Business Diary: Racing TV tunes up for classical music fans
Wednesday 08 July 2009
Racing TV is conducting a novel experiment to pull in the punters. To support the niche gamblers who couldn't bring themselves to lay down a tenner on the 2.30 at Newmarket without some banging tunes, the channel will provide the perfect antidote. In what it calls a "groundbreaking" move – or should that be "earsplitting" – the 7.20 Handicap at Kempton Park will have the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra sitting on the jumps track, playing "The William Tell Overture". A few suggestions to spice up the next race: "Wild Horses" by the Rolling Stones, or how about "Nags To Riches" by Elvis Presley?
Tesco reeling as cheese thefts hit Gloucester
While the shoplifting fraternity has traditionally been drawn to razor blades, booze and DVDs, it seems that Gloucester's thieves have a more refined taste when targeting the local Tesco. It emerged yesterday that the grocery giant's Brockworth store has been hit by a spate of cheese robberies. The crime spree has forced the store to put metal security tags on its Cathedral City cheddar cheese. It didn't reveal if crackers and chutney had been similarly targeted.
Gold's plates lift registration mag
Regtransfers, the magazine for enthusiasts of cherished number plates, has called in the big guns to help celebrate its 21st birthday. The cover star on the latest issue is none other than David Gold, chairman of Birmingham City FC and owner of the parent company of Ann Summers and Knickerbox, presumably waxing lyrical about the "D GOLD" plate on his Rolls-Royce. However, a reader has questioned whether Gold's plate conforms to DVLA regulations.
Savile Row suffers amid northern uproar
Abercrombie & Fitch, the fashion retailer for all things preppie, has caused a stir since setting up off Savile Row. One bespoke tailor complained that his street had been gatecrashed by scores of northerners travelling down to pick up a vintage fleece or "athletic pants" from A&F's one British store. The police had to prevent coaches from driving up Savile Row to avoid gridlock. For this tailor, Abercrombie's UK expansion can't come quickly enough.
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