Monthly Archives: July 2012

Olympics major attraction for expats

Many British expats will be heading back to the capital and could be staying in central London hotels during the Olympics. Research by Lloyds TSB International suggests that around 385,000 expats are returning to the country in time for London … Continue reading

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Venice – Jewels Of Italy

One of the jewels of Italy, Venice is understood throughout the planet for its beautiful design and miles of canals. Consisting of 117 separate islands linked by a series of historic bridges, canals and pavements, Venice is visited every year … Continue reading

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Greenwich Park begins Olympic preparations

Greenwich Park has been closed as it prepares to host the London 2012 equestrian and modern pentathlon Olympic events. Owned by the Crown and a World Heritage site, the majority of the 183-acre park will have to be closed until … Continue reading

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Rowing team finalised for Olympics

There was some doubt whether Constantine Louloudis could recover from a back injury to be picked for the squad but the Oxford Boat Race champ has been selected and the crew stand a good chance of winning a medal at … Continue reading

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Mixed fortunes for Brits at Wimbledon

Saturday evening saw Jonathan Marray became the first Briton to win the Wimbledon men's doubles title for 76 years. Murray and his wildcard partner Danish player Frederik Nielsen beat fifth seeds Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau 4-6 6-4 7-6 6-7 … Continue reading

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Olympic wi-fi service launched

Visitors staying at central London hotels during the Olympics Games will be able to access a free wi-fi service while travelling on the city's underground network Introduced by Virgin Media, passengers are now able to access the internet at over … Continue reading

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Olympic Judo hope puts in odd practice

British Judo hope Chris Sherrington has been putting in the extra practice he needs to win a medal but in a rather odd place. The Royal Marine admits that he does fight in his sleep and as a result he … Continue reading

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Pistorius to make history in London

Oscar Pistorius will be the first double amputee runner to take part in the Olympic Games. The South African sprinter was chosen by his country to compete in the 400m race and the 4x400m relay at London 2012. The 25-year-old … Continue reading

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Murray books semi-final spot

Andy Murray powered into the semi-finals at the Wimbledon championship following a thrilling match. The Scot beat David Ferrer 6-7 (5/7) 7-6 (8/6) 6-4 7-6 (7/4) in a match that lasted just under four hours and included one delay due … Continue reading

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Visitors urged to walk to Olympics

Organisers of the Olympic Games are urging people to consider walking or cycling to the events as part of the Active Travel programme. Transport for London (TfL) has also produced a series of new guides and maps to ensure that … Continue reading

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Top Summer Holiday Destinations

If you are already thinking ahead to your summer 2012 holidays, here’s one thing to whet your appetite. Spain If you prefer your holidays with nice weather and an array of blue flag beaches to settle on from, Spain rarely … Continue reading

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Chambers makes Olympic squad

Sprinter Dwain Chambers has been named in the Team GB athletics squad. The runner who was found guilty of using drugs to improve his performance is a controversial choice for selectors but his recent form has earned him a place … Continue reading

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