THREE of St Helens local sides were drawn out of

first_imgTHREE of St Helens’ local sides were drawn out of the hat in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup yesterday.Scottish champions Aberdeen Warriors will travel to Pilkington Recs whilst Blackbrook will host Egremont Rangers.Shaw Cross will welcome Thatto Heath too.Forty four clubs will begin the journey that concludes with the final at Wembley on Saturday August 23 when they contest a compelling first round over the weekend of February 1-2.The 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup first round draw:Underbank Rangers v East LeedsLeeds Metropolitan University v MillomBlackbrook v Egremont RangersShaw Cross v Thatto HeathLeigh Miners v Hunslet WarriorsOulton Raiders v West HullSaddleworth Rangers v Milford MarlinsKells v Wigan St JudesSkirlaugh v Rochdale MayfieldRAF v Dewsbury CelticAskam v British ArmyRoyal Navy v Walney CentralMyton Warriors v East HullLoughborough University v Great Britain PoliceSouth West London Chargers v Torfaen TigersWidnes St Maries v Wigan St PatsPilkington Recs v Aberdeen WarriorsYork Acorn v SiddalWath Brow Hornets v Halton Simms CrossWoolston Rovers v EllandLock Lane v Normanton KnightsHull Dockers v Bristol Sonicslast_img read more

BENS BLOG Kemi Badenoch Start as you mean to go on

first_imgKemi Badenoch. Who’s she?She’s going to be the new big deal; that’s who she is.Having arrived in England, at 16 years of age, from Nigeria, Kemi set about getting on with her life. And after enjoying a successful career in the finance world, has now become a Member of Parliament. Talk about marching-on and bettering yourself…Heroes aren’t in books. Or films. They don’t play football or cricket. And sadly, neither do they fly around in capes (well, maybe except Super-Nige). They are real people. AND THEY ARE ALL AROUND US.Check out Mrs Badenoch’s Maiden Speech in the House of Commons… PURE CLASS.In other news:Cinema Paradiso. The best Italian film I have ever seen. A masterpiece. The story of a great film-maker who has to return home for the funeral of his childhood mentor. Very long. But addictive. And beautiful. 9.5Over and out, B xlast_img