There are big moves being made over in the world of BBC Radio, with both Scott Mills , Chris Stark and Steve Wright leaving their long-running shows on BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2. Both Scott and Steve are practically part of the furniture at their respective stations but announced they would both be leaving their current afternoon shows in the months to come. Scott, 49, currently helms the drivetime slot alongside Chris Stark, 35, who will also be exiting the station, as well as the Official Chart Show on Fridays. This week, it was confirmed that Scott will be replacing Steve’s afternoon show, Steve Wright In The Afternoon, as part of a huge shake-up at the broadcaster this autumn. Steve, 67, announced he would be departing his beloved 2pm to 5pm slot in an emotional speech on Friday, as he came to the end of his programme. Helen Thomas, Head of Radio 2 says: ‘Steve’s a legendary radio broadcaster and producer, known for his passion and commitment in keeping … [Read more...] about Why and when are Scott Mills and Steve Wright leaving their BBC Radio 1 and Radio 2 shows?
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Our tour of Sun Valley Plantation started off at a sedate pace as Lorna, our guide and the plantation’s co-owner with husband Nolly, pointed out the bounty of spices, tropical fruits, vegetables and flowers that flourish on this 34-acre farm, lying just 10 miles from Ocho Rios, in the town of Oracabessa. We learned about their far-ranging medicinal and therapeutic properties. From the highly hydrating potassium-rich coconut jelly – said to be a great hangover antidote, to Jamaica’s own nutrient-packed Otaheite apple – nature’s pharmacy seems to have a remedy for just about every ailment. READ MORE: Virgin Atlantic uniform changes to let crew dress in line with gender identity But it was when we lingered by a nutmeg tree that the tour took a saucy spicy turn, as Lorna, with a twinkle in her eye, shared with us not only how this splendid spice works its magic in the kitchen but also in the bedroom – as an aphrodisiac. Lorna plucked a vanilla bean pod and as we inhaled the … [Read more...] about Jamaica’s best things to see from Bob Marley museums to the world’s most expensive banana
Imagine an island wrapped in sugary white sand, lapped by turquoise water. Where the beaches are so blissfully uncrowded you’d never know it was the school holidays, and you didn’t even have to pay for parking. The island of Guernsey is home to 27 sparklingly clean, picture-perfect beaches. Think Cornwall meets the Caribbean, only without the hordes of tourists, the 20-mile tailbacks, or the hassle of airports. I took the Condor fast ferry from Poole during the first week of the summer holidays, with my partner and three children. READ MORE: Plus size travellers praise cruises over flights – 'chairs can hold my weight' It was a quality, punctual service, very pleasant on board. You can enhance your sailing experience with a seat upgrade to the Horizon Lounge with sea views and exclusive bar, or go Club Class where there are dedicated hosts, at-seat service and a welcome glass of prosecco. Take advantage of the duty free shop on board too. After a three-hour crossing it … [Read more...] about ‘Cornwall meets the Caribbean – Guernsey is packed with white sand beaches and charm’