Golden Girls call it a day: Betty and Beryl, the radio presenters with a combined age of 176, wave goodbye to their fans after final Christmas Day showBeryl Renwick, 86, and Betty Smith, 91, scooped a prestigious Sony Radio Award for their show on BBC HumbersideBut after six years the firm friends have decided to hang up their mikes | UPDATED: 11:11 GMT, 25 December 2012 They don't think much of David Beckham, Lady Gaga and don't get them started on the Rolling Stones. But for the past six years two pensioners from Hull have become household names thanks to their popular, no nonsense and heartwarming radio show. Now Beryl Renwick, 86, and Betty Smith, 91, who with a combined age of 176 were a surprise hit at this year's prestigious Sony Radio Awards, are getting ready to hang up their mikes at BBC Radio Humberside.
AA warns on rising peril of potholes…to pedestrians: Numbers affecting Britain's pavements is growingAverage pavement has nearly two potholes per mile but some have fourMotorists and cyclists however face an average of 6.25 potholes per mileGovernment has announced an extra 215m for councils to tackle problem | UPDATED: 00:03 GMT, 19 December 2012 Potholes are not just a growing menace for motorists – they are an increasing threat to pedestrians too, a survey reveals today. Some pavements already have up to four potholes in every mile, while roads have more than twice that number, the AA reports. And that is before winter wreaks havoc on the highways.