The successful run of Stamford bowlers in national competitions continued with a pair of victories on Saturday over Grantham for the men in the Denny Plate and against Peterborough for the women in the Yetton Plate. Both competitions are for teams beaten in the first round of their respective EIBA inter-club championships, but no less prestigious.Against Grantham, Stamford set the tone by getting off to a solid start at home against the respective father and son skip combinations of Joe and Jay Lewis.Paul Bailey stormed into a 15-4 lead at the midway point while Roger Martin led 16-7 thanks to a six count on the 12th end.Meanwhile away from home, a three and four count in five ends kept Tristan Morton's rink in touch with Nick Orrey while Simon Law's four against Martin Pulling claimed nine shots in four ends to lead 20-17.As news came through that Bailey and Martin had scored runaway wins by 27-11 and 23-14, the Grantham rinks called it a day with still an end to play and the game out … [Read more...] about BOWLS: Denny and Yetton teams serve up tasty Plate triumph
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Andrea Mandell USA TODAY Published 9:27 PM EDT Oct 9, 2018 Who came to play at Tuesday's American Music Awards? The show kicked off with a killer performance from Taylor Swift, and host Tracee Ellis Ross proved she had moves, too. But before the official statues were handed out, fashionistas were already awarding prizes for best (and worst) looks of the night. So who took our breath away? From the best-dressed dudes like Evan Ross to rappers like Cardi B, here are the stars who went for it, and hit it out of the park. Rami Malek Give the man a hand. The upcoming star of "Bohemian Rhapsody" expertly channeled Freddie Mercury's swagger walking the AMAs red carpet. Cardi B The rapper took a 'go big or go home' approach to her floral overload, and you know what? She slayed. Ciara Ciara looked smokin' but her adorable son's appearance on the red carpet made our hearts melt. Taylor Swift Right before Swift performed "I Did Something Bad" for the first time on … [Read more...] about AMAs: 11 best red carpet looks, from J.Lo to Cardi B
GREG James has fast become a radio and TV star thanks to his leading role on BBC Radio 1. Here's everything you need to know about the DJ who's taken over from Grimmy as the new Breakfast Show host... Who is Greg James? Greg James, 32, was born December 17, 1985. He is an English radio DJ and television presenter, best known for hosting Radio 1's drivetime show. On April 10, 2018, it was announced he would be dropped from his Friday slot. As well as radio he has also hosted many TV shows, including Sun, Sex and Holiday Madness, Unzipped and Sport Relief. He is now back fronting the second series of Sounds Like Friday Night on BBC One and also helping host the BBC's The Biggest Weekend. When did Greg James get married? Greg James married his fiancée Bella Mackie on September 23 2018. The couple shared the happy news on social media, with photos from their wedding day. In June 2018 Greg announced his engagement to Bella- in the same week that he found out he … [Read more...] about Who is Greg James, who’s the Radio 1 DJ’s wife, was he in Trolls and when did he date Ellie Goulding?
Manchester United and Manchester City have discovered their Champions League group-phase opponents this evening. Representatives from Europe's top clubs flocked to Monaco for a glitzy draw ceremony, which confirmed United would face Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus, Valencia and Young Boys in the group stages of this year's competition. City, meanwhile, will face Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon and Hoffenheim in Group F, a group which has produced a number of tournament winners in recent years. Pep Guardiola's side were handed the most favourable draw of all the English clubs, with United's group looking particularly daunting, while Liverpool and Tottenham also have tough opponents. Jurgen Klopp's team must finish ahead of PSG, Napoli and Red Star Belgrade while Spurs must navigate their way past Barcelona, PSV and Inter Milan. Relive the draw as it happened below. Key Events IN FULL: Champions League group-phase draw 17:29 CONFIRMED: United's and City's groups 18:07 David Beckham … [Read more...] about Champions League draw highlights and reaction
Remember the snow, which has returned to - well, I don't know where it has returned to, or care, as long as it stays there. But at last, and better late than never, mum and myself are on our way for our two-night break at the five-star g Hotel. We're determined to relax over the next couple of days, so the first thing we do when we get off the train, is pop around the corner from Ceannt Station into Eyre Square, and into the Hotel Meyrick, for seats you sink into and a delicious traditional afternoon tea. This detour is to be recommended if you're on the chill of a Sunday, as we are, with an armload of newspapers to get through. The refills of tea are endless, and the three-plate-high afternoon tea stand is a cascade of finger sandwiches and scones. Plus pretty fancies, like salted caramel and chocolate gateaux, lemon Napoleon mille-feuille and chocolate and hazelnut praline tart. There are lots of groups of women in, and one poor unfortunate soul manages to knock her cake stand over, … [Read more...] about G Factor: A five-star getaway in Galway