Employment & Training Opportunities Ayrshire

CEIS Ayrshire
CEIS Ayrshire Our thanks to Gillian Moore from CEIS Ayrshire for coming in to speak to us on Thursday (8/8/19) lunchtime on Irvine Beat FM. Listen Again About CEIS CEIS Ayrshire are a charitable organisation based in Irvine & Stevenston. The purpose of CEIS is to provide help and support to members of the community who are seeking employment & work ...
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Why Are Cassette Tapes Making A Comeback?

The 2019 Tape Revival
By Barry Reilly Lunchtime Presenter - Irvine Beat FM Cassette Tapes To Make A Comeback? You may have seen this story doing the rounds. Tape sales have increased, the "cassette tape revival is on"! In this article we take a look to see if the tape really did deserve such a bad reputation. The Revival Has Started, But Why? The cassette tape has seen their highest...
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Guide Dogs Scotland – North Ayrshire Volunteer Appeal

Cheryl from Guide Dogs Scotland
Volunteers In North Ayrshire Needed There are many ways to get involved with the Guide Dogs charity. Some of which don't involve dogs at all. On Thursday (1st Aug 2019) Cheryl Rist from the Hamilton branch of Guide Dogs Scotland joined us in the studio to tell us about the My Guide service. About "My Guide" My Guide is a service and project run by the Guide Do...
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GP Practices In Ayrshire & Arran Are Changing

NHS Ayrshire & Arran
Public Notice GP services across Scotland are changing to make sure you get to see the right person, at the right time in the right place. The aim is to provide safe, effective, person-centred, sustainable health care services at the heart of communities for the people of Ayrshire & Arran. As part of the programme of change, there will be the implementation of th...
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1963 Memories – A Journey Back to 1963

By John Surgenor. Irvine Beat FM Presenter. 1963 Today we visit the golden year of 1963. Let me take you on a brief journey through the music, entertainment, happenings, memories and some trivia of the year. I'll start by introducing myself. I'm John Surgenor and I do a Golden Hour show on Irvine Beat FM 107.2 on Thursday and Friday between 11.00 and 12.00hrs. I w...
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Sunday Ceilidh – Featured Album by Alan Gardiner

By Karyn Mac. “The Real Ceilidh” Presenter. Irvine Beat FM. Featured Album: (Sunday 5th May 2019) Alan Gardiner and his Scottish Dance Band “Scottish Dances Vol. 7” “Scottish Dances Vol. 7” from Alan Gardiner and his Scottish Dance Band is this week’s featured album on the Real Sunday Ceilidh. It was released in 1998. The band  are: Lead Accordion&nbs...
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Glasgow Taxi Outing To Troon 2019

Event Date & Time The 74th annual Glasgow taxi outing to Troon will be on Wednesday 19th June 2019. The taxis arrive in Troon just before 1pm and queue along the North Shore, entering the town at 1pm. Route Through Troon The route will be in via Barassie Street, along Portland Street, onto Ayr Street, then parking on the South Beach promenade. Abou...
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1969 Memories – A Journey Back To 1969

1969 Memories
By John Surgenor. Irvine Beat FM Presenter. 1969 Let me lead you through a brief journey into the golden year of 1969. The journey will take us through the music, the entertainment, the happenings, the memories and some trivia of the year. I'll start by introducing myself. I'm John Surgenor and I do a golden hour show on Irvinebeat FM 107.2 and the website irvineb...
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Hope Project in Stevenston, North Ayrshire

Hope Project North Ayrshire
What Is The Hope Project? Hope Project (Helping Older People Evolve) is a charity organisation based in North Ayrshire that is managed by CLASPS. They work with over 50's who live in North Ayrshire. Their aim is to stop people becoming isolated by running different activities throughout North Ayrshire. The charity has been running for 11 years. The Hope Pro...
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Sunday Ceilidh – Featured Album by James Coutts

By Karyn Mac.  “The Real Ceilidh” Presenter. “On the Rocks” from James Coutts and his Band “On the Rocks” from James Coutts and his Band is this week’s featured album on the Real Sunday Ceilidh. It was released in 2010. The band are: 1st Accordion             James Coutts 2nd Accordion   ...
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Couch to 5K – Irvine Running Club

Irvine Running Club - Couch to 5K
Ever thought about joining a running club, but been afraid as they will all be at a far more advanced level than you? New Beginners Couch to 5K Program This new program is for beginners. Organised by the long established "Irvine Running Club", this program will give you all the motivation and training that you need to get into running. Jog leaders are all fully qu...
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1982 Memories – A Journey Back to 1982

1982 Memories
By John SurgenorIrvine Beat FM Presenter 1982 Let me lead you through a brief journey into the golden year of 1982. The journey will take us through the music, the entertainment, the happenings, the memories and some trivia of the year. I'll start by introducing myself. I'm John Surgenor and I do a golden hour show on Irvinebeatfm 107.2 and the website Irvinebeat...
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Sunday Ceilidh – Featured Album by David Bowen Trio

David Bowen Trio
Featured Album: (Sunday 7th April 2019) David Bowen Trio “Sounds of the Old Morino” “Sounds of the Old Morino” from the David Bowen Trio is this week’s featured album on the Real Sunday Ceilidh. It was released in 2003. The trio are: David Bowen                   &...
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Chemists Open During Easter 2019 In Ayrshire

Easter Chemists Ayrshire 2019
Here are the opening times for pharmacies around Ayrshire over the Easter holidays 2019. Jump to: North Ayrshire | South Ayrshire | East Ayrshire | Additional Info North Ayrshire Good Friday – 19 April 2019 Most pharmacies will be open as normal, except: Gallacher Healthcare, 41 Glasgow Street, Ardrossan – closedGallagher Healthcare, 6 Central Avenu...
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Sunday Ceilidh – Featured Album by Ian Hutson

By Karyn Mac.  “The Real Ceilidh” Presenter. Featured Album: (Sunday 21st April 2019) Ian Hutson Scottish Dance Band “The Dashing White Sergeant” “The Dashing White Sergeant” from the Ian Hutson Scottish Dance Band is this week’s featured album on the Real Sunday Ceilidh. It was released in 2004. The band are: Ian Hutson     ...
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Sunday Ceilidh – Featured Album by Alan Crookston

Alan Crookston Ceilidh Band
By Karyn Mac. “The Real Ceilidh” Presenter. Irvine Beat FM. The Alan Crookston Ceilidh Band Featured Album: (Sunday 28th April 2019) The Alan Crookston Ceilidh Band “Note Before Time” “Note Before Time” from The Alan Crookston Ceilidh Band is this week’s featured album on the Real Sunday Ceilidh. It was released in 2015. The band are: Alan Crookston ...
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1977 Memories – A Journey Back To 1977

Journey Back To 1977
Jump to: 1977 No.1 Singles | 1977 Albums | 1977 Music Quiz | New Kids On The Block | 1977 Films & TV | News Events of 1977 |1977 Sport | Arrivals & Departures in 1977 1977 By John Surgenor. Irvine Beat FM Presenter. Let’s take a journey through the golden year of 1977. I’ll keep it a brief journey through the music, entertainment, happenings, memories and ...
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Sunday Ceilidh – Featured Album by Ron Kerr

Ron Kerr - Fiddler
Featured Album: (Sunday 31st March 2019) Ron Kerr and his Scottish Dance Band “Play the St Andrews Ball” “Play The St Andrews Ball” from Ron Kerr and his Scottish Dance Band is the featured album this week on the Real Ceilidh. It was released in 1999. The band members are: Ron Kerr              ...
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Summer Resolutions – It’s A Thing!

Summer Resolutions
By Barry Reilly,Irvine Beat FM Presenter. What Are Summer Resolutions? In short - summer resolutions are the same as New Year resolutions, they can be anything you want! Stop SmokingExercise MoreSave More MoneyDrink LessBecome Better At Your JobJoin A Charitable or Community GroupAllocate More Family Time… The list of suggestions goes on and on. The Probl...
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1967 Memories – A Journey Back To 1967

By John SurgenorIrvine Beat FM Presenter 1967 A brief journey through the music, entertainment, happenings, memories and trivia of the golden year of 1967. I'll start by introducing myself. I'm John Surgenor and I do a golden hour show on Irvinebeatfm 107.2 and the website Irvinebeat.com every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 11.00 and 12.00hrs. I was asked ...
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Meeting the Stars ‘Before They Were Famous’…

Chris Houston - Meeting The Stars
By Chris HoustonIrvine Beat FM Presenter At the risk of sounding flash, I have to admit being a radio presenter has brought some memorable chance meetings with those who are from TV and radio. However, the following story of what appears to be Houston's History was around five years before I first took to the air. Ayrshire Voices I was a member of Ayrshire...
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Sunday Ceilidh – Featured Album by John Carmichael

By Karyn Mac “The Real Ceilidh” Presenter. Irvine Beat FM Hello! Karyn Mac here, from The Real Ceilidh on Sunday afternoons, from 4 – 6pm. “Carmichael’s Ceilidh Ball” by John Carmichael and his Ceilidh Band is the featured album this week on the Real Ceilidh. It was released in 1999. The Band Line Up Accordion - John CarmichaelFiddle - Marie Fielding...
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Social Prescribing – Community link workers

Social Prescribing North Ayrshire
Chris Houston was joined by Ainsley and Amanda who are both community link workers from North Ayrshire Council. Based in GP Practices Community link workers are based in GP practices across North Ayrshire and their role is put people in touch with resources, groups and activities in the local community. This is with a view to improving people’s well beings and cover...
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1985 Memories – A Journey Back To 1985

Memories of 1985
1985 By John SurgenorIrvine Beat FM Presenter The golden year of 1985. A brief journey through the music, entertainment, happenings, memories and some trivia of the year. I'll start by introducing myself. I'm John Surgenor and I do a golden hour show on Irvinebeatfm 107.2 and the website Irvinebeat.com every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 11.00 and 12.0...
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Sunday Ceilidh – Featured Album by Sandy Legget

Sandy Legget - Featured Album of the week
“Ceilidh Capers” with Sandy Legget and the Carseloch Ceilidh Band By Karyn Mac  “The Real Ceilidh” Presenter. Irvine Beat FM Hello! Karyn Mac here, from The Real Ceilidh on Sunday afternoons, from 4 – 6pm. Featured Album: (Sunday 17th March 2019) “Ceilidh Capers” from Sandy Legget and the Carseloch Ceilidh Band is this week’s featured album on the Real Sunday ...
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Anti-Social Behaviour – The Neighbours!

Antisocial Behaviour - Dealing With Noisy Neighbours - Scotland
  By Barry Reilly Lunchtime Presenter - Irvine Beat FM In this article we look at Anti-Social Behaviour. This is an incredibly wide and varied topic so today we cover ant-social behaviour within communities. What to do if you have a conflict with a neighbour. North Ayrshire's Crime Prevention & Interventions Officer, PC Johnson joined us on Wednesday (13/03/1...
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Love Music – Chris Houston on Music

Chris Houston On Music - Article
  By Chris Houston Irvine Beat FM Presenter Having presented radio for well over ten years now, I couldn't begin to imagine how many times I've pressed the play button before music of all genres is played on the airwaves. I remember before even considering radio my exposure to various genres and artists was, in fact, very limited. Apart from the then latest '...
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1973 Memories – A Journey Back To 1973

Journey Back To 1973
1973 The golden year of 1973. A brief journey through the music, entertainment, happenings, memories and some trivia of the year. By John Surgenor Irvine Beat FM - Golden Hour Presenter The golden year of 1973. A brief journey through the music, entertainment, happenings, memories and some trivia of the year. I'll start by introducing myself. I'm John Surgenor and I do a gol...
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Sustainable Marketing Strategy – Business Advice

Marketing Strategy
  This series of articles has been prepared by Iain Rose. As well as presenting on Irvine Beat FM, Iain is also a successful Business Coach. In this article Iain explains Marketing Strategy. Your Sales Strategy By Iain Rose Irvine Beat FM Presenter & Business Coach Effective marketing is crucial to the success of any business. Simply understanding your mark...
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Livestock Worrying – Advice For Dog Owners

Sheep Worrying
Livestock Worrying Explained By Barry Reilly Irvine Beat FM (Lunchtime Presenter) Why Is This Campaign Is Being Launched In Spring As we head into Spring, there is an "improving picture" in our weather as expected. With this, many of us are spending more time outdoors. Dog owners are particularly pleased to be able to get out with our dogs for longer walks at this time ...
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Sunday Ceilidh – Featured Album by Iain Cathcart

Iain Cathcart
  By Karyn Mac  “The Real Ceilidh” Presenter. Irvine Beat FM Hello! Karyn Mac here, from The Real Ceilidh on Sunday afternoons, from 4 – 6pm. I wonder how many people fondly remember watching ‘Thingummyjig’ on the telly? Iain Cathcart certainly does – but more about that in a minute! As If By Magic This week’s (Sun 10th March) featured album is from Iain...
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Climbing Kilimanjaro For The Ayrshire Hospice

Climbing Kilimanjaro for Ayrshire Hospice
Climbing Kilimanjaro For Charity - My Diary By Steve Hyde Irvine Beat FM Presenter The Challenge In the year of my big Five-Ohhhhhhh! I decided to take some time off to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for the Ayrshire Hospice. Mount Kilimanjaro ‘The Roof of Africa’ is the world’s highest free standing mountain, standing at 5896m (19,340ft). The challenge took me...
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The Country Music Bug – Featured Article

Country Music Bug - By Dawn Jamison
  The Country Music Bug By Dawn Jamison Kickin' Country Presenter - Irvine Beat FM The Long Hot Summer Of 1976 My first real experience of country music was in 1976. I remember the year clearly because this was a very long hot summer, one of the driest, warmest UK summers of the 20th century.   US Country Music - Invades The UK This was also the year US country musi...
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Sunday Ceilidh – Featured Artist – Gordon Pattullo

Gordon Pattullo’s Ceilidh Band
Sunday Ceilidh – Featured Artist By Karyn Mac  "The Real Ceilidh" Presenter. Irvine Beat FM Hello! Karyn Mac here, from The Real Ceilidh on Sunday afternoons, from 4 - 6pm. As you may have heard, I will be introducing a few new features on the Ceilidh from Sunday 3rd March 2019 – amongst these will be a featured album or artist. Each week, right here on the we...
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Stroll With It – Walking Group In Irvine

Trinity Active Travel Hub - Irvine, North Ayrshire
  Trinity- Active Travel Hub Organised by the new Trinity- Active Travel Hub, "Stroll With It" is a weekly group that meet for walks around various locations in Irvine. On Thursday (28-02-19) we invited Kate Cuthbert, North Ayrshire's Active Travel Hub Officer along with Jessica Gillespie along to the Irvine Beat FM studios to tell us more about the group. Ka...
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1960 Memories – A Journey Back To 1960

Spotlight on 1960 - Music & Trivia
1960 The golden year of 1960. A brief journey through the music, entertainment, happenings, memories and some trivia of the year. By John Surgenor Irvine Beat FM - Golden Hour Presenter I'll start by introducing myself. I'm John Surgenor and I do a golden hour show on Irvinebeatfm 107.2 and the website Irvinebeat.com every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 11.00 and 12.0...
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Walking Football – Being Over 50 Doesn’t Stop You Kicking A Ball

Walking Football Club - Ayrshire
  As part of our February Fitness & Well-being features, on Thursday (21-02-19), we learned all about Walking Football. Becoming Hugely Popular Walking Football is growing in popularity across the country at a remarkable rate. There are Walking Football clubs running all over Scotland. The numbers are growing. Walking Football In Irvine Here in North Ayrshir...
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Calling All D-Day Veterans – Historic Voyage

D-Day 75. Denis Gregson
  D-DAY VETERANS ENCOURAGED TO FILL LAST PLACES ON HISTORIC VOYAGE Legion Scotland and Poppyscotland have asked us at Irvine Beat FM to help them on calling on communities, families and friends to help spread the message to D-Day veterans who are eligible for a fully-funded trip to this year’s 75th anniversary commemorations in the UK and Normandy.   Histori...
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What Age Should I Consider Stopping Driving?

What Age Should I Consider Stopping Driving? In the UK, there is not an actual legal age that you must stop driving. As long as you are fit and healthy enough to drive, you can continue to renew your licence every three years after you turn 70.   What Changes In My Health Can Affect My Driving? Your eyesight becoming poorer Your reactions become slower ...
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New Lunchtime Line-up on Irvine Beat FM

Lunchtime on Irvine Beat FM
  Good Luck, Norman! From everyone at Irvine Beat FM we wish Norman Ross who presented Friday Lunchtime all the best for the future as he departs Irvine Beat FM to take on new projects. New Lunchtime Line-Up Our weekday lunchtime programmes have gone through a line-up change! With the brilliant John Laurie now presenting the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday e...
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Irvine Sea Cadets – Volunteers / Helpers Required

Irvine Sea Cadets - North Ayrshire
  On Tuesday (5/02/2019) , Robert Duncan, the Executive Officer of Irvine Sea Cadets joined us live in the studio on Irvine Beat FM's lunchtime programme to tell us all about the Irvine Sea Cadets. Here's What We Found Out The Sea Cadets are the UK's largest uniformed youth organisation. They are committed to providing their cadets with the best possible head star...
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February Fitness – Irvine Beat FM Special Feature

February Fitness - North Ayrshire
  February Fitness. Throughout February 2019 on Irvine Beat FM, we will be running special spotlight features on fitness. At Irvine Beat FM we are continuing our commitment to the promotion of health & well-being in North Ayrshire.   Open Invitation / Letter To All Amateur Sports Clubs If you are involved in a sports club of any description, big or s...
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Saturday Breakfast Club – Redburn Community Centre

Breakfast Club - Redburn Community Centre - Irvine
  This Saturday (26th January 2019) The new Saturday Breakfast Club launches at the Redburn Community Centre at Dickson Drive, Irvine. Liz Sullivan from Irvine Locality & David Dunlop, the Chair of Redburn Youth Management came along to Irvine Beat FM to tell us all about this project. The Breakfast Club is open to all and is free. Come along every Saturda...
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Worried About Overloading Sockets? – Try This Calculator

Spotlight Safety Feature - Irvine Beat FM Q: How many appliances can you plug into one socket? A: Follow the 13 amp rule as explained in this article. Q: How do I know if I am overloading a mains socket? A: Different appliances draw different amps. Use our calculator on this page as a guide to avoid overloading. Q: How many watts can a 13 amp socket take? A:...
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Drones – Listen Again – We Discuss The Safe Use Of Drones

Talking Drones
  Spotlight Feature - The Safe Use Of Drones? On Thursday lunchtime (24/1/19) our feature article was "drones". In order to encourage and promote the safe and responsible use of drones, following the recent bad publicity that drones have had in the news. The purpose of this feature was not to denounce the use of drones, as the media has done recently, but instead to...
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Could You Volunteer to Support Erskine’s Veterans in 2019?

Erskine Veterans
  Calling on the support of Irvine Beat FM listeners in Renfrewshire. George Brabender and his Bernese Mountain dog Bailey have been volunteering with Erskine for two years. Could 2019 be the year you volunteer to support Erskine’s veterans? Spend any time with George and gentle giant Bailey and it is clear to see the difference they are making to the lives of the ...
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BCRT Stamp Appeal – Bone Cancer Fundraiser 2019

BCRT Stamp Appeal
  Collect Used & New Stamps The Bone Cancer Research Trust have called on the support of Irvine Beat FM listeners for their Stamp Appeal. The Bone Cancer Research Trust (Charity Number 1159590) are the leading charity dedicated to fighting primary bone cancer. It’s so easy  to get involved, we would like to ask you to save used and new postage stamps from t...
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Hogmanay Ceilidh – Bring In The Bells On Irvine Beat FM

Hogmanay Ceilidh
  Welcome In The New Year The Irvine Beat FM Hogmanay Ceilidh has become a real favourite with our listeners. This year's broadcast is presented by Karyn Mac from our Sunday "The Real Ceilidh" show. Karyn, an Ayrshire accordionist will be introducing a real mixture of traditional Scottish music on the countdown to the bells and into the New Year. Karyn will ...
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Christmas Hamper Winner – Well Done Elizabeth.

Well done to Elizabeth from Broomlands, the winner of this year's Christmas hamper on Irvine Beat FM. Steve Hyde from Irvine Beat FM presented Elizabeth the Irvine Beat FM Christmas hamper on Christmas Eve this year. Congratulations to Elizabeth, she was delighted with this fabulously huge hamper. A huge thanks to everyone who called or texted in to the competition and a v...
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