If this was supposed to be the preliminary sketch for an Epsom masterpiece, then for now Liber Nauticus remains closer to an oil tanker than a dashing ocean clipper. Nonetheless she finds herself disputing favouritism for the Investec Oaks, bookmakers having taken an indulgent view of the heavy weather she made of her trial here.
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Thursday 03 January 2013
Robins plotting another rescue act at Coventry City – and victory at Spurs would help
Wednesday 02 January 2013
Now... Starting today, until 28 March, Visit York has a promotion with a range of hotels offering a free dinner for guests booking a two-night stay. At 17th-century Middlethorpe Hall & Spa, the price for two nights including breakfast and a candelit dinner is £398. visityork.org
Wednesday 26 December 2012
A British kickboxer could face the death penalty in Thailand after being charged with murdering an American soldier at a popular holiday resort.
Thursday 20 December 2012
The Government is forcing Go Ahead to give thousands of passengers on its London Midland route £7m worth of free tickets after the rail operator cancelled hundreds of services.
Monday 17 December 2012
A couple accused of killing their six children in a house fire have denied charges of manslaughter.
Saturday 15 December 2012
A man opened fire in a hospital in Alabama, US, wounding a police officer and two employees before he was shot dead by police.
Sunday 09 December 2012
Thursday 29 November 2012
For those dispirited by the way so many big jump races are nowadays carved up between the same few stables, here was a look back to the future. Lest we forget, Kim Bailey himself once won the Gold Cup and Champion Hurdle at the same Festival, with Master Oats and Alderbrook respectively in 1995, and until this year he remained unique among current trainers in having also won a Grand National. Even in his pomp, however, he never pretended to invulnerability – and the engaging human qualities that leavened his undoubted hunger have been sadly missed from the elite scene for more than a decade.
Nadine Dorries in Twitter row with Birmingham MP after comparing his open heart surgery to her stint on I'm A Celebrity...
Wednesday 28 November 2012
When Nadine Dorries decided to abandon her constituents and enter the jungle with other 'celebs', many weren't too amused. Now the controversial MP has compared her time away to having heart surgery.
Wednesday 28 November 2012
Their city councils may need to make combined cuts of hundreds of millions of pounds, but the battle cries coming from Birmingham and Manchester yesterday suggest their Christmas markets are safe.
Sunday 25 November 2012
Older people with special skills are teaching the younger generation via an online marketplace
Friday 23 November 2012
The KC Stadium has been a happy hunting ground for Burnley in recent years and we're backing the Lanchashire side to plunder maximum points at the far end of the M62 once again. Take some of the 11/4 available on Burnley (draw no bet).
Wednesday 21 November 2012
The Jacksons are to bring their reunion tour to the UK with five newly-announced dates next year.
Thursday 15 November 2012
Birmingham acting chairman Peter Pannu has poured cold water on claims from Gianni Paladini that a takeover deal could be agreed within the next 10 days.
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