The year ahead: A better bet for 1998
Saturday 03 January 1998
BEST OF THE REST
3/1 Grant or Phil from EastEnders to wear wig/toupee
3/1 William Hague to become a father
3/1 Any Spice Girl to have a baby
4/1 Richard Branson to be knighted
8/1 Any Spice Girl to have a solo number one single
10/1 Spice Girls to have 1998 Christmas number one single
10/1 Oasis to record official FA-endorsed England World Cup song
16/1 Chris Evans to have number one single
20/1 Coronation Street butcher, Fred Elliott to become a vegetarian
25/1 Fergie to remarry
33/1 Coronation Street or EastEnders to become daily soap
33/1 Rovers Return to change its name
50/1 Chris Evans to marry Zoe Ball
50/1 Cannabis to be legalised for recreational use
66/1 Nasa to confirm existence of intelligent extra-terrestrial life
100/1 Vinnie Jones to become MP
100/1 Thames to freeze over between Westminster and Tower bridges
500/1 Loch Ness monster to be proved to exist
500/1 Spiceworld to win Best Film Oscar
500/1 Dick Francis to win Booker Prize
IT COULD BE THEIR YEAR
A punter from Staines, Middlesex has bet pounds 10 at 1000-1 that "God Save the Queen" will cease to be the National Anthem on or before 1 Jan 2000
An Essex man has staked pounds 10 at 5000-1 that a human brain transplant will take place during 1998
Roy Burdett of Leeds will win pounds 10,000 for a pounds 100 bet at odds of 100/1 if President Clinton confirms that no US astronaut has ever set foot on the moon and that all previous landings were hoaxes
Life & Style blogs
Looking past the search results: Google 2.0 will 'build airports and cities' says report
Jennifer Lawrence nude pictures leaked: Reddit removes 'The Fappening' board dedicated to sharing naked pictures of celebrities
iPhone 'Wave': iOS 8 hoax claims you can charge your iPhone in the microwave - you can't
A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims
iOS 8: how to free up memory on your iPhone or iPad to install the update
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
- 2 Stamford Hill council removes 'unacceptable' posters telling women which side of the road to walk down
- 3 Kim Kardashian 'nude pictures' leaked on 4chan weeks after Jennifer Lawrence 'The Fappening' scandal
- 4 Matthew Miller: American sentenced to hard labour in North Korea 'wanted to be Snowden II'
- 5 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death
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