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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Friday 01 October 2010
The authors of the revamped Champions' Day at Ascot will be grateful should the weather prove rather more benign, next October, than seems likely this time round. For deteriorating conditions, either side of the Channel, promise anything but a level playing field for the top-class sport scheduled over the next three days.
Thursday 09 September 2010
People living in Birmingham have been the luckiest at finding undated 20p coins which are worth hundreds of times their face value, research indicated today.
Tuesday 07 September 2010
The son of dance music star Goldie was jailed for life today after stabbing a disabled man to death.
Tuesday 07 September 2010
An MP who was forced to stand down after claiming £1,645 on expenses for a floating duck house has now sold it for charity, it was confirmed today.
Tuesday 17 August 2010
A relaxed Marilyn Monroe poses for a series of intimate pictures in a collection of previously unseen shots, which have been released almost 50 years after her death.
Friday 06 August 2010
This week's only council by-election saw Tories easily hold off a Labour challenge in a marginal seat.
Wednesday 14 July 2010
Four men arrested on suspicion of murdering a high-profile public figure in India have been released on bail, police said today.
Tuesday 13 July 2010
Four men were arrested today on suspicion of murdering a high-profile public figure who was gunned down in India.
Friday 04 June 2010
Drawing on the Wolverhampton Art Gallery's extensive collection of Pop Art, 'Pop Protest' compares two 'ages of anxiety' in our recent history - 1965-1975 and 2000-2010 - and explores what made these periods so politically and artistically turbulent.
Tuesday 01 June 2010
A police officer who headed a child abuse investigation unit has been charged with six child sex offences.
Wednesday 26 May 2010
An unlicensed wheel-clamping firm boss who fleeced dozens of innocent motorists was jailed for two years today after his "business" was condemned as a ruthless scam.
Tuesday 20 April 2010
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Saturday 17 April 2010
Two Conservative candidates will win £500,000 each if they make it to be Prime Minister after they backed themselves for the top job while they were students, it emerged today.
Friday 26 March 2010
A couple were today found guilty of murdering three-year-old Ryan Lovell-Hancox who died in hospital on Christmas Eve after being abused, neglected and beaten.
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