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From Pirate to Politician

Radio Caroline, the first offshore pirate radio station, which began broadcasting exactly 50 years ago, launched the careers of many famous disc jockeys: people like Roger Day, Johnnie Walker and Tony Blackburn.

But one of the very first Radio Caroline DJs hung up his headphones and decided to follow a very different career path, as our political correspondent Phil Hornby reports, with Sir Roger Gale MP.

Radio Caroline Birthday Feature - full version!

by David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

We've already posted up the two-part features about Radio Caroline's 50th birthday - but if you'd rather watch them all in a single eight-minute mega-anorak session, then here it is!

David Johns reports, starting with a clip of the BBC's Director of Sound Broadcasting, Frank Gillard in 1966, then interviews with DJs Keith Skues, Johnny Lewis, Paul Graham and Roger Day, plus a lovely archive clip of the then Postmaster General Tony Benn MP. Finally Caroline manager, Peter Moore.

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Here's to the next 50 years, Radio Caroline

by David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

Precisely 50 years ago today, test tansmissions began for a radio station that would help to change the face of broadcasting across the UK. That radio station was Caroline - an unlicensed, "pirate" broadcaster, transmitting from a ship anchored just outside British waters.

Here's David Johns to remind us how Caroline fought the law - and what's happened to it since the sixties. He speaks to Caroline's current manager, Peter Moore, plus DJs Johnny Lewis and Roger Day.

The Radio Caroline Story - Part 1

by David Johns (@davidjohns_itv)

This Friday marks a very special anniversary: it'll be exactly fifty years since the first full broadcasts began from Radio Caroline, a so-called "pirate" radio ship moored a few miles off the Kent coast. Caroline and the other estuary pirates made history - and made legends of their DJs.

We've compiled three special features about the ship and its history - and here's David Johns with the first - a look back at how it all started.

It features archive clips from the BBC's Frank Gillard in 1966, interviews with presenters Keith Skues, Johnny Lewis, Paul Graham and Roger Day, a lovely bit fo archive Tony Benn (then Postmaster-General) and comment from Caroline's current manager, Peter Moore.

Red Arrows to mark 50 years in the skies

They have always had a special place in people's hearts in this part of the world and this year the Red Arrows will mark fifty years of stunts in the skies.

It's an anniversary that's tinged with sadness. Two of the team were killed in accidents in 2011.

One of them was Jon Egging who died while taking part in the Bournemouth Air Festival. A memorial made in his memory was designed by local school children in the town.

Well as the team look to the future and a very busy 2014- they're at the Farnborough airshow, Cowes week and Goodwood just to name a few events- they'll also have a brand new look as Matt Price explains.

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What's your favourite Sandwich?

This weekend marks the 250th anniversary of the "invention" of the Sandwich Credit: PA

This weekend marks the 250th anniversary of the "invention" of the Sandwich. So what's your favourite filling, and why?

There are events taking place in the Kent town across the weekend.

According to the Sandwich Society, the snack, named after the Earl of Sandwich, could have ended up being called a "Portsmouth" as the Earl nearly took Portsmouth for his title.

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