February 19, 2015

Top News Stories –

Eastenders is 30 –
Eastenders the UK soap set in the fictional London Borough of Walford in the East End of London is 30 years old today. Based around the pub The Queen Vic the character with the most appearances is Phil Mitchell (played by Steve McFadden) with 2,525 episodes out of the 5,018 transmitted followed by Ian Beale (Adam Woodyatt) who has been in it since the first episode.
The-Queen-Victoria-pubThe Queen Victoria pub

Niagara falls freezes –
Parts of the Niagara Falls freeze over after a fourth winter storm in a month blew through the area. One of the coldest winters on the US eastern seaboard has seen people in Boston jumping into snowdrifts in their underwear.
Niagara-falls-frozenNiagara Falls

Video of the Day –

NBC’s Amazing Drone Video Above the Majestic, Frozen Niagara Falls | NBC Nightly News

List of the day –

Most appearances in Eastenders up to February 19th 2015 –

Series cast summary:
Steve McFadden
 Phil / … (2,525 episodes, 1990-2015)
Adam Woodyatt
 Ian / … (2,488 episodes, 1985-2015)
Pam St. Clement
 Pat / … (1,818 episodes, 1986-2012)
June Brown
 Dot / … (1,720 episodes, 1985-2015)
Barbara Windsor
 Peggy / … (1,554 episodes, 1994-2015)
Wendy Richard
 Pauline / … (1,536 episodes, 1985-2010)
Perry Fenwick
 Billy / … (1,353 episodes, 1998-2015)
Letitia Dean
 Sharon / … (1,282 episodes, 1985-2015)
Sid Owen
 Ricky / … (1,210 episodes, 1988-2012)
Patsy Palmer
 Bianca / … (1,146 episodes, 1993-2014)
Todd Carty
 Mark (1,082 episodes, 1990-2003)
Jessie Wallace
 Kat / … (1,077 episodes, 2000-2015)
Natalie Cassidy
 Sonia / … (1,070 episodes, 1993-2015)

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8 #ReplaceSongTitlesWithTikoy Ash Wednesday #YearoftheGoat
9 #IfThe80sNeverStopped Niall and Melissa #MyDreamIn5Words
10 #DondukKaldık Oliver Sacks Blur

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Business and economy
  • Greece requests its partners in the eurozone for a six month loan program extension in an apparent compromise attempt; Germany has rejected the request. (BBC News)
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