Dancing On Ice

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This polar bear would have impressed the Dancing On Ice judges with his slick moves – and he didn’t even need the skates. The cute guy balanced on one leg and waved a paw in the air, before being joined for a twirl by another younger bear. The images were captured by wildlife photographer Steven Kazlowski, 44, on Bernard Spit, a barrier island along the eastern Alaskan arctic coast. He said; “Polar bears always amaze me. When they actually do things of their own accord to make for a better picture, it’s all the more amazing. A big part of a young polar bear’s life is to play – they appear to enjoy it as much as people do.”

Eddie Visits Hogwarts

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We haven‘t heard anything from Eddie for a little while and so I have had words and he has promised with something special coming up shortly. You see, Eddie is being spoilt at the moment by being taken down to London to see the Harry Potter Exhibition. Heaven knows that he will be getting up to but I would make a guess that he will be riding on Harry’s broomstick before long. People (and bears) the world-over have been enchanted by the Harry Potter films for over a decade and Eddie is one of his biggest followers having read all the books and watched all the films.

Great Uncle Bimbo Remembers #12

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Hello, my name is Bimbo. I am Great Uncle to all the bears even though I am not really a Renault Bear myself. It is a bit of an honorary title because I am a very old bear. In fact, I was bought for Davidd by his Grandparents on the day that he was born many, many, many years ago. I can remember most things that have happened in my lifetime and these are the things I write about in my column. I will tell you of things that happened not just to Davidd and me, but things I can remember from television, news or anything else that comes into my head

The Derby Match

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Things are getting tense here at Jammy Toast as the bears get ready to watch tonight’s Merseyside Derby. The game is being shown live on BT Sport and we will all be sitting around shouting for our favourite team. Although most of the bears are Tranmere supporters there is nothing we like more than settling down to an exciting game of football and they don’t come much more thrilling than the Merseyside Derby. What makes it even more exciting this year is that both the teams are playing so well on the fringes of the top four Premier League places.

Local History #11

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When I was sixteen I wanted to become an artist. I loved art and wanted nothing more than to attend the Birkenhead School of Art which was located in Park Road North opposite to the entrance to Birkenhead Park. It was, and still is, a lovely building which was given to Birkenhead, like so many other things, by John Laird. It was the first public school of art outside London. The school opened on 27th September 1871 and was closed in 1979 when it merged with the Birkenhead College of Technology, formerly situated on Borough Road. The building on Park Road North is presently in use as the John Laird Centre.

Saturday Night At The Movies #41

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Tonight we bring you a brand new Saturday Night at The Movies here at Jammy Toast. Each week we show a movie through the Jammy Toast Cinema for all our friends. This week we have removed the password from the cinema to make this week’s film available to anyone who wishes to watch it. If you click on the Media menu above, then click on Jammy Toast Cinema you will gain entry to the Bear’s Cinema.

No Jammy Toast Yesterday

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Sorry for the lack of any new Jammy Toast last night but I was in Arrowe Park Hospital with some bug or other. It all started on Wednesday night when I felt particularly poorly and had some pretty bad stomach cramps. It kept me awake all night and by Thursday morning I was in agony so decided it was time to pay a visit to the Hospital’s Walk-in Centre. Luckily I was the only one in there and was seen by a nurse straight away. She had no idea what was causing my pain so she decided it was best for me to see a Doctor.

Telly Favourites #6

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Today we are continuing our series of articles on our favourite telly shows of the past. As you all know, the bears love their telly and there is nothing they love more than finding a character they can love to love… or even love to hate. The bears don’t usually go for the clean-cut, heroic types they are more likely to identify with the slackers of society, people like Frank Gallagher, Jim Royle or Homer Simpson. They like programmes which are “off the wall” although occasionally they will enjoy serious drama if it is interesting and well written. Today, we are featuring

Saturday Night At The Movies #40

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Tonight we bring you a brand new Saturday Night at The Movies here at Jammy Toast. Each week we show a movie through the Jammy Toast Cinema for all our friends. This week we have removed the password from the cinema to make this week’s film available to anyone who wishes to watch it. If you click on the Media menu above, then click on Jammy Toast Cinema you will gain entry to the Bear’s Cinema.

Edward’s Column #23

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Hello everyone and welcome to my monthly technology column. Windows XP is now thirteen years old and has been superseded over the years by Windows Vista, Windows 7 and now Windows 8. It is old technology and this April it is to be killed off by Microsoft who plan to stop releasing new updates for the aging operating system. Despite its age, about a third of the computers on the internet still use Windows XP which is a great concern if these computers stay in use after April. When Microsoft withdraws its support, it will leave the OS open to attack from hackers because any vulnerabilities will no longer be patched. Microsoft has been adamant that they will not extend their support again, although they have now relented slightly and will continue updating Windows XP’s antivirus protection after the OS hits end of life in April.