Monthly Archives: April 2012

Social media to enhance London 2012 experience

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has launched a new social medial platform to help enrich this year's Games. It is hoped that the Olympic Athletes' Hub will allow fans to interact with a number of 2012 competitors as well as … Continue reading

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Queen’s Diamond Jubilee boat launched

The Gloriana is to take to the waters today as the plans for the Queen's riverboat tour continue. A 94ft wooden rowbarge, the Gloriana Royal will lead the special river pageant on June 3rd as more than 1,000 boats sail … Continue reading

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Marathon memorabilia sets auction record

Christie's in South Kensington has held a special auction involving a unique piece of Olympic history. A silver cup won by the first ever modern Olympic marathon runner has been sold for £541,250 in a London auction house – the … Continue reading

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Man fitted with defibrillator to run London Marathon

While the thought of running 26.2 miles may be heart-stopping to some, Chris Taylor is fully prepared to cope with such an event. The runner from Lancashire will be the first ever person to run the marathon while fitted with … Continue reading

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London Book Fair encourages spending spree

The current London Book Fair being held at Earls Court, one of the leading conference facilities in London, is continuing to attract the industry's key buyers. The prestigious exhibition remains a key highlight of the year for the strong publishing … Continue reading

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Eurostar has reported increased demand for tickets as the Diamond Jubilee approaches.

The train company believe that bookings have been boosted by visitors looking to stay in central London hotels over the special Jubilee weekend at the start of June. Offering trains between the capital and a number of French cities including … Continue reading

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London 2012 training camps revealed

London 2012 Organising Committee chair Seb Coe has unveiled more than 200 pre-games training camps as the Olympics get ever closer. The aim of the camps is to provide the competitors with a training base so that they) can prepare … Continue reading

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London Book Fair celebrates children’s publishing

This year's London Book Fair has discussed the important role of ebooks in the world of children's literature. Held at Earls Court, one of London conference rooms, the fair has heard from an expert panel on how to ensure that … Continue reading

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London Book Fair gets underway

The London Book Fair begins this week at the one of the major conference facilities in London. Running until April 18th at Earls Court, this year's fair is to be attended by a total of 80 independent publishers as part … Continue reading

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Rower tests London 2012 canoe course

Olympic rower James Cracknell has attempted a new form of water sport by testing the London 2012 canoe course. Writing for the Telegraph, the former Olympic champion explained how he attempted to break the traditional rivalry between rowers and canoeists … Continue reading

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Official London 2012 merchandise hits stores

Tourists travelling to the UK will be able to purchase a wide selection of London 2012 merchandise as a major retailer opens special Olympic shops. John Lewis has confirmed that it will open 27 new London 2012 shops within its … Continue reading

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London Book Fair to showcase new technology

The London Book Fair is continuing to be a major industry event as eReader maker Kobo confirms involvement. Kobo plans to exhibit a number of new models including the Kobo Vox and Touch at the event as well as offering … Continue reading

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