What’s HOT & What’s NOT

What’s HOT

  • England Beating Spain 1-0
  • Freddie Starr’s Bushtucker Challenge
  • Boardwalk Empire on Sky Atlantic

What’s NOT

  • Sepp Blatter’s claim that racism doesn’t exist in football
  • Steve Jones presenting X Factor USA
  • Northern Rock – sold at a loss to “the taxpayer”
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The Best Year of All Time?

A heatwave, an Olympic gold for John Curry and Brotherhood of Man at No 1 – a recent report reveals that 1976 was the best year to alive in Britain. But was it really? We’ve decided to conduct our own survey of favourite years. Let us know which you think is the best year & why and then we’ll feature news stories and tunes from your chosen year on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Just for the record here are a few other “gems” from 1976:

  • Average house price – £12,704
  • Average price of a litre of petrol – 17p
  • Annual inflation rate – 16.5%
  •  Bank Of England year end interest rate – 14.25%
  • Apple Computer Company founded by Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak
  • Number 1 selling single – Save Your Kisses For Me by Brotherhood Of Man
  • Number 1 film – Rocky
  •  Second division Southampton beat Division 1 winners Manchester United 1-0 in the FA Cup final

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