Alice Jones' Arts Diary
Why not give students the choice of which activity they partake in?
Education watchdog says sessions fail to build up strength or stamina of children
Hampstead Theatre is riding high at the moment. Their splendid revival of David Hare's The Judas Kiss has just moved triumphantly into the West End. And now they are celebrating a transfer of a different kind.
In 1908, it was called the finest walk in the world. It's still the country's most popular hike
Six-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift will perform at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards next month. But she won't be the only gold winner in the room.
For many, the closing notes of "My Generation" marked the end of a quadrennial fascination with a range of sports that often fail to capture our imagination in those long, football-dominated non-Olympic years... which makes things difficult for those running and promoting pretty much every Olympic event besides tennis, football and boxing.
The critic without a ticket: Leaving aside the Darth Vader fighting gear taekwondo has too many video referrals
Attempting to topple Germany in team dressage is an even bigger task than beating their footballers on penalties, but Charlotte Dujardin, Carl Hester and Laura Bechtolsheimer defied the odds to give Britain the gold medal in front of 23,000 flag-waving supporters at Greenwich Park yesterday.
After years of graft, Tweddle earns brilliant bronze to make history. Now for retirement?
It will be a sign-off heavy on emotion, whatever the outcome, when Beth Tweddle seeks, at the age of 27, to become the oldest gymnast in nearly 50 years to win an Olympic medal on the uneven bars today.
Gymnast claims silver on pommel horse, with fellow Briton Whitlock taking bronze medal
When Britain won the Olympic bid it launched a talent spotting scheme to look for potential gold medal winners. Plenty of other countries – such as China, Russia, Korea and the USA – have long used such schemes to find show-stopping talent.
Former PE teacher Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, a Royal Artillery captain, have won Team GB's first gold medal of the London 2012 Olympics.
Beth Tweddle admits the success of the British men's team has eased the pressure on her shoulders as she looks to win the only prize that has eluded her throughout her illustrious career - an Olympic medal.
"Britain has a new smash-hit boy band – a five-strong well-muscled group that brought more noise to the O2 last night than Guns N' Roses," roared The Times yesterday after the heroics of Britain's male gymnasts on Monday. But how do GB5 compare in the boy band stakes with the likes of One Direction: