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April 20, 2018 5:01 AM Do yer like tat? Another fan shows off Fred Tattoo

ANOTHER fan of Fred Dibnah has revealed he too has an epic tribute to his hero on his epidermis. “I’ve been a fan of Fred’s since I was a nipper. I’ve seen all his programmes and read all his books,” he said. Earlier this month we revealed how mechanic-mad Ian Tennison was similarly inspired to have a Fred tattoo. “People think I’m a bit eccentric but I don’t 5

April 17, 2018 12:59 PM Shares rocket for coffee chain firm

Shares in Whitbread rocketed yesterday after activist investor Elliott revealed it has become the firm’s largest shareholder, with pressure expected to be applied to break up the Costa Coffee and Premier Inn owner. Elliott now owns over 6% of Whitbread, the firm confirmed on Saturday, and it is understood that it will now push for Costa and Premier Inn to become 10

April 17, 2018 11:46 AM Where and when to see Lizzy Yarnold on her Kent tour

Double Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold will return to the streets of Kent today. After her historic win in Pyeonchang, the skeleton racer is bringing the gold home to Sevenoaks. The 29-year-old will embark on a borough-wide bus tour covering Outford, Eynsford and Swanley before finishing in her home town of West Kingsdown. She made history in February 10

April 16, 2018 1:30 PM Diego Simeone insists Arsenal will be tough test for Atletico Madrid in Europa League semi-finals: 'They are experienced with quality players and have an important manager'

Diego Simeone is bracing himself for a tough test when Atletico Madrid travel to the Emirates to face Arsenal in their Europa League semi-final tie. The two sides are locking horns for the first time ever in a competitive fixture as they battle it out over two legs for a place in the Europa League final. And Simeone, who won the competition during his first 8

April 14, 2018 3:23 AM Theresa May BLASTS Assad and LAUNCHES airstrikes in SYRIA

THERESA May has ordered military action in Syria as part of a co-ordinated attack with the US and France on the Assad regime to degrade its chemical weapons capability. Prime Minister Theresa May said there was "no practicable alternative to the use of force" to deter the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime. In a statement released in the early 11

April 13, 2018 3:09 AM Fitness trainer turned hairdresser who kicked a policeman in the groin and punched another in the face over an illegal park is spared jail

A woman has pleaded guilty to three counts of assault after she kicked a police officer in the groin and punched another in the face over an illegal street park on the Sunshine Coast. Coolum hairdresser Janette Medina will need to pay $2,000 compensation after a confrontation with a police over an illegal park escalated into a violent struggle. The Maroochydore 1

April 12, 2018 11:01 PM Lost footage of Adam West’s Batman to be screened for first time in 50 years

Previously lost footage of Batman star Adam West teaching road safety to children will be screened for the first time in more than 50 years. The clip from May 1967 of Batman teaching children the Green Cross Code will be shown to an audience of TV professionals and enthusiasts to kick off a hunt for 100 missing television clips. Kaleidoscope, which specialises 5

April 12, 2018 10:23 PM Liang Wenbo misses chance to become first snooker player to hit two 147 breaks in a match after failing to sink the final black

Liang Wenbo missed the chance to become the first player in snooker history to make two 147 breaks in the same competitive match when he failed to sink the final black. Liang recorded a maximum in the 10th frame of his first-round clash with Rod Lawler in the Betfred World Championship qualifying tournament. The world No 19 then had a chance to make an unprecedented 7

April 11, 2018 9:13 AM Most Britons think Good Friday Agreement was telly programme with Chris Evans

TWO decades on from the Good Friday Agreement, most Britons think it was a telly programme with Chris Evans. A countrywide survey showed that 18 per cent believed it concerned Ireland, 22 per cent thought it recognised Boyzone’s win at Eurovision and 60 thought it was a telly programme where Chris Evans took the piss out of someone called Will. Nathan 7

April 9, 2018 7:42 PM 111-year-old black veteran gets African-American museum tour

The oldest US veteran of World War II, the 111-year-old grandson of a slave, has received an exclusive tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture after being flown to Washington on a private jet by a wealthy benefactor. Richard Overton, who turns 112 next month is believed to be the oldest man in the United States and the third-oldest 4