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Kev's Tuesday Breakfast Show Blog

On this day

1801   First official census in Great Britain, revealing a population of approximately 10 million

1876  Alexander Graham Bell made the first successful telephone call. 

1964   Simon and Garfunkel record the first version of "The Sound of Silence"

Today’s Celebrity Birthday was born on this day ..  1964  Prince Edward  46 today.

Today is    

International Bagpipe Day, to celebrate the world’s many bagpipes and piping traditions.

International Day of Awesomeness, a day to recognize that people are awesome every day, frequently don’t realize it, and their awesomeness is rarely recognized.

Beat the Kettle Question

What are you called if you’re from the San Marino, the tiny micro-state surrounded by Italy?

Answer         A Sammarinese

Our Survey Sez

It wasn’t the pay; it wasn’t the boss . Stats show millions have quit a job for this reason.

Answer: They quit because their mothers told them to

Inspirational Quote of the Morning  

Just because a person smiles all the time doesn't mean their life is perfect. That smile is a symbol of hope and strength.

Wacky Fact.   

Dolly Parton once entered a celebrity look-alike contest, without revealing her true identity, at a club in San Francisco. She lost to a drag queen

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.

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      Face    Table   Dish    Cup

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.

Motorpoint have given us a pair of tickets for the Ospreys V Glasgow Warriors Game at The Liberty on Saturday March 21st.

Who do Wales play in their final Six Nations game?

News stories

Italy has extended its emergency coronavirus measures, which include travel restrictions and a ban on public gatherings, to the entire country.

Official NHS guidance about coronavirus is to appear at the top of internet search results in an attempt to combat misinformation about the infection.

A teenager who was fatally stabbed on a bus in south London has been named by police.

Tonight’s TV Highlights

Will tells Cain what he knows about a certain bent copper in Emmerdale (ITV), a single girl takes in 5 complete strangers in new dating show 5 Guys A Week (Channel 4) and Louis Theroux makes a pastry choux as The Great Celebrity Bake Off For Stand Up To Cancer returns (Channel 4)

 

A recent survey asks 2,000 adults about honesty in their relationships.

Surprisingly, around 25% of respondents don’t fully trust the person they share their lives with and the most common lies among couples are 

“Yes, I’m listening.”

“I only had 1 drink.”

“I didn’t see your text/call.”

“I was out with friends.”

“I’m saving the clothes you bought me for a special occasion.”

“I really like your parents.”

“I didn’t put that dent/scratch on the car.”

“I like your friends.”

“It wasn’t me that broke it.”

 

Most of us have daydreamed at one time or another about having a different, killer job. What is it you’d really like to be doing?

A survey has revealed a few fantasy jobs dreamed of by fellas …

Trapeze Artist

Brew Master

Concert Promoter

Rock Star

Mad Scientist

Photographer

Chocolatier

Freelance Writer

Lion Trainer

Bar Owner

 

HOW TO STAY YOUNG:

1. Worry less

2. Keep only cheerful friends.

3. Keep learning.

4. Enjoy the simple things.  

5. Laugh often and well.

6. Move on from what makes you sad.

7. Surround yourself with what you love.

8. Cherish your health.

9. Don't take guilt trips.

 

Madonna has cancelled her live shows due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.

Promoter Live Nation has confirmed that her shows at Paris’ Le Grand Rex, scheduled for today and tomorrow will no longer take place, following the French government’s new ban on any public gathering of more than 1000 people.

It’s not the first time that dates on the Paris leg of the Madame X tour have been pulled.

Madonna was forced to cancel her March 1 show at the same venue due to injuries she sustained in an on-stage fall the week before.

 

Country legend Dolly Parton wants to pose for Playboy for her 75th birthday.

The singer, who first graced the magazine in 1978 when she was 32, said she hopes to become a cover girl to mark the special occasion.

"I don't plan to retire. I just turned 74, and I plan to be on the cover of Playboy magazine again," she told 60 Minutes Australia.

"See, I did Playboy magazine years ago, and I thought it'd be such a hoot if they'll go for it. I don't know if they will. If I could be on the cover again when I'm 75."

When Dolly made her Playboy debut, she was the first country star to grace the cover of the magazine, dressed in the iconic bunny outfit.

 

A company is on the lookout for someone to fall asleep every night for 15 days - and is willing to pay the successful candidate £1,400 for doing so.

The better news is you don't even have to sleep well - as interiors specialists Hillarys is researching the impact of light and sound on people's rest.

You'll be asked to wear a sleep monitoring device to help work out how different conditions affect the quality of their rest.

The different situations that will be tested include the use of blackout curtains and various light and sound conditions. Once awake again, the winning applicant will be asked to fill in a questionnaire for the Hillarys can get a personal outlook on the results of each environment.

You have until the 9 April 2020 to apply.