Racing rocked by drugs scandal: Eleven horses test positive for steroids at stable owned by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed Dubai sheikh 'appalled' by drugs discovery at top racing stable Trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni's career is in serious doubt after drugs found Stable owned by ruler of Dubai banned from 1000 Guineas next month St Leger winner Encke was trained by Al Zarooni” class=”blkBorder” /> Scandal: 2012 St Leger winner Encke was trained by Al Zarooni SHEIKH IS A LEADING FIGURE IN INTERNATIONAL HORSE RACING Sheikh Mohammed is the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates. He is also the constitutional monarch of Dubai. The 63-year-old is also a major figure in international horse racing and breeding
BREAKING NEWS: Good Life star Richard Briers dies at the age of 79 By Martin Robinson PUBLISHED: 12:34 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:37 GMT, 18 February 2013 Good life star Richard Briers has died at the age 79. His agent revealed the bad news today after the veteran actor's long battle with lung disease. Briers, who also starred in shows such as Ever Decreasing Circles and Monarch Of The Glen, recently said years of smoking had been to blame for his emphysema.
Fury over Sandhurst's insult to Mons heroes: Hall renamed after 3million gift from Bahrain king The Mons Hall will now be called the King Hamad Hall after the 3million gift Was originally named to honour thousands of soldiers that died in the battleCritics say the king is 'buying our silence' over alleged human rights abuses By Sam Greenhill PUBLISHED: 01:48 GMT, 18 February 2013 | UPDATED: 02:03 GMT, 18 February 2013 Sandhurst is renaming a hall which commemorates the fallen of a major First World War battle following a 3million donation from the king of Bahrain. The Mons Hall was named to honour thousands of British soldiers who died during the battle in Belgium in 1914. But despite the 100th anniversary of the battle next year, military chiefs are changing its name to King Hamad Hall after the Bahraini ruler, who has given millions to Sandhurst.
New laws to ensure Royal baby becomes monarch to be rushed through Parliament A week after Duchess of Cornwall left hospital, minister publish BillNick Clegg says legislation will be passed 'as wuickly as we can'Commonwealth countries have agreed changes to line of succession rulesThe law of primogeniture had once meant boys leapfrogged older sistersNew baby would be in third place by becoming more important than Harry | UPDATED: 16:30 GMT, 13 December 2012 Law changes to make sure Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first baby can succeed to the throne are to be rushed through parliament. MPs will meet on Monday to start rewriting 660-year-old laws to ensure that if the royal couple have a girl she will become Queen, even if she has a young brother. Ministers are to prioritise the law change with the urgency usually reserved for anti-terror laws.
So what if she does have twins Kate will make history if she and William are found to be expecting two babies Duchess of Cambridge more likely to be having twins because of her age and her acute morning sicknessBookies have slashed the odds on twins from 50/1 to 8/1 Just seconds could be the difference between one ruler and anotherDuchess of Cambridge was taken to hospital yesterday and forced to announce her pregnancy before 12 weeks | UPDATED: 09:09 GMT, 5 December 2012 Some experts are predicting that Kate and William will end up with twins – and if they do, there could be more than just the usual parenting headaches ahead for the royal couple. No mother of a future monarch has given birth to twins in Britain since the 15th century – so nobody is quite sure what will happen if Kate makes history and produces a brace of infants next summer. And if she does, the intriguing question is: which of the children will end up on the throne Scroll down for video Beautiful babies: Danish Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik with their one-year-old twins Josephine and Vincent (in their arms) and children Isabella and Christian (in front) Normally, of course, this would be little cause for discussion during a royal pregnancy.
Her Royal Hotness Pippa and Party Prince Harry set for new role as godparents: Wills and Kate expected to follow tradition by asking chief bridesmaid and best man The pair, who took lead roles at the wedding, are odds on to be named godparentsAlso in the running are William's old friends the van Cutsems and the van StraubenzeesThe Prince is godfather to several children and is expected to 'return the favour' | UPDATED: 17:40 GMT, 4 December 2012 They played a key role when the young couple walked down the aisle. And now Prince Harry and Kate's sister, socialite Pippa Middleton, are favourite to become godparents to their child