On this Day
1926 The General Strike ended, it began on May 3rd
1937 King George VI was crowned at Westminster Abbey.
2010 - David Cameron and Nick Clegg hosted a joint press conference in Downing Street's Rose Garden to mark the formation of Britain's first coalition government since 1945.
And one year older today Emilio Estevev He was born on day 1962 Starred in The Breakfast Club", "The Mighty Ducks" movies which is to return as a TV series! Martin Sheen's son and Charlie Sheen's brother 58 today
“International Nurses Day”, a highlight of “Nursing Week” that commemorates the 1820 birth date of the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. Here’s to you nurses!
Beat the Kettle Question
If you were to spell out numbers (ie: O-N-E …), how far would you have to count until you would find the letter ‘A’? [One thousand.]
Our Survey Sez
THIS is usually the oldest item you will find in someone’s refrigerator.
Answer: Salad dressing.
Inspirational Quote of the Morning
You cannot always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes you must dare to jump.
There are 2 billion mothers in the world and 4.3 babies born every second
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
More than 2,000 coronavirus deaths could have been prevented if Scotland had locked down two weeks earlier, according to a new study.
This year's summer solstice celebrations at Stonehenge have been cancelled because of the ban on mass gatherings prompted by the coronavirus.
Premier League clubs have been told they could have to repay an estimated £340m to domestic and international broadcasters - even if the season resumes behind closed doors.
Tonight’s TV Highlights
Ben uses Callum in Eastenders (BBC1), how will the Scouse silver fox get on in a noodle eating championship in Paul Hollywood Eats Japan (Channel 4) and the fantastic The A Word continues on BBC1
Day 50 of the UK lockdown
Supermarket petrol forecourts are expected to follow Morrisons move yesterday in putting a litre of petrol below £1 for the first time in years.
We’re being asked to shine a light from windows tonight in tribute to nurses on the coronavirus frontline – as part of International Nurses Day - which will also mark 200th anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. Giant images of Florence Nightingale will also be projected on to two of the top London hospitals from 8 this evening to give thanks to all front line health care workers on the bicentenary of the famous nurse's birth.
Royal Mail has created 12 stamps to mark the 60th anniversary of Coronation Street.
Eight of them show famous double-acts such as Vera and Jack Duckworth, Ena Sharples and Elsie Tanner, Rita Sullivan and Norris Cole, Stan and Hilda Ogden and Deirdre and Ken Barlow.
A further four stamps are presented in a miniature sheet and celebrate the colourful characters who have worked behind the bar at the iconic Rovers Return: Bet Lynch; Raquel Watts; Liz McDonald; and Gemma Winter.
There has now been more than 10,000 episodes of Coronation Street. Of the 5 0000 characters that have walked the cobbles only one original member – Ken Barlow, played by William Roache – is still in the cast today.
People will spend about 34 years of their lives staring at computer, phone or television screens according to a new survey.
A poll of 2,000 Britons found they spent more than 4,866 hours per year glued to screens, but most admitted that a lot of this time wasn't 'productive'.
Up to three-and-a-half hours a day is spent looking at TV screens, with at least four hours staring at laptops, and two hours and 25 minutes gazing at phones.
Of the people surveyed, 64 per cent admitted they wouldn't know what to do without their screen time, especially during the lockdown.
Nearly a third of those responding to the survey looked at their phone within five minutes of waking up in the morning.
Meanwhile, 17 per cent said they feel anxious if they are away from their phone for too long.
Just under a tenth of the population describe themselves as 'surprised' by how much screen time they get through, while 19 per cent consider it concerning.
A study has revealed that the average Brit has finished 4 DIY jobs in the 50 days of lockdown so far.
The study of 2,000 adults found more than half have noticed faults which need fixing or cosmetic damage they previously took no notice of, as they spend more time than ever at home.
More than half (56 per cent) have cracked on with DIY during lockdown, with an average of four jobs being completed - although they also have four tasks outstanding.
But the research found doing DIY has helped more than two thirds combat boredom, while another one in three said it means they will have something to show for their time.
Two in five feel 'satisfied' as a result of doing DIY and almost a fifth feel 'relaxed'.
For almost three quarters, completing home improvements has been positive for their wellbeing, with a tenth feeling 'stress free' while 15 per cent are 'calmer'.
Many have been opting for painting jobs - including walls (31 per cent), garden furniture (17 per cent) and fences (23 per cent).
A further sixth have filled in wall cracks and one in 10 have upcycled furniture.
But the lockdown has been a driver for many to tackle DIY jobs, as three in five admitted they usually forgot about improvements which needed doing when they were out of the house.
And 44 per cent didn't even realise how many projects were required until now.
The papers are reporting that the Oscars will be pushed back by 4 months to save the ceremony from being cancelled.
Movie studios have been told this week they will have a longer release window for their films to be eligible for nomination.
Daniel Craig’s last outing as James Bond in No Time To Die, which was due to hit cinemas in April, was one of the first blockbusters to be delayed. Since then others, including Top Gun: Maverick, Mulan and Marvel’s Black Widow have been rescheduled.
A movie insider said: “The ongoing coronavirus crisis has caused waves in the industry and has decimated plans for so many releases this year. The Oscars organisers have been in talks for weeks about whether the ceremony can go ahead given so many releases have been pushed back.
“There would be a mutiny if changes weren’t made and the industry could be totally ravaged if film studios held back their offerings until the 2022 ceremony to be eligible.