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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Sunday 12 September 2010
I'd unfairly dismissed Charles Webb's The Graduate, first published in 1963, as one of those novels outdone by the movie it inspired. But, as Hanif Kureishi remarks in his introduction to this new edition, the book is more than a match for the film, carried along on light and limber prose.
Thursday 02 September 2010
Twenty-nine years after she created Princess Diana's wedding dress, the designer Elizabeth Emanuel will finally show a collection at London Fashion Week.
Friday 06 August 2010
The Austrian kidnap victim Natascha Kampusch was imprisoned as a child in a cellar for eight years because her abductor wanted an "untouched virgin" to make up for his crooked nose and failures with women, his former best friend has claimed.
Friday 23 July 2010
The nature of Fabio Capello's agreement with the creators of the Capello Index could determine whether he succeeds in forcing the removal of his name and image rights from the controversial website.
Thursday 22 July 2010
The Football Association today confirmed Fabio Capello was contractually obliged to seek their approval for any external business ventures.
Tuesday 20 July 2010
The Football Association today continued to demand the Capello Index remove all reference to Fabio Capello following a further climbdown from the website's creators.
Monday 19 July 2010
Fabio Capello will have nothing to do with the controversial Capello Index while he remains England manager, the Football Association confirmed today.
Thursday 08 July 2010
The creator of such erudite characters as the Mancunian cultural icons Paul and Pauline Calf is to further test the range of his acting talent by performing the work of Anton Chekhov in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Russian writer and dramatist.
Tuesday 29 June 2010
An alleged fraudster conned a series of mortgage lenders out of more than £5.5 million in a bid to make a profit "come what may", a court heard today.
Sunday 27 June 2010
Wednesday 16 June 2010
David Reuben and his brother and business partner Simon, known simply in the business world as the Reuben brothers, have bought a 5 per cent stake in the first new retail bank to open in Britain for more than a century.
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
- 1 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 2 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'
- 3 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
- 4 Cycle death inquest: Boyfriend hugs driver of 32 tonne tipper truck that killed his girlfriend
- 5 Burglar steals video tapes of child abuse, hands them into police