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Cornwall's Miss London candidate

10th April 2014

Amy WrayLocal Girl takes on Miss London

Neil and Tina catch up with Cornish girl, Amy Wray on her career since being in the Pirate FM girlband, Eden.

From modelling for Amy Child's clotheswear range, to working with Peter Andre, Amy's decided to enter the Miss London Beauty Pageant, following in the footsteps of Amy Willerton!

Listen to the full interview again here:

You can support Amy's fundraising efforts for Beauty with a Purpose and her Fashion Show at Hotel Victoria, Newquay on Saturday on 19th April 2014.

Tina's eventful evening

When should a parent let their child call the shots?  Tina's little boy's been nagging her for a haircut...and the deed took place last night!

woody haircut montage

Costly mistakes

Tina's had a bit of a an expensive time recently!  Here's the story:

"Last week was manically busy.  It was the end of term so kids had lots of appointments like music exams, swimming lessons, vet appointment and the like

One of the things I needed to do was get my car serviced, so in what I thought was a masterstroke of planning, I organised to drop my car at the garage late afternoon and pick up a courtesy car, then go on to the dentist with the kids so the garage could service my car the next day and I could collect it after work on my way to Local Heroes.

Now here’s my first gripe…why is it that people leave a courtesy car, with only fumes in the tank?

The red light was flashing, but I needed to get kids to the dentist, so drove carefully there -  we had our teeth checked – passed with flying colours – cos the dentist is always like an exam isn’t it?! - and afterwards – with even less fuel, I drove to the nearest garage.

So I stopped at the garage…. the courtesy was a newer model of EXACTLY the same car that I drive, so I knew which side to fill up the fuel, I put the nozzle back into the machine having put a reasonable amount of fuel in the tank knowing what journeys I had to do…I was thinking about all the things I still had to do - get kids home for tea, prepare for the next days show, and get my daughter to Surf Life Club -so I was a bit distracted…

and as I placed the nozzle back, I realised it was green – and it should have been black! 


My heart sank – so I went into the garage and explained my mistake – obviously had to pay for the wrong fuel – It was quarter past 5but I rang the Dealer who’s courtesy car I had – who said, I’d have to recover the car to them but they didn’t have another courtesy car, and my own car was now locked in the workshop with oil draining out of it. 

Anyway – a lovely man from Wrong Fuel Ltd rescued me from Plymouth and thanks to the very nice staff at Westways garage who didn’t laugh at me too much and also the mid-cornwall landscaping boys who pushed the car away from the petrol pumps!

Kids and I had a picnic tea on the garage forecourt – and I got Maya to nippers, and felt marginally better when one of the Dad’s said his wife had done the same the week before!"

Could  anyone top that?  Well have a listen - Debbie's a definite candidate!!

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Posted by Tina at 11:59am

Brannel students meet Westlife’s Kian Egan - Oh, and Neil and Tina!

8th April 2014

A group of year 11 students from Brannel School had an amazing end to their term last Friday (4th April) when they met Neil & Tina. Oh, and there was also some bloke called "Kian Egan" there too...

After winning a competition run by Cornwall College for the class group to meet a ‘special guest,’ the students were amazed to receive an exclusive acoustic performance of the Irish singer’s new single ‘Home,’ as well as a group picture and signed certificate from the heartthrob himself.

Brannel School - Eden Project with Kian Egan

Emily Libby, 15, added: “I was so excited to come to the performance as I really like Kian and couldn’t wait to meet him.”

The school won the Cornwall College competition after whistling to the song Some Nights by Fun - with pitch pipes, in their year 11 assembly that was then recorded and put onto Facebook alongside other schools’ performances and the one with the most likes won and got to go to the Eden Project.    

Andy Edmonds, Headteacher at Brannel School, said: “I really enjoyed the evening and know that the children certainly had a good time. It was a great way to end the term for a year group that has worked so hard.”

Charlotte Gifford, 15, said: “It was such a fab way to end my term at school. I was so excited and shaking when I met him. We all decided to vote for our school to win because we wanted to end the term on a high.”

Thirteen different schools entered the competition from across the county and Brannel received 128 likes for their winning performance. A close second was Richard Lander School with 93 votes and Poltair School with 81.

Tessa Claridge, Head of Cornwall College St Austell, added: “I’m pleased that Brannel students had such a great experience at the private gig last week. We wanted to try something different this year with our year 11 assemblies to engage our audience and we are pleased that it was received so well.”

Brannel School - Eden Project with Kian Egan

Posted by Pirate FM at 3:50pm

Neil and Tina catch up with The Saturdays

8th April 2014

The SaturdaysThe Saturdays Big Announcement

Neil and Tina catch up with Una and Rochelle from The Saturdays.

They'll be coming to Plymouth Pavilions in September as part of their tour.

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Sudden Death of Peaches Geldof

The big showbiz story of the morning has been the sudden and unexplained death of Peaches Geldof.  

The death of Paula Yates, from a drugs overdose, when Peaches Geldof was eleven years old.

Neil and Tina chat to Jaki Bedingham from AAAIB, who provide a drugs and alcohol counselling service, regarding how family members cope with such tragedy in their lives.


If you are affected by this story, please ask for help.

You can contact AAAIB via this link, or call the Samaritans who are available 365 days a year, 24/7 on 01872 277277 or their national helpline on 08457 909090.

Women's shopping habits

It seems women try on at least 4 times as many clothes as men when shopping.

Find Tina's view on shopping for jeans...and how did they get talking about Kim Kardashian?


Go Kart Challenge

Who is the big kid?

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Posted by Tina at 11:17am

Pasty in a Can, and Speed limits for squirrels - Were you fooled?

1st April 2014

Pasty in a can, and speed limits to help furry creature fornicate. If you were listening to Pirate FM this morning, chances are you were thinking the world was going mad...

But as many of you noticed, it was indeed part of our plans to fool you, as of course it's April Fools Day!

First of all, Neil and Tina were talking about the new speed limits that have been introduced for walkers and joggers in woods and rural areas across Cornwall - to help the local squirrel population to breed.

Listeners were told that they would end up with a £20 on-the-spot fine if they were caught breaking the 5mph limit from today. This prompted much debate and reaction from listeners, including reports that there was a gentleman at Tehidy woods who was warning dog walkers as they arrived for their morning walk.

Pasty in a Can April Fools FB Post

Meanwhile, we also started a new advertising campaign on the radio, advertising a brand new product to come from Bodmin Foods - the Pasty in a Can!

As well as the great advert on the radio, we also released a photograph of a billboard in London, advertising the new delicacy on our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Neil and James Dundon with the Pasty in a Can...There was a few that fell for it, including @Littlewhitealic who tweeted: "No I can't believe they have put the pasty in a can!! Shocking."

Also, @Click_Write Tweeted: "a crime!", whilst Lewis Hawkins on Facebook said: "What on earth!!!", and the great sports at Warrens Bakery admitted: "Oh no, you're revealed our new secret product in development! We have a spy in the ranks!!"

Also on Facebook, Chris Rogers said "Will never beat our fresh ansum pasty"

Of course, not everyone was fooled. Including Kerry Webber who posted: "I was trying to think if this was nice or not then thought, oh u silly cow it's a Aprils fool", and Lianne-Carla Savage how delared "April fool but the though of it did make me heave a little!".

Posted by Pirate FM at 11:00am

Teenstar Wildcards

1st April 2014

Talented Cornwall - Teenstars

Last week we introduced you to St Ives' Molly Hocking and Newquay's Emma Chamberlain who were selected to go to the Teenstar regional finals last weekend.


Well done to Molly - but Emma needs your votes to gain a wildcard entry!

If you'd like to get Emma to join Molly in the Area finals, then you'll need to vote by text.


The text will call you £1.

You'll need to text 84222 with 'wildcard440'

Good luck ladies.


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Posted by Tina at 10:59am

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