News - and Views!

Wednesday 14th November

Oh, no, please say it's not true! Jockey Frankie Dettori has apparently failed a drugs test and may now face a worldwide ban.  Frankie it is who marks his winning rides in exuberant style by leaping from the saddle - so turning himself into many a housewife's betting choice. I'm hoping there's a rational explanation...

 

I'm always sad for cheats.  Don't they realise that even if they manage to fool other people, they will never be able to fool themselves. What satisfaction can you possibly take from knowing that the only way you could beat your rivals was by cheating?

 

I remember reading a newspaper article by a long-time fan of disgraced sportsman, Lance Armstrong.  The writer had followed Armstrong's cycling career every step of the way, celebrating his every victory - and now bitterly bewailed the fact that all the thrills, all the excitement, all the sheer joy he had felt in those victories had been shown to be based on a shameful sham.  He felt, quite simply, cheated.

 

Cheats leave us all feeling a little the poorer for being taken in. May they never prosper.

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21.05 | 10:09

I'm needing to find information about the usher family tree for my aunty, her great grandparent where Thomas and Phoebe Usher would I've been researching

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21.05 | 10:03

Hi Karen,
I'm helping my aunt with her family tree her maiden name was usher. do you have any other information or found anything about the usher family

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18.04 | 17:19

Oh that's such a good read Jaqui! It's great to see it through your eyes, and you capture it beautifully... and you will indeed look like real athletes too!

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21.02 | 22:41

Wonderful!😁

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