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January 2012

Charity of the Month Update

19th January 2012

I would like to say "thank you" to everyone who has expressed an interest in KLFM's Charity of the Month so far.  I'm overwhelmed with the generosity of our listeners who have donated towards the Chemotherapy Room at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King's Lynn.   It took just 7 days to reach our original target of £1500!

Thanks to you we have TWO new Chemotherapy Chairs for the centre and would now like to upgrade the existing two as well.

Please take a look at our 'Just Giving' page to learn more and make a donation if you wish,

Thanks from everyone at KLFM and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Click here for more and to go to the Just Giving website.

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Linnets vs Norwich City

18th January 2012

Tonight the Linnets faced premiership side Norwich City in the Norfolk Senior Cup and put on a very brave performance.

Over 700 attended the Walks for the clash and here is what manager Gary Setchell made of the his teams efforts after the 1-0 defeat.

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Sipedia

18th January 2012

SIMON: If you were to visit Wikipedia today you'll be greeted by the following message.

"For over a decade, we have spent millions of hours building the largest encyclopaedia in human history. Right now, the U.S. Congress is considering legislation that could fatally damage the free and open Internet. For 24 hours, to raise awareness, we are blacking out Wikipedia"

For today only, there is a place... to post your made up facts...

  • tweet @simonrowe with #sipedia
  •  visit facebook.com/klfm967
  • email simon.rowe@klfm967.co.uk
  • Text 07786 200 967

The best made up facts will appear here over the day.

Thanks

Si

 

 

Harrison Ford has a holiday home in the Southgate’s King’s Lynn.

Margaret Thatcher was in Mamma Mia.

Mr T from the A team got his name after drinking up to 50 cups of tea on set every day .

Fred from Scooby Doo was actually drawn from a photograph of Adam Newstead.

Britney spears is a direct decendant of William Shakespeare.

Richard Hammond is really only 2ft tall, the BBC make him look bigger.

All Mexican men own a donkey.

Ring Star wrote all the Beatles songs but refused to take the credit.

The great wall of china was built to keep rabbits out.

Around the world 200 million people are playing Angry Birds at any point in time.

Film was always colour - the world used to be black and white A celebrity is born every minute.

 

Cricket was invented by Ronnie Corbett in 490 AD.

 

22% of facts are made up.

4 o'clock on Tuesday 3rd June will now take place at 9.25 pm on Friday 8th of July.

The number 12 is considered to be unlucky if you live in South Lynn.

Orange mobile phones are made from real oranges.

 If you put your ear to a cup of tea and listen very carefully, you can hear the voices of the people who picked the original leaves.

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Match Postponed

17th January 2012

Due to a frozen pitch tonights Norfolk Senior Cup match against Norwich City FC has been postponed till tomorrow evening, K/O 7:45.

I had a quick chat with manager Gary Setchell about fixture.

Listen here...

 

 Linnets

Image from www.thelinnets.co.uk

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Surveillance Plan and Campbells Tower

16th January 2012

PLANES GOING ROUND AND ROUND

My Twitter feed has been very busy today with tweets about a plane that has been circling the Wash since 7am this morning.

Was it a Jumbo Jet, why was it there?

After reading my follower's messages and making some enquirees we discoverd the circling plane over the Wash was an RAF surveillance plane & according to RAF Marham was not from their base.

It also seems their are many more over the country doing the same thing.

Have a close look at the plane in question below.

 

THE CAMPBELLS TOWER

Campbell's

A day has passed, the tower has gone, was it strange driving past today?  I heard from a friend today that the last tin of Campbell's alphabet soup was rescued shortly before the explosion, which was just as well as it could of spelt disaster!

SORRY!  Thanks to Tristan Long for the gag!

If you haven't looked at the brilliant set of videos from the explosion yet please check them out below and also take a few moments to look at this amazing film made on the day!

 

 

 


 

 

Nirvana at the Campbell's Tower

Thanks to Sam Lance from Sam L Films


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Campbells Tower

15th January 2012

The Campbell's Tower has been demolished in a controlled explosion this morning at 8am and over a thousand people set their alarm early to witness the event for themselves. 

Have a look at some of the photos and videos of the event and feel free to email me a link to your view of the tower this morning so that I can place it on here as well.

Thanks

Si

 

 

Filmed by KLFM

 

 

 

Filmed by Jodie Backhouse, KLFM Listener

 

 

 

Filmed by Ryan Rix, KLFM Listener

 

 Filmed by Kirsty Carter, KLFM Listener

 

 

Filmed by David Blackmore, KLFM Listener

 


 

 

Filmed by Gary McGuinness, KLFM Listener

 

 

Filmes by Jo Neville, KLFM Listener

 

 

 

 

 

Filmed by Sophie Bragg, KLFM Listener

 

 

Filmed by David Blackmore, KLFM Listener

 


 

 

Filmed by Gary McGuinness, KLFM Listener

 

 

Filmes by Jo Neville, KLFM Listener

 

Campbells Tower 2

 

Photo: There she goes

 

Tower

 

Photo: There she is!  Mick Reed

 

 Tower

 

Photo: It's gone! Mick Reed

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Funny Hairdresser Names

12th January 2012

I asked for you to be creative today.  We were looking for funny hairdresser names, here is what you came up with!

  • The Best Little Hair House in Town
  • Curl Up & Dye
  • Hair Come the Curls
  • Shear Magic
  • From Hair to Etertinty
  • Get your locks off
  • Locks Vegas
  • Hairytails
  • Clip Around the Ear
  • Last Tangle in Paris

If you can think of any more funny suggestions please tweet me at @simonrowe with your idea and the hashtag #funnyhairdressernames

Thanks

 

Posted by Simon Rowe at 12:09pm

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Chemotherapy Chairs

11th January 2012

I paid a visit to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital this week to find out more on the need for more Chemotherapy Chairs to treat paitents with cancer.

Around 1500 new cancer patients are treated at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn every year. Many of these patients have chemotherapy treatment which is carried out in our specialist unit.

The Chemotherapy Room currently has eight special ‘chemo’ chairs, from where we treat 25 patients every day. Cancer treatment services in King’s Lynn are recognised nationally as giving patients a ‘Gold Standard’ level for treatment.

We are currently appealing for funds to allow us to purchase two additional chemo chairs. These are the specialist treatment stations from where chemotherapy is administered. Each chair costs £750, which means we need to raise £1500. Having two additional chairs will allow us to treat a further six patients every day.

Please help us to help others. Cancer recovery success rates are improving all the time. Your donation will be gratefully received and used exclusively for the benefit of patients with cancer. 

 If you can spare anything or would like to know more please click the Just Giving link below

Thanks

Si

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Click to help buy TWO new Chemotherapy Chairs

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Keeper Scores!

8th January 2012

Just thought you might like to see this, I know it's football again, but have you ever you seen a goalkeeper score?

Funny, but not for the other keeper!

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Linnets vs AFC Kempston Rovers

7th January 2012

The Linnets were back in UCL Premier Division action this afternoon against AFC Kempston Rovers at the Walks and before the game

 

KLinnets Matchday Maging's Lynn Town FC manager Gary Setchell recieved the UCL Manager of the Month Award.

 

The Linnets didn't start the match very well, infact the 1st half was poor by their standards so far this season.  After Gary had words during the break Lynn returned to field full of ideas and gusto, so much so that it took just 2 minutes for Lynn to take the lead.

 

The game ended 2-0 and meant another 3 points in the bag which were even more valuable as the final score at title rivals Long Buckby was 1-1.

 

See KLFC's boss in a full video interview on the right. (in 2 parts)

 

 

PART 1

 

 

PART 2

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1600 Followers

6th January 2012

It's a very sad thing to shout about but today I reached 1600 followeres on Twitter.  Thanks for the follow if you did and if you don't, why not be my 1601st follower? (-:
Follow Si on Twitter here.

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RIP The Whale

4th January 2012

The Whale was finally removed from Old Hunstanton beach earlier today, as KLFM was the 1st to report.Did you get the chance to go and see it?

 

I completely understand why it was such an attraction after all its not every day you get to stand so close to such an amazing creature of the deep. What I struggled to understand however is why some complete idiots took time to take away any dignity the poor whale had left by stealing his teeth, chain-sawing his jaw, laying on him, walking all over him and much more.

 

That is completely unforgivable and not fun in any shape of form especially as some of this was filmed and placed on You Tube.

 

My little girl is obsessed with sharks and the like at the moment and had wanted to see it over Christmas so yesterday the kids and my wife took a trip to a very busy beach to catch a glimpse of the wonderful beast.

 

On arrival my wife was pleased to realise there was no smell thanks to the wind direction, my son was very upset as it was so windy, the sand was blowing in his eyes and as he put it “He was nearly walking in the air”.

 

Holly loved it though and told me tales of how big, fat and tall the whale was, “as big as from that wall Dad to that wall over there and this tall!” Jo my wife was most unimpressed however, her boots were ruined, she got covered in sand, her hair resembled being dragged through a bush backwards and they all got very wet as the bright afternoon suddenly turned into another mini storm of wind and rain.

 

RIP The Whale

 


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Back to Work

3rd January 2012

Back to work then, arggghh! 

Don't know about you but I found it almost impossible to fall asleep last night with the strong winds and rain, it was so noisy.  That's just typical though, the one night I need to get up the next day and I'm going to be shatteredI tried having a wash, sorting out the duvet, plumping and turning over the pillows but still no good.  I then decided to use the battery on my Iphone till it ran down from 20%. An hour later after spending time on Twitter I still could not get to sleep but did get quite engrossed in the tweets about the body found in Sandringham.  I must have fallen asleep eventually however because I woke up at about 9:30, not feeling great but I had been to sleep at least, I think!


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