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Kev's Monday Breakfast Show Blog

On this Day

1955 - In the U.K., the first Wimpy burger bar opened in London.

1963 - The Beatles began their third U.K. tour in Slough, England. They started the tour second on the bill after Roy Orbinson. They were soon moved to the number one spot.

1991   Britain's first astronaut, 27-year-old Helen Sharman from Sheffield, has blasted into orbit

Another year older today Toyah Wilcox is 62 today born this day 1958

Today is 

No Dirty Dishes Day

Beat the Kettle Question

Which British Prime Minister resigned in 1957 following the Suez fiasco?

Answer    Anthony Eden

Our Survey Sez

When asked, “what food do you know how to make?”, this came in at #1 .What is it?

Answer  : Scrambled Eggs!

Inspirational Quote of the Morning  

Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.

Wacky Fact     

According to a British study, men drive an extra 276 miles per year because they refuse to ask for directions.

It would take 225 million years to walk a light year.    Take men a lot longer as they won’t ask for directions!

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

New measures have been deployed on board trains and at stations amid fears that more people might use public transport to return to work this week.

Children from wealthier families are spending more time each day studying in the coronavirus lockdown compared with the poorest, according to new research.

The Archbishop of Canterbury has warned cuts to public spending after coronavirus "would be catastrophic"

Tonight’s TV Highlights

Half of the group are left. Who will be next to go on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins (Channel 4), DI Malone and Harriet play with fire on Emmerdale (ITV) and Harry Redknapp takes some of England’s biggest football legends….in EVERY sense of the word…into Europe to prepare for a game against some German legends in Harry’s Heroes: Euro Having A Laugh (ITV)

Apparently 11:18am on a Monday morning is the most stressful time of the week!

Day 56 of the UK lockdown

 

Britain's set to bake this week, with the hottest day of the year so far.

 

Sir Rod Stewart is keen to see actor Rhys Ifans play him in a biopic.

 

Small Things to Make Your Day Better       Not all possible at the moment

Do Something New – Even taking a different route home will change things up a little bit.

Thank Somebody – Gratitude should be a daily routine. It will change your outlook.

Be Silly – Don’t take life so seriously all the time. It will destroy you.

Do Something for Somebody – Even small things can make big changes.

Go Easy – You don’t have to do everything that everybody asks of you. You can’t. It’s OK to say no.

Forgive – Anger and frustration will actually shorten your lifespan.

Unplug – Stop living in a virtual world on gadgets and take some time to be present.

Live in the Now – Be aware of things going on around you and stop dwelling on the past.

Read – Try to read something every day to expand your horizons and your mind.

Rest – You don’t always have to be doing stuff. It’s OK to nothing. Not always, but sometimes.

 

Today is “International Museum Day”, established in 1977 by the International Council of Museums to draw attention to the world’s museums, no matter how large, small, or strange

Not possible to visit museums at the moments however there are some great websites to visit

https://museum.wales/swansea/

http://www.swanseamuseum.co.uk/

https://www.egypt.swan.ac.uk/   

 

 

ABBA’s Waterloo has been voted the greatest ever Eurovision song.

Television viewers chose it over 18 other entries featured in Eurovision: Come Together, one of a number of special programmes screened last night in place of this year’s cancelled competition, which was due to be held in Rotterdam.

ABBA won the 1974 contest with the song, although the UK jury famously failed to vote for it.

There were four UK entries on the shortlist which spanned the entire 64-year history of the event.

They included the winning songs Making Your Mind Up, which was performed by Bucks Fizz in 1981, and the 1976 entry Save Your Kisses For Me by Brotherhood Of Man.

 

Britain's set to bake this week, with the hottest day of the year so far.

With spring in full swing temperatures will be as high as 27C on Wednesday – 10C above average for the time of year.

East of England will be hottest, but the whole of the UK should be well above 20C, the Met office said.

Parts of the UK will be warmer than some of Europe's top holiday destinations, including Marbella and Ibiza.

The mini heatwave will continue into Friday for some, testing the nation's resolve as people are asked o avoid crowded outdoor spaces so two metre social distancing can be observed.

 

Learner drivers in Birmingham have been warned they face the most difficult task in passing their test as less than a third of candidates in the city are successful first time out.

According to the most recent figures, which have been compiled by insurance company Go Compare, Llandrindod Wells in Powys is the best place to attempt the driving test, with a first time pass rate of 76.3 per cent.

Motorists in one Birmingham test centre have a first time pass rate of 29.3 per cent.

 

People working from home are clocking up an extra 38 hours per month with 56% feeling stressed about their job, new research has revealed.

As the country enters its ninth week of lockdown, a study has shown the mental impact of working from home during Covid-19.

LinkedIn surveyed 2,000 adults and found 61% of men were more likely to feel anxious and stressed than 54% of women working from home.

The lockdown is also having a greater impact on the stress levels of younger workers, with over 70% of respondents under the age of 24 saying that they feel stressed or anxious as a result of working from home.

Working from home has also resulted in 46% of over 55 year olds saying that they missed interacting with their colleagues - compared to just 24% of under-24 years olds.

While 21% also admitted to feeling lonely.