Those magical Centre Court tickets were rather easier for some to procure than for others. Being Scottish helped, naturally: there was Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister. Multiple Olympic gold medalist Sir Chris Hoy had a seat, as did the star of ‘The 300’, actor Gerard Butler. The latter had somehow colour co-ordinated his grey jacket with a non-Scot on his right, Hollywood idol Bradley Cooper, which perhaps explains the pair’s smug, sunglassed selfie, captured for posterity on Twitter.
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Saturday 14 April 2012
Thousands of racecourse spectators and millions of TV viewers watched the closest Grand National in history today, but the event was marred by tragedy as big favourite Synchronised died after a fall.
Monday 09 January 2012
As Beyoncé and Jay-Z settle on 'Blue Ivy' for their newly born daughter, we look at the some of the more creative name choices for celebrity offspring
Wednesday 31 August 2011
A man has pleaded guilty to blackmailing Coleen Rooney in a case involving her son, a lost mobile phone and a gang intent on profiting from a series of family photographs.
Saturday 27 August 2011
Monday 27 June 2011
A pathologist has been unable to determine how a senior Tory whose body was found in a Glastonbury Festival VIP toilet died, an inquest heard today.
Sunday 26 June 2011
Prime Minister David Cameron said today he was "devastated" to hear of the death of his constituency chairman at Glastonbury Festival.
Sunday 12 September 2010
The two prostitutes involved in the Wayne Rooney sex scandal made public apologies today to his wife Coleen.
Sunday 12 September 2010
Thursday 09 September 2010
Well, that really was the easy bit. The pre-match stadium anthem in Basle on Tuesday night was Status Quo's "Whatever you Want", which neatly summed up the Swiss defence's generosity towards Wayne Rooney. Now, in the space of four days, he must encounter both his wife and Everton's fans, both of whom believe they have suffered the greatest act of infidelity imaginable. And looming into view behind those two obstacles are the massed supporters of Rangers and Liverpool – who are Manchester United's next opponents. Not really what Rooney wanted.
Thursday 15 July 2010
Wayne Rooney today defeated attempts to sue him for £4.3 million. The Manchester United and England striker was accused of withholding commission on multi-million pound deals brokered by sports management firm Proactive, who used to represent him.
Friday 09 April 2010
Coleen Rooney shocked pundits and bookmakers today by donning a little black dress to Ladies' Day - the most important fashion date in the horseracing calendar.
Tuesday 16 February 2010
Wayne Rooney was exploited when the teenage prodigy signed his first commercial contract, the boss of the players' union told a court today.
Saturday 13 February 2010
Monday 08 February 2010
A court case in which Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen are being sued for £4.3 million was abruptly adjourned today.
Tuesday 02 February 2010
Millionaire footballer Wayne Rooney and his wife Coleen are being sued for £4.3 million after being "exploited" by his agent, a court heard today.
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