« Previous | Main | Next »

Got a mobile?

Eddie Mair | 13:11 UK time, Tuesday, 29 May 2007

You can now listen to regularly updated news headlines on your mobile phone. 60 seconds of news and sport are available from BBC News. If you'd like to find out how, follow this link.


  1. At 01:37 PM on 29 May 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    Oh at long last -- This is great! I'm so pleased to hear it -- I feel there aren't nearly enough ways to get news throughout the day, and I really don't want there to be a moment in any of my day, waking or asleep, when I can't discover what someone who thinks him/herself the guardian of such things has deemed newsworthy. If I can't get to my radio/TV/newspaper/internet/pager or any of the other things that yatter away at me all day then this will come in really useful. Brilliant.

    For crying out loud!

    I don't want to take a p*** in my tumble drier either ((C) Mark Watson).

  2. At 01:40 PM on 29 May 2007, Fearless Fred wrote:

    Oh dear, are they making you promote all these lovely services so that Auntie can make enough money to do the upgrades to the blog that we've been hearing about for a few months?

  3. At 01:50 PM on 29 May 2007, RJD wrote:

    Eddie - are you on commission? First it is urging us to call the listeners’ log at 8p/min and now you are telling us how we can download news on our mobiles at an an unspecified cost. Not another premium rate scam is it?

  4. At 02:09 PM on 29 May 2007, Frances O wrote:

    Pah! And pay for it?

  5. At 02:28 PM on 29 May 2007, Roberto Carlos Alvarez-Galloso,CPUR wrote:

    Great Blog.

  6. At 02:37 PM on 29 May 2007, Roberto Carlos Alvarez-Galloso,CPUR wrote:

    Great Blog.

  7. At 02:47 PM on 29 May 2007, Eddie Mair wrote:

    RJD (3) yes I am. Is that a problem?

  8. At 02:57 PM on 29 May 2007, witchiwoman wrote:

    I am quite mesmerised

  9. At 03:16 PM on 29 May 2007, RJD wrote:

    Eddie (7) - No, not at all - enterprise is to be welcomed and encouraged. (pssst . . what's the %age then?)

  10. At 03:51 PM on 29 May 2007, The Stainless Steel Cat wrote:


    I don't have a mobile, but one of my co-workers here has one made of little metallic elephants which twirl around over her head in the updraft from the PC vents.

    Would that do?

  11. At 03:56 PM on 29 May 2007, nikki noodle wrote:

    I spend about 5 hours one evening cutting and pasting bits of paper, card and string to make a 'mobile' phone for my little god daughter, with bells on and everything...

    ...if you can send news updates to *that* then you really do deserve every penny of your wages!!


  12. At 04:19 PM on 29 May 2007, DI Wyman wrote:

    ..yes I have.... its Pooh Bear and his chums..luverlly colours if the sun shines on it as it spins round....my sis has just bought one for her new daughter and it hangs above her cot. she coo's and aah's at it..bless...

    .....BTW...keep up the good work, i'm sure it will pay dividends one day..

  13. At 04:31 PM on 29 May 2007, Gillianian wrote:

    Nikki noodle (11) Lol! I think DIWyman would be interested in sharing ideas with you. You two could have the makings of a new small business enterprise........

  14. At 05:44 PM on 29 May 2007, RJD wrote:

    Gillgillianian - Your name is growing, you know?

  15. At 09:43 AM on 30 May 2007, Gillianianianian wrote:

    RJD (14) Yes, it's symptomatic - sadly, my name is spreading at the same rate as other bits of me. ;o(

  16. At 01:21 PM on 30 May 2007, Anna Ford wrote:

    And you a former policemn RJD!! Tsk tsk.

  17. At 01:36 PM on 30 May 2007, Humph wrote:

    But Gilligilligillianianianian surely the spreading of other bits of you - your charm, wit and general joie de vivre - is not something to be sad about. Is it?


  18. At 01:48 PM on 30 May 2007, RJD wrote:

    No Anna, I wasn't a policemn - I was a policeman. You really shouldn't diminish me as a man. Your rejection hurt me enough at the time, you know!

  19. At 09:43 PM on 30 May 2007, Gillian wrote:

    Humph (17) *mwah!* *mwah!* Bless your cotton socks! There's a pint or two of your favourite tipple waiting for you at the NC bar!

  20. At 11:50 PM on 30 May 2007, Anna Ford wrote:

    Forgive me RJD, I just can't use the word "m*n" without getting all excited, so I sought to use a calming contraction. This is no way reflects upon your masculinity, I assure you. It's your fault I have a problem, actually -- ever since we met I've known what m*n really means.

    I'm off for a lie down.

    In the back of my brother.

  21. At 01:15 AM on 31 May 2007, RJD wrote:

    Anna - "In the back of my brother" - naughty again! But no matter - you have made me very, very happy. Do you like butternut squash?

  22. At 09:11 AM on 31 May 2007, Val P wrote:

    RJD - what kind of tangent are you on now?

  23. At 09:28 AM on 31 May 2007, Anna Ford wrote:

    I do, RJD, but only in its true unadulterated form. No chopping or mashing for me. Could you fetch me one? Would you mind donning a Policem*n's uniform while you're at it? There's a good chap.

    Val, he's on a very masculine tangent, don't stop him when I'm enjoying it so much.

  24. At 11:15 AM on 31 May 2007, RJD wrote:

    Anna - Good morning from the Belfast office.

    As you know I never leave home without one - butternut squash that is.

    As for the Policem*n's uniform, I'll see if I can get done for speeding again on the way back and buy one of a Constable. My own, as you will remember, was taken away and shredded after that last incident!

  25. At 08:57 PM on 31 May 2007, Anna Ford wrote:

    Fabulous. I can't wait!

  26. At 11:09 PM on 31 May 2007, Val P wrote:

    Appy - ha ha ha!

  27. At 11:36 PM on 31 May 2007, RJD wrote:

    Ah, you rotten imposter. And there was me thinking that it was the real Anna Ford who I proposed to all those years ago! I'm nearly speechless. In fact I am spe. . .

    So what do I do with this butternut squash then?

  28. At 10:21 AM on 01 Jun 2007, Aperitif wrote:

    Oh RJD (27), do you really need a suggestion...? ;-)

  29. At 10:41 AM on 04 Jun 2007, Big Sister wrote:

    I do so like exotic squashes, Appy, but a nut squash is my favourite ...

    For some reason, the mods seem to think I'm being abusive. Whoever heard of abusive squashes?

This post is closed to new comments.

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.