On this day
1872 Construction began of the Seven Sisters Colliery located on one of the richest coal sources in Britain.
1988 The pound note ceased to be legal tender, replaced by one pound coin.
1997 Paul McCartney was knighted by the Queen.
Today’s Celebrity Birthday was born on this day 1968 John Barrowman is 52 today.
Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day
National No Smoking Day
Beat the Kettle Question
In the 18th-century tradition of sending flowers as messages, what did a rose say?
Answer “I love you passionately
Our Survey Sez
If you’re over 40, there’s a 30% chance you had THIS. What is it?
Answer A perm!
Inspirational Quote of the Morning
You may lose people you love. You may lose the things you have. But whatever happens, never lose yourself.
Wacky Fact In Finland, drivers are required to learn basic car maintenance and pass two tests: one in summer conditions and one in winter conditions.
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.
Advanced tickets are now on sale for just £37.50 for the big event, Children’s tickets (Aged 17 & under) are £25pp and are available to purchase on the day from the racecourse with proof of age.
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 Slow Stop Show Cool
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 is the current Wales Team captain?
Health minister and Conservative MP Nadine Dorries says she has been diagnosed with coronavirus.
The government will unveil its first Budget later amid continued pressure from the coronavirus outbreak
New rules could spell the death of a "throwaway" culture in which products are bought, used briefly, then binned.
Tonight’s TV Highlights
Has Cain met his match in Emmerdale? (ITV) Will a group of celebrities be beaten by the desert of Namibia in Sport Relief: The Heat Is On (BBC1) and will Harry Redknapp beat his son at crazy golf on Harry Redknapp’s Sandbanks Summer? (ITV)
Renters can live in a medieval castle - complete with six bedrooms and a hidden room for treasure - for less than it costs to rent a one-bed flat in central London.
That's after a rarely available apartment came on the market inside the walls of Grade I listed Bamburgh Castle - costing just £1800 a month.
As well as stunning views over the beaches and countryside of Northumberland and six bedrooms, you also get two reception rooms, one study and three bathrooms split over two floors.
And that's before we talk about the feature windows, turret walkways, quirky staircases and the secret room.
The castle has some impressive modern history as well as its ancient one - having been used in films including Transformers and Elizabeth as well as television series including Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell.
By contrast, that sum of money isn't enough to cover the rent on a one-bed flat on Charlwood Street or even a studio apartment we spotted available on London's Old Brompton Road.
A video of an honest grandmother has gone viral.
Pauline Kay posted a video to TikTok singing Happy Birthday to her grandma but wasn't prepared for what she was about to say next.
In the clip you can see Pauline singing enthusiastically, alongside the rest of her family whilst her grandma sat looking rather straight-faced.
It was only when the singing had stopped, that she began to speak.
She said: "Well thank you very much, I hope this is my last"
It took a second or two for her granddaughter Pauline to realise what her grandma had said, as you hear another voice in the background offer to cut the cake.
One person said: "Grandma is tired of everyone's bs".
Another said: "grandma heard this song 94 times and she's over it".
A third then said: "the delayed reaction in the back I haven't laughed that hard in a minute".
The video received over 12 million views, 2.7 million likes and 26 thousand comments.
If you can’t start the day without a strong cup of coffee, it may be your genes that are to blame.
Variations in our DNA determine our favourite drinks and even make some more predisposed to a sensible diet than others, a study suggests.
An American tourist has found himself mocked by fellow reviewers on TripAdvisor after he mistook a hotel's complimentary sweet for a bar of soap.
The befuddled holidaymaker staying at an Isle of Skye guest house mistook the Scottish Tablet, a crumbly treat similar to fudge, left on his pillow for a bath product.
When he took it in the shower to clean himself he was left underwhelmed by the confection's cleaning abilities.
The man rated the Pink Guest House in Portree 9/10 on TripAdvisor but recommended the hotel change its 'soap'.
He wrote: 'You have got to do something with that brown tablet bar of soap you put on each of our beds.
'Not only was it gritty and left an oily residue but disintegrated before the shower was done. I have had much better exfoliating bar scrubs.'
The comical online review of the guest house went viral after the guest only known as Thomas complained.
A social media user quipped: 'I do NOT want to know what Thomas does with Toblerone'.
The Pink Guest House on the Isle of Skye was rated highly by the reviewer
They said: 'While we are delighted to see our Famous Scottish Tablet as an in-room treat in a guest house in the beautiful Skye, we would like to remind everyone that it is best to eat the deliciously indulgent sweet treat, using it as soap isn't one of our serving suggestions.'
Bobby McFerrin, the singer who had the hit ‘Don’t Worry, Be Happy’ is 70. Wonder if he’s still happy?
Bristol has been hailed the most environmentally-friendly city in the UK while Birmingham tops the list as the least eco-friendly
The five most environmentally-friendly UK cities are:
The five least eco-friendly UK cities are: