By Frank Keogh BBC Sport at Aintree 6 Apr From the section Horse Racing Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/47842133 Read more about sharing. When the record-breaking Red Rum became the last racehorse to win back-to-back Grand Nationals in 1974, it was shortly after a song called Tiger Feet had topped the charts.Now the diminutive Tiger Roll has his own place in sporting folklore after emulating 'Rummy' with a second triumph in the world's most famous race. That's neat, that Tiger feat.Jockey Davy Russell calls racing's latest little legend "a rock star", and this remarkable triumph at Aintree for Irish trainer Gordon Elliott will be another victory that is talked about for decades.With 40 runners, 30 fences and more than four-and-a-quarter miles, the National is the ultimate test for … [Read more...] about Grand National: Triumphant Tiger Roll becomes a ‘rock star’ racehorse
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Today, it's the smell of fish and chips that fills the air inside Cleethorpes Pier but seven years ago it was all dry ice and dance music! The Pier has changed ownership and look several times since it originally opened on August Bank Holiday Monday 1873. It's hosted everything from summer shows, wrestling, coin & stamp fairs and dance festivals. But a £300,000 investment saw the seaside pavilion transformed into the Pier 39 nightclub on September 4, 1985. The name Pier 39, came from an old steamer pier in San Francisco that had been reconstructed. The mid 80s were the height of blue shadow, pink blusher, shoulder pads and loud shirts - a time to party and dance the night away. As silk shirts, chiffon and mock flares took over in the 1990s - with mini skirts and crop tops prevailing through the noughties - the Pier attracted the celebrity culture. A variety of guest DJs arrived almost on a weekly basis, with the likes of Gatecrasher DJs or mainstream DJs such as; Judge Jules, … [Read more...] about Looking back at Cleethorpes’ Pier 39 during its partying heyday
Richard Ashcroft having a new album out, it’s natural enough that he’ll be hitting the road to promote it, and so it is that he’ll be retrning to Newcastle’s O2 Academy on Monday, April 22. Tickets, priced £42,50, have sold out, but resale tickets might be available nearer the time. For details, go to academymusicgroup.com/o2academynewcastle or richardashcroft.comNext month’s show will be the Lancashire-born 47-year-old’s first in the north east since one at Middlesbrough Town Hall in October and his first in Newcastle since he last played at the Westgate Road academy in April 2017.The former Verve frontman’s latest album, Natural Rebel, gave him his fifth top five hit in a row, peaking at No 4 following its release in October.“With experience comes knowledge, For me, this is my strongest set of songs to date. All my favourite sounds are distilled into something that will hopefully give my fans lasting pleasure. It is for them. Music … [Read more...] about Richard Ashcroft returning to north east in April for second show in region in matter of months
Northampton and its shire has been home to many noteworthy names and famous faces over the years. The birthplace of kings, queens, princes and princesses Northamptonshire has also been the location of at least one Queen's execution. One of the first famous Northamptonians was Ælfgifu of Northampton, born in around 990AD. She came from an important Midlands family and married King Cnut. Ælfgifu ruled Norway with her eldest son for four years and helped another son Harold Harefoot become King of England. More Just over 900 years later, another powerful woman with connection to the town was Margaret Bondfield - a politician, trade unionist, and women’s rights activist, elected as Labour MP for Northampton in 1923. She later became the first female cabinet member. On the sporting fields Edgar Mobbs, a rugby player from Northampton who played for England, and Walter Tull, who played for Northampton Town Football Club. Both served men with gallantry in the First World War … [Read more...] about Looking Back: Famous faces that have called our county their home
JUSTIN Timberlake is a world-famous singer who performed at the 2018 Brit Awards. Timberlake rose to fame as part of boy band NSYNC, and is best known for his songs Cry Me A River and Sexy Back, as well as for previously dating Britney Spears. But who is his wife, and where else will he be headlining? How old is Justin Timberlake? Justin was born in 1981 in Memphis, Tennessee, making him 38 years old. He began his career on the Mickey Mouse Club alongside future girlfriend Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. In 1995 he shot to fame as part of boy band NSYNC before leaving in 2002 and establishing a successful solo career. His fifth album Man Of The Woods, which includes the song Say Something, was released in January 2018. Who is Justin's wife? The pop singer married the actress Jessica Biel, 35, in Italy in 2012. She has recently won plaudits for her role in TV show The Sinner. They have a son Silas, who was born in 2015. Before marrying the actress, he had a number of high-profile … [Read more...] about How old is Justin Timberlake, who is his wife and what are the Say Something singer’s best songs?