Is poker a sport? Well, like many of Great Britain’s medal-winning disciplines at London 2012, it’s done sitting down and there’s a great deal of skill involved, so let’s not quibble. Where it does differ, though, is that you can play it online for big money, which is where a teenaged Brisbane computer whizz named Daniel Tzvetkoff entered the picture.
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Tuesday 19 April 2011
The Earl of Sandwich has opened a sandwich shop in London, 250 years after his ancestor, the Fourth Earl, is said to have invented the snack in his quest for something convenient to eat while he gambled.
Saturday 16 April 2011
In what has become one of Britain's most acrimonious and high-profile divorce battles, including walk-on roles for Simon Cowell and Sir Philip Green, a couple at war over a £400m "missing fortune" has been given six months to "cool off" after a week of bitter exchanges in the High Court.
Thursday 14 April 2011
BP's controversial $10bn (£8bn) tie-up with Rosneft was teetering on the brink of collapse last night as a deadline to complete the deal appeared likely to pass without agreement.
Monday 11 April 2011
Shares in the credit protection firm CPP sank a further 14 per cent to 129p today after its contract to manage Barclaycard’s credit card activation line was cancelled.
Edward Stobart: Businessman who established the family haulage company as one of Britain's most popular brands
Tuesday 05 April 2011
Edward Stobart turned a small, family-run Cumbrian haulage business of eight lorries and 12 employees into the country's largest independent logistics company and one of the industry's most recognisable brands. Stobart had a vision of an ultra-reliable operator with smart and disciplined drivers; his attitude to business was built on an ethic of straight-talking, hard work and determination. He epitomised the self-made millionaire businessman, although he remained quiet and self-effacing, shunning the limelight.
Thursday 31 March 2011
Freight supremo Edward Stobart, who helped build up the Eddie Stobart haulage empire, has died, the company has confirmed.
Friday 18 March 2011
Saturday 12 March 2011
A private investigator acquitted of one of Britain's longest unsolved murders had extensive links with corrupt police officers and was being paid thousands of pounds to supply information to the News of the World under the editorship of former Downing Street spin doctor Andy Coulson.
Sunday 06 March 2011
In a light, high-ceilinged room, vintage floral teacups chink and cucumber finger sandwiches are being served. Although it spans several decades, the décor goes well with the jaunty Andrews Sisters soundtrack – there's a sun-coloured 1960s wooden dresser, kitsch ceramic swans clustered on its shelves, a fringed standard lamp, a 1950s blue sofa, a couple of well-loved velvet armchairs gathered around a teak coffee table – and underneath, a battered box of Scrabble.
Wednesday 23 February 2011
Shotgun killer Raoul Moat giggled after blasting unarmed Pc David Rathband during his bloody rampage, a court heard today.
Monday 21 February 2011
London Fashion Week, famed for its youthful talent, has launched the careers of everyone from Rifat Ozbek to John Galliano and from Hussein Chalayan to Alexander McQueen.
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