On this Day
1952 - The Queen took up residence at Buckingham Palace
2010 David Cameron became Prime Minister
2017 - The old £5 paper note ceased to be legal tender in the UK. The new ‘plastic’ notes had been in circulation for some months.
And one year older today George Clooney born 1957 – Richard E. Grant star of the legendary "Withnail and I" and the not-so legendary, "Spiceworld: The Movie" (63)
International MidWives Day
Beat the Kettle Question
80 years ago today , 1,904-pound ‘Big Boy’ set the record as the world’s largest what?
Answer . Pig
Our Survey Sez
11% of new parents say they’ve been known to fall asleep here. Where is it?
Answer: In the shower!
Inspirational Quote of the Morning
Sometimes you just got to be strong. It may hurt and you may shed a few tears, but everything's going to be alright.
There is an island in the Bahamas that’s inhabited only by swimming pigs
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
An NHS app which aims to track the spread of coronavirus will be rolled out for the first time today, as part of a trial on the Isle of Wight.
A group of Tory MPs are calling on the Church of England to ease restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak to allow small-scale funerals in churches.
A number of Premier League club doctors have raised a range of concerns with league bosses over plans to resume the season according to reports.
Tonight’s TV Highlights
Kush takes matters with Jean in to his own hands in Eastenders (BBC1), the smallest restaurant in Hiroshima gets the Hollywood treatment as Paul Hollywood Eats Japan (Channel 4), grown men shout “I am not a number” on the beach in The Village (ITV) and Kate Humble meets the MacDonald family who have bought a farm in A Country Life For Half The Price (Channel 5)…I can feel a song coming on…
HOW IT RAINS IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES:
Cats and dogs (English)
Old ladies and sticks (Welsh) Mae hi'n bwrw hen wragedd a ffyn.
Like a weeing cow (French)
As from Esteri’s butt (Finnish)
Female trolls (Norwegian)
Chair legs (Greek)
Found the funniest things last whilst not doing anything!
DoReMiFaSaLaTiDo – Tough to say. Tougher for the track announcer in the middle of a race.
Maythehorsebewithu – Fair to say this horse did have the force. Darth Vader was not his father, it was in fact top-class New Zealand sire.
Ha Ha Ha – A nightmare for TV commentators to say without looking stupid, it seems the last laugh was actually on those who named him. In a six-race career, he finished last twice and was pulled up on two other occasions.
Hoof Hearted – Say it quickly.
Passing Wind – Another of a flatulent nature, You wouldn’t have wanted to be behind him when finishing. It is probably why he won by a ‘distance’ in both of his victories.
Whykickamoocow – We’re not really sure how this came to light, probably a little bit too much whisky was consumed when filling in the forms. Still, absolutely hilarious when called home.
AARRRRRRR – Clearly named on ‘Speak Like A Pirate’ Day. Possibly the only animal able to say his own name.
In Germany a man offered assistance to a guy whose car had broken down on the side of the motorway.
The man offered to attach a tow rope to the other guy’s car to get him to a service station.
Sounds like a pretty nice offer.
The fella then proceeded to zip down the highway at up to 100 miles per hour.
The guy being towed was trapped in his towed car, and all he could do is flash his lights and honk his horn.
Eventually he caught the attention of other drivers, who called police, who forced the tow guy to slow down!
Previously classified documents, sealed for 61 years, have been revealed to show the UFO hotspots in the UK.
In 2009, which was when the RAF stopped collecting records, London was at the top of the list with 54 sightings.
The discoveries were reported by air traffic control employees, pilots, police officers and journalists.
Kent is second with 30 sightings in the same year, as Lancashire (24), Derbyshire (22) and Essex (22) make up the top five.
The midlands is a major hotspot with over 109 sightings as counties Warwickshire (17) and Lincolnshire (13) make the top 15 along with Derbyshire.
An incredible 626 sightings were collected in 2009 alone across the UK.
1 London 54
2 Kent 30
3 Lancashire 24
4 Derbyshire 22
5 Essex 22
6 Stafford 19
7 Swansea 18
8 Warwickshire 17
9 Surrey 16
10 Norfolk 15
11 Wiltshite 15
12 Yorkshire 15
13 East sussex 14
14 Devon 13
15 Lincolnshire 13
16 Hertfordshire 12
17 Northamptonshire 12
18 West Sussex 12
19 West Yorkshire 12
20 Cornwall 11
We're expecting to hear more later today about the launch of the ship they said couldn't be built - Titanic II!
The project has been a few years in the making with Australian mining billionaire Clive Palmer's company Blue Star Line first announcing plans to build the ship in 2013.
While there were several models and tests already taking place, the venture was stalled during some financial disputes.
However, it seems the project is now firmly back on track, with a 2022 launch although the exact date has yet to be confirmed.