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Kev's Friday Breakfast Show Blog

On this Day

1875 - The game "snooker" was invented by Sir Neville Chamberlain.

1970 - Apollo 13 returned to Earth safely after an on-board accident with an oxygen tank.

1986 - British TV journalist, John McCarthy was kidnapped in Beirut, Lebanon.

Today’s Celebrity Birthday was born on this day 1974 Victoria Beckham is 46 today.

Today is 

 “Blah Blah Blah Day”, a day to do all the things that people have been nagging you to d

Beat the Kettle Question

Plymouth is the Capital of which British Overseas Territories

Answer    Montserrat

Our Survey Sez

1/3 of women say they would love to change this about their man. What?

Answer: Table manners

Inspirational Quote of the Morning  

Honestly, I'm glad I met everyone in my life. The good and the bad. The good make me thankful, the bad make me learn my lessons.

Wacky Fact

40% of all bottled water sold in the world is tap water.

A ‘butt’ was a Medieval unit of measure for wine. Technically, a buttload of wine is about 475 liters, or 126 gallons

3’s A Crowd

Win a Swansea Sound Face for radio mug!

One word is the odd word out and 3 are connected by a missing word.

Today’s words      Wedding    Service   Dress   Hall 

In the News today

Lockdown will continue for at least another 3 weeks the Government announced yesterday

Wearing face masks while travelling in London should be compulsory, city mayor Sadiq Khan has told the government.

Uefa is working to plans that would see the Champions League final end the 2019-20 season on 29 August.

Tonight’s TV Highlights

Some brilliant chances to see what celebrities have on their bookcases Graham Norton talks to Patrick Stewart and Ricky Gervais (BBC1) and Deborah Meaden and Phil Wang join Victoria Coren Mitchell on Have I Got News For You (BBC1). Elsewhere, Dad’s having an awful birthday which just keeps getting worse on Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4).

 

Well done Captain Tom Moore he did it!

The 99-year-old war veteran walked 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday to raise money for the NHS and completed his challenge!

He has raised more than £14m for the health service.

 

As one of my lockdown projects I’m making a list of the scenic journeys we can take once again when restrictions are lifted and we are able to take non essential journeys once again.

Top of the list will be the journey from Rhydypandy to Ammanford.

Also on my top 10 are trips to Craig Y Nos, Tenby, Blue Lagoon in Pembrokeshire, St Govan’s Chapel, Llyn Y Fan, Carmarthenshire, Rhosili and …. Any suggestions?

 

Another great turnout last night for #ClapForCarers  Thank you to @nhs staff and everyone who is taking a risk staying in work!  #StaySafeStayHome

 

Twenty per cent of Brits are now cooking EVERY meal from scratch - compared to just one in eight before the lockdown.

A study of 2,000 adults found more than half have been experimenting and using extra ingredients in their cooking more often since the call to stay at home.

The average household, having rediscovered the joys of home cooking, is now spending almost seven-hours-a-week preparing their meals - compared to just six hours previously.

It also emerged one in five have widened their repertoire of recipes since lockdown began and 35 per cent are better at using leftovers to avoid food waste.

 

Jeremy Clarkson has defeated Hollywood legend Steve McQueen to be crowned screen’s greatest automotive icon.

While McQueen is known as The King of Cool thanks to his effortless style and tough guy persona, in a head-to-head, it’s the ex-Top Gear presenter who topped the list.

The Grand Tour presenter has been involved in some of the most impressive TV moments over the past 25 years, whether it was driving to the North Pole or riding motorcycles from Ho Chi Minh to Ha Long Bay in Vietnam.

McQueen, whose films such as Bullitt, The Great Escape and Le Mans featured some of film’s most iconic car and motorbike scenes, was second – ahead of Jezza’s co-star Richard Hammond.

TOP 10 – GREATEST AUTOMOTIVE ICONS

1. Jeremy Clarkson

2. Steve McQueen

3. Richard Hammond

4. Vin Diesel

5. Sir Sean Connery CBE

6. James May

7. Paul Walker

8. Daniel Craig

9. Sir Roger Moore KBE

10. Jason Statham

 

Marks & Spencer have launched of Percy Pig ice-cream.

The new snack, which joins the range of Percy Pig jellies and sauces, has the unmistakable raspberry and grape flavour of the popular sweets with a ripple of signature fruity sauce running through, as well as strawberry marshmallows.

And fans have rejoiced at the announcement of the new product, saying they're going to rush to the shop to pick up the 'essential item', which costs £3 per tub for 453g.

 

Swedish car giant Volvo has driven off with the prize for making Britain’s most reliable motor.

A poll by magazine Auto Express gave the Volvo XC40 a 98% reliability rating from owners.

It beat Japanese rivals which usually win the annual award.

TOP 10 AND THEIR RELIABILITY SCORE:

1. Volvo XC40 Mk1 - 98%

2. Subaru Outback Mk3 - 97.24%

3. Nissan LEAF Mk2 - 97.04%

4. Lexus CT Mk1 - 96.80%

5. Lexus RX Mk4 - 96.60%

6. Toyota Prius Mk4 - 96.56%

7. Peugeot 3008 Mk2 - 96.09%

8. Toyota Yaris Mk4 - 96.07%

9. Toyota Corolla Mk12 - 96.06%

10. Toyota C-HR Mk1 - 95.95%

 

A village is trying to solve a 'Who ate all the pies?' crime - by turning into amateur detectives because police are too busy.

Shopkeeper Mark Griffiths, 26, was stunned when a sneak thief pinched his delivery of 70 pies, sausage rolls and pasties dropped off by bakers at his post office store in Broughton, Flintshire.

Customers say Mark goes 'above and beyond' to help the community - and have now become sleuths to discover the identity of the phantom pie-pincher.

Around £100 worth of pies delivered by local Village Bakery were taken but Mark decided against reporting it to the police.

He said: 'We haven't bothered the police with this, as at this time they have a lot more to deal with.

'What we will say is, if you have seen anyone or do know anything, please do get in touch.

'And people have been marvellous in trying to find out who did it - I think it was probably just some opportunist idiot.'

People in Broughton have turned into Miss Marple and Hercule Poirot in a bid to bring the pie thief to justice - promising to 'name and shame' the culprit.

The customers are swapping leads and sniffing around for clues in the hope of catching the sly pie and pastry pincher.