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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 can look forward to 2013 with “realism and optimism”.  In the video address released on Sunday, he admitted he had “no quick fixes” to the UK’s economic problems.  But he said there has been “real progress” on cutting Britain’s financial deficit, welfare reform and improving school standards.  Meanwhile, a leaked internal memo suggests senior Lib Dems have been urged to spread the message that the Conservatives cannot be trusted to help build a fairer society.  And Labour has responded to David Cameron’s New Year message by saying the prime minister had “promised change” but “nothing is changing for the better”.  In his message, Mr Cameron said “this is, quite simply, a government in a hurry”, adding: “There’s a reason for that.”  He added: “Britain is in a global race to succeed today. It is a race with countries like China, India and Indonesia; a race for the jobs and opportunities of the future.  “So when people say we can slow down on cutting our debts, we are saying no. We can’t win in this world with a great millstone of debt round our necks.  “When people say we’ve got to stop our welfare reforms because somehow it is cruel to expect people to work, we are saying ‘no’. Getting people into good jobs is absolutely vital, not just for them, but for all of us.

A village post office could not pay pensions or benefits for 11 days over Christmas after its broadband connection was cut off.  Sub-postmistress Wendy Telfer offered to lend her own money to any “really desperate” customers of the branch in Bellingham, Northumberland.  “It’s the busiest time. People wanting to send parcels and get their money,” she said. “It’s really affected us.”  BT is investigating what happened and why the reconnection was delayed.  The Post Office has apologised to customers for any inconvenience.  Mrs Telfer said two customers had taken her up on her offer.  The internet connection was lost on 17 December after BT installed broadband in the upstairs flat, Mrs Telfer said.  She said the company assured her the new connection would not affect the two lines in the shop and post office below.  But until Friday, the branch could not process any payments, including council tax and other bills, or any other service which uses the computerised system.

Songs Played

Brandon Flowers – Crossfire
Emma Bunton – Free Me
DB Boulevard – Point of View
Futureheads – The Beginning Of The Twist
The 87 – The Print
Mumford & Sons – Winter Winds
McFly – All About You
Amy Macdonald – Pride
Bee Gees – I Started A Joke
Wham – Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
Animals – House of The Rising Sun
All Saints – Pure Shores
Stereophonics – In A Moment
Anastacia – Left Outside Alone
Barenaked Ladies – One Week
Beautiful South – Perfect Ten
White Town – Your Woman
Arctic Monkeys – Fake Tales of San Francisco
Adele – Set Fire To The Rain

80s Hour

REM – Orange Crush
Erasure – Sometimes
Dire Straits – Sultans of Swing
Blancmange – Living On The Ceiling
Kajagoogoo – Too Shy
Martika – Toy Soldiers
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill
Jan Hamer – Crocketts Theme
Beastie Boys – You Gotta Fight For You Right (To Party)

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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 can look forward to 2013 with “realism and optimism”.  In the video address released on Sunday, he admitted he had “no quick fixes” to the UK’s economic problems.  But he said there has been “real progress” on cutting Britain’s financial deficit, welfare reform and improving school standards.  Meanwhile, a leaked internal memo suggests senior Lib Dems have been urged to spread the message that the Conservatives cannot be trusted to help build a fairer society.  And Labour has responded to David Cameron’s New Year message by saying the prime minister had “promised change” but “nothing is changing for the better”.  In his message, Mr Cameron said “this is, quite simply, a government in a hurry”, adding: “There’s a reason for that.”  He added: “Britain is in a global race to succeed today. It is a race with countries like China, India and Indonesia; a race for the jobs and opportunities of the future.  “So when people say we can slow down on cutting our debts, we are saying no. We can’t win in this world with a great millstone of debt round our necks.  “When people say we’ve got to stop our welfare reforms because somehow it is cruel to expect people to work, we are saying ‘no’. Getting people into good jobs is absolutely vital, not just for them, but for all of us.

A village post office could not pay pensions or benefits for 11 days over Christmas after its broadband connection was cut off.  Sub-postmistress Wendy Telfer offered to lend her own money to any “really desperate” customers of the branch in Bellingham, Northumberland.  “It’s the busiest time. People wanting to send parcels and get their money,” she said. “It’s really affected us.”  BT is investigating what happened and why the reconnection was delayed.  The Post Office has apologised to customers for any inconvenience.  Mrs Telfer said two customers had taken her up on her offer.  The internet connection was lost on 17 December after BT installed broadband in the upstairs flat, Mrs Telfer said.  She said the company assured her the new connection would not affect the two lines in the shop and post office below.  But until Friday, the branch could not process any payments, including council tax and other bills, or any other service which uses the computerised system.

Songs Played

Brandon Flowers – Crossfire
Emma Bunton – Free Me
DB Boulevard – Point of View
Futureheads – The Beginning Of The Twist
The 87 – The Print
Mumford & Sons – Winter Winds
McFly – All About You
Amy Macdonald – Pride
Bee Gees – I Started A Joke
Wham – Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
Animals – House of The Rising Sun
All Saints – Pure Shores
Stereophonics – In A Moment
Anastacia – Left Outside Alone
Barenaked Ladies – One Week
Beautiful South – Perfect Ten
White Town – Your Woman
Arctic Monkeys – Fake Tales of San Francisco
Adele – Set Fire To The Rain

80s Hour

REM – Orange Crush
Erasure – Sometimes
Dire Straits – Sultans of Swing
Blancmange – Living On The Ceiling
Kajagoogoo – Too Shy
Martika – Toy Soldiers
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill
Jan Hamer – Crocketts Theme
Beastie Boys – You Gotta Fight For You Right (To Party)

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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 can look forward to 2013 with “realism and optimism”.  In the video address released on Sunday, he admitted he had “no quick fixes” to the UK’s economic problems.  But he said there has been “real progress” on cutting Britain’s financial deficit, welfare reform and improving school standards.  Meanwhile, a leaked internal memo suggests senior Lib Dems have been urged to spread the message that the Conservatives cannot be trusted to help build a fairer society.  And Labour has responded to David Cameron’s New Year message by saying the prime minister had “promised change” but “nothing is changing for the better”.  In his message, Mr Cameron said “this is, quite simply, a government in a hurry”, adding: “There’s a reason for that.”  He added: “Britain is in a global race to succeed today. It is a race with countries like China, India and Indonesia; a race for the jobs and opportunities of the future.  “So when people say we can slow down on cutting our debts, we are saying no. We can’t win in this world with a great millstone of debt round our necks.  “When people say we’ve got to stop our welfare reforms because somehow it is cruel to expect people to work, we are saying ‘no’. Getting people into good jobs is absolutely vital, not just for them, but for all of us.

A village post office could not pay pensions or benefits for 11 days over Christmas after its broadband connection was cut off.  Sub-postmistress Wendy Telfer offered to lend her own money to any “really desperate” customers of the branch in Bellingham, Northumberland.  “It’s the busiest time. People wanting to send parcels and get their money,” she said. “It’s really affected us.”  BT is investigating what happened and why the reconnection was delayed.  The Post Office has apologised to customers for any inconvenience.  Mrs Telfer said two customers had taken her up on her offer.  The internet connection was lost on 17 December after BT installed broadband in the upstairs flat, Mrs Telfer said.  She said the company assured her the new connection would not affect the two lines in the shop and post office below.  But until Friday, the branch could not process any payments, including council tax and other bills, or any other service which uses the computerised system.

Songs Played

Brandon Flowers – Crossfire
Emma Bunton – Free Me
DB Boulevard – Point of View
Futureheads – The Beginning Of The Twist
The 87 – The Print
Mumford & Sons – Winter Winds
McFly – All About You
Amy Macdonald – Pride
Bee Gees – I Started A Joke
Wham – Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
Animals – House of The Rising Sun
All Saints – Pure Shores
Stereophonics – In A Moment
Anastacia – Left Outside Alone
Barenaked Ladies – One Week
Beautiful South – Perfect Ten
White Town – Your Woman
Arctic Monkeys – Fake Tales of San Francisco
Adele – Set Fire To The Rain

80s Hour

REM – Orange Crush
Erasure – Sometimes
Dire Straits – Sultans of Swing
Blancmange – Living On The Ceiling
Kajagoogoo – Too Shy
Martika – Toy Soldiers
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill
Jan Hamer – Crocketts Theme
Beastie Boys – You Gotta Fight For You Right (To Party)

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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 can look forward to 2013 with “realism and optimism”.  In the video address released on Sunday, he admitted he had “no quick fixes” to the UK’s economic problems.  But he said there has been “real progress” on cutting Britain’s financial deficit, welfare reform and improving school standards.  Meanwhile, a leaked internal memo suggests senior Lib Dems have been urged to spread the message that the Conservatives cannot be trusted to help build a fairer society.  And Labour has responded to David Cameron’s New Year message by saying the prime minister had “promised change” but “nothing is changing for the better”.  In his message, Mr Cameron said “this is, quite simply, a government in a hurry”, adding: “There’s a reason for that.”  He added: “Britain is in a global race to succeed today. It is a race with countries like China, India and Indonesia; a race for the jobs and opportunities of the future.  “So when people say we can slow down on cutting our debts, we are saying no. We can’t win in this world with a great millstone of debt round our necks.  “When people say we’ve got to stop our welfare reforms because somehow it is cruel to expect people to work, we are saying ‘no’. Getting people into good jobs is absolutely vital, not just for them, but for all of us.

A village post office could not pay pensions or benefits for 11 days over Christmas after its broadband connection was cut off.  Sub-postmistress Wendy Telfer offered to lend her own money to any “really desperate” customers of the branch in Bellingham, Northumberland.  “It’s the busiest time. People wanting to send parcels and get their money,” she said. “It’s really affected us.”  BT is investigating what happened and why the reconnection was delayed.  The Post Office has apologised to customers for any inconvenience.  Mrs Telfer said two customers had taken her up on her offer.  The internet connection was lost on 17 December after BT installed broadband in the upstairs flat, Mrs Telfer said.  She said the company assured her the new connection would not affect the two lines in the shop and post office below.  But until Friday, the branch could not process any payments, including council tax and other bills, or any other service which uses the computerised system.

Songs Played

Brandon Flowers – Crossfire
Emma Bunton – Free Me
DB Boulevard – Point of View
Futureheads – The Beginning Of The Twist
The 87 – The Print
Mumford & Sons – Winter Winds
McFly – All About You
Amy Macdonald – Pride
Bee Gees – I Started A Joke
Wham – Wake Me Up Before You Go Go
Animals – House of The Rising Sun
All Saints – Pure Shores
Stereophonics – In A Moment
Anastacia – Left Outside Alone
Barenaked Ladies – One Week
Beautiful South – Perfect Ten
White Town – Your Woman
Arctic Monkeys – Fake Tales of San Francisco
Adele – Set Fire To The Rain

80s Hour

REM – Orange Crush
Erasure – Sometimes
Dire Straits – Sultans of Swing
Blancmange – Living On The Ceiling
Kajagoogoo – Too Shy
Martika – Toy Soldiers
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill
Jan Hamer – Crocketts Theme
Beastie Boys – You Gotta Fight For You Right (To Party)

See you all in 2013 – Have A Wonderful New Year! 

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