Rahul Mandal wins the Great British Bake Off 2018

November 1, 2018 in Blog by admin office

Congratulations to Rahul Mandal who has won the Great British Bake Off 2018.

Rahul is 30 years-old, and lives in Rotherham. He moved to the UK from Kolkata in 2010 aged 23 for university. He studied his PhD in optical metrology at Loughborough University.

He is now a research associate at the University of Sheffield’s Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, and he specialises in light-based measurement of engineered components.

Rahul didn’t start baking until he moved to England.

“Even five years ago I really had no idea about The Great British Bake Off,” he said.

But after one of his colleagues realised he loved baking, he encouraged him to apply.

“He kept sending me the application link, until I said to him that I have started applying,” he said. “Colleagues I knew during my PhD don’t have a clue that I can bake. Back in India I didn’t bake either.

“All of them and actually myself are surprised that I made it into the tent.”

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Students from Swanshurst Sixth Form discuss ‘Gender Inequality’

April 10, 2018 in Blog by admin office

Students from local school Swanshurst Sixth Form decided to make ‘Gender Inequality’ one of their school projects. They came in to discuss this topical issue on Radio XL Drive Time – 9th April 2018.


Dangal Film Screening

January 3, 2017 in Blog by admin office


Our London Correspondent Steve was lucky enough to attend a preview screening of the newly released film ‘Dangal’ starring Amir Khan, Kiran Rao and Siddharth Roy Kapoor.

This is what he had to say: ‘Just left. Movie was fantastic. Amir khan does it again. 10/10!’


Desi Kuri Turned Dancing Queen!

May 11, 2016 in Blog by admin office

Radio XL Breakfast presenter, Gee Kaur, has been busy getting her dancing shoes on and taking part in Strictly Come Dancing, Coventry.

The event took place to raise money for Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice, who provide 24 hour palliative, respite and end of life care to infants aged 0-5years suffering from life limiting and life threatening conditions.

She was successful in raising money for the Hospice and also won the competition. Well done Gee!



KcK and Ateesh Randev – Born To Be King

February 10, 2016 in Blog, Celebrity Gallery by admin office

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The Love Express

January 14, 2015 in Blog, Slideshow by admin

Hop on DJ Aashiqui’s Love Express every Sunday 10-1am.

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The Official Radio XL Bollywood Top 10

October 6, 2014 in Blog, Slideshow by admin

Tune in to the Official Radio XL Bollywood Chart with Priya Rana every Saturday 1-4pm


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January 2, 2014 in Blog by admin

Every 30 seconds in the UK fire fighters are called to an incident, risking their lives to save others, but sadly they often sustain physical injuries whilst carrying out their duties. The Fire Fighters Charity is for fire fighters during their times of need. More here