Sunday Sunrise

Sunday Sunrise – 2nd June – Last Show … For Now

Snapshot of Stories An asteroid that measures nearly 2.7km (1.7 miles) across has flown past the Earth.  The space rock, which is called 1998 QE2, is so large that it…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 26th May – Cheeky Bank Holiday Weekend

Snapshot of Stories Walking and texting is leading to a spate of collision-related injuries. Could a new app be the answer?  We’ve all done it. You’re walking down the street…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 12th May – 4 Hour Breakfast … phew!

Snapshot of Stories British scientists say they have developed a new type of wheat which could increase productivity by 30%.  The Cambridge-based National Institute of Agricultural Botany has combined an…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 5th May – Back From Travels

Snapshot of Stories More than 700 biscuit athletes have entered a throwing competition in Dorset.  The Dorset Knob Throwing contest in Cattistock involves participants tossing a locally made, spherical biscuit…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 21st April – Happy Birthday Queen!

Snapshot of Stories Hundreds of extra police officers will be on duty at the London Marathon later in a bid to reassure runners and spectators after the Boston bombings.  More…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 14th March – Hottest Day Of The Year … 20 deg C

Snapshot of Stories Micro-blogging site Twitter is rumoured to be launching a new music service after buying the music discovery site We Are Hunted.  We Are Hunted confirmed the deal, adding…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 7th April 2013 – The Sun Has (finally!) Got His Hat On

Snapshot of Stories A police officer suing a garage after she tripped on a kerb is continuing with her compensation claim despite calls for her to withdraw it.  Kelly Jones,…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 24th March 2013 – More Snow?!

Snapshot of Stories Nestle is recalling some of its varieties of Chunky Kit Kat after seven people found pieces of plastic in bars.  Peanut butter, hazelnut, choc fudge and caramel…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 17th March 2013 – St Patrick’s Day!

Snapshot of Stories Celebrities and the public have helped this year’s Comic Relief charity telethon raise a record £75m.  Comedian Lenny Henry, a founder of the Red Nose Day fundraiser…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 10th March 2013 – Mothering Sunday

Snapshot of Stories Police have named two men they want to speak to over the death of a musician who was stabbed in his Essex flat.  Jack Hummerstone, 18, of…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 24th February 2013

Snapshot of Stories A year of celebrations marking the 150th anniversary of the birth of the inventor of Hornby trains, Mecccano and Dinky toys is getting under way.  Brighton Toy…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 17th February 2013 – Going Flying After The Show

Snapshot of Stories A month-old piglet from Florida, born without the use of its back legs, is now sporting a custom-built wheelchair to get around.  Chris P. Bacon has become…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 10th February 2013 – A Rainy Sunday

Snapshot of Stories Nasa’s Curiosity Mars rover has finally drilled deep enough into a rock to acquire a powdered sample for analysis.  The fine grey tailings from the 6cm-hole will…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 3rd February 2013 – Back from France !

Snapshot of Stories More than half of nurses believe their NHS ward or unit is dangerously understaffed, according to a survey.  The Nursing Times conducted an online poll of nearly…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 20th January 2013 – Snow Is Falling … All Around!

Snapshot of Stories US President Barack Obama has blamed “terrorists” for the death of at least 23 hostages at a besieged desert gas facility in Algeria.  A four-day siege at…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 13th January 2013 – I seem to rant a fair bit

Snapshot of Stories The governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, has declared a public health emergency because of the severity of this year’s influenza season.  The order makes vaccinations…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 6th January 2013 – New Year … not so new Stephen!

Snapshot of Stories Nasa’s Curiosity rover is very close to drilling into its first Martian rock, with the set-up operation likely to begin next week.  After breaking for the holidays,…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 30th December 2012 – Last Sunday of 2012!

Snapshot of Stories David Cameron has used his New Year’s message to say the UK is “heading in the right direction”.  The prime minister said 2012 was “tough” but people…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 23rd December 2012 – The Eve … of Christmas Eve!

Snapshot of Stories Prime Minister David Cameron has wished Margaret Thatcher a “speedy recovery” The 87-year-old former Conservative prime minister is in hospital after undergoing a minor operation.  Lady Thatcher…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 16th December 2012 – 9 Days Till Christmas!

Snapshot of Stories A primary school’s board of governors has resigned after £6,000 from its official budget was spent on a leaving party for the former head teacher.  The party,…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 9th December 2012 – Je suis malade

Snapshot of Stories Scotland Yard has been in touch with Australian police over the death of a nurse from the hospital where the Duchess of Cambridge was being treated for…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 2nd December 2012 – -2 Degrees you say?

Snapshot of Stories In a world first, on December 3 1992, an engineer sent the message “Merry Christmas” from a PC to a mobile device using Vodafone’s UK network.  This…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 25th November 2012 …

Snapshot of Stories Gangnam Style, the dance track by South Korean pop phenomenon Psy, has notched up more than 808m views since it was posted in July.  The video pokes…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 18th November 2012 …

Snapshot of Stories The 25th anniversary of the fire at King’s Cross Underground station is to be marked by a union raising concerns over Tube safety standards.  Thirty one people…

 
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Interview: Samantha Murray – London 2012: Penathlon Olympic Silver Medalist

Today I had the honour of interviewing Samantha Murray who won Silver at London 2012 in the Modern Pentathlon.  She was opening the new Sports Suite at Brentwood School Sports…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 11th November 2012 … Lest We Forget

Snapshot of stories The Queen and members of parliament will pay their respects to the UK’s war dead on Remembrance Sunday.  They will be joined at the Cenotaph in London…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 4th November 2012 … Go away rain

Songs Played Everything Everything – Cough Cough Lily Allen – The Fear Gym Class Heroes – Cupid’s Chokehold / Breakfast In America Queen – I Want It All Adele – Skyfall…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 28th October 2012 … Nearly November! (but cold enough!)

Snapshot of stories Formula 1 organisers in India say they are determined to ensure that the track near Delhi is completely “dog proof” ahead of Sunday’s race.  Canine entry points…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 14th October 2012 … “Bobbler”

Snapshot of stories Los Angeles residents have been turning out to watch the US space shuttle Endeavour as it inches through the city on a giant trolley, bound for a…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 7th October – Soma Rising Live!

Well … autumn has well and truely arrived in England.  Apart from the colder weather and being darker for longer, I do love how beautiful the leaves and trees look. …

 
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Sunday Sunrise – Last Weekend In September

Snapshot of stories Labour leader Ed Miliband has said that if banks do not separate their retail and investment arms, a future Labour government will “break them up”.  “The infection…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 23th September 2012 – New Up & Coming Singers!

Snapshot of stories Nick Clegg has insisted the coalition will not make further spending cuts “on the backs of the poor”.  The Liberal Democrat leader said he would not agree…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 16th September 2012

Snapshot of stories Four soldiers with the Nato-led force in Afghanistan have been killed in an attack by suspected Afghan police, senior Afghan officials say.  Five police were missing after…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 9th September 2012 – The weather is b-e-a-utiful !

This weekend has been a scorcher, with temperatures up to 26 C (!!) – so everyone was out in full force to top-up the obligatory Essex tan! Songs Played Today…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 2nd September 2012 – 25 Years of BSCWT

Snapshot of stories An eye-controlled television has been unveiled at Berlin’s IFA trade show.  Haier’s Gaze TV uses technology developed by Tobii, a Swedish firm which already offers eye-tracking technology…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 26th August 2012 – Bank Holiday Weekend!

Public Enemy – Harder Than You Think Phantom Planet – California Amy Macdonald – Pride Ben Markus – Here With You Elton John vs Pnau – Sad Bauhaus – Ziggy…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 19th August 2012 – Ciao?

Back from Palermo, raring to go the sun was shining at a cool 30 degrees, England was set for a heatwave! Story of the day A Brazilian construction worker has…

 
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Sunday Sunrise – 5th August 2012 – Olympic Gold, Football, Homegroup….

Snapshot of stories This weekend, Team GB won six golds on their greatest day of Olympic action since 1908.  Including two rowing golds, track cycling, long jump and 10,000m runner!  It…

 
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