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Kev's Monday Breakfast Show Blog

On this Day

1964 - The Moody Blues formed in Birmingham,

1979    The Conservative Party won the General Election making Margaret Thatcher Britain's first woman Prime Minister.

2017 - Buckingham Palace announced that The Duke of Edinburgh would be retiring from royal duties, aged 96.

Today’s Celebrity Birthday was born on this day 1961 Jay Aston of Bucks Fizz is 59 today Youngest member of the group's original line-up aged 19 when they won the Eurovision 81

Today is 

Star Wars Day  May the 4th be with you!

Beat the Kettle Question

The common phrase 'down and out' meaning beaten is taken from which sport?

Answer   Boxing

Our Survey Sez

According to a survey of newlyweds, 60% had one of these at their wedding, but only half of the spouses knew about it.

Answer: An ex!

Inspirational Quote of the Morning  

Today will never come again. Be a blessing. Be a friend. Encourage someone. Take time to care. Let your words heal and not wound.

Wacky Fact     

Domestic cats purr at about 26 cycles per second, the same frequency as an idling diesel engine.

 

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 know TV tune that you are bound to know - call us on 01702 893031 and name the show!

 

In the News today

Businesses could be asked to stagger employees' working hours when the coronavirus lockdown eases, the transport secretary has said.

A new drug developed by UK scientists to treat Covid-19 patients is being trialled at University Hospital Southampton.

Theatre producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh has said that West End and Broadway theatres are unlikely to be able to stage musicals until early next year.

 

Tonight’s TV Highlights

 Cain and Billy are in trouble in Emmerdale (ITV), Mo Gilligan’s Happy Hour brings Sharon Osbourne, Jesse Lingard and Shaggy together FINALLY (Channel 4) and Gray and Max set out to get Whitney in Eastenders (BBC1)

 

International Firefighters' Day

Day 42 of the UK lockdown

 

JK Rowling has donated £1 mllion to help people affected by homelessness and domestic abuse during the coronavirus crisis.

 

 

Worried Britons do not want the coronavirus lockdown lifted as fewer than one in five support the UK reopening at this time, a new poll has revealed.

Less than a fifth of people think the time is right to ease lockdown measures to reopen schools, restaurants, stadiums and pubs.

The poll of 2,000 people by Opinium taken between Wednesday and Friday last week found widespread opposition as worried Brits remain fearful of the virus.

It found only 17% of people support reopening schools, 11% support restaurants, 9% support pubs and 7% support mass gatherings such as sporting events.

 

 

Online searches for questions including 'How to do fractions' and 'What is an adverb' have skyrocketed during the lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus crisis.

After schools were closed in March and children were sent home, many pupils have been taught by their parents and taken to Google themselves to help with school work.

And it appears that some parents have forgotten some basic lessons too - searches for 'how to do fractions', 'what is an adverb?' and 'why did WW1 start?' have all increased since the beginning of March.

Other mathematics-related searches which have which have seen dramatic spikes include, 'what is a prime number?' and 'how do to long division'.

For English, there have been spikes in people have asking both 'what is an adjective?' and 'what is a verb?' since the lockdown began.

The question, 'what is alliteration?' also spiked dramatically in April.

Other mathematics-related searches which have which have seen dramatic spikes include, 'what is a prime number?' and 'how do to long division'

 

People believe that the extra time spent with their partners has made them less likely to split up according to a poll revealed this weekend.

A total of 26 per cent say their relationship has improved, while 13 per cent say it has worsened.

 

Families across Europe are being urged to eat steak, chips and cheese to help clear excess produce.

Food producers and farmers are desperate to sell goods that were previously going to restaurants and hotels.

The French are being urged to do ‘what you can for cheese’ while Belgians are being encouraged to eat an extra portion of chips each week to reduce a 750,000 ton potato surplus.

In Britain, the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board has launched a ‘steaknight’ social media campaign to try to reduce the glut of beef.

 

A poll has found that 62 per cent visualise someone other than their partner…while spending special time with them.

The top choices for women were announced as Aiden Turner, Daniel Craig, fellow actor Brad Pitt and soccer’s David Beckham. Superfit model David Gandy and Canadian singer Justin Bieber also pop into women’s heads.

The same survey also found that 56 per cent of men think about someone other than their partner.

Top fantasies include singers Rihanna, Katy Perry and Rita Ora, along with actresses Michelle Keegan and Kate Beckinsale.

And some confessed to hankering after Madonna – who is 61

Both men and women admitted having naughty thoughts about work colleagues and the partners of their friends.


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