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November 26, 2020
Headlines Health secretary Matt Hancock has defended spending almost £50,000 on takeaways from a Fillipino restaurant called Bong Bong. Smart doorbells are an 'easy target for hackers' a study has found A helicopter has found a strange monolith in a remote part of Utah Britain might face a Christmas tree shortage because of the coronavirus. The Todayful guide to everything Everything is shite, so crouch into a screaming ball with us as we present the Todayful guide to why everything is shite. Start your own podcast You don't have to be as troubled as Piers to start your own podcast, and you can use the offer code TODAYFUL when you sign up at podiant.co/create, to get 25% off your first three months, saving you up to a fiver a month.
November 19, 2020
Happy Thanksgiving, whatever that is
Headlines Petrol and diesel cars won’t be available after 2030. This is part of the government’s latest green plan Jeremy Corbyn is back in the Labour Party but he’s not a Labour MP as Sir Keir Starmer has withdrawn the whip Dolly Parton has been revealed as one of the funders of the latest coronavirus vaccine that is said to be 95% effective. The Todayful guide to Black Friday It’s Black Friday, and many britons will be hoping to snag a bargain, queuing all night and then crushing into essential shops. Socially-distanced, of course. Christmas followup @BillyBritain1314 said he’s spent weeks arguing with his ex-wife as to when Twelfth Night is. Karen from Little Aston tells us she’s opened her advent calendar early but it’s one of those ones full of gin and Prosecco and Pinot Grigio and upcycled signs that say “live love laugh” Also in the news The head of the government’s Serco-run Test and Trace service Dido Harding is self-isolating at home, with her Tory MP husband and counting her cut of £12 billion Marcus Rashford has launched a children’s book club to spread the joy of reading. Or Reading Spike Lee is to direct a new movie musical about the creation of Viagra Subscribe to Todayful in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts, and make your tomorrow todayful, today.
November 16, 2020
It's Christmas! (Pretty much)
Headlines Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in isolation after getting a notice from the NHS track and trace app that he has come into contact with someone who has tested positive for the coronavirus. Dominic Cummings is going, going, gone. Amazon have had to apologise for telling a man in Northern Ireland that he doesn’t live in the UK. The coronavirus vaccine won’t be an instant fix for the high street, says WH Smith boss The Todayful guide to Christmas comes early In these lockdown days, the people of Britain are turning to turning on the lights early to chase away the winter blues of life in the time of the coronavirus. There are many signs that Christmas has come early: people’s lights are up already, the Christmas films are on Netflix, and the round robin letters have started. Christmas preppers have had a field day, with queues outside the Card Factory the day before Lockdown Two began. Experts are warning people of a very real risk of needle-drop, but we’re not sure if that’s to do with having your tree up too early or just getting to the point where you’ve drunk so much for so long you need to switch to smack. Also in the news More than 100 intact ancient Egyptian sarcophagi have been unearthed near Cairo. Lewis Hamilton won the Formula 1 title yesterday and alarmed some viewers by sporting a T-shirt on the podium with a number of slogans. Rumours say that it’s Messi next for Manchester City. Subscribe to Todayful in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever you get your podcasts, and make your tomorrow todayful, today.
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