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A Busy Monday Morning Breakfast Show Blog

On this Day

1981    The band Wings broke up

1992   The House of Commons elected a woman Betty Boothroyd to the post of Speaker for the first time in its 700-year history.

1994    The first democratic General Election in South Africa where all citizens could vote.

Today’s Celebrity Birthday was born on this day  1963   Russel T Davies  57

Today is 

Tell a Story Day

Beat the Kettle Question

'The Second World War' is a six book series written by which former British prime minister?

Answer    Winston Churchill

Our Survey Sez

Half of men say they do this daily in the bathroom. What?

Answer: Look for bald spots

Inspirational Quote of the Morning   

Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can, apologize when you should and let go of what you can't change.

Wacky Fact

There is more money loaded on Starbucks cards and the Starbucks mobile app than some banks have in deposits.

3’s A Crowd

Once again thanks to the film companies we've got some great can’t buy in the shops movie souvenirs from films which have just been released in DVD - All handy stuff as well

This morning you can win a gym bag, colouring pens, CD soundtrack, pencil case and notebook from the film Ugly Dolls

A Weird & Wonderful film. Join this band of adorable oddballs as they celebrate the weirdness in us

Today’s words    Notice    Message     Goal    Score

  

In the News today

Boris Johnson has returned to Downing Street to take charge of the UK's response to the coronavirus outbreak.

A baby and a three-year-old boy have been stabbed to death at a home in Ilford.

As well as being number one, Captain Tom Moore has been honoured with a special postmark.  

Tonight’s TV Highlights

A shocking discovery leads to accusations for Yasmeen in Coronation Street (ITV), Whitney disappears in Eastenders (BBC1), one of the celebrities decided to leave in Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins (Channel 4) and brave souls take on 5 of the greatest quizzers in the world as a week on Beat The Chasers begins on ITV.

 

Library staff have been left with a nightmare after a cleaner rearranged ALL the books in size order during a lockdown deep clean.

The well-meaning worker popped back the books after giving them a good wipe down but not quite in the traditional system.

Staff at Newmarket Library, Suffolk, discovered the unexpected update after the building had a deep clean.

James Powell, of Suffolk Libraries, said staff “saw the funny side” but added it would take a “bit of time” to correct.

 

Luna is the most popular girl's name of 2020.

Asher has become the most popular boys name, taking the top spot from last year's winner Milo.

Surprisingly, Archie has fallen out of the top 10, despite Meghan Markle and Prince Harry picking it for their firstborn son last year.

Top 10 girls names

1. Luna

2. Aurora

3. Maeve

4. Olivia

5. Isla

6. Ava

7. Charlotte

8. Ophelia

9. Eloise

10. Eleanor

Top 10 Boys names

1. Asher

2. Milo

3. Oliver

4. Levi

5. Silas

6. Atticus

7. Theodore

8. Jasper

9. Leo

10. Arlo

 

A survey of 2,000 Britons pinpointed the point at which we think we're 'past it' as 61.

It also found that three-quarters of us worry about ageing, and half say it makes us feel stressed.

While we are worried about putting on weight and looking less attractive as we get on in years, by far the biggest fears are over health and money.

 

New statistics have revealed that 5 people have been taken to English A&E departments after being attacked by crocodiles.

Statistics from NHS Digital, which compiled the information based on the 1.1 million A&E cases in England in 2018-19, show five patients were hospitalised after being ‘bitten or struck’ by a crocodile or alligator.

The same number ended up in hospital beds after being injured by scorpions with an additional 1,185 admitted for hornet, wasp or bee stings.

Other bizarre admissions

50 after being bitten by rats.

59 had come into contact with venomous snakes and lizards, the same number admitted following encounters with spiders.

485 were hospitalised after suffering injuries caused by plant thorns or sharp leaves,  

4,856 admissions linked to injuries from power tools and other household machinery. Lawnmower accidents accounted for another 466 cases.

Nine cases were recorded of people needing treatment after accidentally suffocating themselves in bed, while 15 were admitted after being struck by lightning.

more than 12,000 were admitted after falling from a chair

4,000 had hurt themselves while using sports equipment.

Similar numbers were admitted after injuring themselves skiing, roller-skating, skateboarding or ice-skating.

 

Music fans have revealed their guilty music secrets – with Justin Bieber the artist that most people lie about liking.

In a poll of 2,000 people in Britain, a third of those quizzed admitted they fibbed about the kind of music they listened to because they were ‘ashamed’ of being fans

Our Top 10 Guilty Pleasures

1 Justin Bieber, Baby

2 PJ & Duncan, Let’s Get Ready to Rhumble

 3 McFly, Five Colours in Her Hair

4 Spice Girls, Wannabe

5 Natasha Bedingfield, Unwritten

6 S Club 7, Reach

7 Nickelback, How You Remind Me

8 Peter Andre, Mysterious Girl

9 Chesney Hawkes, The One and Only

10 Enrique Iglesias, Hero

The average family dining table will play host to 572 conversations, 1,456 meals and 468 jokes - every year.

 

A study of 1,000 parents revealed a further 57 disagreements are had at the dinner table while 72 special moments are shared annually.

It also emerged that half of parents think it is important for their brood to sit together at the end of a day.

TOP USES OF THE DINING TABLE DURING LOCKDOWN:

1. Children's classroom

2. Lunch break table

3. Parent's workspace

4. The place to play games

5. Partner's workspace

6. A place to have video calls

7. A place to bake

8. The place to catch up with friends via calls/video

9. The place to stream live online school lessons

10. The place to stream live workouts