The Advertiser - SA Weekend - - UP FRONT - Pene­lope de­belle

Re­ports of The Big Yin’s demise are greatly ex­ag­ger­ated. That’s the good news about Billy Con­nolly, who lives with the de­bil­i­tat­ing di­ag­no­sis of Parkin­son’s dis­ease. He would hate the phrase “heart-warm­ing” so I’ll spare him that but Con­nolly’s fear­less­ness — we all die, so what’s new? — is amaz­ing.

We also have a rare in­ter­view with Marjorie Jack­son-Nel­son, our for­mer Gover­nor and Olympic run­ner. In the 1970s she lost Peter Nel­son, the love of her life, and through the foun­da­tion in his name is mov­ing to­wards a hoped-for leukaemia cure.

And don’t for­get tonight’s open­ing of the Tour de France. Read about how the cy­clists go into the 23-day race know­ing they face a whole world of pain. We get to sit back and watch.

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