THE third Monday of January has been awarded the gloomy title of Blue Monday - supposedly the most depressing day of the year.

A number of factors apparently contribute -including the combination of Post-Christmas blues, cold dark nights, struggling New Year's resolutions and the arrival  of unpaid credit card bills.

However's Taunton's Cosy Club is hoping to cheer people up with a special promotion on Monday, offering anyone who pops in and quotes Blue Monday to the team a free cup of tea to enjoy in or takeaway.

The promotion is running from 9am until close and is limited to one cup of tea per person.

As it turns out, Blue Monday itself originated as a publicity stunt in 2005 by Sky Travel.