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Kev's Friday Breakfast Show Blog

On this day

1951 - The comic strip Dennis The Menace appeared for the first time.

1968    Beatles released Lady Madonna.

2013    Pope Francis is elected in the papal conclave to succeed Pope Benedict XVI

Today’s Celebrity Birthday was born on this day 1939  Neil Sedaka is 81 today.

Today is    

“Open an Umbrella Indoors Day”, when celebrants are encouraged to challenge the old superstition and note whether any bad luck befalls them. The superstition can be traced to the 11th century BC.

The first Friday 13th of the year!

World Sleep Day

Beat the Kettle Question

Which is the most expensive music video of all-time?

Answer. “Scream” by Michael & Janet Jackson (1995). [Estimated cost: $7 million.]

Our Survey Sez

By tradition, women do THIS sitting down, men do it standing up, and dogs do it on 3 legs.

The Answer: Shake hands.

Inspirational Quote of the Morning  

If you are too busy to laugh, you are too busy.

Wacky Fact     

McDonald’s once made bubblegum-flavored broccoli            

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 27th.

This morning’s words are   Raft  Minute    Line    Time

Competition 2

Win tickets to see the Swans play Millwall at the Liberty on Wednesday evening plus pre match hospitality with a 3 course meal and tea and Welsh Cakes at half time and post match tea and coffee.

Listen out for the opening lines of the Swansea city song and call 01792 893031

News stories

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and his wife are in 14-day isolation after she tests positive for Coronavirus.

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has tested positive for coronavirus and the club's game against Brighton tomorrow has been postponed.

England prop Joe Marler has been given a 10-week ban for grabbing Alun Wyn Jones' genitals during Saturday's Six Nations win over Wales.

Tonight’s TV Highlights

Can Geoff convince Yasmeen that Alya’s out to get him in Coronation Street? (ITV) Catch up on the gossip about Harry, Meghan and William in The Royals: A Family In Crisis (Ch 5) and raising money all night with a special Killing Eve, it’s Sport Relief (BBC1/BBC2)

 

From this morning, anyone with a persistent cough or high temperature is now being advised to self-isolate for seven days, as the UK government moves to the "delay" phase of its plan to tackle coronavirus.

Schools in Ireland are closed from today, to try and stem the coronavirus spread.

 

WORDS YOU’LL NEVER HEAR THE BRITISH ROYAL FAMILY SAY:

Social anthropologist Kate Fox, author of “Watching the English: The Hidden Rules of English Behaviour”, reveals specific verbiage the royals simply do not use …

‘Posh’ – Considered a low-class word. Instead, they’d say ‘smart’.

‘Pardon’ – The royals prefer ‘sorry?’ or ‘what?’.

‘Toilet’ – Verboten, as is ‘ladies room’ or ‘bathroom’. It’s the ‘lavatory’, don’t you know.

‘Living Room’ – ‘Sitting room’ or ‘drawing room’ are more proper. The ‘sofa’ is a ‘settee’.

‘Perfume’ – Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall would only ever spritz herself with a ‘scent’.

‘Patio’ – Not suitable, because the royal kids have a ‘terrace’ to play on

 

England prop Joe Marler has been given a 10-week ban for grabbing Alun Wyn Jones' genitals during Saturday's Six Nations win over Wales.

 

The Cornish pasty wars could flare up again after claims Greggs is set to open a second store in Cornwall - after the first was forced to shut by outrage from locals.

The high street bakery has 1,500 UK stores, but none in Cornwall where pasty-loving locals call it “junk” and “Satan’s franchise”.

Greggs has been trying to invade the home of the Cornish Pasty for the years but so far they have failed to succeed.

Last year, they opened a store in Saltash but it closed after just nine months following a lack of trade.

But now, according to local reports, Greggs are planning to open a second store - this time in Victoria, Cornwall - and the news has been met with ridicule from locals.

 

A garage in London is on the market for £750,000 making it the most expensive in British history if sold.

The double space in Portman Square is worth more than three times the national average house price.

It is around the corner from Selfridges and Oxford Street in a 24-hour portered block of flats.

It stands 10ft 6in wide and is 29ft 7in long, making it able to contain two cars.

Director and residential property expert at Pavilion Broadway David Ewart said: ‘With regards to parking garages, this is certainly the most expensive that I have come across in the UK.

The most expensive car parking spot in the UK was £400,000 near the Royal Albert Hall in London, slightly more than half the price of the Portman Square listing.

It is also more expensive than the £670,000 garage sold in Chelsea in 2016, the previous record holder in the UK.

 

Spending just 20 minutes less on Facebook each day was found in a study to give people a greater sense of wellbeing.

No longer staring at a screen for such a long time to check others' newsfeeds and update their own status, people more often took exercise like swimming and jogging.

They also reported significantly fewer depressive symptoms, with experts suggesting less time on Facebook reduces feelings of envy and fears that others are 'happier and more successful'.

 

I'm A Celebrity bosses are reportedly desperate to sign football legend Eric Cantona for this year's series.

Manchester United star Eric would be a dream signing for the hit ITV show as he's known for his outlandish and quirky persona.

Show producer Richard Cowles has said that he reckons the Frenchman would be a great hire for 2020.

He said at an RTS Q&A: "I just like the idea of Eric Cantona talking in French and coming up with really profound things."

Eric is now an actor but first became a favourite with Man United fans in the 90s after impressing with his skills.

However he also got himself into hot water after a kung-fu kick assault on a Crystal Palace fan during a match in 1995 landed him in court.

He won an appeal to be spared jail and said: "When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea.”

 

A man who was previously jailed ringing 999 to burping at the police has been given a suspended prison sentence for doing it again.

Rhys Pilott was last year jailed for 24 weeks after Peterborough Magistrates’ Court heard that he belched down the line during the nuisance calls – because he was ‘bored’.

Prosecutor Anthea Harris said during the hearing in November: ‘When he was arrested, he continued to belch. He said to police “if you’re bored, prank call the police. It’s fun”.’

Pilott, from Peterborough, who served much of his sentence while remanded in custody ahead of the court hearing, made further nuisance calls after his release.

Cambridgeshire Police said he burped at call handlers again and was arrested on December 30 – but he has avoided jail this time around.