On this day
1834 6 farm labourers from Tolpuddle were sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union - the Tolpuddle Martyrs.
1850 American Express was founded.
1891 Britain is linked to the continent by Telephone
Today’s Celebrity Birthday was born on this day 1962 singer Irene Cara is 58 today!
Global Recycling Day
'Beep Beep Day’ (teaching children about road safety)
Beat the Kettle Question
Which British monarch lived to the oldest age? Queen Victoria or King George V?
Answer Queen Victoria (81 vs 70)
Our Survey Sez
2 out of 5 of us would like to change this about ourselves. What is it? #
Answer Our voice
Inspirational Quote of the Morning
Every burden is a blessing.
The favorite pizza topping in Australia is eggs.
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 Black Green Pink Orange
Nile Rodgers & CHIC play Singleton Park, Swansea on Friday 31st July, the ONLY Welsh show of 2020.
Tickets are on sale now. Head online to swanseasound.co.uk.
However! You could win a pair of tickets to see Nile Rodgers and Chic at Singleton Park on July 31st.
Just listen out for a Chic song!
The government is facing questions over whether its £350bn package of measures will be enough to support the UK economy through the coronavirus crisis
The European Union will ban travellers from outside the bloc for 30 days in an unprecedented move to seal its borders amid the coronavirus crisis.
Euro 2020 has been postponed by one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tonight’s TV Highlights
Rosalie is struggling in Channel 5’s Penance, Brenda Blethyn makes an unlikely friend in Kate and Koji (ITV) and things come to a head for Yasmeen in Coronation Street (ITV)
1 day till the first day of Spring (Spring Equinox) and 11 days till British Summer Time begins and the clocks go forward on March 29th
4 days till Mother’s Day
Toilet roll sales have gone through the roof on Amazon in the first two weeks of March following panic buying as concerns over coronavirus grow.
Sales for a specific 27-pack of 1,000-sheet toilet paper were up 944% compared to the same period in 2019, according to Guru Hariharan, CEO of CommerceIQ which helps brands sell on Amazon.
Meanwhile sales of many packaged goods, including cereal, aspirin, and batteries, more than doubled compared to a year ago.
This surge in demand has prompted Amazon to make plans to hire 100,000 more staff, according to BuzzFeed.
Amazon's surge in sales comes as online food deliveries in the UK are booked in to April as supermarkets warn they cannot 'feed the nation' alone and encourage families to help those in self-isolation.
A cheating husband who caught coronavirus on a secret break to Italy with his mistress is now in isolation in the UK with his wife who has no idea how he caught it.
The woman has no idea how her partner caught Covid-19 but the man confessed to medical coordinators in the north of England.
He told them that he contracted the virus while he was on a secret holiday in the hotspot.
The 'well-heeled' male who The Sun reports works in a 'high-flying job' refused to name the mystery female he's been seeing.
A source told the paper: 'His case would be funny if it wasn't quite so serious. The man confessed what he'd been up to in Italy, and that his wife has no idea.
'She thinks he just picked up the disease on his business trip away. Although the patient admitted to medics what had happened, he said nothing would persuade him to name his mistress.'
He is expected to make a full recovery from the infection but is said to be in a 'blind panic' at the thought of his wife finding out.
Saturday Night Takeaway's studio audience has been banned this week amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly will be hosting this weekend's live show to an empty studio without an audience for the first time ever.
The Geordie presenters were locked in crunch talks with ITV bosses on how to move forward with the show during the crisis - with fears it may be scrapped completely.
They were already forced to cancel with grand finale show at Disney World in Florida - where they were supposed to be flying out with 300 prize winners.
A Saturday Night Takeaway spokesperson told The Sun : "Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway will go ahead this weekend without a studio audience. Our priority is safeguarding the well-being of everyone involved.
The Royal Television Society Programme Awards have been held behind closed doors because of coronavirus.
Fleabag won best scripted comedy, while Casualty was named best soap.
Stormzy's Glastonbury performance last year took best live event - while the cricket World Cup final won best sports programme
Coronation Street is continuing with it's shooting schedue, but according to a source, they've banned kissing!
According to reports, any scenes that involve kissing are now being rewritten to make sure there is 'limited physical contact.'
This follows one actor being sent home after showing symptoms however they are now back to filming.
A soap source told The Sun: 'All of the soaps are desperate to keep running.
'If they disappear out of the schedules there's huge gaps which is a major headache.
'Coronation Street shoots about six to eight weeks in advance, so viewers might see some kissing in the next month or so, but the scenes they're shooting right now will have nothing of the sort in. They are taking no chances.'