Frankie and Benny’s, Gatwick Airport. June 2007. While holidaymakers were tucking into fry-ups and sinking those customary pints ahead of early-morning flights, Hull City were slotting the first piece of an ambitious jigsaw into place. Jay-Jay Okocha, Caleb Folan and Henrik Pedersen would all make greater headlines when pitching up at the KCOM Stadium in the weeks that followed, but Bryan Hughes was the new addition who set Phil Brown’s master-plan in motion. Hughes had been a stylish Premier League midfielder for five straight seasons with Birmingham City and Charlton Athletic. A 12-month extension had been rejected to stay with a Charlton side relegated from the top flight the previous campaign and, amid simmering interest from Everton and Bolton Wanderers, the chance to join a City side that had narrowly avoided a fall into League One did not have an obvious appeal. Brown, though, shared his vision and the offer of a three-year contract, handing security to the then … [Read more...] about How a date in Frankie and Benny’s sealed Bryan Hughes’ capture
After the final day of the Championship season unfold ed, attention now turns to the play-off situation. Here's everything you need to know about the dates. When are the Championship play-offs semi finals? Friday 11th May: Derby County v Fulham, 7.45pm Saturday 12th May: Middlesbrough v Aston Villa, 5.15pm Monday 14th May: Fulham v Derby, 7.45pm Tuesday 15th May: Villa v Boro, 7.45pm And the final? Saturday 26 May, kick-off 5pm Fulham will play Aston Villa after Derby and Boro were defeated in the semi-finals. Why is it on a Saturday? The Championship play-off final is normally played on the bank holiday Monday, with the League Two final on the Saturday and League One on Sunday. But, the order of the play-offs has been reversed this year to assist with international call-ups ahead of the 2018 World Cup. Who will be in the play-offs? Following Cardiff City's last day automatic promotion, with Fulham losing to Birmingham City, the Cottagers finished in third place and played against … [Read more...] about When are the Championship play-offs? Dates, TV details and more
A forensic psychologist has lifted the lid on the darker side of internet dating and is warning men and women about the dangers of meeting potential partners online. Dr Ruth Tully, 35, who is based in Nottingham, has just appeared as an expert TV commentator on new documentary Swipe Right For Murder. The programme, which is aired on Really, looks at some of the tragic, heart-breaking murder cases in the UK and worldwide. Now she wants to warn people who meet potential partners online to do so with caution after seeing some of the crimes committed that way. Dr Tully analyses human behaviour from the victim through to the perpetrator. Her work includes prison parole board and court assessments. Online dating crime hit the headlines last June when Molly McLaren was stabbed to death by a man she met on Tinder. She told the Post: "People still are not aware about being safe online and they fall into trusting people when they don't know if what they are saying is true. "People don't spot the … [Read more...] about Forensic psychologist lifts the lid on the darker side of online dating
FATHER'S DAY is one of those dates you really don't want to forget - but it can prove annoyingly hard to keep track of, because the date changes every year. We've already celebrated our mums this year with Mothering Sunday, and dad's special day is Sunday June 17! Here’s all you need to know... When is Father’s Day and why do we celebrate it? Each year in the UK Father’s Day takes place on the third Sunday of June - which falls on June 17 in 2018. According to one tale, Father's Day first began because of a woman named Grace Golden Clayton from Fairmount, West Virginia. Father’s Day 2018 gift guide: 17 great presents you can give to your dad this Father’s Day An orphan, Grace lobbied her local Methodist ministers for a church service to honour fathers in 1908. The story goes that she was inspired to do this after a mining disaster killed 362 local men. Their deaths orphaned more than 1,000 children and Grace wanted to pay tribute to the … [Read more...] about When is Father’s Day 2018 and why is the UK date different to other countries?
THOUSANDS of people travel to Stonehenge every year to celebrate the summer solstice. But do you know why the Wiltshire monument attracts so many people on the longest day of the year? The reason might surprise you. When is the summer solstice? The midsummer date is set based on the planet’s rotational axis. It’s decided based on the sun’s tilt towards the sun, which hits its maximum at 23° 26′ and falls between June 20 and June 22 in the northern hemisphere. This year, the summer solstice will take place on June 21. What is the summer solstice? The ‘longest’ day of the year marks the middle of summer. This is because the tilt of the Earth’s axis is most aligned with the sun, providing us with the most daylight of the year. When it ends, the nights will began to close in as our planet rotates away from the sun. The date where Earth is the furthest from the star is marked by the winter solstice. What has the summer solstice got to do … [Read more...] about What date is the summer solstice 2018 and how do people celebrate the year’s longest day at Stonehenge?