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Vanessa Feltz
Vanessa Feltz
Vanessa Feltz

Broadcaster and columnist Vanessa Feltz tackles the biggest issues of the day and gets straight to the heart of what really matters between 9am and 12pm Monday to Saturday.

Call, email or text Vanessa and let her know what your opinion is, from politics to political correctness!

On her Saturday show she takes a step back and looks at the news in a wider context.

Whether a listener or a caller, you're assured of a warm welcome.

Snow joke for pregnant woman...

Helen Wade in Epsom was on the Vanessa Feltz Show on Thursday, 7 January fearful that she might not be able to make it to the hospital to give birth. She lives on a steep hill and was completely snowed in.

However, after the call, there was a happy resolution, as Helen herself explains in an email to Vanessa on Friday morning:

Just a few lines to let you and your lovely listeners know that after speaking to you on the programme yesterday, I emailed my local MP, Chris Grayling and within minutes he called me at home to discuss my situation.

He said he'd called the leader of Surrey County Council to ask about gritting my steep, snow-covered hill. Within minutes of putting the phone down to Chris Grayling I had the leader of Surrey County Council on the phone saying that the gritters would be there that same day.

I had barely got over the shock when I looked out of my living room window and saw the gritter turn up with three council workers gritting my street by hand!!
I was SO very happy to see that they were clearing a path for vehicles to get in and out of our small street that I almost burst into tears of relief.

Needless to say my husband and I are mightily relieved that we can now get to the hospital at the bottom of the hill should our baby decide to make an appearance during this snowy spell. Thanks to all involved and also to all your lovely listeners who rang in with helpful suggestions yesterday.

Award winning show

Vanessa saw off some very stiff competition to win the coveted Speech Radio Personality category of the 27th Sony Radio Academy Awards for her weekday show in May 2009.

Vanessa Feltz at the Sony radio awards in May 2009
Vanessa Feltz at the Sony radio awards in May 2009

This was Vanessa's second win in just 12 months. She was voted programme presenter of the year at the Frank Gillard Awards in late 2008 - a ceremony held exclusively for BBC Local Radio stations in England, recognising excellence and creative programming.

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