The Village that wouldn't Die!

It is perhaps a little difficult to believe, but this village in Oxfordshire, with known links to Thomas Hardy and Jonathan Swift, was due to be closed down in 1948 and the residents forced to move elsewhere. 386 more words

The Grand National- Six For Success

More stories than Shakespeare, more memories than Elaine Paige. More fairytales than the Brothers Grimm, more emotion than the proverbial rollercoaster. It can only be the Grand National. 550 more words

'Big Shot' Clonoe Man Yet To Collect £26 Grand National Winnings

A Clonoe plasterer, who has been accused of acting the big shot by neighbours this week, has yet to claim his winnings from the Grand National after he put £1 straight on Many Clouds which won at 25-1 ten days ago. 247 more words


5 things I learnt going to the Races

Last weekend I went to Ladies Day, the second day of the Aintree Grand National weekend, and had an absolutely incredible time, even though I didn’t win a penny. 724 more words


Grand National: Cement 3s

Grand National coming to Norman Music Festival 8, Bacardi Gray Street Stage, 1:00 pm, Saturday, April 25


Why I hate the Grand National

It’s only been a week since the last Grand National and already I’m dreading the next.

However, it’s not the ongoing controversy about equine deaths that makes me want the entire thing to vanish from existence, but rather the annual outcry from people who decided that one day a year it’s their business to comment on an industry which they know little or nothing about. 1,037 more words