Shows / Presenters

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Aaina – Shabana Kazmi

From 6-8pm every weekday request any song you desire while listening to the charming Dr Shabana Kazami.

About Shabana:

What Is your favourite childhood memory?

- When I was young one day my mum had’t made rice for me to eat and I refused to eat anything else until my father came home. I waited without any food all day so I could see my fathers reaction to my mother letting me starve all day.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Seeing happy children and children that can make me laugh.

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality TV show which one would it be and why ?

- I don’t watch them

What would you spend £1000 on?

- I’d give it all to charity

What is your favourite drink?

-Chai from the Chaiwala

Favourit thing to eat for breakfast?

- Shortbread and tea

Favourite meal to eat?

- Any dhal and rice with green chillies

White bread or brown bread?

- Both

Who was the last prson you called ?

- My friend Noreen

Which radio presenter would you most like to co-host a show with ?

- I would love to do a massive show with as many presenters as we can fit in the studio.

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Amrit Vani – GS Channa

Three hours of devotional music with G S Channa plus interviews and discussions.

About G S Channa:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?
- Water, walking stick and my mobile.

Favourite childhood memory?
- Going to the cinema secretly

What always puts a smile on your face?
- My Grandson

If you would be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?
- Mad India Comedy

Do you have an odd talent?
- Managing director

What would you spend £1000 on?
- I’d give it to the poor

What’s your favourite drink?
- Brandy or whisky

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?
- Ajit Singh- Mumtaz

What book should everyone read?
- Gurbani or any novel

Favourite flavour of ice cream?
- Vanilla

What would you spend £1000 on?
- I’d donate it to the poor.

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?
- Pooriya

Favourite meal to eat?
- Dhaal and roti

Do you prefer white or brown bread?
- Bread

Who was the last person you called?
- Giyani Karpal Singh Ji

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?
- Amarjeet

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Love Express- DJ Aashiqui

DJ Aashiqui will romance you through three hours of the very best romantic tracks. Love is definitely in the airwaves! Share your love stories and views.

About DJ Aashiqui:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- My family, a mansion( fully kitted out with furniture, food, clothes etc.) and a helicopter/ yacht/ collection of super cars.

Favourite childhood memory?

-My Grandfather and his pigeons

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- My Grandad and Grandma as my Grandad passed away before i was born and my Grandma after i was born.

What always puts a smile on your face?

Hey! Didn’t you know my middle name’s ‘Smiler’? If anything i’m the one who puts a smile on other people’s faces…they call me the ‘rounki banda’ of the family!

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

- India’s Got Talent -as there’s no age limit for contestants, singing, music, dance, impersonation, puppetry and illusion are all common areas of talent; any talent is allowed to compete. My plus factor i have a bit of Simon Cowells glint (wink wink)!

What’s your guilty pleasure?

-Sandals/ Shoes & strawberries and cream.

Do you have an odd talent?

- Not that I know of?

What would you spend £1000 on?

The latest gadgets and my favourite charities

What’s your favourite drink?

-Sprite/ 7UP

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- Sonakshi Sinha

Which super power would you like to have?

- Invisibilty

What book should everyone read?

- Marriage material by Sathnam Sanghera

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

-Vanilla

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Egg and toast

Favourite meal to eat?

- steak with mashed potatoes and vegetables.

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- White

Who’s the last person you  called?

-BFF

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

-Imran Caan

 

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Afternoon Music – Kiran

About Kiran

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- Ipad, gym gear and my phone

Favourite childhood memory?

- Visiting the Golden Temple.

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Richard Gere – so I could be his pretty woman.

What always puts a smile on your face?

-Sunshine

If you could be a judge on any indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

- Big Boss

What is your guilty pleasure?

- Cake

Do you have an odd talent?

- I cook!

What would you spend £1000 on?

- A spa weekend

What is your favourite drink?

- Lassi

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- Younger me – Mahima Chaudry, Now- Dimple Kapadia

Which super power would you like to have?

-Invisibility

What book should everyone read?

- The Secret

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- Special K

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Strawberry

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Porridge

Favourite meal to eat?

- Salmon with mixed veg

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

Who’s the last person you called?

- My best friend

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

- Vicky Gill

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Bhooli Bisri Yaadein – Raj Chandarana

Take a trip down memory lane, 2 hours of melodious, golden classics from the 40s, 50s and 60s

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Friday Night Show – Johno

Johno  brings you the Friday edition of The late night show, with all the latest sounds on the Bollywood, Bhangra and Desi Urban/ R& B scenes.

 

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XL Morning Show – Sangeeta

Tune in on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings with Sangeeta to hear health tips and short stories combined with all your favourite hits. Catch up with all the latest Bollywood releases and find out what you can go see in your local cinema.

About Sangeeta:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

A good book, food and water.

Favourite childhood memory?

- Having fun with my sisters and school friends.

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Big B (Amitabh Bacchan), he has had such a long distinguished career in indian cinema – a living legend.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Radio XL presenters of course!

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

- Don’t watch any

Whats your guilty pleasure?

- Cream cakes and milk chocolate

What would you sepnd £1000 on?

- Jewellery or clothes.

Whats your favourite drink?

- Baileys Irish cream – yum.

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/actress would you want to play you?

- Juhi Chawla or Madhuri Dixit

Which super power would you like to have?

- None, too dangerous

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Cookies and cream

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Full english brekky (with veggie sausages) or gobi parathas.

Favourite meal to eat?

-I love food so have many favourites but a masala dosa is one of my top five

Who was the last person you called?

- My sister in Cheshire

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

- uhmm…

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Geet Mala – Ashok

Enjoy music from the yesteryears with Ashok, taking you back with songs from the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s.

About Ashok:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- Water, CD’S and phone.

Favourite childhood memory?

- Being looked after by Naani Ji.

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Dharmadarji - my favourite star

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Chatting with friends

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Charity and the needy 

What is your favourite drink?

- Brandy..

Whats your star sign?

- Scorpio

If Bollywood made a film of your life which bollywood star would you want to play you?

- Amitabh Bachan

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Strawberry

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- It used to be parathas now its toast

Favourite meal to eat?

- Saag and malchu roti

Which Radio XL presenter would you like to co host one show with?

- Sanjay Dass

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Bengali Show – Mustafa

About Mustafa:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- My family, food and water

Favourite childhood memory?

- I used to pick up various flowers from our neighbours gardens with friends during the Bengali festival ‘Baishaki Mela’

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Amitach Bachan, he is a great actor and I’ve been watching his films since I was young.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- My Grandchildren

If you could be a judge on any indian reality tv show, which one would it be and why?

- India’s got talent because I enjoy watching unusual acts

What’s your guilty pleasure?

- Eating sweet foods

Do you have an odd talent?

- None

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Clothes and shoes

What’s your favourite drink?

- Orange juice

What’s the last film you saw in the cinema?

- Chennai Express

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- Sharukh Khan

Which super power would you like to have?

- To be able to see into the future

What book should everyone read?

- Make a friend

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- IronMan

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Vanilla

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Paratha

Favourite meal to eat?

- Rice with chicken curry

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown bread

Who’s the last person you called?

- My daughter

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co-host one show with?

- Vicky Gill

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Amrit Vani – Amarjeet

Three hours of devotional music with Amarjeet plus interviews and discussions.

About Amarjeet:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- Water, music and books.

Favourite childhood memory?

- When I came first in exams at school.

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Harbhajan Maan, he’s my favourite singer

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Achieving my goals

If you could be a judge on any indian reality show which one would it be and why?

- Nach Baliye because I love dancing

What’s your guilty pleasure?

- Chocolate and most sweet things

Do you have an odd talent?

- None

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Charity and people in need

Whats’ your favourite drink?

- Masala Tea

If Bollywood made a film of you which actor/ actress would you like to play you?

- Madhuri Dixit

Which super power would you like to have?

- To rid the world of all poverty.

What book should everyone read?

- The secret

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- My own name, Amarjeet because ‘Amar’ means forever and ‘Jeet’ means victory.

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Tutti Fruity

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Fresh fruit

Favourite meal to eat?

 - Any vegetarian meal with salad.

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Punjabi Programme – Bhajan Germany

Bhajan Germany presents Punjabi music traditional and modern and of course plenty of punjabi ‘gup shup’!

About Bhajan:

Favourite childhood memory?

- Playing Hockey

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Comedy

What would you spend £1000 on ?

- Charity and the needy

What’s your favourite drink?

-Tea

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Vanilla

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Cereal

What’s your favourite meal?

- Anything vegetarian

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

- Sam Sagoo

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Sur Sangeet – Shakti

About Shakti:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

-Plenty of food, Sleeping Bag,Radio

Favourite childhood memory?

-Playing football with friends every Sunday

Person you would most like to meet and why?

-Mr. Amitabh Bachchan I am his fan.

What always puts a smile on your face?

-When I am with my family.

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

-Voice of India, I love music.

What is your guilty pleasure?

-Smoking

Do you have an odd talent?

-I can mimic my favourite  Actors

What would you spend £1000 on?

-Have a weekend holiday with family.

What is your favourite drink?

- Single malt Scotch whiskey

Whats the last film you saw in the cinema?

-Kick

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

-Mr.Bachchan

Which super power would you like to have?

- Healing Power

What book should everyone read?

-Ramayan

If you were a superhero, what would your name be?

-Shaktiman

Favourite flavor of ice cream?

-Chocolate Magnum

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

-Aloo ke paranthe

Favourite meal to eat?

-Lamb Rogan Josh with Rumali Roti

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

-White

Who is the last person you called?

-My Dad

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

-All of them at least once.

 

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Ek Sawal – Sunita

Tune in to Ek Sawal every Wednesday with Sunita. Discuss and voice your opinions on social and political topics, featuring a mixture of classics and modern music.

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Ab Aayega Mazaa – Rajesh

Stay entertained with Rajesh on Saturday evenings  where the mantra literally is ‘Ab Aayega Maza’.

A packed 3 hour show which includes the weekly ‘Sach Ya Jhut’ competition . An hour of mellow music, along with three classic tracks in ‘Yaadon Ka Safar’. Rounded up in the third hour with songs choices provided by You the listener, based on the given Theme of the week.

All this plus lots of cheeky banter and a healthy mix of recent and brand new music.

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Bollywood Diary – Robina Sharif

Catch up with the Mumbai news and hear the gossip on all your favourite Bollywood stars.

About Robina:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- Friends, a cd player and books.

Favourite childhood memory?

- Getting the award for best student of the year

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Mother Teresa – shes so inspirational.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- Happy children

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

- Sa Re Ga Ma Pa

What is your guilty pleasure?

- Late night reading

Do you have an odd talent?

- Singing in funny voices

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Donation to the poor

What’s your favourite drink?

- Milk

If Bollywood made a film of your life, which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- Raveena Tandon

Which super power would you like ot have?

- The power to give peace of mind to every individual in the world.

What book should everyone read?

-How to win friends and influence people- Dale Carnegi

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

-  Robina Sharif

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Tutti Fruity

Favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- 1 apple a day

Favourite meal to eat?

-Fresh boiled veg with a grilled piece of meat

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

Which Radio XL presenter would you most like to co host one show with?

- The best… which is yet to come!

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Good Morning XL – Khalil Ahmed

Enjoy light hearted quizzes and news stories on the Good Morning XL show with Khalil. A mixture of fast and slow paced up to date music including: Bollywood, Lollywood and Bhangra.

About Khalil:

If you were on a desert island and could only have 3 things what would they be?

- My mobile, a good book and my favourite dish daal chawal.

Favourite childhood  memory?

- When I won the prize for No.1 intelligent student in the whole district of Jhelum in class 5.

Who’s the person you would most like to meet and why?

- Gengis Khan of Mongoli because he was such a great warrior of history.

What always puts a smile on your face?

- When I think about my loved ones

If you could be a judge on any Indian reality tv show which one would it be and why?

- Sorry dont watch reality shows

What is your guilty pleasure?

- Nothing

What would you spend £1000 on?

- Glasses

What’s your favourite drink?

- Orange Juice

If Bollywood made a film of your life which actor/ actress would you want to play you?

- No one, I want to act my self.

Which super power would you like to have?

- Invisibility

What book should everyone read?

- Quraan Majeed

If you were a superhero what would your name be?

- Khalil Ahmed The Superhero

Favourite flavour of ice cream?

- Vanilla

What’s your favourite thing to eat for breakfast?

- Red apples

What’s your favourite meal?

- Fish curry with chapatti

Do you prefer white or brown bread?

- Brown

Who was the last person you called?

- My daughter

Which Radio XL presenter would you like to co host one show with?

- Vicky Gill or Peter P

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Bollywood Top Ten

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#1 – Heeriye

Vocals: Meet Bros feat. Deep Money & Neha Bhasin

From the film Race 3, starring Salman Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez

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#2 – Shubh Din

Vocals:Jyotica Tangri & Keerthi Sagathia

From the film Parmanu, starring John Abraham, Diana Penty and Boman Irani

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#3 – Veere

Vocals: Vishal Mishra, Aditi Singh Sharma, Iulia Vantur, Dhvani Bhanushali, Nikita Ahuja, Payal

From the film Veere Di Wedding, starring Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskar and Shikha Talsania

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#4 – Lo Safar

Vocals: Jubin Nautiyal

From the film Baaghi 2, starring Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani

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#5 – Selfish

Vocals: Atif Aslam, Iulia Vantur

From the film Race 3, starring Salman Khan, Bobby Deol and Jacqueline Fernandez

 

 

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#6 – Theher Ja

Vocals:Armaan Malik

From the film October, starring Varun Dhawan, Banita Sandhu & Gitanjali Rao

 

 

 

 

 

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#7 – Aashiq Banaya

Vocals:Himesh Reshammiya, Neha Kakkar

From the film Hate Story 4, starring Urvashi Rautela, Karan Wahi and Vivan Bhatena

 

 

 

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#8 – Mundiyan

Vocals: Navraj Hans, Palak Muchhal

From the film Baaghi 2, starring Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani

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#9 – Tareefan

Vocals: Badshah

From the film Veere Di Wedding, starring Kareena Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Swara Bhaskarand Shikha Talsania

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#10 – Jawai Noon

Vocals: Various Artists

From the film 7 Din Mohabbat In, starring Mahira Khan and Sheheryar Munawar

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Events

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Punjabi Film Awards 2018

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Date(s) - 12/05/2018
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The ICC

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Wolverhampton Vaisakhi Mela 2018

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Birmingham Vaisakhi Mela 2018

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Date(s) - 29/04/2018
12:00 am

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Handsworth Park

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Opening of Nawaab Birmingham

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Date(s) - 16/02/2018
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Nawaab Restaurant

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Dabangg the Tour

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Arena Birmingham

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Pre Screening of Victoria and Abdul

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Odeon, Broadway Plaza

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DriveTime Assistant Manni attended the pre screening of forthcoming film ‘Victoria and Abdul’ and names it ‘A must watch! Comical, moving, a lost story uncovered.’

Based on the book Victoria & Abdul: The True Story of the Queen’s Closest Confidant by Indian author Shrabani Basu, the film explores the “hidden” true story of the unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria (Judi Dench) and her humble servant from India Abdul Karim (Ali Fazal).

The upcoming biographical drama sees academy award winner Judi Dench (Shakespeare in Love) reunite with Academy Award-nominated director Stephen Frears (The Queen, Philomena, Mrs. Henderson Presents) and return to the role of Queen Victoria.

Portraying the role of the young clerk Abdul Karim – also known as the Munshi – is Indian stage and film star Ali Fazal. Victoria & Abdul also features a strong line-up of leading film, television, and stage personalities including Eddie Izzard who performs the role of Bertie, Prince of Wale, Tim Pigott-Smith (The Jewel in the Crown) who performs the role of Sir Henry Ponsonby, and BAFTA Award winner Adeel Akhtar (Murdered by My Father) who portrays Abdul’s loyal friend Mohammed, condensing a star-studded cast.

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Janmashtmi Celebrations

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ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple

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Pictured below:

1. Janmashtmi kirtans and midnight Aarti at ISKCON Hare Krishna Temple, Coventry.

2. Beautiful Jhula with baby Krishna.

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Big Johns Mela 2017

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Cannon Hill Park

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Opening Night – Birmingham Indian Film Festival 2017

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Cineworld Cinemas

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Our team attended the Birmingham Indian Film Festival opening night which featured a red carpet appearance from Satinder Sartaaj and the premiere

of ”The Black Prince’, a biopic of the last maharaja of Punjab, Duleep Singh. The film will be releasing nation wide on 21st June 2017.

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Wolverhampton Vaisakhi Celebrations 2017

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West Park

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