Great British Bake Off winner Candice Brown tweeted: "So so sad to hear about Gary Rhodes. His banana and syrup loaf was the first thing I baked all on my own. The pages are stuck together with syrup. So much love to his family."
Bit puzzled when I was trying to book my train tickets to the match yesterday. My debit card (less than a month old after I lost one) was being declined by the train website.
On the way to Stowmarket station I saw I'd had a call from the bank.
Rang them from the station. 'Somebody's found your lost debit card Mr Factual, and handed it in.'
I pointed out that I'd got my debit card.
'Hold the line, Mr Factual, I'll transfer you to Lost Cards'.
After a few minutes of listening to the inevitable Vivaldi, I spoke to somebody else. It seems somebody had found the card I'd lost a month ago, contacted First Direct who, without checking what the number on the card was, had cancelled my current card. She admitted they shouldn't have done that, but she couldn't 'uncancel' it and I'd have to wait three days or so for another new card. I grumped at this, and she said she'd send me £30, which covered my match ticket, train ticket, car parking and half time cuppa.