that departed from Europe or was with a European airline, you might have rights under EU law if your flight is delayed or cancelled.

For the EU law to apply, you'll need to have departed from the UK, European Union (EU), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland.
If your flight’s delayed for 2 or more hours

Your airline have to give you:
food and drink
access to phone calls and emails
accommodation if you’re delayed overnight - and journeys between the airport and the hotel

The airline should give you vouchers to get these things at the airport. Ask someone who works for the airline if you’re not offered any help.

If they don’t give you help at the airport, keep receipts for expenses and try to claim from the airline later. Airlines only pay for ‘reasonable’ expenses - you won’t get money back for alcohol, expensive meals or luxury hotels.
If your flight’s delayed for 3 or more hours

You already have a legal right to food and drink, phone calls and accommodation - you get this when the flight is delayed for 2 hours or more.

You’re also entitled to get compensation if the delay is the airline’s responsibility - for example, if they didn’t get enough bookings or there was a technical fault.

You won’t get compensation if it was delayed because of something like bad weather or a strike.

You’re entitled to a set amount of compensation depending on:
the distance of the flight - check the flight distance on the WebFlyer website
the length of the delay - how late you are getting to your destination
whether you're flying to an EU or non-EU destination

 Student bank accounts
Student accounts are simply bank accounts made for those in higher education. They let you pay money in and out, and offer additional benefits such as an interest-free overdraft.

To be accepted you'll need a UCAS confirmation letter with an unconditional offer or, if your offer's conditional, A-Level results that meet that condition, or a letter from the university you'll be attending confirming your place. As soon as you've got these, you can open an account, allowing you extra time to make full use of its benefits before the start of term.
The benefits of part-time work for a student

Money Need we say more? The extra cash from part-time work lets you cover the cost of living more comfortably, sometimes even leaving a little aside for fun.A part-time job whilst at university can have a positive impact on your life:

Budgeting Students who earn their own money tend to spend it wisely. Part-time jobs are often tough, and hard-earned money can be painful to part with. In short, students are more likely to save their money for necessities such as text books and rent.

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