As sporting communities go, none close ranks quite like horse racing. Misuse of the whip? Nothing to see here. One of the most powerful owners implicated in an alleged kidnapping? Move along now. Jockey (one who rides for Gordon Elliott, incidentally) punches his mount in the head? Don’t bother yourself with things you know nothing about. Horse racing, generally, likes to keep it all in-house. But there can be no keeping this in-house. When animal rights campaigners rail against fatalities on the course - whether it be at Cheltenham, Aintree or any course up and down the country - they are told horses are treated like princes and princesses at home. They are treated in the same way as or better than humans, treated like part of the family, apparently. Which is probably true, in general. But sorry, the last time I checked, no-one takes a pew on one of the family if he or she drops dead of a heart attack. No-one poses astride his or her body like some big-game trophy … [Read more...] about Gordon Elliott must be banned and shouldn’t be allowed at Cheltenham or Grand National
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Fern Britton and Phil Vickery split last year after 20 years together. The TV couple revealed that a candid conversation with each other made them realise they were on different paths in life. The pair, who share daughter Winnie, 18, met on the set of BBC Two's Ready Steady Cook and started dating. Presenter Fern and celebrity chef Phil went on to marry in 2000 and welcome their only child together. They tied the knot following her divorce from TV executive Clive Jones. But after 20 years together, they realised something wasn't right. Fern, 63, revealed why she and Phil, 59, decided to end their marriage. The former This Morning star told Woman & Home magazine last March: "We simply needed to follow our own paths. Over time we realised we weren't necessarily having the kind of life we once did. It seemed right to say 'thank you' and move on. "But we do have a good friendship. Phil and I had the greatest fun together and we have the most beautiful daughter … [Read more...] about Fern Britton and Phil Vickery’s conversation that made them realise marriage was over
Let's face it, there is no one quite like Mum. Whether it's a kind word or a shoulder to cry on, she is there no matter what life throws at you - and we've never appreciated her more than during this challenging year. That's why this Mother's Day, Sunday 14 March, it is more important than ever to show your Mum just how much you care. While lockdown restrictions might mean you can't be there in person, there are still plenty of ways to make her feel special - starting with the perfect gift. FEMAIL has turned to Marks & Spencer to find the very best Mother's Day presents for every taste and budget, from a soothing Apothecary Sleep Gift Set (£19.50) for Mums who love a pamper to an elegant Set of Four Crystal Prosecco Glasses (£25) that is perfect for the ultimate hostess. As you might not be there to deliver the present on the day itself, it's a good idea to get organised and order your gift early to avoid disappointment. Ready to get inspired? Here are our pick of … [Read more...] about Get ahead this Mother’s Day! Show her how special she is with our guide to gifts she will love, for every budget
UNFORGOTTEN is the compelling police drama on ITV starring Nicola Walker has left viewers on the edge of their seats. Here's everything you need to know about the fourth series, which will see some creepy cold cases resurface once again. What time is Unforgotten series four on ITV tonight? The second episode of Unforgotten season four airs tonight, Monday March 1, at 9pm. After it has aired it will be available to watch on the ITV Hub. Filming for the news series began in January 2020, but shooting was suspended in March due to the lockdown enforced by the COVID-19 pandemic. The show's official Twitter account confirmed filming got back underway in September by sharing a snap of a clapperboard from the production. Who's in the cast of Unforgotten series four? The cast sees the return of the main characters DS Sunny Khan ( Sanjeev Bhaskar ) and DCI Cassie Stuart ( Nicola Walker ). The likes of Downtown Abbey star Peter Egan, Alastair Mackenzie from Deep … [Read more...] about What time does Unforgotten series four start on ITV tonight?
Kate Garraway has shared the greatest lesson she's learned over the past year. GMB's Kate has been an inspiration to us all since March, juggling work and motherhood with grace and good humour while her husband remains in the hospital. Derek Draper was hospitalised in March with Covid and admitted to intensive care in April, where he was put into an induced coma. He's since emerged from that coma and is currently in a Prolonged Disorder of Consciousness, meaning he's generally unresponsive. Now she's shared what wisdom she's taken on, telling Hello! magazine : "In the darkest of times you can find goodness and love just when you need it most and helping each other is the only way we will get through this grimmest of times." She added: "I've learnt about the kindness of strangers. It has been the toughest of times for me and my family, as it has for so many others and the good wishes and sympathy from viewers and listeners has really helped. "To know so many people are … [Read more...] about Kate Garraway found strength in the kindness of strangers during ‘toughest times’