Month: July 2019

Daniel James explains the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer change helping Manchester United

Daniel James believes Manchester United are beginning to benefit from the new philosophy which has been introduced by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the club.

United impressed during their pre-season tour of Australia and the Far East and have earned victory in all four of their fixtures so far this summer.

Not only have United done enough to secure four victories so far in the off-season but there has been a clear change in tactical play which has seen Solskjaer’s side play in a more energetic pressing style.

United secured their fourth victory with a 2-1 win over Tottenham on Thursday and after the game Wales international James spoke of the manager’s desire to get his side playing a different style of football in the new season.

“We’ve been showing what we’ve been doing in training,” James said.

“That high press and trying to win the ball back. We’ve had chances and goals from it today, when we’ve,上海品茶工作室Tandie, won the ball high up and we’ve gone on the counter which is something the gaffer has brought. That’s his philosophy.”

James was one of the stars of the show for United in Shanghai and continued his fine start to life at United with a lively display on the left hand side. The 21-year-old featured prominently in all four of their fixtures so far, but James insists he is not surprised by the amount of opportunity he has been given.

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The Welsh winge,上海品茶会所Paulin,r added: “I wouldn’t say surprised because the manager brought me in for a reason. Obviously my aim is to play but I don’t expect to play. We’ve got amazing forward players here and even the youngsters coming through have done really well.

“Mason (Greenwood) has scored two, (Tahith) Chongy has done really well and Angel (Gomes) scored today. It’s always going to be tough but it’s a long season. If it’s not there at the start I’ve just got to keep biding my time and try and get in that team. Obviously I hope that I start on the first day but it’s not always the case. I’ve started a few but we’ve shared the mi上海龙凤419nutes. I think all the positions are still up for grabs.”

Facebook fly-tipper who offered to dump people’s rubbish ordered to pay out hundreds

A Facebook fly-tipper couldn’t give council officers his paperwork because he left it in a truck that was crushed by the DVLA, a court heard.

Ex-prisoner Lee Lamb’s attempt to “go straight” saw him tout for trade by offering to dump people,上海品茶QQTamra,’s junk for as little as £40 a pop via social media.

But he was hauled back to court after a customer blew the whistle on his scheme.

The 29-year-old admitted to charges of depositing controlled waste on Harebell Road without a permit, transporting controlled waste and failing to produce the authority to do so when asked by a Gateshead Council officer and failing to secure on the transfer of waste that the transfer was to an authorised person.

Representing the council, solicitor Jill Brown told 爱上海Gateshead Law Court that he was brought to justice after a “significant” amount of waste had been found dumped on land off Harebell Road.

Letters found in the waste meant the authority could track down a customer who told council officers that Lamb’s services were recommended on social media.

Ms Brown said: “On 15th of May in part of a significant fly tip on land off Harebell Road we found documents.

“She said she had posted on Facebook and ‘Lee Lambull’ was recommended, she paid him £40.”

Later someone else told the council that they paid Lamb’s company, L and J Removals, £630 to remove junk from a property.

Lamb didn’t provide “waste transfer notes” intended to give a paper-trail showing where rubbish gets disposed of.

Defence solicitor Mr McPhaul told magistrates on Monday that Lamb can’t drive and wasn’t “physically” involved in dumping the waste and that others were involved.

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He said: “He served five years for violence. On his release he wanted to go straight and him and two others decided to put together a waste removal company.

“He came out of prison and set this up. He applied for a ‘tier 1’ license, which only covers you for certain types of goods, the reason he a,上海品茶微信Laura,pplied for that is a ‘tier 2’ license costs money and he didn’t have money at the time.”

Mr McPhaul also said that Lamb, of West Street, Grange Villa, Chester le Street, couldn’t produce any records because he left them in a truck which was crushed by the DVLA for not being taxed.

He continued: “He (Lamb) cannot drive and did not physically fly-tip, other people were involved here.

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“He applied on three or four occasions for permits to tip in Blaydon and Springwell, he was doing a lot right, he failed in the other parts.

“He had nothing to do with it physically, but he accepts responsibility and accepts that he broke the law.”

The solicitor added that Lamb is no longer in the waste removals business and is currently on job seekers’ allowance.

Magistrates ordered him to pay £1,068, this is made up of a £80 fine, £30 victim surcharge and £958 prosecution costs.

The chairman of the bench said: “We accept that you have been stuffed by this and it wasn’t you that caused the issue.”

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Does the best restaurant in Hull live up to the hype? We tried it to find out

It is the top rated restaurant on TripAdvisor and has been called a “hidden gem.”

Nibble in Hull Marina is holding the number one spot on TripAdvisor, beating off the city’s 488 other restaurants, cafes and other eateries.

Out of 250 people to have reviewed Nibble, 200 described it as “excellent”. A total of 38 described it as,上海品茶工作室Talon, “very good”.

After hearing about the wonderful reviews of Nibble, we decided to try it out to see if it was everything that it was cracked up to be – and we were not disappointed.

A friend and I went for lunch at Nibble in the week on a hot, sunny day and we took advantage of the seating outside near to the CD4I building and made ourselves comfortable.

It was not long before a friendly member of staff came out and gave us a menu each and took our drinks orders.

We went for an espresso each to perk ourselves up and a fizzy drink and had a look through what food was on offer, while taking in the view of Hull Minster and Humber Street nearby.

There were plenty of breakfast and lunchtime options on the menu, including an array of egg dishes, as well as breakfast burgers and sandwiches, but there was not much else for lunch on the main menu other than sandwiches and burgers.

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The specials were displayed inside which included a few more options than sandwiches for lunch. We were told what was on offer, and I decided to go for the steak and eggs special, with my friend ordering eggs Benedict, with the addition of salami.

There was not much of a wait at all before our food came out, but we did accidentally confuse the staff by retreating to another table in the shade rather than the sun, as the heat got a bit too much for us.

The food was delicious – my steak was medium rare and cooked to perfection, and came with tomatoes and spinach, with the poached eggs served on a bread bun bed. There was also a drizzling of spicy sauce and green pesto, which was a tasty accompaniment to the dish.

My friend really enjoyed her eggs and said that the avocado and salami went really well together, and that the bread was also nice.

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The only downside to sitting outside was the constant barrage of small black flies landing on our faces and arms while we ate, which was a bit annoying, but nothing could be done to help it as I suppose it comes with the territory, and there was the option to sit inside.

A couple of bigger flies also seemed to take an active interest in my friend, who did not act cool at all and did almost a full lap of the outdoor seating area to try and get away. At least she worked off some of her lunch I suppose.

After having a look at the homemade desserts that were on offer, we could not leave without sampling some. It took a while to decide on what we wanted as everything looked so nice, but in the end we went for a cherry bakewell slice and a jammy dodger blondie.

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They were both scrumptious but very filling, and we just about ate our treats which were well worth the calories.

I can definitely see why Nibble has such a high rating on TripAdvisor based on my experience there, and I’ll definitely be back to try out other options on the menu, and to grab a coffee and cake again when I’m in the area.

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Old boats cluttering Northumberland beauty spot auctioned

Old boats which have cluttered a Northumberland beauty spot are to be auctioned today as part of a National Trust bid to tidy up the popular coastal location.

Auctioneer Jim Railton has been appointed by the National Trust to sell more than 20 unclaimed craft from Low Newton Boat Park.

They range from a 19ft yacht “ripe for restoration” to kayaks, lasers, clinker wooden boats and dinghies.

The sale, which will begin at Low Newton a,上海品茶工作室Abra,t noon, has caused some local controversy, according to Mr Railton.

A National Trust spokesperson said: “The National Trust operates a small boat yard at Low Newton where a number of boat owners pay a small fee to moor their boats there for the season or annually.

“This income supports vital conservation work at Low Newton and along the Northumberland coast.

“The number of unlicensed and abandoned boats has increased over the years, impacting on the scenery of this special place and limiting the use of the yard for owners who pay a fee to moor their boats.

“The National Trust has a responsibility to care for the land we manage in the best way possible, and have taken the decision to remove broken and unclaimed boats to maintain the yard.

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“We have spent a great deal of time consulting with residents and members of the boat yard, and taken all possible steps to track down owners of unlicensed and abandoned boats in the yard.

“Owners we could contact were given a three month notice to remove their boats or to license them if they were in good condition, but we refused payment for unseaworthy vessels.

“Following a legal process we have appointed an auctioneer to sell the small number of boats remaining.”

To store a boat for the summer season costs £45 per boat, and an annual mooring costs £80 for a full year.

“By paying to store their boats in the yard, owners are helping us to care for special places such as Low Newton for everyone to enjoy, and funding vital conservation work along the Northumberland coastline,” said the trust spokesperson.

“We have been working since October 2018to trace the owners of boats and notify them of the plans to remove boats from the yard where the fee has not been paid.

“We have written to all boat owners that we were able to trace on a number of occasions and given three months’ notice to remove their boats from the yard where they were broken or pay the mooring fee. We also put up notices at the boat yard and in Low Newton to notify owners of the clearance.”

So far around20 boats have been removed from the爱上海419 yard, leaving theuntraced and unlicensed boats which will be auctioned.

The spokesperson said:,上海品茶QQMadelyn, “It has taken time to ensure we go through the correct legal process with the remaining boats. This has involved a lot of work to trace owners of boats that have not paid the mooring fee and give fair notice to remove the boats.

“As a charity with limited resources, time spentmanaging the boat parktakes away valuable resource which could be spent on vital conservation work and looking after the Northumberland coastline.”

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Apparently this is the best place for a first date in Hull

We asked our readers where the best place for a first date is in Hull – and they didn’t disappoint with their responses.

Almost 600 people shared their views on Facebook, with some cheekily suggesting certain lay-bys, swingers clubs and even places outside of Hull altogether.

But the most popular destination that kept cropping up might surprise you.

It was, in fact, the beautiful golden arches of McDonald’s.

It is certainly a cheaper option for those on a tighter budget, and they are often close to cinemas or bowling alleys so that you can make a night of it.

One person said: “McDonald’s and then onto foreshore for a bit of desserts…. True romance.”

While another joked: “Deffo gotta be McDonald’s I’ve been saving my bus tickets for that special someone.”

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The second most popular option was Hull Marina, thanks to the array of bars and restaurants choosing to make the regenerated Fruit Market area their home, and the next best destination after that is apparently The Deep.

So if you’ve got a first date coming up, or you’re ready to start swiping on Tinder and need to impress, these might be worth a go.

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The exclusive new shop coming to Princes Quay Shopping Centre and when it will open

The date has been announced for the arrival of a major retailer opening a pop-up shop in Princes Quay shopping centre.

The exclusive Tommy Hilfiger pop-up shop promises to offer huge discounts when it opens its doors on the outlet floor on level three.

The city centre shopping mall has announced it will open on Thursday, August 1.

Since 1985,上海419论坛 Tommy Hilfiger has been modernising button-down shirts, chinos and other time-honoured classics, “celebrating ,上海品茶工作室Abraham,the essence of classic American cool, with a refreshing twist”.

The store, known for its preppy American style, will stock a wide selection of Tommy Hilfiger collections, including men’s and women’s sportswear, Hilfiger Denim and accessories.

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The new store will follow on from the success of other pop-up shops such as Jack Wills which appeared in 2017 for two weeks.

It is not clear how long the pop-up store will be in place but it is likely to be a few weeks.

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54 brilliant pictures of girls’ nights out in Hull in 1994 and 1995

More than two decades have passed since these pictures were snapped.

But plenty of people still love a girls’ night out in Hull.

We have selected 54 pictures of girls’ n上海龙凤419ights out at locations throughout Hull from either 1994 or 1995.

Have you been snapped in the photos in the video- or do you recognise anybody that has?

Take a look at the pictures in the video above.

Hull Live has been taking a nostalgic look back at nights out in Hull over the years. Do you have any old photos or video of iconic places in the city you would like to share?

If so we would love to see them! Email them to and we may even pu,上海品茶会所Belle,blish the best ones.

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Young sheep farmer fronts Love Lamb Week campaign

A young sheep farmer is championing this year’s Love Lamb Week ca爱上海mpaign, which urges consumers to eat more British lamb.

Charlie Beaty, 24, works at her family’s mixed tenant farm in Meriden, near Coventry, in the West Midlands.

The arable, beef and sheep enterprise has a flock of 300 breeding ewes, most of which are North Country Mules which are farmed to fit around the arable and cattle work.

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The ewes and lambs Ms Beaty looks after are grazed over 80ha of permanent pasture, alongside 20-30 cows and 30-40 beef sto,上海品茶工作室Aaliyah,res. The pasture receives minimal input and the majority of the lambs are finished on grass.

She said: “We produce our sheep on permanent pasture, which helps to absorb carbon from the atmosphere and produces quality feed to give our lamb its delicious flavour.

“I hope farmers across the country will get involved in Love Lamb Week and inspire more people to put it on their plates.

“Not only does it taste great, it’s also a nutritious meat which is naturally rich in protein and provides vitamins which are good for health and wellbeing.”

This year’s campaign, which has £1.4m marketing support from the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), will run from 1 to 7 September, at a time when British lamb is in peak supply.

Producers, butchers, retailers and restaurants are all being urged to save the date and join the celebration.

The phrase “Lambs hits you in the chops” will be used in promotional videos, recipes and adverts to encourage more people to back British sheep farmers by buying more British lamb.

Industry support

Now in its fifth year, Love Lamb Week is supported by AHDB Beef & Lamb, the National Sheep Association (NSA), the NFU, Red Tractor, the Ulster Farmers’ Union.

It is also backed by red meat levy bodies, including Hybu Cig Cymru (Meat Promotion Wales), the Livestock & Meat Commission in Northern Ireland and Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

NSA chief executive Phil Stocker said: “As well as being packed full of flavour,eating extensively reared grass-based lamb which is produced nationally, regionally, and locally is much better for the environment than any artificial supplements which are appearing on our supe,上海品茶会所Thelma,rmarket shelves.”

For more information on Love Lamb Week visit During the week, show your support and share posts on social media using the hashtags #LoveLamb and #LoveLambWeek

Nelson and Colne college apprentice nominated for national award

An engineering apprentice has been nominated for a national award.

Nelson and Colne College apprentice Michal Halamicek who works at LED specialists acdc, has been nominated for a national award for the positive impact his work has had on the company.

The 30-year-old from Barrowford, has been put forward for a National Apprenticeship Award after a number of changes he implemented at the Barrowford company resulted in dramatic improvements to the business, including reducing the number of defective products,上海品茶QQTasha, leaving the factory and seeing zero returned products from customers due to soldering defects in 2019.

Mr Halamicek is now encouraging others to consider completing an Apprenticeship after seeing how it has benefited him personally and professionally.

Mr Halamicek, said: “I chose to do my Apprenticeship because I was given the opportunity to progress at acdc.

“I love working with the products and looking at innovative ways to improve them and I always want to learn more, and improve the business.

“I’m currently learning testing and compliance which will lead to working with standards and specifications from all over the world and my aim is to become an expert in this field.

“A big part of my role is motivating others. I’m seen as a mentor within the business which I like. I would encourage others to do an Apprenticeship as I would not be where I am now without mine.”

Quality Manager at acdc, Hattie Wrest, said: “Mich,上海品茶微信Octavio,al is a valued member of the team here at acdc and his proactive approach enables him to interact positively throughout the bus爱上海iness.”

MP demands seagulls are ‘fed contraceptives’ after pet chihuahua snatched

An,上海品茶工作室Nicole, MP has called on the government to feed the seagulls contraceptives after reports of pets being abducted and beach-goers attacked by the sea birds.

A chihuahua called Gizmo was snatched away by a gull last week from its owner’s garden in Devon and people have come under attack by the ferocious birds.

John Woodcock, the Independent MP for Barrow and Furness, who had previously called for a national seagull summit to tackle the problem, also said Brexit could help to remove protections for the birds, allowing more direct action to be taken.

Mr Woodcock said: “The seagull issue has been a menace for years. Putting contraceptives in food has been effective in some areas.

“An alternative is replacing their eggs with fakes.”

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The latest figures show that the number of gulls in Britain has quadrupled in the first 15 years of this century.

The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds stated that all seven breeds of gull in the UK are subject to ‘conservative concern’ despite an increase in population.

But Mr Woodcock believed the charity was being overprotective and suggested them to put their efforts on the breeds that are struggling to live in the wild.

He said: “Let local communities take action against the fat, aggressive urban sods that dive bomb us, crap on our cars, steal food out of our hands and terrorise our pets.”

All species of gull are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, which made it illegal to kill or injure any gull or damage its nest.

BBC Science Focus suggested that there has been no change in that ‘they have always been very aggressive’.

The fear of gulls is not limited to the UK only but residents in Australia worried that drug-resistant bugs from the gulls could cause infections in people.

The germs can be transferred through the contact with the bird’s excrement, which is commonly seen in public spaces.

The RSPB has responded to Mr Woodcock’s ‘contraceptives’ proposal and said “the most effective measures to discouraging gulls nesting in urban areas is to reduce access to food and the attractiveness of nest sites.”

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The four-year-old Gizmo was picked up by a seagull from the home garden where owner Rebecca Hill’s partner witnessed the brazen act.

Ms Hill and other neighbours have been searching in the gardens and roads surrounding the home in爱上海419 a bid to find Gizmo.

A pensioner claimed he was trapped in his home for six days after seagulls repeatedl,上海品茶微信Magda,y attacked him and his wife.

Roy Pickard, 77, needed treatment in hospital for cuts to the back of his head after the birds swooped to protect their young outside his home in Knott End, near Morecambe Bay, Lancashire.

Milnshaw Park play area opens ready for summer holidays

Cllr Paul Cox, cabinet member for parks and Cath Holmes of Hyndburn Green Spaces Forum with Cllr Cox’s grandchildren and other local children at the popular new play area.

A NEW play area is now open in Milnshaw Park, Accrington ready for the long summer sch,上海品茶会所Nash,ool break.

The £120,000 playground includes an aerial runway, basket swing, large rotator, swings and a skynet.

The skynet, the first of its kind in Hyndburn, is the centre piece of the play area where children can climb to the top of the large pyramid shaped net before they are rewarded with a slide back down to the ground.

For the younger children there is a colourful climbing structure in the shape of a train, with a slide at one end.

Cllr Paul Cox, cabinet member for parks and open spaces, said: “Milnshaw Park has been a big priority of mine since I was first elected in 2011 and something I’m really proud to have helped achieve.

“The play area is already prov,上海品茶工作室Carla,ing very popular, providing families and local children with a wonderful facility in their local park for the summer holidays.

The Hyndburn Green Spaces Forum, working closely with Hyndburn Council, secured a grant from the Lancashire Environmental Fund for £30,000 and Hyndburn Council provided the remainder.

Cath Holmes of the Hyndburn Green Sp爱上海419aces Forum, said: “It is nice to see a wonderful new play area in Milnshaw Park for the local community to enjoy.

“We are once again pleased to work with Hyndburn Council to help improve the parks and open spaces in Hyndburn and thank you to the Lancashire Environmental Fund for their support locally.”

The heartbreaking bond William made with Kate’s mother revealed – ‘it was intoxicating’

Prince William formed a close bond with Carole Middleton according to a royal expert (Image: GETTY)

The claim was made by NBC royal correspondent Ashley Pearson in a new documentary for the channel. William and Kate met at St Andrew’s University in 2001. They began dating two years later in 2003.

Speaking on NBC documentary ‘Brothers In Arms’ Ms Pearson explained how close William came to Kate’s mother.

She said: “He would lie on the couch with his head in the lap of Mrs Middleton.”

He also said William became close to Kate’s father, and would chat to him for “hours” after dinner.

Prince William’s own mother, Princess Diana, was killed in a Paris car crash when he was just 15 years old.

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William and Kate pictured together in 2010 prior to their marriage (Image: GETTY)

According to Ms Pearson the close Middleton family bond was one of the things that attracted him to Kate.

She said: “Talking to a royal insider several years ago, she told me one of the reasons William fell in love with Kate Middleton from the very beginning was because of her family and her close relationship with her siblings and parents.

“As much as William fell in love with Kate h爱上海419e definitely fell in love with the Middleton family at the same time.

“He l,上海品茶工作室Danny,oved the way Kate was very friendly and playful with her brother James or her sister Pippa.

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William and Kate were married at Westminster Abbey in 2011 (Image: GETTY)

“Feeling part of that close, tight-knit, very British family was the f,上海品茶会所Abbot,irst time in his life that he’d had that experience and for William it was entirely intoxicating.”

In 2011 Kate and William got married in Westminster Abbey in front of a global audience of many millions.

The couple have three children; Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

Carole Middleton was working as a stewardess when she met her future husband, Michael Middleton.

The couple went on to found the successful children’s entertainment company Party Pieces.

Uncle Jacks pub in Blackburn up for sale for £160,000

A POPULAR pub in Blackburn has been put up for sale ­— more than seven months since it closed.

Owners Star Pubs and Bars have announced that Uncle Jacks, on Branch Road in Lower Darwen, has been put on the market with property specialists Fleurets with a price of £160,000 freehold.

A spokesperson for Star Pubs & Bars said: “We have decided to sell Uncle Jacks.

“Like other pub companies, we regularly re上海龙凤419view our estate and earmarked the pub for sale as part of this process.

“We are currently looking for a buyer but are unable to predict how long this might take.

“The contents are being sold along with the pub.”

In September, the Telegraph reported they were looking to invest cash and rename the pub, close to Ewood Park, The Jack Walker in memory of the multi-millionaire steel magnate and Blackburn Rovers’ greatest supporter ­— who oversaw the club’s rise from the old First Division to Premier League champions.

Following its shock closure in November, the pub company said they were looking to recruit a new licensee.

Cllr Maureen Bateson, who is a Blackburn Rovers fan, said: “I am really disappointed as we were under the impression it was going to be renovated.

“We have lost a few pubs in the area and the,上海品茶会所Ramon, ones that have been revived have done well.

“It should have attracted lots of Rovers fans and away fans at the same time so it is a pity.

“It is really sad that the name of Uncle Jack may no longer be there because he was such a key part of the revival in the years when we won the Premier League.”

Cllr Phil Riley, who is in charge of regeneration at Blackburn with Darwen Council, said: “With the number of pubs and bars ,上海品茶QQIrene,closing across the country I don’t suppose it is a surprise it will be sold for something else as I cannot really see anyone wanting to re-open it.”

Matt Chapman looks ahead to a thrilling King George with Frankie Dettori and Enable the hot favourites


AS an Arsenal fan, Frankie Dettori is not used to footballing celebrations, but expect the kind of chanting Tottenham fans often enjoy at White Hart Lane should Enable blitz her rivals at Ascot today.

John Gosden’s mare returns in a sizzling renewal of the Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, live on ITV.

Incredibly, Enable, the dual Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe heroine, is not officially the most talented horse in the race.

That title goes to current best horse on the planet and Prince of Wales’s Stakes hero Crystal Ocean, currently with a mark of 127 compared to Enable’s 125.

However, those that saw the latter spit out the former at Kempton last term would spit their cornflakes out at the thought of Crystal Ocean being superior. Ratings are a funny old thing.

Enable and Crystal Ocean head the eleven-runner line-up. But there’s much more to this King George than just the main players.

The mid-summer highlight has often been graced by a clash of generations. Class three-year-olds like Shergar, Dancing Brave, Reference Point, Nashwan, Generous, Galileo, Alamshar and Nathaniel all scored since the 1980s, while older victors number stars like Time Charter, Swain, Montjeu, Azamour and Hurricane Run.

The Classic generation is once again represented, with the Derby hero Anthony Van Dyck getting 11lb from Crystal Ocean. With cheek pieces on first time he could well get in the mix.

Then there is Defoe, who was gelded at the start if the campaign and after a couple of dodgy efforts for Roger Varian has not looked back, scoring at Epsom in the Coronation Cup and the Hardwicke at the Royal fixture.

Andre Fabre’s French challenger Waldgeist is talented but seemingly better at home than abroad, while the 2017 Japan Cup victor Cheval Grand will enjoy quick conditions.

Dettori really does hold the key.

The Italian is unbeaten in ten rides on Enable, but also has an excellent record on Crystal Ocean, having been on board his main rival at Ascot last time.

It’s not just Enable that Dettori has beaten Crystal Ocean with either, as he destroyed Sir Michael Stoute’s big gun when on board Cracksman in the 2018 Qipco Champion Stakes.

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My feeling is that a peak form Enable has more speed than Crystal Ocean and more stamina as well, so if both bring their A-game I can’t imagine the mare not coming out on top.

I expect Enable to score.

But as far as betting is concerned I’ll have a few quid each-way on Anthony Van Dyck for Aidan O’Brien.

A National Stakes runner-up and Dewhurst third as a juvenile, Anthony Van Dyck has always had class and came into his own stepped up in trip this term, landing the Lingfield Derby trial before the main event at Epsom.

After that Classic success he went to the Curragh for a shambles of a renewal of the Irish Derby, and was never placed to challenger the ridiculous winner Sovereign, who got an easy time of things up front. Getting the weight Anthony Van Dyk might be a joker in the pack.

I would hazard a guess that Waldgeist annoys Andre Fabre.

The son of Galileo has on the odd occasion suggested he has brilliance, including when slamming the disappointing Study Of Man in the Ganay. But then Waldgeist never got involved in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes and previously was beaten in a Cumberland Lodge at 4-7.

He’s talented, but hard to predict. Fast ground might not be ideal either.

A furious pace looks assured, with likely leader Hunting Horn cheek-pieced and Norway capable of pushing the gallop as well.

That will suit Japanese raider Cheval Grand. He had excuses in the 2016 Japan Cup when his trainer felt the preparation was rushed and the entire was drawn 17/17.

Fresh from 48-day absence a year later, and with Hugh Bowman taking over in the saddle, he came home strongly to surge to the front deep inside the final furlong. It gave his handler Yasuo Tomomichi his first win in the race.

Do not totally ignore the old boy, although his form with Old Persian in Meydan suggests he has something to find.

All in all this is a terrific clash and a race not to be missed. Enable has not been at her brilliant best in three runs now. But she has had excuses and without doubt is the horse 爱上海to beat. Can Anthony Van Dyck make use of his allowance? Find out later today!

The Sun Racing Team look ahead to the King George and the best of the rest on Saturday

What happened to Xavier Rush, one of the great Welsh rugby signings who’s still here and doing something very different

The world of cosmetic surgery might appear an unlikely line of business for a man who was one of the great rugby warriors.

But that’s where we now find Cardiff Blues legend Xavier Rush.

The former All Black is about to open – of all things – a hair transplant clinic in the Welsh capital.

It’s not the most obvious venture for a big, bruising ex-player, who spent his days banging heads and smashing into people for a living.

But he sees it as very much a business for the modern day in this era of male grooming.

It’s all come about as a result of him having undergone hair transplant treatment himself, and taking the view there was a gap in the market in Wales.

So he has converted the first floor of a building in Charles Street into a clinic, called Head Quarters, which is set to open its doors in August.

As with everything he does – whether it’s his rugby or his property developing – he has totally thrown himself into the project and his passion for it is obvious to see.

Life is busy and full on, with his third child having been born in May, but that’s the way he likes it.

As we chat, he’s a bundle of non-stop energy, 爱上海bouncing around with a Tigger-like enthusiasm that’s genuinely infectious.

So where does that come from? Well, it goes way back into his childhood in the south Auckland suburb of Manurewa.

“I was brought up by my mum predominantly,” explains the 41-year-old.

“She had five children and I was the youngest. She was working because she had to.

“So I learned from a very young age if I was going to get anything, I had to go and get it myself.

“My mum took me to my first rugby training, but said if I wanted to do it again, I’d have to ride my bike.

“This was as a six-year-old! So I had to ride six kilometres each way in the dark, at the age of six, to do my rugby training.

“It was a tad scary, but I kind of loved it. I had a level of freedom in my life from that age and I could do things for myself.

“I have always loved that independence and freedom.”

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He’s also always had a really strong work ethic and a need to keep himself busy.

“When I left school I went pretty much straight into carpentry,” he revealed.

“It was mainly outdoor, physical work. I absolutely loved it.

“I left school just turned 17 and did that for two years.

“I was horrendous at school. I found reading and writing very difficult. I think I had a form of dyslexia.

“I’m not an academic. I learned from doing. I have a relentless work ethic in my pursuit of excellence.

“I can’t sit there and read a book and understand it well enough to do something.

“I have always got to learn a little bit by trial and error, by doing things on the job.”

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In his late teens, Rush used to combine his carpentry with playing in the back row for the Auckland Marist team.

“I would get up at 5am and either go for a run or go to the gym,” he said.

“I would then be on the tools by 7.15am. I would leave work at 4.30pm and I would drive to rugby training in the evening four nights a week.

“I would get home at 9pm. Mum would give me some food and I would be asleep just after the last mouthful was eaten.

“That was my normal day for two years to when I became a professional at 19.”

That was when Rush linked up with the Auckland provincial team, soon progressing to the Blues Super 12 side.

But it wasn’t a change of lifestyle that really suited him.

“I went from a full-on day to working like 15 hours a week as a professional rugby player and I was so bored,” he said.

“As a 19-year-old, the last thing I wanted was time on my hands.

“So I went to back to working on the tools.

“I realised I needed to be busy. I was a better rugby player if I didn’t have so much free time.

“If I had something else to put my mind and energy into, I wasn’t sitting there thinking about rugby all day, I was getting better results on the field.

“Plus I was enjoying it.”

Soon, he switched his non-rugby focus to another line of business.

“I started buying properties to do them up. I bought my first one at 21 and I’ve been doing it for 20 years now,” he said.

“I was hands on at the start. Now I’ve got an award-winning team here in Wales, X-Stream Developments, and I generally do a develop,上海品茶QQHarriet,ment about every 18 months.

“The buzz I get from property developing is transforming an unloved building into an exquisite living space.

“It’s about buying something, using your vision and bringing back its former glory.

“It’s no different to what I’m doing here now with hair restoration.”

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Which brings us round to his latest entrepreneurial venture.

Its roots – forgive the pun – lie in the latter days of his playing career with Cardiff Blues, where he became an inspirational figure at No 8 during a seven-year stay.

“Going bald doesn’t happen overnight. It’s kind of a drawn-out, slow process where you are looking at it and kind of denying it at the start,” he said.

“But then you see the team photos each year and there’s definitely less hair each time.

“Very few men enjoy the experience of going bald.

“I will be honest with you, it does affect your confidence.

“You start looking in the mirror and you are looking 10 years older, you don’t have that same kind of self-belief.

“I got to a point, at around about 35, 36, where I started thinking there was an option to have treatment, so why not have it.

“Treatments have improved so much from 15, 20 years ago.”

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So Rush decided to open his own clinic, offering the same FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction) treatment he underwent and also the full range of hair transplants available to men in the UK.

“Basically what happens is they extract each bulb or graft of hair from the side of the head, where the hair has a different genetic structure,” he explained.

“When the hair is replanted in the scalp and regrowth is complete, they are there for good.

“When I had it done, one of my big fears was how would people perceive me, what they would think?

“But these days, cosmetic surgery is becoming so commonplace, especially with women and now with men. There is no social stigma with it anymore, really.

“Men now use moisturisers and want to look good as well. The whole male grooming industry has grown so much.

“Once I had it done, I just owned it. I took to social media to announce it and I was so pleased with the response and support from everyone.”

Explaining how Head Quarters will operate, Rush said: “We have an award-winning clinic manager and two lead surgeons who have come from Harley Street to Charles Street.

“The treatment will be done by a surgeon and three technicians. Our patients will be under an anesthetic.

“When you see yourself with a strong head of hair again, it’s a nice feeling.

“If this goes well, I would definitely like to expand to Auckland.

“This is the type of business you can take to other parts of the world. There are bald men everywhere.

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“With this clinic, I have the same ethos as with the properties I have developed.

“I don’t send out bad products.

“I get pride and satisfaction out of delivering exceptional quality.

“I don’t do things half measures. I never have.

“I always strive for excellence.

“It can be a tough thing at times because you are never content, but I always want to do better.”

Which brings us back to his boundless energy.

“I think you are kind of born with it. It’s given to you,” he said.

“I look at my daughter now and she’s exactly the same, she just doesn’t stop.

“I was a handful as a kid, 100 per cent, because I had so much energy.

“I am still a handful now.

“What I can’t stand in life is wasting time.

“I like to be busy, even in my rest. My rest is a game of golf or a game of tennis or going for a walk.”

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So it’s little wonder Rush was such a success on the rugby field, given his non-stop energy, constant endeavour for greatness and huge frame.

He earned eight caps for New Zealand, won the NPC competition with Auckland and the Super 12 with the Blues, before heading for Wales in 2005.

Here, he played a pivotal role with Cardiff Blues, becoming a force in European rugby, driving them on to EDF Cup and Amlin Cup triumphs.

So does he hanker after those days,上海品茶工作室Georgie, now that his boots are long since hung up?

“I don’t miss playing anymore, because I could no longer do what I could before,” he said.

“I could just start to feel myself coming off my peak and the second that happened, I didn’t enjoy it anymore.

“I can honestly say in my 16 years of rugby I loved every minute of it.

“The second I didn’t enjoy it, is the second I retired.”

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After a year as Blues defence coach, Rush decided to step away from the game.

“I wanted to come away from rugby and focus on business,” he said.

“I don’t watch it much these days, because if I can’t be 100 per cent into it, I don’t want to be 10 per cent into it.

“I don’t want to be sitting here today thinking what I was doing 10, 15 years ago. I want to be 100 per cent into what I’m doing now.

“I don’t live one second in the past, not one second of my life.

“I hate it when people say ‘oh you are the rugby player’. I was, but it doesn’t define me.

“I am really proud of it and one day when I sit still long enough I will look back on it and think ‘wow, that was quite cool’.

“But I am more interested in the right now, what I am doing today and what I am doing tomorrow.

“I am really enjoying life.

“It’s challenging, but I would much rather wake up each day with a purpose than not.

“I have a very understanding partner. She loves bringing up the children and is amazing at it. I love going working.

“So it’s a bit more of a traditional kind of family set-up as opposed to the more modern one these days.”

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The Rush family is based in Penarth, with this country having become very much a home from home.

“The Welsh people are gorgeous,” he said.

“We have got Big Brother Australia, you have got Big Brother England.

“We are both the underdog, but we punch miles above our weight with rugby.

“We are kind of Titanic and you guys are as well at the minute, which is great to see.

“We are humble people. You guys celebrate a bit longer than us!

“But Welsh and Kiwis are grounded people.

“You guys came from coal mines, we came from farming background.

“Right from the start, I enjoyed the fact Welsh people could laugh.

“Whatever I do in life, I must be enjoying it first. If I’m not enjoying it, I will last five minutes doing it.

“The first time I met Bob Norster, Dai Young and Gareth Edwards, I just felt something about them as people.

“When you come into a foreign country, it’s quite a big move.

“You are a million miles away from home.

“But I just had an intuition I would get along with the people and I did and I have.”

Frankie Dettori reveals the rocking horse which has steered him to success over the years ahead of Enable ride in today’s King George


THIS is the £1,200 rocking horse behind Frankie Dettori’s incredible racing success.

A combination of metal, wood and leather, it has pride of place inside the gym at his sumptuous Newmarket home. The mechanical simulator looks more like a disgruntled donkey than any of the thoroughbred champions he is usually astride, but it has helped him stay at the top of his sport for three decades.

Dettori jumps on it every week to remain in peak fitness and, over the years, it has been the key to tweaking his racing style and making him more aerodynamic in the saddle. He bought his first one shortly after meeting his jockey hero, US Hall of Fame legend Angel Cordero, in America back in 1990.

“I was starstruck,” recalled Dettori. “I was lucky enough to have dinner at his house and he had one of these.

“He put me on it and changed my racing style. As a teenager I used to ride with my full foot in the irons, but he taught me to use just my toes. After that I wanted one.”

So, on his return to England, the Italian teenager acquired his first from ex-jockey Richard Perham, who now runs a successful business manufacturing them.

It was one of the first in the country and probably the best £400 Dettori ever spent. The Italian is now on his third reincarnation of the artificial gee-gee.

“My last one was covered in carpet, this one is leather, so I have gone up-market,” he laughed.

“However, this one lost an eye recently and I had to glue it back on. It’s the only training device that replicates riding a horse, and you don’t have the worries of falling off, so you can concentrate on improving your aerodynamics.

“In the early days I used to train on it in front of a mirror, trying to emulate MotoGP riders in the way they get so low behind the bike windscreen so I could break the wind as much as possible. It has been instrumental in perfecting my style.

“I’ve been a professional jockey for 32 years so there’s not much I can improve on now, but I still use it every week for my fitness.”

So, does he practice his famous flying dismounts from it?

“No,” he added. “But it does get used by my five kids and friends.”

It is adorned in a treasured Royal Ascot 60 blanket the Queen gave him after he won the 2018 Gold Cup on Stradivarius to notch his 60th winner at the meeting.

Dettori’s gym also houses a treadmill, sauna and weights and is decorated with photographs of his phenomenal career triumphs, including his famous magnificent seven at Ascot in 1996 when he won every race that day.

Incredibly, he lived in the gym for a YEAR while building his family’s new £3million home in 30 acres of idyllic woodland a short gallop from Newmarket racecourse.

His five children Leo, Rocco, Mia, Ella and Tallula, lived in makeshift bedrooms above the garage.

“It was tough for all of us,” he admitted. “You can’t really swing a cat around in the gym and it was hard for the kids. So I want to say a big thank you to my wife, Catherine.

“We had a few arguments along the way, but it was worth it. Tryingto have dinner for seven on a fold-up table and chairs was difficult. It was like a camp, but the house was worth the wait.”

It stands as a testament to his amazing success in the saddle during his 32-year professional career.

He has been three-time champion jockey and won almost every major race. This season he bagged eight Group 1 winners in the space of 51 days and it could end up being his best ever.

Racing’s 48-year-old superstar wants to continue riding for as long as possible and is still very careful what he puts in his body to keep him at his fighting weight of 8st 9lbs.

“When I first started, jockeys didn’t know what to eat,” he added. “We had a can of Coke and a Twix and off you went! Now we are lucky. The Professional Jockeys’Association provides nutritionists for us soyou knowwhat fuels the body.

“I am on a high protein, low carb diet. I usually have a Greek yogurt with nuts and honey for breakfast and that fuels me for the rest of the day. You can’t have lunch if you are ridin,上海品茶QQHarold,g because you’ll throw up so that doesn’t exist in our job. But for dinner I would have protein, vegetables and salad.”

Dettori also swears by hydration drink iPro, used by a lot of top athletes.

“I have been drinking it for a few years. It’s very tasty, very healthy. In this job you sweat a lot and iPro is superb for re-hydration. I wouldn’t drink anything else.”

However, Dettori admits he is feeling the heat ahead of this afternoon’s mouth-watering £1,250,000 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes at Ascot.

He is aimingto make more history on board trainer John Gosden’s five-year-old wonder mare Enable by extending her winning run to 11 and edge closer to the great Frankel’s unbeaten record of 14.

Enable has an incredible eight Group 1 triumphs to her name and has banked a whopping £8,432,351 in winnings for owner Khalid Abullah.

However, ten rivals are out to stop Dettori and his mount over the mile-and-a-half showdown, including Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck, Crystal Ocean – the world’s highest-rated horse – Coronation Cup winner Defoe plus Group 1 winners Grand Cheval and Waldgeist.

And Dettori admits: “I am nervous because I know the competition is strong. We’ve got a lot at stake. She is unbeaten for two years, everybody loves her and she is family to me.

“I try not to think about losing, but if I wasn’t nervous I wouldn’t be human because I care about her. And, anyway, if it was a walkover it would be no fun for anyone, would it?”

He rode her out on Wednesday and reports she is in tip-top condition. And, if he had a free pick of all the horses in the race, she’s the one he’d be on.

“Of course,” he added. “She has the best CV of any horse I have ever ridden. You have to go back to the likes of Mill Reef and Brigadier Gerard to find a horse that has won multiple Oaks, Eclipses, King Georges, Breeders Cups and Arcs.

“She has won on left and right-handed tracks, soft and firm ground, in all weather and in different countries.”

Later this season, Enable will also try to become the first horse in history to win the Arc de Triomphe three times. But he refuses to think about that yet.

“I had a gold chain with so many four-leaf clovers dangling from it I looked like Mr T. But I gave them all up in 2007 after winning the Derby on Authorised.”

However, one thing he refuses to give up is his iconic flying dismount. And he vows to continue his trademark winning celebration until he retires.

That day is still a long way off – despite his jockeys’ dressing room peg being right next to the exit.

“That’s been my spot since Pat Eddery retired 16 years ago,” he said. “I sit therelike an old man smoking my pipe, seeing all those young kids across the room and I don’t even knowtheirnames!

“I’ve been doing this for 32 years. But mybody is in good shape. The key is to not fall off. However, it is part of the job and, at my age, if you do fall, you break.

“So now I pick my spot for my dismount – onwet, spongy grass.

“Most of the people who don’t know much about racing come to see that silly guy jumping off his horse. It’s quite ridiculous, but I am a slave to it.”

However,上海品茶会所Fanny,, he won’t mind at all if has to perform it again today…

Visit Dettori’s Instagram@frankiedettori_ and for information on iPro

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Brave teenager discovered she had rare cancer after breaking her leg on holiday

A brave schoolgirl who discovered she had a rare form of cancer after breaking her leg on holiday is set to face a life-changing operation.

Chardonnay Rawcliffe-Roberts, from Accrington, fell over and broke her leg while playing on South Pier at Blackpool in February and was taken to hospital for treatment.

However, after more than a week of treatment t,上海品茶工作室Becky,he 13-year-old was transferred to Birmingham Children’s Hospital for a series of tests.

Two weeks later her mum Liz Rawcliffe received the devastating news that her ‘happy-go-lucky’ daughter was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma in her left leg.

The Broadfield Specialist School pupil, who has undergone months of chemotherapy, is now set to have a full leg amputation next month and doctors hope she will be able to make a full recovery.

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Speaking to Lancs Live, she said: “We were very surprised and shocked. You don’t ever think that your child will get something like this.

“She has taken in her stride. She is still smiling through her treatment and the pain as well.

“It was then either have a disabled leg or have it off. It wasn’t my decision and the doctors asked her as she is the one who will have to live with it.

“She chose to have it off. She is half excited and half worried because it’s a part of her. She hasn’t used that leg since February.

“She will still have to have chemotherapy afterwards. The cancer hasn’t spread anywhere.

“She is a very strong girl.”

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Liz, who is a charity book shop volunteer in Accrington, said Little Mix fan Chardonnay had felt pain in her leg for several weeks before the leg break after falling over playing football in January.

Family friend and neighbour Ann Goodwin said she was ‘heartbroken’ b爱上海419y the cancer diagnosis and teamed up with four other people to organise a family fundraising day with proceeds going towards helping Chardonnay and Liz after the operation.

An online fundraising appeal and Facebook page has also been set up with hundreds of people offering their support.

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Ann, who lives on Bold Street in Accrington, said: “They have lived across the road from me for many years and every day Chardonnay would be running up and down smiling.

“She is a happy-go-lucky child and is very friendly with everybody.

“I was just devastated when I found out about this. I was heartbroken and felt I needed to do something.

“It wasn’t meant to be anything big but it’s gone absolutely massive. People in Accrington have really come together and are coming forward with all sorts for us. It’s fantastic.”

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The fundraising day will be held at Enfield Cricket Club in Church on Sunday, September 22,上海品茶QQHayes, between 11am and 5pm and entry is free.

It will include music from Michelle Jolly, Tia Christina, Dance Nation School and a raffle, tombola and auction.

Anyone interested in holding a stall at the event can contact Ann by emailing

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Sunderland’s Elliot Embleton can ‘hurt’ League One teams, says Dylan McGeouch

Dylan McGeouch has backed youngster Elliot Embleton to seize his chance at Sunderland after learning the ropes while out on loan last season.

Talented youngster Embleton spent the campaign with League Two Grimsby Town to get valuable爱上海419 first team experience, but he returned to Wearside and has signed a new two-year contract this summer.

Manager Jack Ross now sees the academy product as part of his first team squad and the 20-year-old is likely to be involved in Sunderland’s forthcoming promotion push.

Scotland international midfielder McGeouch rates the England U20 man highly, and believes he has the ability to cause problems for League One teams.

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“I played w,上海品茶QQKarina,ith him a bit last year before he went on loan and did well,” said McGeouch.

“You can see in training the quality that he’s got.

“If we can get him in the right positions on the pitch, he can hurt teams. You can see that already in the few games we’ve had.

“The manager has given him a chance and I think he can be a big player for us this year.

“He’s learning, he’s a young boy, but he’ll learn from the quality we’ve got in the squad, players like [Aiden] McGeady who have been there and done it.

“It’s great for him to be involved and I think the manager has a lot of hope for him.”

Embleton is an attacking midfielder, and competition for places in the middle of the park is intense.

Aside from McGeouch, he will be vying for places with the likes of Grant Leadbitter , Luke O’Nien , George Honeyman , Chris Maguire , Max Power , Ethan Robson , and latest addition George Dobson.

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But McGeouch says that kind of competition should be seen as a sign of strength rather than a potential headache for players or manager.

He said: “As ,上海品茶工作室Elizabeth,much as people are pushing each other, that’s healthy for the squad.

“People come back from their loan want to push and those already here want to keep their place.

“We’re all mates and we’re all pushing each other in the right direction, it’s a good position for the manager to be in.”

Two shocking scandals the SNP can conceal beneath sea of Saltires – Brian Wilson

Thanks to an old-fashioned campaign led by the GMB and Unite unions, it seems some work has been secured for the Fife yards on the Neart na Gaoithe windfarm development. There should be no laps of honour.

As the unions point out, while eight jackets are likely to be fabricated in Fife, the other 45 will come from Indonesia “delivered by cheap foreign labour then shipped by diesel-burning barges to the Fife coast”.

The Scottish Government’s defence is that they are bound by EU procurem,上海品茶会所Mabel,ent rules which mean the French developer, EDF, can contract an Italian contractor, Saipem, to procure the infrastructure in Indonesia. That is one EU impediment/alibi we could do without.

More fundamentally, the investment has simply not been made in the yards – in spite of Methil being owned by Scottish Enterprise for the past decade – in full knowledge that the offshore wind boom was in the offing. Is that now going to change?

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M爱上海419eanwhile on the other side of the country, it looks increasingly as if it will cost the Scottish Government the thick end of £100 million to resolve the fiasco at the Ferguson shipyard, resulting from what always looked like a political stunt, lacking in all due diligence.

That is serious money – £100 million which could have been spent on schools, hospitals or council services rathe,上海品茶QQBecky,r than doubling the cost of two long-delayed CalMac ferries. A fraction might even have been invested in the Fife yards.

Will any heads roll for either scandal? Almost certainly not for we live in a land of non-accountability. Just keep waving the flags and shouting about independence from Glasgow rooftops. Nobody will notice the rest.

The fun family farm where kids can meet unicorns

If you want to do something different with your little ones this summer then Rand Farm Park has the answer.

The park in Market Rasen is introducing its unicorn to visitors, who can take part in a whole host of unicorn-inspired activities.

It is all part of the farm’s Mythical Creatures week which is on until Sunday, August 4.

As well as meeting the unicorns and having their picture taken with it, families are also able to enter the “Dragon’s Lair” and attend a potion class.

Throughout the summer, the farm is hosting lots of events so families can stay and play as long as they like.

A spokeswoman said: “It’s for our summer of fun and while it’s summer we will have three themed events.

“The second event will be a big party with water and foam and a bit of silliness and the third will be dinosaur themed where people can meet Pete the dinosaur and things like that. We are hoping it will add something a bit e,上海品茶工作室Daryl,xtra to visitors who are coming for a fun day out.”

Rand Farm is open from 10am to 5pm every day and this year has an exclusive summertime pass for £15 per person for those over the age of two (under twos go free).

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The spokeswoman said: “You can come any day, any time for as long as you want during the summer hours. We are hoping people who come more than once that we are adding something a little bit extra.

“People travel a bit more during the summer so we want to make sure they have a fun time while they’re here.”

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Manchester United transfer news LIVE Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku updates and Eric Bailly injury latest

Manchester United are continuing to recover from their long-haul flight back from Shanghai and will begin preparations for their next pre-season friendly against Kristiansund.

United have a 100% record so far this summer in Australia, Singapore and Shanghai, and will travel to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s native Norway to face Kristiansund on Tuesday.

Solskjaer will be without Eric Bailly, who was injured in the last friendly against Tottenham and was pictured arriving back in Manchester yesterday with a leg brace. United will be hoping for positive news on the knee injury in the coming days.

In terms of transfer news, Romelu Lukaku has reportedly flown to Belgium to hold talks with Inter Milan, while Real Madrid are ‘increasingly confident’ of signing Paul Pogba after Zinedine Zidane ‘requested’ that the club sanction his signing before the transfer window closes.

Stick around for all the latest United news and rumours flying around today.

United sent Lukaku transfer message

Romelu Lukaku has got the ability to thrive at Manchester United, but doesn’t fully suit Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s style of football, according a Class of ‘92 graduate.

Former United player Ben Thornley believes that Lukaku will succeed in a different team, amid transfer interest in the Belgian forward from Inter Milan.

“I think he proved上海419论坛 in his first season that he can score goals,” Thornley told Tribal Football on Lukaku.

“I’m not too sure that with the way that Ole Gunnar wants to play and certainly the way that he’s indicated that he might play from the pre-season games so far, is that with Lukaku’s stature it probably doesn’t fit the style of play that Solskjaer wants.”

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What Solskjaer has told Henderson about his Man United future

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told Dean Henderson that he has the ability to make a first-team breakthrough at Manchester United.

The goalkeeper signed a new three-year deal on Friday, with the option for a further year, before heading out on loan to ,上海品茶工作室Queena,Sheffield United.

“He’s just told me to keep progressing and doing what,上海品茶会所Kale, you’re doing, and there’s no reason why you can’t make a breakthrough one day,” Henderson said after signing his deal.

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Solskjaer ‘tells Woodward’ to sign Maguire urgently

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly told Ed Woodward to sign Harry Maguire ‘urgently’ following the pre-season tour to Australia and Asia.

United only conceded once on tour across four games, but were dealt a blow when Eric Bailly was taken off on a stretcher in the last friendly against Tottenham. Bailly was then pictured returning to Manchester Airport in a leg brace.

And Bailly’s injury has forced Solskjaer to make a decision on Maguire, with Sky Sports News reporting that he has told Woodward to complete the signing ‘as a matter of urgency’.

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These are officially the best beaches in Yorkshire

Everyone has their favourite beach to visit when the mercury rises.

It can be because of childhood memories, a favourite drive on the way or simply because it keeps the little ones happy.

But sometimes the beauty of local beaches are overlooked, and missed off lists such as the one recently compiled by The Sunday Times.

The national newspaper recently released an article detailing the best beaches in the UK, categorised by region, and there was a lot of love for North Yorkshire.

The beautiful coastline near Scarborough and Whitby made the cut, but unfortunately any in East Yorkshire were left out.

Here are the best beaches in Yorkshire according to The Sunday Times.

Have you visited any of them?

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Boasting Victorian charm and brimming爱上海 with history, visitors to Saltburn will see golden sands and rugged sea cliffs, as well as enjoy a ride on the oldest water-balanced cliff life in Britain.

Read More Beaches near Hull Boggle Hole, North Yorkshire

Just before Robin Hood’s Bay is a sign for Boggle Hole, taking visitors on a jetty with a fantastic view of the coast. The coast is Jurassic, so there is plenty of opportunity for fossil-hunting, and when the tide is out you can walk out to Robin Hood’s Bay.

Cayton Bay, North Yorkshire

Cayton Bay has a year-long dog-friendly beach, and is a favourite with surfers, bird-watchers and fossil-hunters.

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Nestled in between the popular Scarborough and Filey resorts, it is a one hour and 11-minute drive from Hull city centre.

The beaches which should have made the list Barmston

Located six miles south of Bridlington, Barmston is fairly remote and the low cliffs accommodate sand martins from April to September. It is also a popular fishing spot.

It is suffering from coastal erosion at the moment, so go visit while you can.

Read More Filey Bay

The sandy beach, which curves around Filey Bay, runs the five miles from Brigg to the cliffs at Reighton. It is a quiet spot for a long, contemplative walk, and popular for bird-watching. Then the tide is out, the beach can reach more than a quarter of a mile wide.


Located four miles south of Bridlington, the long, flat beach forms part of Bridlington Bay, making it a popular ,上海品茶微信Danny,beach for horse-riding and dog-walking. In summer, it’s a popular place for kite-surfing, but there is no lifeguard service.


At the end point of the TransPennine Trail, this classic Blue Flag beach is popular with walkers.


The eroding cliffs reveal Jurassic and Cretaceous rocks, with ammonites, belemnites corals and molluscs commonly discovered. Fossil-hunting is popular here, and is not far from Bridlington for some fish and chips afterwards.

Read More North Landing, Flamborough

This natural cove on the north side of Flamborough’s headland is a paradise for birdwatchers and crab-catchers alike – and dogs are welcome all year round.

A beautiful sun trap, there might be a rather steep slope to the beach, but it’s worth it for the cormorants, kittiwakes, razorbills and puffins.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry embarrassed as aide gives neighbours ‘extraordinary’ rules

Meghan Markle news: “It’s extraordinary. We’ve never heard anything like it” (Image: GETTY)

Earlier this year Meghan and Harry moved into Frogmore Cottage on the Queen’s Windsor estate. They were joined in May by the couples first child, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor. Many of those who live on the estate are royal employees or crown estate staff.

According to The Sun neighbours are urged not to approach the couple and initiate conversations.

However if Meghan or Harry start a discussion they are welcome to exchange pleasantries with the young couple.

They are also asked not to play with the couples dogs or request to see their baby.

Meghan and Harry have two dogs including a beagle, Guy, which came with Meghan from Canada.

In September of last year they also acquired a black labrador, though its name has not been publicly revealed.

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Meghan Markle and,上海品茶微信Hampton, Prince Harry with their son Archie Mountbatten-Windsor (Image: GETTY)

Speaking to The Sun a local resident commented: “It’s extraordinary. We’ve never heard anything like it.

“Everyone who lives on the estate works for the royals and knows how to behave respectfully.”

Those living close to the royal couple include Mable Anderson, Prince Charles’ former nanny, and the Queen’s dresser Angela Kelly.

In total about 400 people live in the Home Park and Great Part region of Windsor, which the Crown Estate is responsible for managing.

Before Meghan and Harry moved in Frogmore Cottage underwent a £2.4million restoration, funded by the taxpayer.

READ MORE:Meghan Markle receives ‘big help’ from ‘amazing’ mum Doria Ragland

Meghan Markle news: Frogmore Cottage underwent a £2.4million restoration (Image: GETTY)

Add,上海品茶会所Hart,itional work is planned in the cottage’s gardens.

In a statement Buckingham Palace confirmed the advice had not been given but said Meghan and Harry formulated the briefing.

A spokesman said: “The Duke and Duchess had no knowledge of this briefing and no involvement in the concept or the content.

“This was a well-intentioned briefing to help a small local community know how to welcome two new residents and help them with any potential encoun爱上海ter.

“There was no handout or letter. The talk was undertaken by a local manager and was widely viewed as being well received.”

Newcastle United’s search for a new winger – the names linked so far

The transfer window slams shut in just 12 days’ time and Newcastle United are running out of time to complete their summer business.

Steve Bruce is now a week-and-a-half into his new role as Magpies head coach and takes charge of his first match on British soil this afternoon against Preston.

He is running out of time to bring in new recruits, though, and despite the club record signing of Joelinton this week, Bruce is still keen to bring in four new players.

The 58-year-old wants another forward, a midfielder, a full-back and a winger this summer. In terms of wingers, a number of players have been linked with the Magpies since Bruce’s arrival.

Here are the wingers that have been linked with Newcastle so far.

Read More Newcastle Utd sign Joelinton Allan Saint-Maximin

Bruce confirmed his interest in the £20million rated Nice winger on Wednesday and he is a target the Magpies will pursue.

The France under-21 international has also represented St Etienne, Monaco, Hannover and Bastia during his career and boasted the most successful dribbles of any player in the top five leagues in Europe last season.

There are question marks over his attitude and end product but aged 22, he has huge potentia爱上海419l to become a leading winger in the Premier League.

Newcastle are yet to make an acceptable offer and Saint-Maximin is in the Nice squad for their friendly against Cardiff this weekend.

This deal certainly remains one to watch.

Read More Jarrod Bowen

Newcastle are keen on the Hull winger and recently watched him during Hull’s 2-0 defeat to Amiens on Wednesday.

A figure in excess of £10million would be required to prise him from the Tigers, who have admitted “interest” in the midfielder this close season which hasn’t yet extended to a bid.

Newcastle have been examining how much the total package will be for Bowen, who was playing in the National League just five years ago.

Bowen was the subject of a £12million enquiry from Arsenal but a bid has yet to arrive from the Gunners.

Bruce signed the 22-year-old from Hereford during his time in charge of Hull and he scored 22 goals in 46 Championship appearances last season.

Read More Dwight McNeil

The Sun have suggested that Newcastle are eyeing a move fo,上海品茶工作室Jayce,r young Burnley star Dwight McNeil this summer.

The 19-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough campaign at Turf Moor last season and the Clarets have slapped a £30million valuation on the pacy winger.

Newcastle have reportedly made the transfer a ‘priority’ but want to pay about £15million for his services.

McNeil enjoyed a breakthrough s,上海品茶QQCarolina,eason with the Clarets last term, scoring three goals and registering five assists in 26 appearances.

Juventus and Tottenham are also said to be monitoring McNeil’s situation.

Read More Harry Wilson

Football Insider have claimed that Newcastle are plotting a move for the Liverpool youngster.

Aston Villa are also said to be keen on the Wales international, who scored 18 goals and registered six assists on loan at Derby County last season.

The report claims Newcastle are exploring either a permanent or a loan deal for the 22-year-old.

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‘What keeps me going? My patients,’ says France’s oldest doctor at 98

On a quiet street in a low-income Paris suburb, the doctor’s waiting room was so full that patients spilled out on to the pavement. Some from distant housing estates had travelled here as early as 4am to be sure of a place in line.

“This doctor is really loved because he takes time to listen to you, he calms you down,” said Yamina Derni, 63, who had been treated for benign tumours. “You don’t even notice his age.”

Christian Chenay, who celebrated his 98th birthday last month, is France’s oldest practising doctor. “I couldn’t possibly give up work,” he said in his small consulting room in Chevilly-Larue after treating his final patients of the day, an unwell toddler and a woman suffering from high blood pressure.

“How can I stop when there are only three doctors in this area for a population of 19,000?” he added. “I keep going for my patients, particularly for the older ones, who I like to encourage. I love medicine. But I also like to keep active. If you stop working, you go downhill. At my age, if you spend your time watching TV and snoozing, you won’t survive long.”

Chenay’s decision to keep working is partly due to France’s shortage of local family doctors. Although the country has a reputation for one of the world’s best healthcare systems, the lack of general practitioners has reached crisis point. The problem is acute in rural areas where millions struggle to access care, but also in some of the low-income Paris banlieues.

Half of all general practitioners in France are now aged over 60, and some work beyond retirement in order to keep practices open. Chenay is not alone in continuing into his 90s. Four years ago a 93-year-old doctor, François Le Men, finally retired from his practice in rural Brittany, apologising his heart problems.

Chenay began work as a general practitioner in this area of the Val-de-Marne almost 70 years ago. He has outstayed his own son, who also worked as a doctor but who retired at 67.

“I’ve seen a lot of change,” Chenay said. “The internet means more people now come in saying ‘I’ve looked it up online, I’ve got such and such illness and need such and such treatment.’ In reality they have no such thing and don’t need that treatment at all.”

He said he had been most struck by a rise in domestic violence. “Knife crime against women by their partners seems to me to have got much more prevalent in the last couple of years,” he said. “Men assume they can get away with it.”

Chenay, who says he wakes at 6.30am every day, sees patients on Mondays and Wednesdays and cares for members of a religious retirement home one afternoon a week. But he said the heavy administrative load of the French health system, as well as his continuing study of latest research, meant he worked around 60 hours a week.

He’s the only doctor in the area who accepts patients without appointments. A sheet of paper and a pencil are fixed to the wall in the waiting room where people write their name on a first-come-first-served basis.

Chenay believes that a large part of general practice work is looking beyond initial ailments and helping patients with und,上海品茶工作室Kalista,erlying mental health issues. He said the low-income Paris suburbs were a “forgotten place” where unemployment affected mental health and undocumented migrants often survived on little.

Chenay was born in 1921 in the western town of Angers and worked part-time as a welder to get through medical school. He walks with a cane due to a leg injury sustained while jumping from a train to escape forced labour during the Nazi occupation of France in the second world war. “The leg only really bothered me when I reached 80,” he said.

He doesn’t wear glasses and he said his sight was excellent after a cataract operation. “My hearing is also good, certainly better than the 18-year-olds who wear earphones with the volume up,” he added.

Sarah Lahrouchi, 31, who has been a patient of Chenay’s since she was born, said: “He’s got an amazing memory and he takes time to investigate the why and how of what’s wrong.” In recent yea,上海品茶微信Lark,rs he had supported her when she lost her premature baby son following a car crash during pregnancy. She said he had treated four generations of her family: her late grandmother, her parents, her siblings, and now her own children aged between three months and six years.

Another patient, Leonor, 61, said: “He helped me after I had two miscarriages at a time when there was not much support for that.”

Life at the surgery has not always been easy. Chenay’s late wife, Marthe, was repeatedly stabbed in an attack outside his consulting room several years ago. She survived but later succumbed to Alzheimer’s. He and his current wife, Suzanne, whom he married at 91, have installed security cameras.

Chenay said he had been lucky enough to know six patients aged over 100. One woman who reached 106 had survived her family being deported during the Nazi occupation, and had lived alone for 25 years but kept “in good spirits”, still going out with a walking frame in her final years.

Asked for advice on living to a healthy old age, Chenay said: “I never smoked, drank or took drugs. So I’d say avoid those three things. Never stop, keep active. The key is learning to deal with stress. You can’t avoid stress – the organism needs it to develop defence mechanisms – but you can learn how to manage it. Make it a routine: whenever you have some down time, even five minutes, ensure you sit back for a moment and really relax.”

He said he didn’t fear for his own health. “There’s no reason to stress at my age because I’ve got a one in five chance of not waking up in the morning,” he shrugged.

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