Motoring by Press Association 12/06/2019, 9:07 am Updated: 12/06/2019, 9:13 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Father’s Day is nearly upon us once again, which means the mad-dash for ties, cufflinks or aftershave has ensued once more. But what if your Dad is less interested in a new scent, and more involved with cars? Fortunately we’ve put together some of the best gifts for the petrolhead Dad in your life – and with a range of prices, we should have something for everyone. Track day experience — various A track experience is far from a new suggestion, but this timeless classic gift is sure to be a hit with your petrolhead dad. The premise is simple — you book dad a session in at a nearby racetrack in an exotic car (or even more than one), he turns up and you win the prize of best child.A broad range of choice means there’s a track day experience to suit almost all father’s day gift budgets. Porsche … [Read more...] about The best father’s day gifts for petrolhead dads
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Animals of all shapes and sizes take starring roles in a bumper selection of new children’s books that are guaranteed to put some much-needed sunshine into June. Age 8 plus:Evie and the AnimalsMatt Haig and Emily GravettWell, well, well… it seems the famous Dr Dolittle isn’t the only person who can talk to the animals!Get ready to meet some brilliant characters – both animal and human – in an enchanting and inventive new chapter book from the dream team partnership of storytelling genius Matt Haig and animal illustration magician Emily Gravett.Evie and the Animals is a heartwarming and imaginative story about daring to be different, growing up and staying true to yourself which manages to blend the soaraway magic of adventure with some real-life environmental issues.Eleven-year-old Evie has a talent… a super-talent that makes her very different to her friends! In fact, it’s a secret superpower which lets her understand and talk to animals. She … [Read more...] about Talking animals, jungle capers and scheming pirates
Farage vows to hasten end of May’s ‘rather sad premiership’ BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Nigel Farage has vowed to hasten Theresa May’s exit from Number 10 by winning the European elections with his Brexit Party. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/farage-vows-to-hasten-end-of-mays-rather-sad-premiership-38119969.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/article38119963.ece/bd2b0/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_3601b2b4-8951-4cad-bc05-358b2c006e80_1 Email Nigel Farage has vowed to hasten Theresa May’s exit from Number 10 by winning the European elections with his Brexit Party. With his party riding high in the opinion polls, Mr Farage predicted that success would add to pressure on the Government to back a no-deal Brexit. He dismissed Mrs May’s chances of getting her Brexit deal through Parliament, saying a showdown planned for next month would be “the last act of her rather sad premiership”. The Prime Minister will meet Tory 1922 … [Read more...] about Farage vows to hasten end of May’s ‘rather sad premiership’
Sir Jim Ratcliffe has been confirmed as the new owner of Team Sky, soon to be renamed Team Ineos after his petrochemicals company. With a net worth estimated at £21bn, Ratcliffe is Britain’s richest man, although strictly speaking he is not the richest man living in Britain, given he moved to Monaco last year to save on his tax bill. Up until the past few years Ratcliffe had kept a low profile for a billionaire. He had a relatively modest upbringing in Lancashire and then Yorkshire during the 1950s and 60s before studying at the University of Birmingham and London Business School, and made his fortune recovering struggling companies in the oil and gas sector. Politically, he is a passionate Brexiteer as well as a strong advocate for fracking, with Ineos poised to be one of the leaders should the UK’s shale gas industry take off. He has courted controversy after not only moving himself to a tax haven but also his company’s … [Read more...] about Who is Jim Ratcliffe, Team Sky’s new backer who wants to buy Chelsea?