On this Day
1923 Wembley Stadium was opened, named initially as the Empire Stadium.
Always a special place to watch football both the old and the new Wembley Stadium
2003 The iTunes Music store launched with over 200,000 items to purchase.
2004 The iTunes Music store marked its first anniversary with over 70 million songs sold.
Today’s Celebrity Birthday was born on this day 1974 Penelope Cruz is 46 today.
The trade union movement unites to mark International Workers’ Memorial Day (#IWMD20) a worldwide day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured by their work.
National Poetry Reading Day celebrating distinguished poetry and the poets who wrote them.
Beat the Kettle Question
These were originally invented in 1924 as a way to remove makeup.
Answer: Kleenex tissues
Our Survey Sez
6:30 pm is the most popular time to do this!
Answer: Drink wine.
Inspirational Quote of the Morning
You walk through life much easier with a smile on your face.
Only one person in recorded history has been hit by a meteorite
3’s A Crowd
Once again thanks to the film companies we've got some great can’t buy in the shops movie souvenirs from films which have just been released in DVD - All handy stuff as well
Win a Book Smart wash bag with some goodies inside and a Book Smart Shopping Bag
Bad Paper New Hard
In the News today
A minute's silence will be held across the UK later to commemorate the key workers who have died with coronavirus.
President Donald Trump has said he "can't imagine why" US hotline calls about disinfectant have risen after he suggested injecting the substance to treat coronavirus.
Argentina has banned all internal and international commercial flights until 1 September because of the deadly coronavirus outbreak.
Tonight’s TV Highlights
Dotty has an admirer in Eastenders (BBC1), Georgie returns to active duty in Our Girl (BBC1) and Ben Fogle and Gabby Logan tell us How To Keep You Dogs Happy At Home (ITV).
Music streaming service Spotify pin-pointed the average age of midlife crises as 42.
Staff analyzed data and found that users around 42 drop their usual playlists — which usually contain hits from their youth — in favour of today’s hits
In Spain, a man was trying to take advantage of a rule allowing pet owners to leave their homes so that the pets can relieve themselves.
The man was busted for taking his pet fish on a walk in its bowl. Police tweeted a picture of the suspect sitting on a bench with his finned friend.
Last month, police in Spain caught a man in a T-rex costume roaming the city streets
A minute’s silence takes place at 11am across the UK to honour all essential workers who have died from Covid-19.
The commemoration coincides with International Workers’ Meorial Day.
A spokesman for Mr Johnson says the PM will observe the minute's silence and ask everybody who works in government to take part.
Day 36 of the UK lockdown
Letters will start arriving today with a new Royal Mail postmark… a special 'happy birthday' one for NHS fundraiser Captain Tom Moore – who turns 100 on Thursday.
A fifth of motorists said they'll be using their cars less once the coronavirus pandemic eases.
Some 22 per cent of drivers said they will spend less time in their motors when the lockdown is lifted in a poll of almost 20,000 licence holders by the AA.
When the panel was asked what their first outing in their cars will be once restrictions are scaled back, seeing family members unsurprisingly topped the list - though the second priority was to travel to a hairdressers or barber to get a much-needed trim.
FIRST CAR JOURNEY POST-LOCKDOWN
1. Visit family - 38%
2. Get a haircut - 12%
3. Trip to the countryside - 10%
4. Go to the pub - 8%
5. Trip to the beach - 5%
6. Visit a shopping centre - 4%
6. Go to the gym or travel to do some form of fitness/leisure - 4%
8. Go to the cinema - 1%
9. Don't know - 10%
10. Other - 8%
A study has found that cheese on toast is our favourite lockdown snack.
22 per cent of people called it their go to edible boredom buster.
Britain's favourite lockdown snacks:
1. Cheese on toast 22%
2. Cheese and onion crisps 21%
3. Bacon sandwich with ketchup 19%
4. Cheese and biscuits 18%
5. Salt and vinegar crisps 17%
6. Salted peanuts 16%
7. Ham and cheese toastie 16%
8. Pot noodle 16%
9. Custard cream biscuits 15%
10. Tortilla chips and dips 15%
11. Chocolate brownies 14%
12. Hobnob biscuits 13%
13. Toast and marmalade 11%
14. Toast and marmite 9%
15. Lemon drizzle cake 8%
One of Britain's biggest model villages has been put up for sale at an asking price of £230,000.
The miniature village, known as Bondville, is located on the coast of Bridlington, East Yorkshire and depicts a traditional seaside setting.
It has around 200 houses, three churches, a war memorial and a working railway, all at one-twelfth their actual size.
The model village in East Yorkshire was built by craftspeople Geoff and Carol Cooper in 1986. Tim and Jan Whitehead have run it as an attraction in Bridlington for the past eight years
But the model, which includes a tearoom and a small gift shop, is as much as a local house.
A four bedroom detached house is listed on th property website Zoopla for an asking price of £234,950 and is in 'one of the most sought after areas in the resort'.
The Duke of Sussex will introduce a special new episode of Thomas and Friends to celebrate the beloved engine's 75th anniversary.
The show, called 'The Royal Engine', will feature the voice of actress Rosamund Pike as the Duchess of Loughborough.
It will air on Channel 5 on Saturday morning.