A minimum target of three medals has been set - with as many as seven a possibility
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Wednesday 22 January 2014
Even their own coach says he would only wear them at ‘a bad-taste party’
Saturday 18 January 2014
The number of Brits planning to go to Sochi in Russia for the Winter Olympics in three weeks' time will be minimal. Apart from the usual Russian visa requirements, flights are limited, a special "spectator pass" is required in a bid to combat security threats and prices for accommodation and the top events are very expensive.
Saturday 18 January 2014
Anna Lawlor reports on how resorts are reaching out to a booming market
Wednesday 27 November 2013
The Patricia cinema was founded in 1913 and entertained customers with silent movies, vaudeville shows and even local boxing matches. The venue has been running continuously since it opened, and still hosts a wide variety of entertainment, from cinema to concerts and vaudeville.
Thursday 21 November 2013
City law now says all new construction projects must include lever-handled doors
Saturday 12 October 2013
These pioneer-style homes have brought North American luxury to the Scottish wilderness, says Anna Norman
Wednesday 02 October 2013
Scotland's David Murdoch has been selected to skip the Great Britain rink at the Winter Olympics in Sochi next February.
Tuesday 10 September 2013
Victim has undergone surgery and is expected to recover following terrifying attack by the mountain lion
Friday 19 July 2013
The late actor's father claims he wasn't invited to the service on Tuesday
Friday 08 March 2013
At 5ft 3in, she too frail to be a speed skater. Yet she’s the one to beat in World Championships – and she likes it that way
Friday 18 January 2013
Of all the Idle No More protests that sprung up on Wednesday's national day of action across Canada, what may have worried the conservative government of Stephen Harper the most was a gathering of aboriginal young men banging tribal drums outside a hotel in downtown Vancouver.
Friday 16 November 2012
Vancouver Island in British Columbia has a mighty mountain at its heart. By Minty Clinch
Monday 29 October 2012
A magnitude 7.7 earthquake struck off the west coast of Canada over the weekend, prompting a tsunami warning for Hawaii that sent at least 100,000 people fleeing from shore to higher ground. The evacuation order was later cancelled.
Friday 24 August 2012
Music fans have been told that two UK concerts by singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen have been switched to a different venue about 75 miles away.
Friday 22 June 2012
Each week, we invite three companies to offer us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a 10-day active family adventure in Canada. Prices for a family of two adults and two children travelling together. Each package includes accommodation, flights from the UK departing on Saturday 21 July and car hire.
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