Both the indoor and much-trivialised beach version of the sport can prosper after the Games
Spectators travelling to the Games today have been affected by delays on three Tube lines.
Great Britain's women were unable to back-up their historic Olympic win over Algeria by beating Italy today, with the World Cup champions proving that experience and pedigree can be far more valuable than enthusiasm.
British beach volleyball duo Zara Dampney and Shauna Mullin say they are like a married couple after spending four years training and attending competitions together.
Chelsea have announced that they will ask the 12,000 shareholders of Chelsea Pitch Owners to sell back the freehold of the pitch and four stands to the club in order that – should the decision to build a new stadium be taken – they can sell the Stamford Bridge site.
In Earls Court: I'm looking through the window and can see a green square with children playing in it.
50 tickets to be won
The success of Gerard Irvine's ministry was due in part to his charm, hospitality and friendship. But underneath these there was a deep devotion to God within an Anglican Catholic framework, and a serious depth of theological learning which never became highbrow or pious. His sermons were clear, relevant and interesting to all. He was aware of, and influenced by, the Second Vatican Council; the only aspect of which he did not adopt was the idea of plain décor.
For more than 70 years its striking art deco entrance has towered over the surrounding area. Millions of people have traipsed through its doors on their way to events as varied as beer festivals and the Brit Awards. But once the 2012 Olympics is over, London’s Earls Court exhibition centre will be flattened.
The Independent Traveller and Wanderlust magazine have once again teamed up to present the Travel Photo of the Year competition. The winners get the chance to see their shots printed in The Independent Traveller and Wanderlust, as well as receiving a photographic commission to Ecuador, and Nikon camera equipment.
Graduation to most of us meant rented gowns trimmed with itchy fake fur, worn in the summer sun while queuing up to be photographed holding a rolled-up piece of paper. These images then duly haunt you forever, gazing down from proud relatives' mantelpieces. But for fashion graduates, it's a very different story: the only gowns involved are worthy of the red carpet, and pictures are taken by catwalk pros rather than "watch the birdie" amateurs.
George Michael told British fans he was pleased to be home when he took to the stage for one of the final shows in his two-year 25 Live Tour. The singer also revealed he planned to release a Christmas single.