Author: Dani Telford

Gold for Grainger… at Last

After three successive Olympic silver medals, Katherine Grainger can now cry tears of happiness as she breezes into first place, with Anna Watkins to take Gold in the women’s double sculls. Having waited over a decade, Grainger powered forward helped by a mighty contribution from Watkins and a howling crowd of 30,000 who chanted “GB GB GB,” throughout the entire race at Eton’s Dorney Lake. The pair got off to a great start, leading by almost a second in the first 500m over Australia, continually extending the gap as they reached 1000m. Finishing the race with “Oh my God,” Grainger...

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Pendleton and Varnish Disqualified

Dreams of winning gold for Pendleton and Varnish have been dashed after officials confirm relegation. A mighty effort from the duo saw the two win the women’s semi-final sprint  in good time but a discrepancy over the takeover caused officials to reconsider the ruling. The British pair who were set to win gold against China, had appeared too eager as Pendleton moved to the front too early at the end of the first lap of the two-lap race. The velodrome was in uproar as the decision was announced. In the opening heats, the duo had smashed the world record and set...

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Greece forms new Government

Leader of the New Democracy Party, Antonis Samaras, has been sworn in as the country’s new prime minister after his party won the election on Sunday. A coalition government with the Socialists (Pasok) and the smaller leftist party, the Democratic Left was agreed. Mr Samaras vowed his government would “do whatever it could to tackle an economic crisis that has shaken the eurozone.” “Tomorrow I will ask for the new government to be formed – [we will] work hard so we can give hope to our people,” Mr Samaras said. Immediate pressure is expected to greet the new coalition from a...

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Space is Big. Really Big: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live

                LSMedia Rating: ***** So a man walks into a bar with a towel. DON’T PANIC! This can only mean one thing… the hitchhikers are in town. The vociferous crowds gather in throngs equipped with their intergalactic armory at the ready.  The very first broadcast of the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy may well have housed itself in a niche comedy slot on the BBC Radio 4 but it’s allure has sure expanded to a rather large following whom clearly had no qualms in articulating this through their attire and rowdy shout...

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The smell of ‘burnt flesh’ endures in Syria

As body parts lay scattered in the streets, UN Officials entered the hamlet of Mazraat al-Qubeir after Wednesday’s massacre, to find a strong stench of flesh that had been burned. The bloody 15-month-old revolt against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad had barely touched Mazraat al-Qubeir, whose residents had taken little part in the uprising, until now. Army tanks had surrounded and shelled the hamlet in the afternoon coupled with pro-Assad shabbiha toughs on foot, armed with knives, guns and clubs. It has been reported that 78 men, women and children had been victim to this horrific attack. BBC reporter Paul Danahar,...

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