Friday, 16 November 2018

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: Friday 16th November 2018

Simon delivered his 'free-to-air' TV films for you this week with his usual enthusiasm - enjoy! :)

TV Films 16th November 2018

Friday
Notting Hill (1999)
9.00pm – 11.45pm
ITVBe


Saturday
The Bodyguard (1992)
9.00pm – 11.40pm
5STAR


Sunday
Cocoon (1985)
2.35pm – 4.50pm
Film4




Monday
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
10.45pm – 12.50am
BBC1


Tuesday
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
9.00pm – 12.10am
Sony Movie Channel


Wednesday
Tootsie (1982)
7.40pm – 10.00pm
Film4+1


Thursday
Parkland (2013)
9.00pm – 10.50pm
Film4

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Harry's Sleeve Notes: 'Back in Black' by @acdc


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This week Harry and Danny talked about tracks from the classic rock album 'Back in Black' by the Australian rock band AC/DC. 

The tracks:
-Hell's Bells
-Back in Black
-You Shook Me All Night Long
-Rock 'n' Roll Ain't Noise Pollution

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

The Drivetime Sessions with the effervescent @Abbie_Gathard


Today we were joined by the effervescent Abbie Gathard! As per usual we asked her to perform 2
original songs and a cover. Her original songs were 'Taking Chances' and 'Can't Wait' and she graced us with a cover of 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow'.

You can find Abbie on:
Twitter (@Abbie_Gathard)
Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/abbie.gathard15/)

You can find Abbie's music on:
Deezer (https://www.deezer.com/en/artist/14591777)
Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/artist/5ZfvXBwKAWhlxVgxbTn8GG)
YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-_CV1-88ZH-7GD3ahHmwXg)

If you missed this week's Drivetime Session you can listen again!
http://www.radioverulam.com/listenagain/

And the video of the session can be found at www.facebook.com/westhertsdrive

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Hot Topics: 13th November 2018

This week on Hot Topics Danny and Ian discussed fascinating facts about 5th November and Bonfire night, Commonly-used phrases and their origins, and Pencils and their sad demise!

Health Matters - NHS111, Hospitals, Stay Well


Health Correspondent Alan Bellinger with Beverley from NHS 111 & Danny


Five Issues in tonight’s DriveTime 
  • NHS 111
  • Hospital Reconfiguration
  • Stay Well This Winter
  • Open the Bag
  • NHS at 70

  
1. NHS 111
Discussion with Beverley Squirrel from NHS 111; we’ll be asking her
  • What made you want to become a Call Handler?
  • What training did you have before you "went live"?
  • You're clearly very good at this - do you enjoy it?  

  
2. Hospital Reconfiguration
The public meeting was held on OCT 23 – it was well attended – especially by people from Hemel Hempstead! The two core issues that are being examined are
  • A new build site for planned care? And
  • Have they correctly factored in the expected population growth?

 Only one comment – can you believe how long we’ve been talking about this?  

3. Stay Well This Winter
Much more on this next month but I thought DriveTimers would find this site useful
It is a great site telling you what to do if you get any of these ten common winter illnesses
  • Colds
  • Sore Throat
  • Asthma
  • Winter Vomiting
  • Painful Joints
  • Cold Sores
  • Heart Attacks
  • Cold Hands & Feet
  • Dry Skin
  • Flu

4. Open the Bag
Next time you go into a Pharmacy for your prescription you'll probably be asked to "Open the Bag"! That's because any problems can easily be rectified in the Pharmacy; any mistakes spotted after you've left the Pharmacy probably means medicines are wasted. 

Show your support by responding to this short survey
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HWEopenthebagpts

5. NHS at 70 – I need just over 2.4 miles a day to complete my NHS 1,000 miles – that’s just 119 to go!!!
https://www.england.nhs.uk/nhs70/

Monday, 12 November 2018

Consumer Advice





Tonight the turn of Elizabeth Crampton to provide an update on current issues from the Citizens Advice Bureau.


Why your insurer might refuse your claim

Your insurer may refuse to pay your claim because:
the policy was not in force when what you're claiming for happened
the policy is invalid because you didn't tell the truth when you applied for insurance or failed to disclose something which could affect your claim (for policies taken out, renewed or changed before 6 April 2013)
the policy is invalid because you deliberately or carelessly withheld information or misled your insurers (for policies taken out, renewed or changed after 6 April 2013)
the item is not covered by your policy
there is an exclusion clause in the policy which means that you can't claim for what's happened
you've missed some of the installments of your premium
you didn't tell your insurer about a change in your circumstances
you haven't followed the claims process correctly
you haven't kept to a condition of your policy
you have exaggerated the claim and are trying to claim for more than you should.

Your insurer must give you a reason for refusing to pay your claim. Check the details of your policy carefully to make sure that their decision is reasonable.

Banking – security and fraud

Contact your bank or building society straight away if you're worried someone might have access to your account. For example, if your:
card or security details have been lost or stolen
statement shows payments you don't recognise
card has reached its limit or account has gone into overdraft - and you weren't expecting it

Check your bank statement or the bank's website for the phone number to call for reporting security issues - or go to their branch in person.

If you haven't had money taken from your account, your bank or building society will still take action to protect your account, for example by cancelling your card or changing your security details.
More details on these items can be found at the web site  https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk

Friday, 9 November 2018

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: Friday 9th November 2018


Simon has scanned the tele guides and picked an irresistible "stay in with a bucket of popcorn" week of free-to-air TV movies for your enjoyment.

Friday
Pulp Fiction (1994)
10.00pm – 1.10am
5STAR


Saturday
Bridge of Spies (2015)
9.00pm – 11.45pm
Film4


Sunday
They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)
9.30pm – 11.05pm
BBC2



Monday
Heal the Living (2016)
11.25pm – 1.30am
Film4


Tuesday
Goodfellas (1990)
10.05pm – 1.00am
ITV4


Wednesday
45 Years (2015)
9.00pm – 10.55pm
Film4




Thursday
Warrior (2011)
9.00pm – 11.45pm
Film4

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Harry's Sleeve Notes: X by @edsheeran


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This week Harry and Danny chatted about Ed Sheeran's album 'X', which was released in 2014 and received worldwide acclaim. 

The tracks:
-One
-Sing
-Thinking Out Loud
-I See Fire

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

The Drive time Sessions featuring The Paper Snakes


This week for the #DrivetimeSessions we had The Paper Snakes. They performed one cover and two original tracks for us. Their original tracks were: Red Jeans and Waiting and their cover was of Bill Withers Ain't No Sunshine. 

To find out more: 

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Sophocles' 'Electra' by @CompanyofTen


Today we talked to Jo and Deborah to the Company of Ten about their new play, Sophocles' 'Electra', first performed 410BCE.  It tells the story of Electra, who is awaiting her brother's return from exile, after her mother has killed her father, who in turn killed her sister.    Ending in the brutal murders of her mother and her mother's lover and exploring themes about retributive justice and moral right, this is one of Sophocles' finest and most timeless works.

Dates and times:

Friday 9–Saturday 10 November 2018, 8:00pm
Sunday 11 November, 2.30pm
Tuesday 13–Saturday 17 November, 8:00pm

Tickets: £12
Concessions: £11

Company of Ten website
Company of Ten twitter
Book tickets here

Hot Topics 6th November 2018

This week on Hot Topics of the show Danny and Ian discussed A Pizza-eating challenge, The World Conker Championships (won by a woman, Karen Holloway), a school which banned the use of bags, and Christmas on a Budget.

Monday, 5 November 2018

Stacey from @ItsOKToSayUK with an update on the campaign.

Stacey Turner came in to update us on the ‘It’s Okay to Say’ campaign and discuss Mental Health issues generally.

Stacey last came in 4 weeks ago to launch the campaign which, as well as shining a light on children’s’ mental health, reaches out to everyone to reassure them that there is support available.  She reinforced the message that the more we can talk about mental health issues, the more we can remove any stigma from it.

The Herts Advertiser is supporting the campaign and Stacey told us that since last Thursday’s issue was published there has been an incredible response, with people contacting both the paper and Stacey herself.

Having worked with both children and adults who have found it difficult to express themselves Stacey has needed to think outside the box.  She explained how she works with a local Thai Boxing champion, Ciarain Shanahan, to help kids who are struggling to talk about their mental health issues.  Any combat sport, she says, is non-verbal therapy and reaches out to children in a way that is not intimidating.  Stacey explained how it can help people untangle their thoughts, and make them more resilient.

Stacey will be back in the studio on Monday 3 December to give us a further update.

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Harry's Sleeve Notes: The Hamilton Soundtrack by @Lin_Manuel


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This week Harry and Danny talked about the soundtrack from the smash hit musical 'Hamilton', written by Lin Manuel Miranda, who also starred as Alexander Hamilton, the title character.

The tracks:
1. You'll be Back
2. The Room where it Happens
3. Burn
4. The World Was Wide Enough

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

The #DrivetimeSessions with @HorsesCaution


This week for the #DrivetimeSessions we had Caution Horses! Well, two-thirds of Caution Horses. They performed two covers and one original track for us. Their original track was 'Hit By A Train' and their covers were of Jason Mraz and Colbie Callait's 'Lucky' and 'Say Something' by A Great Big World ft. Christina Aguilera.

To keep up with Caution Horses, follow the links below:
Lemonrock- https://www.lemonrock.com/cautionhorses
Facebook- https://en-gb.facebook.com/cautionhorsesuk/
Twitter- https://twitter.com/horsescaution

If you want to listen to Caution Horses' set again you can click the link here
You can also watch the livestream of Caution Horses recorded on our Facebook here

Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Hot Topics 30th October 2018

This week on the stimulating Hot Topics bit of the show Danny and Ian discussed Messages In Bottles, Halloween (including which football teams wear orange and Black), World count your buttons day and WORLD CAPS LOCK DAY 

'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' by @StAlbansMusical at the Alban Arena

Today we talked to Elise, Ben and Darcey from St Albans Musical Theatre Company about their new musical 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang', which they will perform in the Alban Arena this month.

This musical is about the Potts Family, and the adventures they go on in their flying car.  Written by the Sherman Brothers, and released as a film in 1968, this musical was an instant classic.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang will be peformed from Tuesday 6th-10th November.  Evenings- 7:30pm Wednesday and Saturday Matinee- 2pm.
Tickets range from £22.50-£12, check the website for more details.

SAMTC Website
SAMTC twitter


Saturday, 27 October 2018

Harry's Sleeve Notes: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars by @DavidBowieReal


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This week Harry and Danny looked at the iconic album 'The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars' by the late great David Bowie.

The tracks:
Moonage Daydream
Starman
Ziggy Stardust
Rock n Roll Suicide

Friday, 26 October 2018

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: Friday 26th October 2018

Simon is extremely pleased to bring his suggestions of films on free-to-air TV for you this week:



Friday
Sunshine (2007)
9.00pm – 11.15pm
Sony Movie Channel


Saturday
Scream (1996)
10.20pm – 12.30am
Dave


Sunday
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
9.00pm – 11.00pm
Channel 4



Little Men (2016)
1.15am – 2.45am
Channel 4


Monday
Eye in the Sky (2015)
9.00pm – 11.05pm
Film4


Wednesday
Saw (2004)
9.00pm – 11.10pm
ITV4

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

The #DrivetimeSessions with @BethHedgesMusic



Today we were joined by a #DrivetimeSessions regualr and favourite Beth Hedges! We asked her to perform three songs for us; two originals and a cover. Her original songs were 'Tangled' and 'Stop' the latter being a world exclusive. She then performed a 'mellow' version of Sister Sledge's 'Thinking of You'.

To keep up with Beth, follow the links below:
LemonRock- https://www.lemonrock.com/bethhedges
Facebook- https://en-gb.facebook.com/bethhedgesmusic/
YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfN_XW8ey3RlkCZVUiJdwhg
Twitter- https://twitter.com/BethHedgesMusic

If you want to listen to Beth's set again you can click the link here
You can also watch the livestream of Beth recorded on our Facebook page here

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Hot Topics 23rd October 2018

Each week we will be including our Hot Topics feature from the daily show in our podcast
This week Danny & Ian talked about "Too Early For Xmas", Playground toys and trends over the last 60 years.  

Monday, 22 October 2018

Science feature @smrolfe 22/10/2018 Talking galaxies with #SotM @joramasawmy and Soyuz emergency landing


Today Sam was joined in the studio by Jo Ramasawmy, a scientist in her third year of her PhD studies focussing on galactic evolution. We talked about her work and she explained about the different types of galaxies and how they are affected by active super massive black holes and star formation.

Listen again here: 22-10-2018 RV Science Feature 

Sam talked about the recent emergency landing by the Soyuz spacecraft, currently the only means of getting astronauts and cosmonauts into space, mainly to get to and from the International Space Station. The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, will not fly a manned mission on the Soyuz until it conducts at least three successful robotic (unmanned) missions. Incidently, it was the first (almost) journey into space for the American Nick Hague, relying on colleague cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin for the 'feeling' of what was right in his first real lift off experience. It soon became clear something was wrong and they made a safe emergency landing later that day.

More details: https://www.space.com/42097-soyuz-rocket-launch-failure-expedition-57-crew.html
https://www.space.com/42182-russian-soyuz-launch-abort-investigation-report-soon.html
https://www.space.com/42166-what-rocket-launch-failure-feels-like.html



Friday, 19 October 2018

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: Friday 19th October 2018

Simon gives you his expert opinion on what movies are hitting your little silver screen this week:


Friday
RoboCop (1987)
9.00pm – 11.10pm
ITV4


Saturday
It should happen to you
4.05pm – 5.50pm
Talking Pictures (1954)


Sunday
While you were sleeping (1995)
4.40pm – 6.50pm
Sony Movie Channel


Monday
The Love Punch (2013)
9.00pm – 10.55pm
Paramount


Tuesday
Se7en (1995)
10.30pm – 1.50am
ITV4


Wednesday
The Fog (1980)
9.00pm – 10.45pm
Horror Channel


Thursday
Con Air (1997)
9.00pm – 11.25pm
Sony Movie Channel

Party time with @BoucheOreille on Radio Verulam



Danny spoke to Aline and Elise about their up and coming party to celebrate their 7th year on Radio Verulam.
Bouche a Oreille, Radio Verulam’s weekly French language show is inviting you to put your dancing shoes on and come taste some Beaujolais nouveau with St Albans’ francophones and francophiles on Saturday 17th November at Fleetville Community Centre from 8pm.
Entry £10 (plus booking fee) and all profits will go to Radio Verulam.
Au revoir et a bientot!
For more information and booking go to https://www.radioverulam.com/party/ 

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Harry's Sleeve Notes: Melodrama by @lorde



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This week Harry and Danny talked about Lorde's 2017 studio album 'Melodrama'.  This concept album explores the theme of solitude and follows the story of a house party.

The Tracks:
-Green Light
-Liability
-Writer in the Dark
-The Louvre

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

The #DrivetimeSessions with @jessvrevell



Today we were joined the illustrious Jess Revell. It was her debut on the show and she did not disappoint! She performed three songs for us, two originals and a cover. Her first original song is so new in fcat that it doesn't yet have a title; she was considering, however, either 'One More Drink' or 'Glad That Your'e Happy'. This was then followed by her new single 'Cardiff Kisses' and she finished the set with 'Teenage Dream', originally by Katy Perry.

To keep up with Jess, follow her on social media:
Twitter- https://twitter.com/jessvrevell?lang=en
Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/jessvrevell/?hl=en
YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjoT92skLAyUQ-M8q5s-nsA
Spotify- https://open.spotify.com/track/4ZRQmO2RgqER9BLkcnQFOZ
Apple Music- https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/jess-revell/1400120604

If you missed Jess' set, you haven't completely missed it! Click here to listen again
You can also the livestream we posted on Facebook here

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Danny meets the cast of Aladdin @RadlettCentre


Danny caught up with some of the stars (Aladdin: Piers Bate, Princess Jasmine: Melissa Rose, Genie: Charlotte Vaughan) from the pantomime Aladdin, on at the Radlett Centre from the 8th December - 3rd January.

For more information visit:
http://www.radlettcentre.co.uk/

Hot Topics 16th October 2018

Each week we will be including our Hot Topics feature from the daily show in our podcast.

This week Sam Rolfe, Margie Skinner and Danny talk invisible cars, lorry drivers having an offal day, kayakers fighting marine life, and how to get free pizza.

Doug from The Goldhawks: Quadrophenia Live


Today we talked to Doug Freeman from 'The Goldhawks' about their new show 'Quadrophenia the album- Live' This show is a recreation of the album Quadrophenia by the Who.  This nationwide tour started in August and will run until November 2019, with over 70 tour dates to go.  It is completely faithful to the original 1973 album, the Who's fifth album overall and second rock opera, and everything you hear will be live. 

Quadrophenia Live will be performed at Harpenden Public Halls on the 24th October and at the Radlett Centre on the 25th October.

Quadrophenia Website
Twitter: @QuadAlbumLive
Facebook: @QuadropheniaLiveBand
Instagram: @quadrophenia_live

"Highly moving and unstoppable"- the Sunday Times


Monday, 15 October 2018

Local Theatre Update

David Widdowson joined us on Drivetime tonight and gave us an update on what is happening locally in the theatre .


MACBETH

25th October – 17th November 2018
Maltings Arts Theatre, St Albans
By William Shakespeare | Directed by Adam Nichols

Returning home from a bloody civil war, the victorious Macbeth meets three witches on the heath. Driven by their disturbing prophecies, he sets out on the path to murder.


Herts Jazz Club – Clark Tracey Quintet
16th October - 19.30 Maltings Art Theatre

Clark Tracey – Drums, Alex Ridout – Trumpet, Sean Payne – Alto, Elliott Sansom – Piano, James Owston – Bass

Tonight we present Clark’s own group, formed in January this year. This is his latest incarnation of superb young talented musicians, deserving of a wider audience and a national platform

Abbey Theatre
Dangerous Corner 12th - 20th October 
The first of JB Priestley’s ‘Time Plays’, this beautifully written drama doesn’t date. A group of friends have dinner together, but a simple remark sets off a whole series of revelations about the characters and their fascinating relationships.


Castaways: Mandala Theatre Company
Trestle Arts Theatre Thu 18th Oct at 1:30pm
Three teenagers – born on the same day, in the same town but with very different backgrounds.

Friday, 12 October 2018

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: Friday 12th October 2018

Simon dropped past the studio to unleash his wisdom and recommends the following films that are on free-to-air TV for your consumption:

Friday
Gosford Park (2001)
9.00pm – 11.45pm
Paramount


Saturday
The Winslow Boy (1999)
1.50pm – 3.30pm
BBC2


Sunday
Antz (1998)
1.30pm – 3.10pm
Channel 4


Selma (2014)
11.15pm – 1.15am
BBC2


Monday
Tower Block (2012)
10.00pm – 11.55pm
5STAR


Tuesday
The Ghost Writer (2010)
10.30pm – 1.10am
ITV4



Thursday
The Innocents (1961)
9.00pm – 11.00pm
Talking Pictures

Thursday, 11 October 2018

Harry's Sleeve Notes: Both Sides Now by @JoniMitchellcom


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This week Harry and Danny discussed Joni Mitchell's 2000 concept album 'Both Sides Now', which combines Mitchell's original music with some classic jazz standards.  This album charts the progress of a relationship from the start to the eventual demise.

 The Tracks:
-You're my thrill
-A Case of You
-Stormy Weather
-Both Sides Now

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

The #DrivetimeSessions with Lizzy Hardingham!



As ever, we were joined by an amazing act on today's show, Lizzy Hardingham. Lizzy was asked to perform two original songs and a cover. Her original songs were 'Blind Beggar's Daughter' and 'Jumping the Waves' while she finally performed a great rendition of Chris While and Julie Matthews' 'Blue Songs on a Red Guitar'.

To follow Lizzy's activities and upcoming gigs, click the links below:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yellowlizzy
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3NGEBrKPRipD8NwInqQ1gj
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZmJaHUUak0wF8wttgOVgLA
Bandcamp: https://lizzyhardingham.bandcamp.com/

If you missed today's #DrivetimeSessions you can listen again here

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Heath Matters OCT 2018; Hospitals, NHS111, Flu Jabs and Slippers


Five Issues in tonight’s DriveTime

  • New Hospital for St Albans
  • Flu Jabs
  • When to use 111
  • Swap your Slippers
  • NHS at 70

1. New Hospital for St Albans?
Well, not quite; but here’s an update on the hospital situation. First a re-cap; after years of deliberation the proposal that went through was to
  • Upgrade Watford as an acute hospital;
  • Use St Albans for planned and elective care
  • Re-invent Hemel as a Health & Wellbeing Hub.
The clamour was for a centrally located new hospital! The case was made in a locally produced “Strategic Outline Case”. It’s taken a year for NHS England to respond and (presumably reacting to political pressure) they’ve come back saying the plan hasn’t taken account of population increase, and suggesting it relooks at a new hospital for planned and urgent care near Junction 8 of the M1 (the Hemel junction). There’s to be public consultation and the plan is to re-submit early in 2019.

2. Flu Jabs
We’re almost half way through the season and clinics are filling fast. You can get your jab at your Surgery or a Pharmacy near you.  
   
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
Further information – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/flu-influenza-vaccine/

3. The 111 number in Hertfordshire
If it’s a life-threatening emergency, call 999; otherwise, if you need help, call 111. But how would you know if it’s life-threatening or not? What do you do if you’re not sure which it is? The answer is simple – call 111. They can assess the urgency and arrange for an ambulance if that’s what’s needed. But 999 can’t put you through to 111!

We’re really lucky in Hertfordshire; we have one of the best 111 services in the country. And there are two factors behind that
  • The fully trained Call Handlers (generally referred to as Health Advisers; and
  • The in-house team of healthcare professionals that they can refer to.
Today’s Health Advisers  have had extensive training and they’re not just reading off their Computer Screens. And to prove it, one of them (Beverley Squirrel) will be in the studio on next month’s Health Matters explaining what they do. Now I have to admit I had a real misconception about what they do until I met them recently – I thought they were diagnosing the condition. But they’re not; rather they are ‘assessing risk’, which means determining who is best placed to deal with it. And that could be a doctor, a dentist, a nurse or a Clinical Call Handler within the call centre who could be a paramedic or nurse–they’re all specialists in a dedicated team available to the 111 Call Handlers.

Finally, here’s a challenge; how many calls do you think will be made to the NHS 111 service in Hertfordshire next month? Answers on the blog please. To give you an idea, there were 25,990 last month and, as a result of those calls almost 2,000 unnecessary visits to A&E were prevented by being able to point them to the appropriate healthcare professional.



4. Swap Your Slippers
Swap your old worn out slippers for a brand new anti slip pair of slippers for free! Bad slippers have been identified as a major cause of slips, trips, and falls and there’s an event at Radlett Library on FRI NOV 30 between 10:00 and 12:00

5. NHS at 70You know the extra money that Theresa May has given to the Health Service – well I was at an event yesterday discussing the ways that the NHS would use the money – and I met Matt Hancock – the new Health & Social Services Minister; it was an experience!

And finally - how many calls will the Hertfordshire 111 service take in OCTOBER?

Hot Topics 9th October 2018

Each week we will be including our Hot Topics feature from the daily show in our podcast.

This week Ian Rogers and Danny talk holiday souvenirs, social media campaigns, pumpkin-shaped asteroids, and crazy world records.

Monday, 8 October 2018

It's OK to Say with @matthertsed and @Stacey_L_Turner


Today we were visited by Matt Adams from the Herts Advertiser and Stacey Turner, a leading anxiety specialist with 20 years experience, particularly with children and addressing such issues as Separation Anxiety. Matt and Stacey had come in to discuss a new campaign 'It's Okay to Say' which is being launched later this week on Wednesday 10 October; World Mental Health Day. The campaign has the backing of the Herts Advertiser.

Matt said said there has been a noticeable trend of mental health issues in the spotlight and the campaign aims to help children ranging from primary school age through to teenagers. It hopes to explore the key issues which affect sufferers and explore which measures could be put in place to help people and remove the stigma which can be associated with such problems.

The main message is to reassure people that is is OK to speak out about their problems, whatever they are, and to advise them about where to go to ask for help. Matt and Stacey hope this will help people feel better about themselves, and ask for help rather than struggling on through their issues.

A website www.itsokaytosay.org.uk will be launched later this week and will have a directory showing links to places that can help, be it NHS, private or Charity support.

Matt and Stacey will going out into the community and asking professionals to get involved, and have already received interest and offers of help from several organisations including St Albans Chamber of Commerce who are sponsoring the campaign. The Chamber has reported that from their own research they have learnt that 90% of millenials say they are more likely to stay with an employer or organisation who recognises the need to offer help with mental health issues. The Counselling Foundation has expressed interest in getting involved, as has District councillor mental health champion Anthony Rowlands.

There are plans to promote the campaign on social media and there will be series of events throughout the coming year.

Schools will be encouraged to get involved, and address mental health issues as early as possible in a bid to create 'more mentally healthy schools' which are nurturing towards children and their families.

Although the focus of the campaign will start in St Albans the aim is to extend it to other areas of Hertfordshire.

Friday, 5 October 2018

The Radio Verulam Film Guide: Friday 5th October 2018


Simon has cast his eye over the tele schedules for you and picked out some silver screen for the small screen.


Friday
Superbad (2007)
9.00pm – 11.20pm
Sony Movie Channel


Saturday
Leap of Faith (1992)
2.50pm – 5.00pm
Paramount Network
 

Sunday
The Man in the White Suit (1951)
2.45pm – 4.05pm
BBC2


Monday
What about Bob? (1991)
6.55pm – 9.00pm
Sony Movie Channel
             

Tuesday
Mrs Doubtfire (1993)
7.35pm – 10.00pm
Film4+1
      

Wednesday
Ted (2012)
9.00pm – 11.10pm
ITV2


Thursday
The Maze Runner (2014)
10.55pm – 1.40am
Film4