CVC backing a surprise bid to run the National Lottery

One of the world’s leading private equity firms is backing a surprise bid to run the National Lottery By Daily Mail City & Finance Reporter Published: 21:54 BST, 11 April 2021 | Updated: 21:54 BST, 11 April 2021 One of the world’s leading private equity firms is backing a surprise bid to run the National … Read more

Kim Kardashian leads the stars celebrating National Siblings Day

Kim Kardashian joined celebrities serenading her brothers and sisters on Saturday to mark National Siblings Day. The 40-year-old Keeping Up With The Kardashians star posted multiple fun photos with her sisters Kourtney and Khloé Kardashian and Kendall and Kylie Jenner to her Instagram Stories, along with their more reclusive brother Rob Kardashian. Paris Hilton also … Read more

DAN HODGES: A moment of national reflection that makes Labour look irrelevant

It was a tale of three tributes.  The first was rushed out at 12.19pm on Friday by the leader of the Labour Party. ‘Prince Philip dedicated his life to our country – from a distinguished career in the Royal Navy during the Second World War to his decades of service as the Duke of Edinburgh. … Read more

History-maker Rachael Blackmore becomes the first woman to win the Grand National

History-maker Rachael Blackmore becomes the first woman to win the Grand National as she leads 11/1 shot Minella Times to a comfortable victory at Aintree just weeks after dominating the Cheltenham Festival Rachael Blackmore made history as she became the first female jockey to win the Grand National on Minella Times The Irish rider, who … Read more

Grand National 2021 at Aintree LIVE: Race updates, racecard, runners and favourites

Grand National LIVE: Rachael Blackmore looks to write herself into the history books on board Minella Times while Tom Scudamore aims to steer favourite Cloth Cap to victory… follow all the action on the final day at Aintree By Kishan Vaghela For Mailonline Published: 16:15 BST, 10 April 2021 | Updated: 17:24 BST, 10 April … Read more

Grand National revellers mark Ladies Day from home

It’s Fabulous Friday! Glamorous Grand National revellers mark Ladies Day from home by donning colourful frocks and cracking open the bubbly Would-be racegoers marked Ladies Day at home as Aintree is closed to visitors Second day of Grand National Festival one of most popular race days in calendar Fans posed in their gardens dressed up … Read more

World famous Grand National meeting gets underway without crowds as Aintree racecourse lies deserted

The Grand National meeting gets underway without crowds as Aintree lies deserted at the time thousands of punters would usually be piling through its doors ready for a beer and bacon sandwich! The Grand National’s first meeting will take place without fans on Thursday   Aintree racecourse was empty ahead of the event with the UK … Read more

Angela Merkel calls for national lockdown to curb Germany’s coronavirus crisis 

Angela Merkel calls for national lockdown to curb Germany’s coronavirus crisis Angela Merkel today backed regional leaders’ calls for short, sharp lockdown  Comes amid third wave with Germany battling average of 15,000 cases per day  ‘Every call for a short, uniform lockdown is right,’ Merkel’s spokeswoman said She added that the country was struggling with … Read more

Grand day out… legendary jockey Peter Scudamore and son Tom discuss the magic of the National

Tom Scudamore rides favourite Cloth Cap in Saturday’s Grand National, aiming to extend an amazing family record in the race which his grandfather Michael won on Oxo in 1959.  Tom’s champion jockey father Peter finished third on Corbiere in 1985 but he has been involved in training three winners.  Racing Correspondent Marcus Townend got Tom … Read more

National Trust slammed for asking children to write poems lamenting British Empire

Chartwell, Kent Chartwell’s land has history dating back to the 14th century and it is thought to have been built on as early as the 16th century, with Historic England noting that some of the Tudor brickwork is still visible on external walls.  Chartwell, now a Grade I listed building, became the family home of … Read more