Posted By Rob Persani Friday, 2nd March 2012 11:22am
LEICESTER GOES TO EUROVISION – 75 year old Engelbert Humperdinck is to sing the UK's entry this year. He still does 100 shows a year, and is a multi-millionaire. Last year we entered the Band Blue, who finished behind Ireland's Jedward, who are once again entering this year.
WELL DONE LEIGHFIELD – the choir were the best under 11s at the Wellingborough Rotary music festival yesterday, tomorrow they're at Bedford performing in a competition, then joining Stamford Junior School on Tuesday in the Barnados event at London's Barbican. I'll be there with them
HAVE YOU NOTICED FUEL GETTING MORE EXPENSIVE AGAIN? – first time in a while I've paid over £60 to fill up yesterday. The news comes as diesel prices in rural areas are up to 4p more expensive a litre than in cities. The government is facing more calls from the AA this time to cut fuel duty
NOISY NEIGHBOURS – the owners of a £5 million London penthouse have taken their neighbours above to court to try and force them to lay carpet. They say the noise of high heels on wooden floors above is a noise nuisance. Topical tune? Had lots of suggestions, and played Keith from Stamford's thought of Knock On Wood by Amii Stewart
MATHS STRUGGLE – 17 million adults would fail tests desig Ined for primary school children. The number of adults who struggle with basic numeracy has grown by 2 million over the last decade, despite schemes to try and improve standards
CHILDLINE FOR THE LONELY OLDER PERSON – Esther Rantzen today launches ‘The Silver Line', a helpline for those on their own, particularly those whose circumstances have changed and what was a busy life now has a void in it. There's already a scheme in Ireland called The Silver Helpline. Esther hopes lines for her new charitable venture will be open by Christmas
WEEKEND – join me from 2 in for Sharon tomorrow, and on Sunday from midday when we'll be hearing from new singer Jodie Marie