British winter sport is no longer a joke. Robin Scott-Elliot meets a genuine medal prospect for Sochi, where no competitor will be better prepared
Isle Of Man (uk)
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Thursday 10 July 2008
A seabird that hatched in the Summer of Love – 1967 – is still breeding on the Welsh cliff where it was born, 41 years later. Hippies were wearing flowers in their hair and the Beatles were singing "All You Need Is Love" when the bird, a razorbill, emerged from its egg on the island of Bardsey off the Lleyn Peninsula in North Wales.
Tuesday 03 June 2008
John McGuinness put his weekend disappointment behind him as he returned to form at the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy with two podium finishes yesterday.
Monday 02 June 2008
The Australian Cameron Donald, on a Suzuki, ended the four-year reign of John McGuinness to win Saturday's Superbike TT Race on the Isle of Man. McGuinness surrendered his grip on the race when he was forced out after lap two, while another fancied rider, Guy Martin, also exited with mechanical problems. New Zealand's Bruce Anstey and the Ulsterman Adrian Archibald were second and third respectively.
Saturday 31 May 2008
James Toseland, buffeted by a 12th-place finish and a crash in his last two races, yesterday bounced back strongly to finish fifth fastest on a streaming-wet track in practice for the Italian MotoGP round here, even though his fastest time in the first session was only good enough for 13th position overall.
Saturday 10 May 2008
Thursday 17 January 2008
Friday 09 June 2006
His comic creation Andy Millman is a wannabe actor frustrated by his inability to land anything other than bit parts in movies. But in real life, Ricky Gervais has the clout to attract stars of the calibre of David Bowie and Orlando Bloom to appear in his sitcom Extras.
Friday 09 June 2006
Jacques Chirac has been many things to many people, but he has never been a movie star before.
Friday 12 August 2005
Tuesday 08 February 2005
Sunday 06 February 2005
Saturday 21 August 2004
Tuesday 16 December 2003
Friday 31 October 2003
Thursday 24 July 2003
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