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Kev's Monday Breakfast Show Blog

On this day

1872– The Wanderers F C won the first FA Cup Final, the oldest football competition in the world, beating Royal Engineers A.F.C. 1–0 at The Oval in Kennington London.

1976   Harold Wilson, Labour leader for 13 years and Prime Minister for almost 8, resigned. 

2013   Pope Francis delivers his 1st message at the Vatican, telling journalists he wants “a poor church, for the poor”

Today’s Celebrity Birthday was born on this day 1954 Jimmy Nail  Spender 66 today.

Today is    

“No Selfies Day”, celebrated ironically on the birthday of Philippe Kahn, inventor of the mobile phone camera and 1st person to snap a pic with his phone

Disabled Access Day

Beat the Kettle Question

All the Dutch streets whose names end in ‘gracht’ have something in common. What is it?

Answer.   A canal

 Our Survey Sez

You are more likely to do THIS in your 50s than your 20s.

Answer: Sleep naked

Inspirational Quote of the Morning  

Just because I'm being quiet doesn't mean I'm mad, sometimes I just don't feel like talking.

Wacky Fact     

Your lips don’t touch when you say ‘touch,’ but they do when you say ‘apart.’

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    School   Hard    Packed    Free 

Competition 2

Motorpoint are our new Breakfast Sponsor! It’s time to buy happy with all cars under 3 years old, under 25,000 miles and under warranty.

They’ve given us a pair of Tickets to see Simple Minds at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff on Tuesday 14th April.

Listen out for a Simple Minds songs this morning 

Competition 3

Nile Rodgers & CHIC play Singleton Park, Swansea on Friday 31st July, the ONLY Welsh show of 2020.

Tickets are on sale now. Head online to swanseasound.co.uk.

However!  You could win a pair of tickets to see Nile Rodgers and Chic at Singleton Park on July 31st.

Just listen out for a Chic song!

News stories

The government is to hold daily televised press conferences to update the public on the fight against coronavirus, Downing Street has said.

Official advice to cancel all large gatherings of people has come into force in Scotland.

All pubs and bars in the Republic of Ireland have been closed for two weeks in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus

Tonight’s TV Highlights

Kerry and Kurtan look after things while the vicar’s in Bristol in This Country (BBC1), Chantelle hides her injuries for a new job in Eastenders (BBC1) and has Alya run out of time in Coronation Street (ITV)

 

This year’s Eurovision Song Contest could be cancelled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic – but officials will delay making the decision until April.

The contest is still scheduled to take place in Rotterdam in May, but will not yet follow other major public events in postponing or cancelling the event for another month, according to Rotterdam tourism alderman Said Kasmi.

“I think there should be an examination in mid-April about how things stand then. So we still have plenty of time,” Kasmi said

 

People will no longer be allowed to kiss the Blarney Stone in Co Cork due to the coronavirus.

According to Irish mythology, whoever kisses the stone is endowed with the "gift of the gab".

In a tweet, Blarney Castle said: "For the first time in our history the kissing of the Blarney Stone has been postponed until further notice.

"The castle & gardens are still open and we would like to reassure all our visitors that we are doing everything possible to provide a safe experience."

 

The ONS releases the annual “shopping basket” of goods and services used to track inflation, which also provides a yearly snapshot of UK consumers’ spending habits.

New additions to the basket last year included smart speakers and bakeware, while envelopes and three-piece suites were among the ten items removed.

 

An Iceland store has sent Twitter wild after declaring it will no longer be accepting money that's been in shoppers' 'mouths, bras or shoes' due to coronavirus fears.

The Rochdale branch shared a handwritten sign with its customers detailing the new rules.

A snap of the poster was shared online and has since racked up hundreds of retweets and thousands of likes.

Twitter user Elliot Eastwick shared the Iceland store's poster, which stated: 'Due to the nationwide corona scare, we won't be accepting money that has currently been in people's mouths, bras, shoes. Thank you, Iceland staff.'

Iceland West Belfast are also in the news

The store announced yesterday that starting from Tuesday March 17, that they will open from 8-9am for elderly customers only.

In a statement they said: "Iceland Foods will be opening their store between 8-9am for the elderly commencing Tuesday 17th March.

"Could the wider public please respect this hour, and understand that this time is allocated for elderly people only.

 

Pets At Home have announced that the most common name for dogs in the UK is "Bella"

According to data from dog chew brand Tasty Bone we might be about to get a surge in names inspired by popular culture.

Figures show that in the last year one in five dogs were named after a film character.

1. Bella

2. Poppy

3. Lola

4. Alfie

5. Charlie

6. Bailey

7. Max

8. Daisy

9. Buddy

10. Teddy