Picture Of The Day #100

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The Austin Mini Cooper S at the Silverstone Classic Car Festival.

This week sees the Silverstone Classic Car Festival media preview with classic vehicles of all ages and types gathered for the preview of the summer event. The world’s biggest historic motor racing festival expects to attract more than 100,000 visitors. The preview day saw a wide range of vehicles take to the track. From open-wheel racing cars to the Austin Mini Cooper S of Graham Churchill and Peter Baldwin. Supercars were also on show, such as this Lamborghini Diablo. Silverstone Classic takes place from 29-31 July.

John Wayne Day Scrapped

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Plans to declare 26 May as John Wayne Day, after one of Jammy Toast’s favourite actors, has been rejected over racist comments the actor made when he was alive. The Oscar-winner made his name playing tough cowboys and heroic soldiers in films such as The Alamo, True Grit and The Green Berets. But in a State Assembly vote several legislators objected to having a day commemorating his birthday due to his “disturbing views towards race”.

Bella Puts Postman “At Risk”

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Acouple have been told to restrain their cat or face having their mail deliveries suspended. Matthew Sampson was notified by Royal Mail last week of a “potential hazard” at his home in South Gloucestershire which was “affecting deliveries”. According to Royal Mail, Bella the cat is a “threat” to staff and has been putting “fingers at risk of injury”. However, owner Matthew Sampson, says he is “shocked” by the notice as he has “never seen her get aggressive”.

Favourite Films #5

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Today, we continue our series of posts featuring our favourite films. There is nothing the bears love more than settling around the telly to watch one of our favourite films. Here at Jammy Toast, some of those films have been watched over and over and we would like nothing better than sharing them with you. Our tastes are many and varied as we enjoy films from some of our favourite directors and actors, some of whom we just love everything they do. So today, we continue our tour of some of our favourite movies of all time with Se7en.

Hillsborough Fans Were Unlawfully Killed

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The ninety-six football fans who died as a result of the crushing at the Leppings Lane end of the Hillsborough stadium were unlawfully killed, the inquests have finally concluded. Furthermore. Police failures led to the deaths in the 1989 Hillsborough disaster; jurors answered yes to the question about whether any police error caused or contributed to a dangerous situation at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final. However, the behaviour of Liverpool fans did not contribute to the dangerous situation at the turnstiles. When the conclusion of the unlawful killing was revealed, families were seen hugging each other in the public gallery and some punched the air and cries of “Justice” and “Hallelujah”.

Erik’s Column #12

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Hello everyone, my name is Erik, I am a teddy bear and this is my column. I seem to have become the Jammy Toast expert on money after my last two columns but I really am not. I just think money is a fascinating subject and the notes themselves are quite beautiful to look at. I was going to write tonight about the next highest denomination note following on from my posts on the Ten Shillings and the One Pound notes. If I asked anyone which was the next note in the list they would no doubt have said the Five Pound Note when in reality, as I only found out myself tonight, it would have been the Two Pound Note, which none of you have probably seen. The first Bank of England Two Pound Note was issued on 2nd March 1797 in response to the need for smaller denomination banknotes to replace gold coins during gold shortages caused by the French Revolutionary Wars. They were later discontinued.

Bear Music #20

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There is nothing more we love here at Jammy Toast than listening to some of our favourite tunes. From time to time we will post a music video from an artist or genre that we think will be enjoyable to you; our friends. We often feature music that you may not have come across before, or music that maybe you just missed the first time around. Try and listen with an open mind, you never know, you may find something you can add to your iPod. If you have any music videos you would like us to feature then drop us a line – we are always happy to listen to requests but we cannot promise to feature everyone’s favourite…

Bear Heroes #13

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We mentioned a couple of weeks ago that we would start a feature on Jammy Toast where we feature heroes and give them the praise they deserve. To start the ball rolling we thought we would feature someone who was so loved at Tranmere Rovers that fans and sponsors of the club worked together to raise the money to build a statue in his tribute. Johnny King was Tranmere Rovers’ most successful manager and was always the man to find the right words for any occasion. Our favourite quote of his was; “Tranmere will never be able to compete with Liverpool and Everton. They’re like big liners like the Queen Mary, but I see Tranmere as a Deadly Submarine.” Today, we would like to pay our own tribute to Johnny King and make him the inaugural Bear Hero…

Spot The Celebrity

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Devonshire Park Football Club circa. 1970/71

An old friend of ours sent us a photograph a little while ago which we had forgotten all about. It features an old school photograph of a famous bear celebrity lining up for his school football team – but can you spot who he is? The famous celebrity is well known here at Jammy Toast although he is quite a bit older these days and a much “bigger” star than he was in the days of old. Can you spot him and name him?

Happy Birthday, Queenie

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Everyone here at Jammy Toast would like to wish our Queen a Happy Ninetieth Birthday today. Celebrations get under way later as the Queen takes part in a walkabout in Windsor and lights a symbolic beacon. Gun salutes take place around the UK at noon, while many other planned celebrations are expected to talk place around the country. The Prince of Wales has recorded a special radio broadcast for the day, in which he reads an edited passage from William Shakespeare’s Henry VIII. The reading, to be broadcast by the BBC later, is an extract from a speech by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer to King Henry VIII after the birth of the future Queen Elizabeth I.