A groom and his mates who were due to go to Las Vegas on a dream stag do have had a very different type of weekend...in Cardiff. Ben Whincup, 28, had spent a year planning the US-trip with dad Craig, four friends and his two brothers-in-law. But, a day before they were due to fly they found out nothing was booked, The Mirror reported. Ben alleges that the best man - entrusted with almost £8,000 - told him he had spent all the money and booked nothing. Ben, 28, said: “I could not believe what I was hearing. I never even got angry really, it was just shock and disbelief. “You can’t believe someone would do something like that. So we’ve gone from thinking we’d be at a pool party in Vegas to sat having a beer in Swindon.” Ben, who ties the knot with fiancee Emma in Royal Wootton Bassett on April 24, is a rugby coach at Gloucester University who also works as a service engineer, said: “As soon as we had set a date, I told Emma I wanted to go … [Read more...] about Stag group who were meant to be going to Las Vegas ended up in Cardiff
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A devastated groom who missed out on his dream Las Vegas stag do after the best man allegedly stole the £8,000 holiday pot has finally had a blast with his pals – thanks to the Daily Mirror. Ben Whincup said he was “so happy” after the group enjoyed a day paintballing followed by a night on the tiles. Ben, 28, had spent a year planning the Sin City jaunt with dad Craig, four friends and his two brothers-in-law. But, as we reported , they were left drowning their sorrows in a local pub last month after being told nothing was booked, a day before they were set to fly. After reading our story, travel firm Groupia contacted the Mirror and offered to set up a last-minute UK bash – and Ben chose Cardiff. The rugby coach said: “I’m so happy we got to do this because it’s been a terrible few weeks dealing with what happened. “We were all so disappointed about it and did not know what to do, so we are so grateful we could come over here and … [Read more...] about Groom whose best man ‘nicked Las Vegas stag funds’ enjoys Cardiff bender instead
NICOLAS Cage has been caught on video bizarrely shouting that his girlfriend is going to "take all of his money" as they applied for a marriage licence. In footage obtained by the Daily Mail, 55-year-old Nicolas is at the Clark County Court House Marriage Licence Bureau in downtown Las Vegas with his make-up artist partner, Erika Koike, 34. The video was filmed at around 11am on Saturday, with an onlooker telling the publication that the actor seemed "very out of it" and "most likely drunk". The star is wearing a red T-shirt under a denim jacket with jeans. Nicolas can be seen walking slowly behind Erika, seemingly speaking to himself with his hands on his hips. At one point he can be heard saying that he "isn't doing it" - seemingly in reference to the marriage licence - as well as shouting that Erika's "ex boyfriend" is a "drug dealer". Erika can be seen telling her partner: "I never asked you to do this" before the actor ushers her through the hallway, telling her: "Come on, let's … [Read more...] about Nicolas Cage appears worse for wear as he applies for marriage license with girlfriend in Las Vegas
Tyson Fury is heading to Las Vegas to fight Tom Schwarz in his first return to the ring since a dramatic bout with Deontay Wilder last December.Fury will take on the German, who has won all 24 of his fights, on June 15 at the Thomas & Mack Centre, boxing management company MTK Global said.Fury and Wilder could not negotiate an immediate rematch, with the Brit signing a multi-year, multi-fight agreement with United States broadcaster ESPN and promoted by Top Rank’s Bob Arum alongside Frank Warren.Fury said he was excited to be returning to America after overcoming two knockdowns in a controversial draw against WBC heavyweight champion Wilder in Los Angeles last year.“I’m really looking forward to it as it will be my first time in Las Vegas,” the 30-year-old said.“When you start boxing as a little kid, you dream of going to America and cracking it. In my last fight I did that with Wilder, and now I’m going back and will be seen by a lot of people … [Read more...] about Tyson Fury to fight unbeaten Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas
DERRY MIDDLEWEIGHT, Connor Coyle will make his Las Vegas fight debut next month after signing an exclusive, long-term promotional contract with former pound-for-pound king. Roy Jones Junior. Coyle stretched his unbeaten record to 9-0 with an impressive victory over Travis Scott in Florida last month which was aired live on UFC Fight Pass in a Roy Jones Junior Boxing (RJJB) card.That performance was rewarded with a long term deal with the former four-division world champion.And he steps out for a second outing of the year on April 25th next, this time under the RJJB banner, for his 10th professional fight at the Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, located just 20 minutes from the famous Vegas strip.Coyle, alongside fellow Derry professionals, WBO super-bantamweight champion, Tyrone McCullagh and middleweight, Sean McGlinchey this week got behind the bid to bring professional boxing back to their hometown for the first time since 1982.That’s hoped to be confirmed for this … [Read more...] about Connor Coyle to make Las Vegas debut after signing deal with Roy Jones Jr.