Honeysuckle and  Rachael Blackmore pass the winning post to win the  Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham festival  on March 16th, 2021. Photograph:   Michael Steele/Getty Images

The old description of racing as being a magnificent triviality will be apt come Tuesday afternoon should racing’s poster partnership of Honeysuckle a(...)

The slice of cake from one of the 23 official wedding cakes made for the royal wedding of  Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer in 1981. Photograph: Claire Hayhurst/PA Wire

A slice of the Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s wedding cake has sold for £1,850, or about €2,175, at auction — more than 40 years after they tied (...)

The Guardian identified 47 Facebook adverts bought by local Conservative candidates since January that promised to oppose unauthorised pitches. Photograph: iStock

Pledges to remove unauthorised Traveller camps in Britain featured prominently in Conservative Party Facebook adverts ahead of the local elections dur(...)

Farmer and retired jockey Gerry O’Neill:  ‘I wasn’t there last year, but I would go most years to get the buzz, it would do you good.’ Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

Retired jockey Gerry O’Neill still savours the thrill of riding Chance Coffey to victory in the Coral Cup at Cheltenham in 1995, remembering the thund(...)

Horses from Henry de Bromhead’s stables on the gallops at Cheltenham Racecourse ahead of the Cheltenham Festival which starts on Tuesday. Photograph: David Davies/PA

The horse racing industry is keenly aware of the consequences if Covid-19 regulations are breached at Cheltenham, according to horse trainer Henry de (...)

Saint Piran’s flag, the standard of Cornwall. Photograph: Getty Images

Thanks to Saint Piran, a mysterious holy man who lived circa 450 AD, March 5th is considered – by hard-line Celts anyway – the national day of Cornwal(...)

This short-wheelbase model is, surely, the Defender as she is meant to be spoken.

If it looks right, it is right. Right? Well, if it truly is the case that function can follow form as easily as the reverse, then the Land Rover Defen(...)

British author JK Rowling has again been accused of being transphobic  after taking issue with a headline on an online article discussing ‘people who menstruate’. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

JK Rowling has said she was partly motivated to speak out about transgender issues because of her experience of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Th(...)

A report to be published on Tuesday has found L’Arche founder Jean Vanier was implicated in the sexual abuse of women.

Jean Vanier, who founded the L’Arche communities for adults with intellectual disabilities, died at the age of 90 last May. The following month, L’A(...)

The scientific and farming consensus is that a ‘wildlife reservoir’ of infected badgers sustains TB. File photograph: Getty

The first direct evidence of how bovine tuberculosis (TB) transmits infection between badgers and cattle has been revealed. The research by scientist(...)

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