Phil Smith

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A snowdrop emerges from its bulb. File photograph: Getty

Brexit. Is there any other word that provokes such a potent mix of anxiety, ennui, fury and despair? As gardeners it’s made us realise how much we’ve (...)

Jimi Blake in his west Wicklow garden, Hunting Brook. Photograph: Sean Jackson

He’s been described by the Telegraph newspaper as one of the world’s “new plant gurus” and is chums with Monty Don (the mellifluous-voiced presenter o(...)

Phil Smith of Shoots and Roots with his his new vegan burger

Food entrepreneurs need to be made of stern stuff. Production is hard physical work and they often start off doing everything themselves from making a(...)

Facebook recently promised to double the size of its safety and community teams to 20,000 by the end of 2018. Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Advertisers have called on Facebook and Google to establish an independent body to regulate and monitor content on both of their platforms. Phil Smi(...)

Ruby Walsh is set to ride Pleasant Company in the Grand National. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Ruby Walsh is set to partner Pleasant Company in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday week. Willie Mullins has five entries for th(...)

Davy Russell on Presenting Percy wins the 2.10 Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photo: Matthew Childs/Reuters

Presenting Percy turned the Pertemps Network Final Handicap Hurdle into a procession as he gave trainer Pat Kelly and jockey Davy Russell back-to-back(...)

Bleu Et Rouge, with Barry Geraghty up, right, leads Tombstone, with Bryan Cooper up, over the last on their way to winning the Deloitte Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown in February 2016. Photograph:   Sportsfile/Corbis via Getty Images

Michael O’Leary’s Grade 1 focus is on Alpha Des Obeaux in Wednesday’s RSA although the Ryanair chief executive’s Cheltenham attention is likely to be (...)

Leading  BHA handicapper, Phil Smith: “It makes sense for every runner in handicaps in Britain to be assessed by British handicappers using identical methodology.” Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

British Horseracing senior handicapper Phil Smith insists “there is no semblance of any anti-Irish bias” following the publication of the weights for (...)

Sutton Place ridden by Barry Geraghty (centre) goes on to win The Ladbrokes Ireland Boyne Hurdle  at Navan Racecourse. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ten years after Silver Birch’s Aintree National success catapulted Gordon Elliott into the limelight, this season’s leading trainer won’t have the fo(...)

Outlander (nearest camera) clears the last on the way to winning the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown at Christmas. Don Poli (jockey with white helmet) is also pictured. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Michael O’Leary has confirmed his trio of top-rated Grand National contenders – the ante-post favourite, Don Poli, the topweight Outlander and Empire (...)

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