Monthly Archives: April 2012

Federer aims for Wimbledon and Olympic goals

One of the world's leading tennis players is hoping to secure both a Wimbledon and an Olympic title over the coming months. Currently seeded number three in the rankings, Roger Federer will be looking to pick up his seventh Wimbledon … Continue reading

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Olympic football tickets on sale

Tickets have gone on sale for the forthcoming Olympic football events following last week's draw. The tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis and any successful buyers will want to book their central London hotels as … Continue reading

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Unusual Jubilee tribute revealed

A man has built his own replica of the Houses of Parliament to mark the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Bill Musgrave from Goudhurst in Kent has designed and constructed a 30-foot long and 14-foot high model of the famous landmark. … Continue reading

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Tennis stars looking forward to Olympics

Just three weeks after Wimbledon, the players will return to the All England Club to take part in the Olympics. The players are expecting the event to provide a very different atmosphere compared to the main Wimbledon competition and there … Continue reading

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London 2012 Olympics torch wins design accolade

The Olympic torch to be used in this year's Games has won a major design award. Created by London-based Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, the torch was named International Design of the Year as well as Best Product. Design Museum … Continue reading

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Queen reopens Cutty Sark ahead of Jubilee

The Queen has been preparing for her Diamond Jubilee weekend by renaming her row barge and re-opening the Cutty Sark. Alongside the Duke of Edinburgh, the Queen formally named her £1 million vessel -Gloriana – that will be used in … Continue reading

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Vivienne Westwood showcases Jubilee collection

Leading fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood has created a special collection to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The range of new dresses has been designed to reflect the regal nature of Queen Elizabeth II and mark her 60 years on … Continue reading

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London gets ready for Olympic opening

The pressure for London to present a spectacular Olympic Games is already mounting, according to a key official. Paul Deighton, the chief executive of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games, stressed to the Daily Telegraph that the first … Continue reading

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Chelsea Flower Show updates judging system

This year's Chelsea Flower Show is already surrounded by controversy as changes are made to the judging. Usually a sedate affair, the 2012 show could see a real battle between growers and the judges. For the first time in nearly … Continue reading

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London 2012 athletes perform in Shakespeare’s honour

A group of leading athletes involved in the Paralympic and Olympic Games have celebrated Shakespeare's birthday. Alongside actors, the sportsmen and women have put together a short film to promote the start of the World Shakespeare Festival. The film shows … Continue reading

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Heston Blumenthal designs Jubilee picnic

Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal is behind a special picnic to be held in honour of the Diamond Jubilee. The picnic will be based on a series of British dishes and has been created by Blumenthal alongside the royal chef Mark … Continue reading

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Buckingham Palace hosts world record attempt

The art work of 200,000 children has been projected on to front of the Queen's main residency. Organised by the Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts, the project is part of the celebrations making the Queen's Diamond Jubilee year. … Continue reading

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