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Kev's Wednesday Breakfast Show Blog

On this Day

1852 - The first edition of Peter Roget's Thesaurus was published

1990 - The destruction of the Berlin Wall began.

1993    Buckingham Palace opened to the public for the first time in a bid to raise funds to repair Windsor Castle. 

Today’s Celebrity Birthday was born on this day 1957 Michelle Pfiffer is 63 today.

Today is 

International Dance Day

Beat the Kettle Question

Which of the Avengers from the comics is not in the “Avengers: Endgame” movie?

Answer   Mr. Fantastic

Our Survey Sez

Nearly half of us say we have lied to a friend to get out of THIS. What?

Answer: Helping them move

Inspirational Quote of the Morning  

Enjoy the little things in life because one day you will look back, and realize they were the big things.

Wacky Fact

In 2004, Los Angeles planted a pine tree in memory of Beatle, George Harrison. Ten years later, it died of a beetle infestation

 

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 very stylish red hoodie from the film My Spy

Nine-year-old Sophie catches JJ, a hardened CIA operative, spying on her family during a routine surveillance operation. In exchange for not blowing his cover, JJ begrudgingly agrees to show the precocious girl how to become a spy

Today’s words    Flour   Wind    Breeze    Water

In the News today

Millions more people are to be eligible for coronavirus tests, according to government announcements yesterday.

The Queen will commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day with a televised address to the nation.

Spain has announced a four-phase plan to lift its stringent coronavirus lockdown and return to a "new normality" by the end of June.

Tonight’s TV Highlights

Cain gets a new job in Emmerdale (ITV), the contestants have to make a holiday shirt for The Great British Sewing Bee (BBC1) and Geoff spies on Yasmeen in Coronation Street (ITV).

 

Day 37 of the UK lockdown

 

Happy anniversary Kate and William

9 years ago: Prince William married Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in the biggest Royal Wedding since the 1980’s.

 

Fifa's chief doctor has warned against restarting the interrupted 2019-20 campaign and suggested governing bodies prepare for action next season instead.

 

Women are more likely to persevere with a book than men are, according to a new report.

Data on people's reading habits found men regularly give up on a book before they reach page 50 while women frequently surpass the 100-page mark.

TOP 10 LITERARY GREATS BEING READ IN LOCKDOWN:

1. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

2. Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens

3. 1984 by George Orwell

4. Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck

5. Game of Thrones (A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R.R. Martin

6. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien

7. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

8. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

 9. Dracula by Bram Stoker

10. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

 

Britain's 'grumpiest landlord' has said that lockdown is a 'dream come true' because he doesn't have to deal with customers.

Steve Cotten took the reins of the Poltimore Arms in a part of Exmoor in Devon back in 2013.

He has become known for making punters pull their own pints.

And Mr Cotten has revealed that the Government's order to close all pubs, cafes and restaurants on March 20 was like 'music to his ears'.

'The pub is now totally desolate, which is fantastic. Having no customers is like a dream come true,' he said.

 

Ebay has revealed the top 10 most popular second-hand items that are currently being sold and the price they have been snapped up for.

Mobiles and smartphones - Average selling price: £163

Wristwatches - Average selling price: £131

Women’s bags - Average selling price: £45

Video games consoles - Average selling price: £85

Men’s coats and jackets - Average selling price: £48

Tablets and e-readers - Average selling price: £115

Women’s coats and jackets - Average selling price: £23

Apple Macbook laptops - Average selling price: £483

Video games (PlayStation/Xbox) - Average selling price: £14

PC laptops and netbooks - Average selling price: £166

 

Robots will raise one in three children in the future, an AI expert says.

Dr Michelle Tempest says the droids will feed, exercise and teach kids.

They will also change nappies and tell stories and artificial uteruses will develop foetuses.

Dr Tempest says that by 2050 parenting will be “entirely optional”.

She reckons mums and dads will only see their kids during holidays.

Dr Tempest, a former NHS doctor, now advises on the use of AI.

She said: “Parents will become as obsolete as floppy discs are today.

“There needs to be a debate about how far we are willing to outsource our lives to technology.”

 

A new study has found that busy parents juggling work, childcare and cleaning don’t get to fully relax until late in the evening.

A study of 2,000 parents found that, on average, mums and dads don’t get the chance to unwind until 8:39pm.

Cleaning the kitchen, making sure children are in bed on time and putting a wash on are also among the jobs which need to be completed before mums and dads finally get to relax

However, one in six of those polled admitted to using their downtime as an opportunity to do MORE cleaning.


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