Who was Sir Francis Drake and did he sail around the world in The Golden Hind?

But what else is he known for and what was the Golden Hind? Here's the lowdown… Who was Sir Francis Drake? Sir Francis Drake was born in Tavistock, Devon and was an English sea captain, privateer, slave trader and explorer in the Elizabethan era. In 1567, Drake made one of the first English slaving voyages as part of a fleet […]

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Transgender dad who was born female insists he DIDN'T encourage his five-year-old daughter – born a boy – to become a girl

Greg Rogers fears that although daughter Jayden, who was born male, has been accepted by friends and teachers as fashion-loving little girl – she could still face abuse from online trolls. Cruel web bullies have already falsely claimed that Greg, 27, and partner Jody, 21, forced their child to change gender. But doting dad Greg told the Mail On Sunday: […]

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Rock Hudson was devastated by AIDS diagnosis, wrote anonymously to partners to make them aware, book claims

Doris Day on her friendship with Rock Hudson Actress and singer Doris Day gives a rare interview in Mark Griffin’s new biography on Rock Hudson. In the book, she talks candidly about Hudson, her beloved friend and how heartbroken she was when he died. Before Rock Hudson was recognized as a Hollywood heartthrob, he was discovering an identity that he […]

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Sarriball was meant to transform English football, but Chelsea are in a Sarri state

Maurizio Sarri, combining old-school Italian ‘catenaccio’ defending with modern coaching methods, was the standout candidate for the Chelsea job. Napoli had not seen anything like it since the days of Diego Maradona. Everyone was supposed to be addicted to it, overwhelmed by the latest trend shipped in from Italy. Chelsea fans would learn to love it and coaches would soon try to […]

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Aubameyang admits he was 's***' against Liverpool despite winning Arsenal Player of the Month

The Gunners forward, 29, struck five goals in the month of December as he led his side to a big win over Tottenham for one. On the back of his red-hot form, Arsenal named him their Player of the Month – with Aubameyang himself having a hilarious response. The Gunners tweeted out the news earlier today, only for Aubameyang to […]

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Gubernatorial candidate: I was wrong to call Kaepernick ‘horse’s ass’ over NFL protest

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Adam Edelen said it was a mistake when he called former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick a "horse's ass" on Twitter for kneeling to protest police brutality during the national anthem. "Kaepernick has the right to disrespect our country," Edelen said in a now deleted message form 2016. "I have the right to regard him as a horse's ass. […]

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When was Shakespeare born, how is The Bard celebrated in Stratford upon Avon and what are some of his best quotes?

But when is it – and how does his proud home town of Stratford-upon-Avon mark the big day. When is Shakespeare's birthday? The exact date is unknown but it is most often celebrated on April 23, the same date he died aged 52. We do know that he was born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April 1565. His baptism is recorded in the […]

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Brahim Diaz says Madrid was his only option after deciding to leave Man City

The 19-year-old, who played just 414 minutes for the Cityzens, has penned a six-year contract at the Galacticos and was unveiled this afternoon. Flanked by his parents and four sisters on the stage, the Spanish youth international proudly held aloft the club’s shirt alongside president Floretino Perez before kissing the Madrid badge. Diaz said: “This is the happiest day of […]

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Mo Salah's fall was just like Oumar Niasse's dive with Everton last season

Surely cases of this nature should automatically be looked at by the panel. Otherwise, what’s the point of it? Elsewhere, cases of an alleged act of violent conduct unseen by match officials, but caught on camera, are passed on to the three-person panel of ex-referees and the same should apply for simulation. This is not about Salah. He’s a wonderful […]

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