Southeastern to Raise Ticket Prices?
A change to the way that train fares are set means passengers are likely to stomach at least an 8 percent increases in train ticket prices come the New Year due to inflation.
The previous way of calculating a fare increase was inflation plus 1 percent but now it’s inflation plus 3 percent which could mean train fares in Medway and Kent increasing by 8%-13%.
How will you get to work if we see such a dramatic fare increase?
X Factor Surprise
It’s back Saturday night – The X Factor – Louis Walsh is miffed Gary Barlow’s head judge instead of him, meanwhile there’s been a surprise cull of almost three dozen hopeful contestants.
Gary Barlow is Favourite for X Factor Judge
Gary Barlow has been voted as favourite to take over from Simon Cowell on the X Factor should he leave the next series of the TV show. Sharon Osborne came in second place. Who would you like to see? Suggestions on the show this morning included Rolf Harris, Alan Carr, Meatloaf, Simon Amstel and Pat Sharp!
The Cat Cafe
There’s a cafe in Tokyo that lets you rent an hour in an environment surrounded by cats. It’s around £15 an hour for the pleasure and, if you’re not a cat person, there are cafes with rabbits, ferrets and even beetles.
- Justin Bieber on winning the International Breakthrough Act.
- Jessie J who won the Critics’ Choice award.
- British Group award winners Take That (part of their acceptance speech, a tribute to Robbie from Mark Owen and a few words from Gary Barlow).
- Plan B – the winner of Best British Male Solo Artist.
- Best International Male – Cee Lo Green – who thanks us and tells us we have great taste in music!
- Plus, Matt Cardle who’s grateful to have come so far in such a short time.