What's next for Colonel Tom?

On this Day

1966 - Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) ended the hopes of British heavyweight champion Henry Cooper winning the world heavyweight title when the bout was stopped in Round 6 because of a severe cut above Cooper's eye.

1980   The movie "The Empire Strikes Back" was released.

1982   British forces landed in the Falkland Islands to free the Islands

Another year older today Leo Sayer 72 - born this day 1948.

Today is 

“World Day for Cultural Diversity”, a UN-sanctioned event to help communities understand the value of cultural diversity and learn how to live together in harmony.

World Meditation Day

Beat the Kettle Question

How many minutes after a quarter past nine is ten forty five?

Answer   90 minutes

Our Survey Sez

90% of women say they ‘feel bad’ when they  do this

Answer   Look in the mirror.

Inspirational Quote of the Morning  

Dear God, Today I woke up. I am healthy. I am alive. Thank you I apologize for all my complaining. I'm truly grateful for all you've done.

Wacky Fact     

One of the ingredients needed to make dynamite is peanuts


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

Time is running out to finalise a track and trace strategy that would avoid a potential second surge in coronavirus cases, NHS leaders have said.

The head of the World Health Organization has warned that the coronavirus pandemic is a long way from being over amid the largest daily rise in global cases.

Championship players will have to conduct coronavirus tests themselves at home after the first batch of testing at clubs, according to the EFL's return to training protocol.

Tonight’s TV Highlights

Susie’s birthday provides Britt with the audience she needs to prove she’s still got it in The Real Marigold Hotel (BBC1), a dating guru finally takes some time to look after herself on First Dates Hotel (Channel 4) and we find out What’s The Matter With Tony Slattery? (BBC2)


Day 59 of the UK lockdown

Clap for Carers’ takes place at 8 this evening again.


John Lewis bosses have reportedly set their sights on featuring Colonel Tom Moore in their famous Christmas advert.

The 100 year old war veteran has become an inspiration for the nation after raising a whopping £33 million in support of the NHS.

The company that is tasked with creating the famous festive advert has reportedly thrown about ideas regarding how they could feature the incredible veteran. 


Gavin and Stacey actor Larry Lamb has confirmed the likelihood of more episodes reaching audiences soon, following success of the 2019 Christmas special.

Speaking to OK! magazine, Lamb said such a warm response meant “you can more or less be certain that, sooner or later, there will be more.”

The actor, who plays Gavin’s father Mick Shipman on the show, then stressed the practical difficulties though, ruling out any immediate movement. “The problem is, logistically, it’s a bloody nightmare as so many people involved have very active careers,” Lamb said.


The bacon butty has been named the nation's best loved sandwich - pushing the simple cheese filling from its top spot.

Bacon – with no condiments or salad – was chosen by nearly a quarter of adults as the best sandwich filling.

Second in the survey of 2,000 people by Warburtons was egg mayonnaise followed by sausage, cheese and pickle and tuna and mayonnaise.


1. Bacon

2. Egg mayonnaise

3. Sausage

4. Cheese and pickle

5. Tuna and mayonnaise

6. Ham and cheese

7. Cheese and tomato

8. Chicken and bacon

9. Chicken and stuffing

10. Egg and cress

11. BLT

12. Fish fingers

13. Prawn salad

14. Tuna and sweetcorn

15. Smoked salmon and cream cheese

16. Ham, cheese and pickle

17. Plain cheese

18. Tuna and cucumber

19. Corned beef

20. Coronation chicken


Experts are saying that you shouldn't put hand sanitiser in your car.

Florida Gold Coast University Associate Professor Dr Greg Boyce said it's because, warm temperatures can cause the alcohol in the sanitiser to evaporate.

Temperatures inside a vehicle such as a car can quickly become scorching, especially if it has been parked in direct sunlight.

As alcohol is the active ingredient that's killing bacteria and viruses, the product won't be able to work the way it is supposed to without it.

Warm hand sanitiser can also irritate the skin, so be cautious when applying it.


Daily contact with nature is good for health and happiness, a major survey has found.

But rather than outdoor types, it is those who usually feel little connection to nature who stand to benefit the most, the researchers discovered.

The University of Derby team carried out a five-year review of the Wildlife Trusts' 30 Days Wild challenge, in which people commit to exploring nature every day.

They looked at 1,000 survey responses and found those taking part typically reported a 30 per cent boost to health and espondents also said they felt happier and more connected to nature.


A crane driver found the perfect way to pass the time when he started moving his jib to through shade on an unfortunate sun-seeker.

The crane driver used the front of his crane to move a shadow over an unknowing sunbather, who moved once only to have the joke repeated on him again.

The crane operator thought to be in London captured the moment in a hilarious video, showing himself delicately positioning the crane to ruin the sun-bathers afternoon.

He begins saying 'look, look. I'm putting shade on this geezer', referring to a man suntanning on a patch of grass in the city.

Speaking on the walkie-talkie to a colleague, he says 'look, he's going to move' and 'watch this Fred, as soon as he moves, I'm going to move the block'.

The crane driver is in hysterics as he moves the shadow cast by his lifting hook back on to the sunbather

Cover art for There Must Be An Angel

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Steve Shaw playing Eurythmics - There Must Be An Angel

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