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Monthly Archives: July 2015

It’s British Grand Prix Weekend

Lewis Hamilton

Can Hamilton get revved up to win on home soil?

After some indifferent results of late, the reigning F1 world Champion will be looking to get back to winning way at Silverstone this weekend. With team-mate and champions rival Nico Rosberg now looking more assured and only 10 points adrift, this season looks to be another close run thing between the two Mercedes drivers.

Last week in Austria, Hamilton blamed a dodgy clutch for his poor start off the line, handing the lead to Rosberg and eventually the chequered flag. Prior to that, some questionable team decisions led to a pit stop in Monaco that again, denied Lewis an almost certain victory. With points seemingly being dropped due to careless errors or sheer bad luck, Hamilton’s assured look is starting to waver and the German Rosberg most certainly senses an opportunity.

With the gap now close between to the two drivers, the pressure is most certainly on and this weekend’s British Grand Prix could signal an important milestone in the hunt for this season’s drivers champions.

Both the BBC and Sky Sports F1 are showing the race live this coming Sunday, 5th July however, with some important practice sessions about to get underway and the all important qualifying sessions on Saturday to determine who will start on pole, there’s no better place to see it all build up than on Sky.

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It’s the hottest Wimbledon on record!

Not only have the temperatures soared during this first week of tennis at SW19 but so have the British hopes. With the likes of James Ward, Aljaž Bedene and Heather Watson all making the third round, it’s great to see other players pushing on instead of the nation pinning all their hopes on the 2013 Wimbledon, 2012 US Open and Olympic champion Andy Murray.

Realistically however, Murray will no doubt be the only British player remaining in the draw come the second week but with a new generation coming through and Murray’s days at the top with only a few more years left to run, the nation needs a new hero and this year may have given us a glimpse into the future.

Despite losing his second round match, Liam Brody looks to be progressing well and showed a good range of shots, especially on the backhand side, but more noticeably, a willingness to fight and hustle which previous generations of Brits have certainly lacked. Kyle Edmund, another second round loser also shows some promise with a decent performance against tricky Ukrainian Alexander Dolgopolov. Again, despite losing, he looks like a potential prospect with the right application and attitude.

What this has offered is a great variety of matches to choose from, and with the BBC this year offering numerous live streams on their website, there’s never been a better excuse to use a UK-based VPN to access all the live tennis action from around the world.

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Celebrities are cooking up a stinker

One of the BBC’s top rated shows Celebrity Masterchef is back for another outing and this years series appears to be scraping the barrel when it comes to quality cooking skills.

Sarah Harding of Girls Aloud looks like she’d struggle to boil an egg, whilst Syd Little gave it a go but certainly lacked any real finesse in his cooking. The “one and only” Chesney Hawkes showed soem promise however and might be vying for a new career, rather than riding off the back of a one-hit wonder career.

This week’s heat has an eclectic range of interesting characters to say the least! Singer and reality star Kimberly Wyatt is joined by choreographer Arlene Phillips, former Corrie actor Craig Gazey, Blue Peter presenter turned journalist Andy Akinwolere and Big Brother presenter Rylan Clark. Whether they can cook or not is yet to be seen but the show is certainly compulsive viewing, especially for ardent Anglophiles.

Catch the latest show tonight at 9:00pm on BBC One.