Posts Tagged ‘health’

So sad to hear that Keith Chegwin has died at the age of 60. I’ve met him and interviewed him a few times. I wish I’d kept the photos of us together and the audio of our chats. I know I used to have some and don’t know why I haven’t kept them. Maybe it’s […]


The death of radio has been greatly exaggerated. In this connected world, on-demand entertainment is only as far away as your phone. Some people think broadcast radio is on the way out. Well there is a place where radio is still the first choice. That place is the car. You can connect you phone wirelessly […]


Mack Nuggets

01Dec17

Here’s what I’ve been up to on BOBfm lately, including; Archie attacked by an animal and his mother doesn’t care. Excess packaging. Darren still misses his stylophone. Badger and the safe bet. The way to tell if food isn’t really that tasty. Jesus the sausage roll. A shopping nightmare. Banned from turning on the Christmas […]


Bad news if you’ve ever fancied riding a bike naked through Britain. The British government has announced it wants to put driverless cars on our roads by 2021. About 100 cyclists are killed on the roads in Great Britain every year and more than 3,000 are seriously injured. When all cars are driverless, no cyclists […]


T’d Off

25Oct17

Politicians LOVE pollution and they’ve got really good at turning it into revenue. They’re called “green” taxes even though the money they raise isn’t spent on making the environment any cleaner. If you drive into the centre of London you have to pay a “congestion charge” of £11.50 a day. All vehicles that put out […]


Has another bogus theory been thrown out there? Is it keeping us from the truth? It’s being reported this week that experts at the British Medical Journal are saying that you shouldn’t finish an entire course of prescribed antibiotics. They they say that reducing the use of antibiotics is essential to help fight the growing […]


Carmageddon

26Jul17

The anti-car people are going to have to find a new reason to hate cars. For years they’ve been banging on about how bad cars are for the environment. They’ve been blaming the cars and their drivers but the truth is it’s not the cars that are dirty, it’s the fuel. I’ve been saying this […]


Dead Wrong

18Jul17

Spend any amount of time with my family and you’ll feel like you’re in a sitcom. I’ve just spent two weeks with them in the North West. Last week, I called my uncle Norman to set up lunch. On the phone he told me that my mother’s cousin, Agnes had died. I rang my mother […]


Exit Plan

19Jun17

Exit signs are in the wrong place. It’s hard to imagine the true horror of what people must have gone through in London’s tower block fire. For the people who were trapped inside it must have been hell. I’ve never had to find my way out of a burning building. From what I’ve heard, the […]


Big Fat Lie

29Oct16

Britain’s new sugar tax will not make us any healthier and it’s unfair. The tax will be with us soon and it means we’ll be paying more for soft drinks. The idea is to reduce obesity levels. Do the government really think this will work? Right now, the most expensive soft drinks outsell the cheaper […]


Fat Chance

25Oct16

If doctors called their obese patients “fat”, they could save their lives. That’s according to new research from Oxford University. It showed that doctors were reluctant to refer overweight people for weight loss programs in case they offended them. Why is calling someone “fat” an insult? Calling someone thin isn’t an insult. Neither is referring […]


Some people shouldn’t be allowed to work with the public. I was in my local supermarket the other day and noticed a sign in their pharmacy that said, “Flu jabs £7”. There was no one in there so I walked in and asked for one. “You have to book” said the heavy set woman of Eastern European […]