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Cheltenham Festival: Paisley Park bids for Stayers’ Hurdle glory

Cheltenham Festival: Paisley Park’s remarkable journey Cheltenham Festival Venue: Cheltenham Racecourse Dates: 12-15 March First race: 13:30 GMT Coverage: Live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, plus text commentary, racecards and reports on the BBC Sport website and app. Paisley Park will bid to give owner Andrew Gemmell and trainer Emma Lavelle an emotional win in Thursday’s Stayers’ Hurdle on day three at Cheltenham. The seven-year-old has won all his four races this season, including Grade One successes at Ascot and Cheltenham. Ex-local…

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Man arrested for egging Jeremy Corbyn in Finsbury Park

Image copyright Harun Khan Image caption Jeremy Corbyn had been visiting Finsbury Park mosque when an egg was thrown at him A man has been arrested after an egg was thrown at Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn in north London. It happened as Mr Corbyn was visiting a mosque in Seven Sisters Road, not far from where the MP lives, just before 16:00 GMT on Sunday. The Metropolitan Police said a 41-year-old man was “quickly detained by officers on scene” and arrested on suspicion of assault. The man is in…

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Golf: Korea’s Park storms past field to win World Championship

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – South Korea’s Park Sung-hyun produced a sizzling final round of eight-under par 64 in windy conditions to clinch a two-stroke victory over Australia’s Minjee Lee in the LPGA Women’s World Championship in Singapore on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Golf – Women’s British Open – Royal Lytham & St Annes Golf Club, Lytham Saint Annes, Britain – August 3, 2018 Korea’s Sung Hyun Park in action during the second round Action Images via Reuters/Jason Cairnduff The 25-year-old from Seoul opened her final round with three successive birdies and made…

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Teenage girl stabbed to death in east London park

Image copyright Google A 17-year-old girl has been stabbed to death at a park in east London. Police were called to St Neots Road, Harold Hill, Romford, at about 21:30 GMT on Friday. The girl was pronounced dead at the scene. The Metropolitan Police has begun a murder investigation, although no arrests have been made. The girl’s next-of-kin have been informed, and a post-mortem examination is due to be held. She became the 18th person to be killed in London this year, and the fifth teenager to die. Source link

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Park Lane doorman stabbing: Murder charge for fourth man

Image copyright Met Police Image caption Tudor Simionov was photographed working as a security guard hours before he was attacked A fourth man has been charged with murdering a doorman who was guarding a party on New Year’s Day. Security guard Tudor Simionov, 33, was attacked outside Fountain House at about 05:30 GMT on 1 January. Nor Aden Hamada, 23, of no fixed address, was arrested on Sunday at Gatwick Airport as he returned to the UK, the Metropolitan Police said. He has been charged with murder and will appear…

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Haydock Park: Mass brawl among 50 spectators

Racing has been trying to crack down on fighting at racecourses Haydock Park officials are investigating after a mass brawl broke out among spectators. About 50 people were involved in the fight before and during the eighth and final race of the day. A woman and toddler were caught up in the disturbance. A spokesman said Haydock took a “zero tolerance position” on fighting and that those involved were “ejected”. One man was arrested over a public order offence, Merseyside Police said. Racing has been on high alert over on-track…

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Ascot, Gowran Park, Haydock, Wincanton: Cornelius Lysaght previews horse racing’s ‘Super Saturday’

King George VI Chase winner Clan Des Obeaux is aiming for victory at Ascot It’s ‘Super Saturday’ – though not as winter racing knows it. A week to the day later than the usual afternoon of Cheltenham Festival dress rehearsals on ‘Super Saturday’ at Newbury – a fixture that was cancelled because of the equine flu crisis – a string of significant races are due to take place around these islands. Race: Red Mills Chase, Gowran Park 2:30 Usual form: Well-timed Cheltenham Festival trial that has taken place over two-and-a-half…

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Queens Park Rangers 0-1 Watford in the fifth round of the FA Cup

Watford have reached the FA Cup quarter-finals without playing a home game in the competition this season Watford reached the FA Cup quarter-finals for the second time in four seasons after a hard-fought win against battling QPR at Loftus Road. Etienne Capoue’s finish on the stroke of half-time, after Tom Cleverley’s mis-hit, proved the difference. Championship QPR went close through Massimo Luongo, while Watford keeper Heurelho Gomes marked his 38th birthday with a fine save to deny Nahki Wells. But Watford progressed after scoring from their only shot on target.…

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Thorpe Park opposes homes plan over fears of noise complaints

Image copyright Google Image caption Screaming from rides could prompt complaints from neighbours, the park fears A theme park is objecting to plans to build new retirement homes nearby because it fears residents may complain of screams from people on the rides. Thorpe Park bosses say they are considering legal action over a planning application for a retirement home complex next to the park. They say the development could be “detrimental” to the park’s business. A planning application for the development of a neighbouring Grade II listed building has been…

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Rare Amur tiger dies in fight at Longleat Safari Park

Image copyright Longleat Image caption The keepers of thirteen-year-old female tiger Shouri were said to be “extremely distraught” A rare Amur tiger has died in a fight with two other tigers at Longleat Safari and Adventure Park. Thirteen-year-old female Shouri, who died on Monday, had lived at the park since 2006. Longleat said she gained access to a paddock where two other tigers, Red and Yana, were being held and a fight ensued between the three animals. The Warminster site was not open to the public at the time and…

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