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Kev's Wednesday Breakfast Show Blog

On this Day

1912    Royal Flying Corps, which became the RAF was established

1940   Winston Churchill says "I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat" in his first speech as Prime Minister to the House of Commons

1995    A British mother of two Alison Hargreaves 33, becomes the first woman to conquer Everest without oxygen or the help of sherpas.

Another year older today  Stevie Wonder is 70 today, born this day 1950 He’s won twenty-two Grammy Awards, the most ever won by a solo artist in history

Today is 

 Hummus Day, an annual event celebrated on May 13th since 2012 to salute the spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and garlic

Beat the Kettle Question

'Anna', 'Civic' and 'Kayak' are all examples of what type of word which reads the same forwards as backward?

Answer  Palindrom

Our Survey Sez

90% of us admit we do THIS, but 80% won’t do it if anyone else is around.

Answer: Sing in the car. (Women and redheads are most likely to.

Inspirational Quote of the Morning  

Good, better, best. Never let it rest.   'Til your good is better and your better is best

Wacky Fact     

According to scientists who have taught them sign language, chimpanzees lie a lot

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

The UK scheme to pay wages of workers on leave because of coronavirus will be extended to October, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said.

Many British people are unlikely to be able to take foreign holidays this summer because of coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said.

A railway ticket office worker has died with coronavirus after being spat at by a man who claimed he had Covid-19.

Tonight’s TV Highlights

Arthur gets a visit from the police in Emmerdale (ITV), David puts himself in danger in Coronation Street (ITV) and how can you give a leather rhino a new lease of life? Find out in The Repair Shop (BBC1)

 

Day 51 of the UK lockdown

 

A new 1950's-inspired drive-in cinema will be touring the UK this summer - and cars will be parked two metres apart to abide by social distancing rules amid the coronavirus pandemic.

@TheDriveIn will pop-up screens across 11 cities in 12 weeks from July 2 until September 27, including the likes of London, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Cardiff.

You'll be able to pull up your car before enjoying a whole host of entertainment - including bingo, silent discos and stand up comedy - before the feature film even begins.

 

Rihanna has burst in to the top of the charts as Britain’s third-richest musician – thanks to her lingerie line and a move to London.

Top of the list are still Sir Paul McCartney and Andrew Lloyd Webber, who both have an estimated £800million each

Lord Lloyd Webber has dropped by £20million as a result of the coronavirus pandemic hitting theatres worldwide.

Sir Elton John whose music enjoyed a resurgence after the release of his biopic Rocketman, saw his worth soar by £40million, also thanks to his ongoing Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. He was placed fourth.

Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger, 76, took fifth place with £285million, up £10million.

His bandmates Keith Richards, 76, Charlie Watts, 78, and Ronnie Wood, 72, made the list with £270million, £165million and £95million respectively.

Also on the list Olivia and Dhani Harrison,  Michael Flatley, Ed Sheeran, Rod Stewart and Sting

 

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire viewers were left gutted last night after a contestant managed to correctly answer the £1million question - but didn't win the jackpot prize

.Retired GP Andrew Townsley won £500,000 and still had one lifeline left, which he used to phone a friend.

The final question was about which of the iconic races was held first in the history of motor sport.

Among the potential answers were Le Mans 24 Hours, Monaco Grand Prix, Indy 500 and Isle of Man TT.

Their friend didn't have any idea about the correct answer, and Andrew decided not to risk it.

However Andrew managed to correctly guess the right answer.

It was The TT Races.

 

Millions of adults are re-evaluating their careers following the coronavirus pandemic.

A study of 1,000 UK adults who have been employed in the last two years found four in 10 admitted the outbreak has been a ‘wake-up call’ – leaving them to ponder their employment prospects.

With 28 per cent of those polled currently furloughed, a further 47 per cent of employed adults fear they could yet find themselves in the same boat.

While 42 per cent are concerned they won’t have a position to go back to once the lockdown ends.

As a result, the study found a quarter are attempting to upskill in the hope they will be indispensable or employable elsewhere.

Reassuringly, 36 per cent of those polled revealed their employer has offered them support in improving their existing skillsets.

 

Amazon is selling a jigsaw that is sure to keep you occupied for weeks on end.

While the 1000-piece jigsaw may prove tricky in itself, the added challenge is that it is all the same colour, not to mention the size of the pieces.

So it's no wonder the product is called: 'M71-848 world's smallest 1000 piece micro dark hell.'

The puzzle, is on sale in two colours - black and white - with prices ranging from £36.64 and £40.28


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