Frankie Dettori out of Royal Ascot after Great Yarmouth fall

Frankie Dettori out of Royal Ascot after Great Yarmouth fall

Jockey Frankie Dettori will miss the 2017 Royal Ascot meeting after a fall at Great Yarmouth last week. The Italian, 46, had been due for some fancied rides, including favourite Lady Aurelia in the King’s Stand Stakes on the opening day on Tuesday. Dettori, the most successful Royal Ascot jockey currently riding, returned to action at Chantilly on Sunday. However, he is struggling with an arm injury and was ruled out of the five-day fixture….

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9 stars who turned down great film roles

9 stars who turned down great film roles

John Lithgow as The Joker? It’s not as crackpot as it appears, as the star of The Crown was once in the frame to play the comic book supervillain. Correction: The lanky 71-year-old was actually tapped to play Batman’s cackling nemesis TWICE – first in a Joe Dante movie that never got made, and again in Tim Burton’s 1989 blockbuster. “My worst audition was for Tim Burton for Batman,” Lithgow revealed ahead of this year’s…

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What's so great about Now That's What I Call Music 48?

What's so great about Now That's What I Call Music 48?

Who wants a copy of a 16-year-old compilation album? Quite a lot of us, it seems. Sales of Now That’s What I Call Music 48 surged last week, after the double CD (“featuring 41 top chart hits!”) provided the soundtrack to the BBC sitcom Peter Kay’s Car Share. It even entered Amazon’s compilation chart, despite being out of print, on the strength of second-hand sales. Prices shot up too, rising from as little as 11p…

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Davis Cup, France v Great Britain: Kyle Edmund & Dan Evans lose singles matches

Davis Cup, France v Great Britain: Kyle Edmund & Dan Evans lose singles matches

Media playback is not supported on this device Davis Cup – France v Great Britain Watch live coverage of Saturday’s doubles from 13:10 BST on BBC One, with extra coverage on BBC Red Button and online, connected TVs, the BBC Sport website and app (full coverage details) Great Britain’s Kyle Edmund and Dan Evans lost their singles matches on the first day of the Davis Cup quarter-final against France in Rouen. Edmund was beaten 7-5…

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Brexit sovereignty plan set out in Great Repeal Bill

Brexit sovereignty plan set out in Great Repeal Bill

The government will set out how it plans to remove EU law from the statute book later by publishing details of its Great Repeal Bill. Having formally triggered Brexit, ministers are promising a “smooth and stable transition” with legislation ending the supremacy of EU judges. It will also incorporate thousands of pieces of EU law into UK legislation. The publication comes the day after the UK started two years of talks using Article 50 of…

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Davis Cup: Andy Murray will miss Great Britain's quarter-final against France

Davis Cup: Andy Murray will miss Great Britain's quarter-final against France

Davis Cup quarter-final: France v Great Britain Venue: Kindarena, Rouen Dates: 7-9 April Starts: 13:00 BST Coverage: Live on BBC One or BBC Two across all three days with extra coverage on BBC Red Button, connected TVs, the BBC Sport website and app. Andy Murray will miss Great Britain’s Davis Cup quarter-final against France next month as he recovers from an elbow injury. Murray, 29, pulled out of the Miami Open almost a week before…

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The Great British Bake Off unveils new line-up

The Great British Bake Off unveils new line-up

Sandi Toksvig, food writer Prue Leith and comedian Noel Fielding will join Paul Hollywood when The Great British Bake Off returns in the autumn. Channel 4 announced the show’s new line-up ahead of its first series since leaving the BBC. “I could not be more delighted by who will be joining me on the show,” said Hollywood, the only holdover from the BBC’s version. Leith said she was “so thrilled to be joining… the biggest…

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Nintendo Switch review roundup: A great portable, but questionable console

Nintendo Switch review roundup: A great portable, but questionable console

The other major launch this week, besides AMD’s Ryzen 7 1800X, was Nintendo’s Switch console. We’ve talked about the platform, its theoretical capabilities, and the games Nintendo has showcased already. But there’s no substitute for hands-on time with the hardware. Ars Technica, Eurogamer, and Kotaku have all published their reviews of the platform, and they agree on a number of points. As we suspected, the Switch is at its most impressive when it’s operating as a…

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