Frankel himself struggled to preserve the dignity of Glorious Goodwood last year, when obliged to compete with the London Olympics. Today the fixture’s claims as the most charming ritual of the British Turf are threatened with dilution only by the weather forecast, which has rather too equivocal a look for the liking of either punters or aesthetes. The latter most cherish the swaying backdrop of cornfields and woodland when bathed in sunlight; while the former have more practical distaste for rain clouds.
Faye Jones, 16, apologises for what she put her family through
There’s plenty of history to discover on this dramatic walk along the Northumberland coast, says Mark Rowe
Both had their cars stolen from their homes
Europe’s oldest surviving iron chain suspension bridge under threat
His very name anticipates the role to which he is summoned, just 13 days from now, and even punters made to regret taking short odds about the hot favourite would surely find it in their own hearts to admire the mighty one housed in the chest of Overturn.
'I dare say my house is haunted'
Everton 2 West Bromwich Albion 1
G4S paid the price for the fiasco over security for the London Olympics today when it was stripped of a contract to run a prison and missed out on other jail contracts.
The spread of the deadly fungus threatening all 80m British ash trees cannot be stopped, a leading Government scientist has said, and Britain’s woods and forests will have to undergo major change as a result.
Scrabble lovers could soon be racking up double-digit scores with words like quaazy, zowpig and splawder.
'I wanted to be Joni Mitchell'
What’s so special about Alnwick? The Northumbrian dormitory town about 30 miles outside Newcastle is home to a medieval castle, a Morrisons and a population of around 8,000. It also happens to be the home town of University of Sussex History professor Keith Middlemas and local artist Percy Forster.
Sid Waddell was a broadcaster who popularised and almost single-handed propelled darts into the modern sporting era. With his death at the age of 72 from bowel cancer, the sporting world has lost one of its most colourful and beloved commentators.
Lianne Smith admitted killing her son and daughter because she feared they would be taken away from her
Another Irish Derby win for Tipperary trainer as three-year-old slogs home