Elton John

Elton swaps rocket for buggy

A Shropshire business which makes golf buggies got one of its vehicles on the red carpet at the launch of the Elton John biopic. And here it is, carrying the singer himself.

Elton John in car
Richard Pearson

Fairway Wheels said it was given six days to convert a Humvee buggy, previously used at the Dubai Grand Prix, and get it ready for the premiere of Rocketman in Leicester Square last week.

Richard Pearson set up the company with his father and said they won the contract after making a buggy for Sir Elton for another movie, Kingsman: The Golden Circle.

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In 1987, the then-owner of Watford FC talks about a blocked attempt to sell the club.
The then owner of Watford FC talks in 1987 about his attempt to sell the club being blocked by the Football League. Robert Maxwell, who already had interests in Derby, Oxford and Reading, was forced to withdraw his bid.