Our friend Jon Pigeon will be pleased to hear that a town is set to get a blue plaque memorial on the birth place of a Second World War hero – a messenger pigeon. The bird, named Commando, is being honoured in his home town by having a blue plaque installed on the loft where he was born, after the hero pigeon was awarded the animal equivalent of the Victoria Cross.
Today, everyone here at Jammy Toast would like to wish Ananasty a very happy twenty-first birthday. We have known Ananasty since she was seven years old but during that time we feel certain she has learned many wonderful things. However, the biggest thing she needs to learn is whenever you give Davidd your laptop to fix, make sure you don’t leave any embarrassing videos on it!!
Today, saw the remains of King Richard III return to Leicester ahead of his reburial in Leicester Cathedral. His funeral cortege entered the city at the historic Bow Bridge after touring landmarks in the county. Canons were fired in a salute to the king at Bosworth, where he died in 1485. The coffin is set to reach Leicester Cathedral at 5:35pm where he will be reinterred during a ceremony on Thursday. Here at Jammy Toast we have become fascinated with the story of Richard III since his skeleton was found in an old friary beneath a car park in 2012. So we thought it would be interesting to discover the full story of Richard III…
Sometimes words fail us here at Jammy Toast and this is such an occasion. Callous thieves stole a dog from his loving family home but then dumped him nearly 90 miles away… after he suffered an epileptic seizure. The criminals took Ziggy, an Anglo Wolfdog, from his house in Fulham, West London. His horrified owner reported Ziggy as missing on a national database and was amazed to hear his pet had been found wandering alone the following day after being abandoned in Wrabness Woods, near Harwich in Essex.
How nice it was today to see Trevor Hicks and Margaret Aspinall receive their CBE medals from the Queen after their tireless efforts to secure a fresh Hillsborough inquest. Margaret Aspinall’s son James, 18, and Trevor Hicks’s daughters Sarah, 19, and Victoria, 15, were among the 96 who died as a result of the 1989 football disaster. They have both been honoured for their work with the Hillsborough Family Support Group. The pair received their awards at an investiture in Buckingham Palace today. Mr Hicks is president of the Hillsborough Family Support Group (HFSG) and Mrs Aspinall is its chair. They have campaigned for more than 20 years for the current inquests.
ABritish Airways flight was forced to turn around because of a “smelly poo”. The plane was heading from Heathrow to Dubai last Thursday – a seven-hour flight. Abhishek Sachdev, who was on board tweeted: “Insane. Our BA flight to Dubai returned back to Heathrow because of a smelly poo in the toilet.” He told a newspaper; “The pilot made an announcement requesting senior cabin crew, and we knew something was a bit odd. About 10 minutes later he said ‘you may have noticed there’s a quite pungent smell coming from one of the toilets’. He said it was liquid faecal excrement. Those are the words he used!”
Microsoft is killing off Internet Explorer the web browser in favour of a faster browser with cleaner lines for the forthcoming release of the Windows 10 Operating System. The new browser, codenamed Spartan, will take on the likes of Google’s Chrome browser and Jammy Toast’s favourite from Mozilla – Firefox. The Internet Explorer brand has been Microsoft’s browser since 1995 – but over time it has fallen out of favour due to being slower than its rivals and prone to bugs.
From time-to-time we feature a Picture of the Day which is usually of something special that someone has managed to capture on camera. This picture, however, was captured on a compact camera on the shores of Loch Ness at about 21:00 on Sunday and most go down as the Picture of a Lifetime. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency got calls from people in the Highlands, Dumfries and Galloway and Cumbria thinking it was a distress flare. However, Mr Macdonald described his image as a “fluke”.
Jammy Toast has been decimated by tooth ache. Davidd was the first one to come down with an abscess and many of the bears have now come out in sympathy. That was the official reason why there was no post yesterday but there is some doubt as to how anyone can catch an abscess. In reality, it was probably because Davidd had an abscess and so decided to watch the latest double episode of DCI Banks and all the bears decided that was more fun than having to write a post for blog. In other words – some of the bears are nothing short of shirkers!