On this Day
1945 V-E Day: World War II ends in Europe after Germany signs an unconditional surrender
1984 12 weeks before the opening ceremony of the LA Olympics, the USSR announces it is boycotting them.
1985 - "New Coke" was released to the public on the 99th anniversary of Coca-Cola.
And one year older today Enrique Iglesias born 1975 is 45 today.
“V-E Day”, Victory in Europe Day, generally known as V-E Day, or simply V Day, was the public holiday celebrated on 8 May 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the Allies of World War II of Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender of its armed forces.
Beat the Kettle Question
Studies reveal that doing this uses more parts of your brain than any other activity. What is it?
Answer: Wine tasting
Our Survey Sez
3% of people say have purchased this while drunk. What is it?
Answer: A Vacation
Inspirational Quote of the Morning
If a person wants to be a part of your life, they will make an obvious effort to do so. Don’t bother reserving a space in your heart for people who do not make an effort to stay.
Adults are more likely to tell lies while in bed than they are anywhere else.
TV Tunes - Name the Show!
How well do you remember some of the nation’s favourite shows of the 70’s and 80’s
It’s just for fun but just after 8 I’ll play some bars of a well known TV tune that you are bound to know - call us on 01702 893031 and name the show!
In the News today
Nine British veterans have died with coronavirus, the Royal Hospital Chelsea has announced.
The retirement home for members of the army, which cares for about 290 people, made the announcement ahead of VE Day.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says any upcoming changes to the UK's lockdown will be "modest, small and incremental".
The results of a review into Wales' coronavirus lockdown will be announced by the Welsh Government today,
First Minister Mark Drakeford is expected to outline how and when minor adjustments could be made.
Tonight’s TV Highlights
8-8.30pm Captain Tom’s War on ITV A documentary about the war veteran Tom Moore, who captured the nation’s heart, raising more than £40m for the NHS by walking 100 lengths of his garden. He will share his memories of his service in Burma, and the brutal campaign in which a million Allied troops attempt to repel the Japanese invading forces.
8pm The People’s Celebration on BBC One The second of the BBC programmes, presented by Sophie Raworth, in partnership with the Royal British Legion, will feature a unique musical celebration of VE Day 75. Stars include the Welsh soprano Katherine Jenkins, the actor Adrian Lester and the singer Beverley Knight performing well-known songs from the 30s and 40s, including favourites such as Bluebirds Over the White Cliffs of Dover and When the Lights Go On Again.
9pm The Queen’s address to the nation The address, pre-recorded at Windsor Castle, will form the centrepiece of the programme. It will be broadcast on BBC One at the exact moment her father, George VI, gave his radio address from Buckingham Palace 75 years earlier.
A priest in Ireland has found a novel way of ensuring his parishioners can still get their sins off their chests.
A snap of a Dublin priest offering confessions in a car park has sent Twitter into meltdown, after he set up two chairs - at a safe two metre distance apart - under a cross.
He leaned forward to listen intently while a woman in a pink coat sat opposite him, confessing her sins outside St Mark's Church in Tallaght, South Dublin.
Twitter users were left in stitches, with many saying the scene was 'straight out of Father Ted'.
The unnamed priest is offering two confession sessions a day, between 11am and 12pm and again in the afternoon from 3pm to 4pm.
“So, what has the world been listening to most frequently whilst in lockdown? After analysing over 35,000 songs, all can be revealed
Toxic; Britney Spears;
Stayin’ Alive; Bee Gees;
U Can’t Touch This; MC Hammer;
Don’t Stand So Close To Me; The Police;
I Will Survive; Gloria Gaynor;
Mask Off; Future;
Work from Home; Fifth Harmony, Ty Dolla $ign;
Survivor; Destiny’s Child;
Fever; Peggy Lee;
It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine); R.E.M
But what were they singing on this day 1945 and the news spread that the war in Europe was finally over!
The White Cliffs of Dover
It’s a Long Way to Tipperary
Pack up your troubles
Apple Blossom Time
Let Me Call you Sweetheart
For Me and My Gal
Bless ‘em All
South of the Border
The Siegfried Line
This is the Army Mr Jones
Kiss me Goodnight Sergeant-Major
Wish Me Luck
We’ll Meet Again
A chef has revealed how he makes his mashed potato so creamy and smooth - but his technique is a little strange.
Whilst some people add cream, or butter, to the potatoes Rob Nixon - who is hailed as Australia's Gordon Ramsay - has a slightly different tip for creating mash which is "creamy, smooth and packed with flavour."
He uses the potato skins... Yes, that's right.
In a video shared to his TikTok channel, Nicko's Kitchen, Rob explained that in order to make the best potatoes, you must soak the skins in simmering milk.
He said: "This will allow the flavour of the skin to infuse into the milk."
Rob starts by peeling his potatoes - he recommends using a "floury white-flesh potato" and then sets them aside for later.
He then cuts the potatoes in half, and cooks in lightly seasoned boiling water for 12-15 minutes, or until tender.
Rob says pushing the potatoes through the ricer will remove all of the lumps - but if you don't have one he suggests using a hand masher.
After seasoning with salt and pepper, he adds softened butter and mixes well.
Over a high heat he adds his milk and the potato skin, and allows them to heat for two minutes.
Rob then strains the milk and mixes with the potatoes.
And voila - creamy potatoes