What is it? The 2019 Grand National has arrived, the best-known jumps race on the calendar, in which 40 runners tackle the daunting obstacles of Aintree's 30 Grand National fences over the course of four and a half miles. Aintree Racecourse is expecting more than 150,000 racegoers over the three days of racing this year, with the main event watched by millions of people across the country and world. When is it? The Grand National takes place this year on Saturday April 6 2019 - i.e. today. What time does the race start? We're looking at a 5.15pm BST start time, the same as the 2018 race. Where is it? Aintree Racecourse, which has hosted the race since 1839. The racecourse is situated approximately six miles outside of Liverpool. What TV channel is it on? The National is on ITV for the third time this year after winning the broadcasting rights to show racing. Ed Chamberlain will be their presenter, a familiar face for any football fans out … [Read more...] about Grand National 2019: What time is the race today, what TV channel is it on and will Tiger Roll win?
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The Cabinet is meeting to discuss a way forward on Brexit. The essential question is: do they want to be the author of a process of indicative votes – in which MPs vote on a series of Brexit options to gauge which, if any, commands the support of a majority in Parliament – or its victim? One way or the other, MPs are going to find a way to hold their own votes on the question. The last amendment to do exactly that failed by just two votes, and there are more than enough MPs who are planning to support it this time to secure its passage. Also on the agenda at Cabinet: the fate of Theresa May as Prime Minister. The problem that anyone seeking to get rid of May has is that, without May’s co-operation and a managed succession, there simply isn’t time. The view among those who know, both among CCHQ staffers past and present, and several former staff at Electoral Reform Services, who would have to run the ballot, is that you cannot conduct a leadership contest … [Read more...] about Is today the day that Parliament finally takes control of Brexit?
What is it? The Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland. When is it? This Saturday, March 17 - ie tomorrow. What time is kick-off? Kick-off is at 3pm, the second of the day's games. What TV channel is it on? The match will be shown on BBC One, with coverage beginning at 2pm. You can also follow live coverage of match right here with Telegraph Sport. What is the latest squad news? Wales Liam Williams has recovered from injury and will start for Wales. Full-back Williams went off during the 18-11 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield last weekend after suffering a 'stinger' to his shoulder area. But the Saracens star has been named in an unchanged team by head coach Warren Gatland as unbeaten Wales chase a first Six Nations title since 2013 and first Grand Slam for seven years. There are three survivors in Gatland's starting line-up from the Grand Slam clincher against France in 2012 - captain Alun Wyn Jones, wing George North and centre Jonathan Davies. But it will be a new … [Read more...] about Wales v Ireland, Six Nations 2019: What time does the match start today, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?
What is it? The final game of the 2019 Six Nations sees the Calcutta Cup go on the line at Twickenham. Whether or not Wales have already secured the Grand Slam, there is a trophy and all-important cross-border bragging rights to play for. When is it? Saturday, March 16. What time is kick-off? The third and final Six Nations tussle of the day starts at 5pm. What TV channel is it on? ITV are showing this one, starting their coverage at 4.15pm. What is the latest team news? England England have delivered a seismic shock by dropping Joe Cokanasiga. Cokanasiga was named man of the match after Italy were swept aside in the penultimate round of the Championship and was compared to Jonah Lomu by Sir Clive Woodward, but the Fijian-born wing is not even on the bench for the Calcutta Cup showdown. Taking his place in the No 14 jersey is Jack Nowell, who has recovered from a shoulder stinger injury, with Ben Te'o picked as replacement threequarter cover. Eddie Jones has reverted to his first … [Read more...] about England v Scotland, Six Nations 2019: What time does the match start today, what TV channel is it on and what is our prediction?
VALENTINE'S Day is done for another year. But there's another "celebration" for couples taking place today. Here's the lowdown on Steak and B*****b Day 2019... When is Steak and B*****b Day 2019 and where did it come from? Steak and B*****b day is a satirical holiday that started life as a meme online. It was supposedly created in the US as a "male response to Valentine's Day" and it is celebrated a month later, on March 14 (TODAY). The idea of the day gained so much momentum that now some have dubbed it the unofficial "Valentine's Day for men". Punters can now even purchase Steak and B*****b Day cards from some stores. According to the "official" Steak and B*****b Day website, the day is there to highlight how "men work hard to satisfy their lovers on Valentine’s Day, and, given their ebullient dedication, Steak and BJ Day 2019 is an opportunity to repay the favour". It says "men feel a tad left out, they're just too proud or too embarrassed to admit it". The date for the day in … [Read more...] about Steak and B*****b Day 2019 is TODAY! What is it and why is it called the men’s Valentine’s Day?