Despite Nigel Farage's prediction that the UK Independence party will cause an “earthquake” in British politics at the European Parliament elections, Britons give Ukip as much chance of winning as finding life on Mars.
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Tuesday 08 January 2013
Wednesday 02 January 2013
Taylor won his 16th world darts title after overcoming Michael van Gerwen
Tuesday 01 January 2013
The loss of Cheltenham today was rued not only by thousands who had relied on the meeting for their customary New Year's Day hangover cure, but also by those seeking a remedy for Oscar Whisky. Nicky Henderson had hoped to give the horse another run over the intermediate distance of two and a half miles, but instead ended up parading him to Channel 4 viewers in a live broadcast from his stables. And the trainer disclosed that waterlogging at Cheltenham had now forced his hand, in the ongoing debate over Oscar Whisky's eligibility for big races over two miles or three.
Friday 21 December 2012
It never seemed terribly likely that his spree might be brought to an end by a superior horse, at least so long as connections declined to risk him over shorter distances.
White Christmas? Stop dreaming say forecasters, as seven days of rain and strong winds are set to sweep the country
Wednesday 19 December 2012
The South West has been put on flood alert
Monday 12 November 2012
Cappa Bleu took a promising first step on the road back to Aintree when second at Carlisle yesterday. In his first appearance since finishing fourth in the John Smith's Grand National, the former champion hunter jumped boldly before closing smoothly on the approach to the home turn as in-form favourite, Across The Bay, kicked 28 lengths clear. But he will have done no harm to his rating, and remained unchanged at a general 25-1 for the National.
Thursday 08 November 2012
There are fresh demands to reform the system of appointing Archbishops after suspicious bets were placed on the appointment of the next Archbishop of Canterbury.
Friday 19 October 2012
Blanket Olympics TV coverage and cancelled horse races in a soggy summer cut the sums gambled in British betting shops, the bookmaker Ladbrokes said yesterday.
Tuesday 16 October 2012
A season dominated by Frankel reaches a poignant finale in what is expected to prove his final appearance at Ascot on Saturday. But even he will do well to match the emphasis with which its outstanding jockey sealed his status yesterday.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
Bookmakers will be counting their losses today after David Cameron defied expectations by racking up more than 100,000 followers on Twitter in a matter of days.
Friday 05 October 2012
City traders like a gamble, right? Well there were certainly enough punters fond of a flutter to push Bwin.Party Digital Entertainment up more than 6 per cent yesterday. The online poker business has been the subject of spurious bid rumours over the past month and yesterday the rumours, on a predominantly quiet Thursday, increased.
Sunday 12 August 2012
One of the facts of gambling is that the longer you bet, the more likely you are to lose. No wonder then that the long-term performance of bookies highlights their strengths.
Tuesday 17 July 2012
Speculation about who will light the Olympic flame at the opening ceremony of the London Games is growing as the day approaches.
Tuesday 17 July 2012
Britain is finally expected to get drier and warmer next week - but only after the country is hit by yet more downpours.
Sunday 15 July 2012
Britain is expected to be given some much needed respite from the torrential downpours that have caused flood misery up and down the country.
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales