Arise Sir Kenneth Arthur Dodd

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Ken Dodd pictured with his Jammy Toast.

Ken Dodd, the Squire of Knotty Ash, has finally been knighted in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List after a long campaign by fans. The legendary Liverpool comedian said he was “proud and also humbled” to receive the knighthood, paying tribute to all those who had campaigned over the years for him to be recognised. And he joked that he was now going to buy a new suit for his trip to Buckingham Palace, as well as thinking of a suitable joke to tell the Queen. The 89-year-old said: “I woke up this morning and thought – what a beautiful day for becoming a Sir!”

Ethel & Ernest

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As everyone knows there is nothing we love more at Christmas here at Jammy Toast than watching The Snowman. So last night we all gathered around the old gogglebox to watch Raymond Briggs’ latest masterpiece Ethel & Ernest. All we can say is that Ethel & Ernest is now being hailed as “another masterpiece from Raymond Briggs” as the heartfelt animation left most of us in tears. The film was based on Briggs’ 1998 graphic novel, and tells the story of how his dad, cheery milkman Ernest, first met his mum Ethel in 1928.

Jammy Toast To The Rescue

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Amajor international summit on missing people is hoping to tackle exploitation and trafficking. In the UK, a disproportionate number of missing people are of Vietnamese origin – but no one knows why. Each photograph on the Missing Kids UK Website suggests a horrible, haunting tale but the high number of teenagers from east or south-eastern Asian descent is alarming. Of 113 children and young people on the list – which doesn’t include short term cases, or those excluded for reasons of safety – almost a fifth are Vietnamese, despite them making up less than 0.1% of the British population.

Welcome To Jammy Toast, Fred

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Fred (left) is welcomed to Jammy Toast by Zed (right).

You know the old saying that you wait an hour for a bus and then two come along together – well it appears the saying is true with Renault Bears too. We haven’t had a new bear here at Jammy Toast for quite a while, then the other week Zed came to join us and now we have another bear knocking on the door. However, this bear didn’t even know that Renault Bears are supposed to eat Jammy Toast! He could never remember ever eating any and had been kept in a cupboard under the stairs for years. He is quite a cute, inquisitive little guy and he seems to like the name of Fred.

The Milk Carton Kids

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We had a great Christmas day yesterday, eating turkey and scoffing sweets and of course the bears eating their Jammy Toast – just generally having a great festive time. I even spent half-an-hour trying to get a whistle from a cracker to make a whistling noise before eventually realising it was a sellotape dispenser. Much to the amusement of everyone. In fact, a good time was had by all and even though we learned that George Michael had died later in the day, even that didn’t ruin the high spirits. However, this morning we heard the sad story of the Milk Carton Kids mystery…

Jammy Toast Christmas Tradition

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It has become a little bit of a Christmas tradition here at Jammy Toast that each year we like to watch The Snowman. Every year we like to sit down and enjoy the story by Raymond Briggs but, because it is getting quite old these days, it never seems to feature on the Christmas telly listings. To us, it is the highlight of Christmas Day and so it would appear it is to others also as the film was voted 4th in UKTV Gold’s Greatest TV Christmas Moments.