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The Grand Tour: Jeremy Clarkson show confronts climate change

The Grand Tour: Jeremy Clarkson show confronts climate change

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Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are heading off the road and into the water for their latest special - The Grand Tour presents Seamen.The trio are seen sailing along the Mekong river and through the treacherous conditions of monsoon season in Vietnam and Cambodia in the 90-minute film.As you can imagine, the first obstacle at the show's press launch is trying to get past the title."The Grand Tour presents Seamen," repeats Clarkson with added emphasis. "Which, at our age, is quite an achievement."The switch from seatbelts to sails is just one of several changes being made to The Grand Tour's format this time around. Here are seven other things to expect. 1. The live studio audience ...
Dolly Parton celebrates 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry

Dolly Parton celebrates 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry

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Dolly Parton is still working "9 to 5" after celebrating her 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.The country music legend played the long-standing radio show in Nashville, Tennessee, in front of a sold-out crowd on Saturday. The 73-year-old singer-songwriter and actress first played the Opry when she was just 13 years old. Regular performers can be inducted into the Opry as a member, with the honour remaining one of country music's crowning achievements.Parton was 22 years old when she was made a member on 4 January 1969. Advertisement Country music acts Hank Williams Jr, Toby Keith and Lady Antebellum performed in Parton's honour at the anniversary event on Saturday night. The show capped-o...
Valtteri Bottas wins Japanese Grand Prix as Mercedes win constructors’ title

Valtteri Bottas wins Japanese Grand Prix as Mercedes win constructors’ title

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Valtteri Bottas won the Japanese Grand Prix with team-mate Lewis Hamilton third behind Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, securing a Formula 1 record sixth straight World Championship double for Mercedes.The result sealed the constructors' title with four races to go and, while Hamilton is not quite world champion yet, only Bottas can catch him.It breaks the record set by Michael Schumacher and Ferrari from 2000 to 2004, and confirms this Mercedes team as the greatest in F1 history. Briton Hamilton leads Bottas by 64 points and needs to be 78 clear of the Finn to win his sixth drivers' title at the next race in Mexico.Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff said: "It has never been done before an...
US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev to win 19th Grand Slam title

US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev to win 19th Grand Slam title

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Rafael Nadal won his 19th Grand Slam title after holding off Russian Daniil Medvedev's exhilarating fightback in one of the greatest US Open finals.Spain's Nadal, 33, won 7-5 6-3 5-7 4-6 6-4 against the fifth seed in New York.Nadal, seeded second, was cruising at two sets and a break up, only for Medvedev to force a decider. But Nadal stopped his momentum to clinch a thrilling win in four hours and 50 minutes - just four minutes shorter than the longest US Open final.Impossible to hold in my emotions - NadalMedvedev wins over 'amazing' New York crowdNadal's victory moves him within one of Swiss rival Roger Federer's all-time leading tally of men's Grand Slam victories."It has been one of the ...
Andy Murray: Britain’s three-time Grand Slam winner ready to be considered a singles player again

Andy Murray: Britain’s three-time Grand Slam winner ready to be considered a singles player again

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Andy Murray does not tend to sugar coat his answers.He accepts there are reasons to be cheerful after his 6-4 6-4 defeat by Richard Gasquet in Cincinnati, but admits he is "quite far away from where I would like to be".That is to be expected after just two weeks of dedicated practice before his first singles match for seven months. Murray will only play doubles in New York, when the US Open gets under way in a fortnight. But you can now consider him a singles player above all else once again. A singles player who expects to be back in his peak physical condition in January: 12 months after the second operation on his right hip. "I think nine to 12 months after the operation is when I would e...