On this day
1899 - Aspirin was patented
1985 - Yul Brynner played his his 4,500th performance in the musical "The King and I."
1997 - The Queen launched the first official royal Web site.
Today’s Celebrity Birthday was born this day 1944 Dame Kiri Te Kanawa is 76 today,
Employee Appreciation Day (UK)
#NationalDayofUnplugging, encouraging people to switch off their phones and computers to make real life connections with people around them.
European Day of the Righteous - commemorates those who have stood up against crimes against humanity
Beat the Kettle Question
What is the surface temperature of the Sun? (degrees Fahrenheit)
Our Survey Sez
A poll of adults says that 20% of us eat this every day, what is it?
Inspirational Quote of the Morning
Happy are they who take life day by day, complain very little, and are thankful for the little things in life.
In Japan, 90% of mobile phones are waterproof because people use them even in the shower.
3’s A Crowd
Kaiser Chiefs are coming to Ffos Las Racecourse Saturday 23rd May, and we have tickets up for grabs!
They’ll be performing after the live race day – you can make the day of it! Enjoy a day’s racing in the beautiful surroundings of the Welsh countryside, with a view down to Carmarthen Bay, before the excitement builds, the lights begin to go and the crowds wait for that opening note from the amazing Kaiser Chiefs.
Advanced tickets are now on sale for just £37.50 for the big event, Children’s tickets (Aged 17 & under) are £25pp and are available to purchase on the day from the racecourse with proof of age.
One winner from across the 4 x weeks, will be randomly selected to be upgraded to get the VIP Package on Friday March 27 th
This morning’s words are Neath Morriston Swansea Llanelli
A woman in her seventies with underlying health conditions has become the first person in the UK to die after testing positive for coronavirus.
The White House has acknowledged the nation does not have enough coronavirus test kits as cases of the disease ticked upwards on both US coasts.
Government departments spent more than £4bn on preparations for leaving the EU, says the public spending watchdog.
Tonight’s TV Highlights
A bumper course of Masterchef on BBC1, Will falls into old habits in Emmerdale (ITV) and classic Nicolas Cage action as a group of convicts take a flight they’ll never forget in Con Air (Channel 5)
Churches are warning worshippers that they should stop shaking hands during 'The Peace' and avoid kissing the cross during Good Friday services in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.
The Premier League have taken extra measures as the risk of coronavirus spread mounts, and have revealed they have ordered handshakes between players not to occur during this weekend's fixtures and for the foreseeable future.
Eurovision could be axed as TV bosses have been in crisis talks about coronavirus.
European Broadcasting Union - who host the singing competition - divulged they have been "looking at various scenarios" as the killer virus continued to sweep the world.
It had set to draw in a gigantic live audience at Rotterdam, Holland.
But now bosses may have a solution to prevent the contestants from overseas travel and the need for a large crowd.
Among the proposed plans, it has been put forward the acts could perform on a video link.
The bosses refused to comment on any particulars being drawn up in the plans for Eurovision's future.
If it goes ahead it'll be on May 16th
Daniel Craig is reportedly reconsidering his previous claim that No Time To Die would be his last James Bond film and may return for a sixth movie.
The actor has reportedly told his PR team not to market the film as his last outing as 007, despite previously claiming he was done with the action franchise.
A source told The Sun: 'I don’t think Daniel is finished with James Bond, despite his previous claims. He was in this same position four years ago after Spectre came out, where he said publicly and loudly that he was done and then, as time passed, he just wasn’t.
Other actors such as Richard Madden, James Norton and Sam Heughan have all been thought to be in the running for the part but Daniel reportedly isn't ready to see someone else inhabit the role just yet.
We're going potty over tea again – with more young people opting for feel-good fruit and herbal blends.
Coffee remains the top hot drink for shoppers and commuters, but 43% buy a cuppa when out compared with 39% a year ago, analyst Mintel found.
The figure rises to 50% among 16 to 35-year-olds, who are likely to choose specialist teas such as masala chai.
Campaigners National Tea Day said half of brands are targeting 24 to 35-year-olds as they are more likely to try new flavours than older drinkers.
British women have voted Bridget Jones their most inspiring movie heroine.
Played by actress Renee Zellweger, the disaster-prone character came top in the poll of 2,000 adults ahead of International Women's Day on Sunday.
According to the survey, as many as four-fifths will even enjoy films more if they have a female lead than a male lead, because they find them relatable, funny and inspiring.
1. Bridget Jones (Bridget Jones's Diary)
2. Erin Brockovich (Erin Brockovich)
3. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter film series)
4. Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins)
5. Matilda (Matilda) 6. Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
7. Miss Honey (Matilda)
8. Mulan (Mulan)
9. Merida (Brave)
10. Princess Leia (Star Wars)
11. Professor Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter series)
12. Sarah Connor (Terminator series)
13. Scarlett O'Hara (Gone with the Wind)
14. Jasmine (Aladdin)
15. Black Widow (Avengers: Endgame)
16. Alice (Alice Through the Looking Glass)
17. Rose DeWitt Bukater (Titanic)
18. Captain Marvel (Captain Marvel)
19. Princess Tiana (Princess & the Frog)
20. Holly Golightly (Breakfast at Tiffany's)