Brian O’Driscoll voices concern for Six Nations and for rugby’s immediate future

Brian O’Driscoll today relives some of European rugby’s greatest occasions – admitting it will be quite some time before there are more. On what should have been Heineken Cup Final weekend, the Ireland and Lions legend will instead run the rule over 10 of the best past finals. The hope remains that September will allow a resumption of this season’s tournament, which has reached the quarter-final stage, but even if it does get the go-ahead O’Driscoll concedes it can be nothing like it was. “There have been some brilliant finals…

Queen Elizabeth II Once Hid in a Bush to Avoid Talking to a Buckingham Palace Guest

Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images Royals, they’re just like us! We’ve all been in a situation where we wanted to duck down and avoid seeing someone. Well, it looks like that’s something that also happened to Queen Elizabeth II. In a new ITV documentary, titled Our Queen: Inside the Crown, the special shows the royal hiding in a bush to dodge one of her guests at Buckingham Palace—who was deemed controversial. The moment took place in 1978, when Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu made a visit to Buckingham Palace. And while many…

Martha Stewart’s ”Naughty” Instagram Caption Has Fans Obsessed

Excuse us, where is Martha Stewart and what have you done with her Instagram?  There’s no Instagram aesthetic like Martha’s highly curated grid with beautiful shots of flowers, food, her garden and so on. So it was a bit jarring to say the least when fans stumbled upon a not-so-curated and borderline NSFW caption from the 78-year-old lifestyle icon. On Friday, Martha took to her Instagram to upload a video of herself tenderizing chicken breasts while Rihanna and Drake‘s “Work” played over the video. While the cook was trying to share her chicken piccata limone recipe,…

Jacqueline Jossa ‘splits’ from husband Dan Osborne after three years

Jacqueline Jossa has split from her husband Dan Osborne, it’s claimed. The former EastEnders actress, 27, has reportedly moved out of their shared home with their two daughters Ella, five, and one-year-old Mia. She is said to have moved back in with her parents, while Dan, 28, is thought to be looking after his son Teddy, six, from a previous relationship. They were together for seven years and married in 2017. A source told The Sun: “Jac and Dan have had their problems but lockdown magnifies everything. She needs breathing…

Kai Havertz delivers coy response to transfer rumours amid Liverpool links

Kai Havertz refused to comment on speculation linking him with a transfer this summer following another two-goal performance from the forward on Saturday. The Bayer Leverkusen star bagged a brace as his side overcame Borussia Monchengladbach 3-1 in their Bundesliga fixture. It took just seven minutes for Havertz to break the deadlock, racing on to a through ball before finishing past the onrushing goalkeeper. After the hosts had levelled in the second half, Havertz put Leverkusen back in front from the penalty spot, before teammate Sven Bender wrapped up the…

Piers Morgan says Dominic Cummings ‘trashed the credibility’ of the cabinet

Piers Morgan has hit out at Dominic Cummings once again, claiming he is “toast” amid calls for his sacking. The senior government advisor has been slammed for travelling more than 250 miles from London to his parents’ house in Durham, despite the government’s instructions stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic. When he was questioned about his decision Cummings said he “doesn’t care” how it looks and insisted he’d done the “right thing”. Michael Gove, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, Chancellor Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Matt Hancock have all rushed…

Joanna Lumley dyeing hair so ‘they don’t lock me up’ during coronavirus pandemic

Joanna Lumley has told how she is pulling a Patsy and clinging desperately to her youth in a bid to beat the coronavirus lockdown. The 74-year-old Ab Fab star says she is dyeing her hair and ­running up and down stairs so she looks young enough to still sneak outside. But she is also begging fans to take a lesson from the ­pandemic for the sake of humanity. She said: “This plague is ghastly beyond words. But what is more important is the state of the world. “We have to…

Kate Moss’s agency is who’s who of showbiz offspring including her own daughter

Kate Moss runs one of the UK’s top modelling ­agencies – but she’s known most of the beauties on her books since they were babies. While Kate was plucked from obscurity at 14 ­after being scouted at an airport, her hottest young stars are the kids of her A-list chums. A source said: “Her agency is like a who’s who of showbiz kids. Kate was spotted but most of her stars she found when they came round to her house.” Kate, 46, set up her agency in 2016 hoping to…

Boris pal Jennifer Arcuri to star in celeb version of Hunted on Channel 4

Boris Johnson’s former tech teacher Jennifer Arcuri is making her reality TV debut – on Channel 4’s Hunted. The American IT expert hit the headlines over what she called a “very special relationship” with the PM. Now she will be hitting our screens in a celebrity spin-off featuring ex-coppers trailing amateur fugitives. But viewers looking forward to seeing the coding expert in action will have a wait because filming has been put back to next year. She told the Sunday People: “Everything has been delayed but I just got an…

Akamba-welcome-Jubilee-Wiper-pact

Kenya Medical Practitioners and Dentists Union CEO Daniel Yumbya. [File, Standard] PoliticsGroup backs Kalonzo Musyoka deal with Jubilee The decision by Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka to enter into a post-election deal with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee party has won the praise of his Eastern backyard. At the weekend, professionals from the region said the deal demonstrated “selflessness and patriotism” at a time the country faces economic challenges occasioned by the Covid-19 pandemic. “Fostering national unity and spurring socio-political and economic development could not have come at a better time,” said the group. On…