News archive from 8 April 2017

'Turbo Terry' Flanagan to face Vasyl Lomachenko if he defends world lightweight title against Petr Petrov

Terry Flanagan is on a collision course with the man seen by many as the greatest fighter in the world. Vasyl Lomachenko is waiting if Turbo Terry defends his world lightweight title against Russia’s Petr Petrov at the Manchester Arena on Saturday...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport
 

Barry Geraghty: I have tasted Grand National success before... but I hope for More Of That this Saturday

Five weeks ago, top jump jockey Barry Geraghty broke seven ribs and punctured a lung in a fall at Kempton, putting him out of the Cheltenham Festival.  On Saturday afternoon he could have ridden a leading hope Cause of Causes, but will try to win his...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport
 

Peter Scudamore goes up against his own son in the Grand National... and Tom is on a mission to upstage his...

It is debatable which horse Tom Scudamore’s daughters Margot and Myrtle want to win Saturday’s Randox Health Grand National.  Dad will ride long-time antepost favourite Vieux Lion Rouge, who won the Becher Chase, arguably the best trial of the season,...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport
 

One For Arthur looks to join Scotland's only Grand National winner Rubstic... but is he ready to sit at the...

Trainer Lucinda Russell has a theory you can tell a person’s age by the Grand National they remember best.  Being too gallant to publicise a lady’s age, I shall merely pass on a that the young Miss Russell dashed outside with archetypal Pony Club...

Daily Mail, 00:00 in Sport
 
George Shelley and Lilah Parsons let go from Capital FM’s Breakfast Show after Dave Berry quits

George Shelley and Lilah Parsons let go from Capital FM’s Breakfast Show after Dave Berry quits

George Shelley and Lilah Parsons have reportedly both been let go from Capital FM’s flagship breakfast show after their co-host Dave Berry said goodbye to listeners on Friday morning. Dave quit the station after ten years to ‘pursue other passions’ on...

Metro, 00:02 in Showbiz
 
War fears after Trump's blitz on Syria: US warned by Putin over missile strikes

War fears after Trump's blitz on Syria: US warned by Putin over missile strikes

Concerns over the escalation were heightened further last night when Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a warship in “full combat readiness” to sail to Syria to help protect it against “US aggression”.  The surprise attack on an airbase was in...

 
North Korean defector urges world leaders to prepare for ‘DESPERATE’ Kim Jong-un attack

North Korean defector urges world leaders to prepare for ‘DESPERATE’ Kim Jong-un attack

Thae Yong-ho, who served as North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the UK before defecting to South Korea last year, alarmingly predicted that the despotic leader would use nuclear weapons against Britain and the United States – unless they “eliminate him...

 
Donald Trump carried out Syria missile strike ‘after being convinced by daughter Ivanka’

Donald Trump carried out Syria missile strike ‘after being convinced by daughter Ivanka’

Trump has long opposed military intervention in Syria – both as a private citizen when he criticised Obama’s intervention in the region, and as President. But the Republican firebrand is believed to have made his dramatic U-turn after being convinced...

 

Why you can ride the bus for free once a month under a Lib Dem mayor

Free bus passes on the first Saturday of the month are part of a package of congestion and pollution-busting policies pledged by Lib Dem West Midlands mayoral candidate Beverley Nielsen in her manifesto released today. She also promises a 'Beverley's...

 

Why you can ride the bus for free once a month under a Lib Dem mayor

Free bus passes on the first Saturday of the month are part of a package of congestion and pollution-busting policies pledged by Lib Dem West Midlands mayoral candidate Beverley Nielsen in her manifesto released today. She also promises a 'Beverley's...

 

Travel: In the footsteps of history on the Anglesey Coastal Path

Walking the Anglesey Coastal Path, with its hugely varied landscape including cliffs and ancient monuments, inspired author Tony Halker I am not sure whether I prefer the olives stuffed with goats cheese or those filled with jalapenos. My drinking...

 

Travel: Springtime in Paris at the new Grand Musée du Parfum

The exhibits at Paris’ new perfume museum are right on the nose, finds Neil Geraghty In a softly-lit basement on Paris’ elegant Rue Faubourg Saint Honoré I’m on a journey back in time. I’m visiting the new Grand Musée du Parfum and on the wall hangs...

 

Music review: Melanie C

Mel Chisholm was always reputed to be the strongest singer in The Spice Girls, and has certainly eked out the most respectable solo career, attracting fans from Europe and the Americas to this first night of her latest tour promoting new album,...

 

Theatre review: Channeling Jabez

Have you heard of Jabez Wolffe? No, few people have. That’s something playwright and performer Giles Croft is seeking to remedy – and not only because he is a distant relative. He thinks the Glasgow swimmer deserves to be remembered, both for his...

 

Music review: Amy Macdonald

As she pointed out in one of various moments of flawlessly amiable raconteuring while introducing one of her earliest compositions, Youth of Today, it’s been 10 years now since Amy Macdonald released her debut album This Is The Life. Written when she...

 


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