Andre Greipel won his 15th career Tour Down Under stage as he burst to victory in a bunch sprint over the final 600 metres of stage four.
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Thursday 09 February 2012
A young couple who won a lottery jackpot of more than £45 million have said there is a “lucky vibe” in Nottinghamshire after they became the second couple from the county to bank the prize in less than a month.
Thursday 26 January 2012
Joey Barton's love of Bram Stoker's Dracula and Paul Scharner's recommendation of The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas stand out in a list of Premier League footballers' favoured reads. The recommendations – which cover a children's book as well as a read for adults, leading Theo Walcott to recommend T.J. and the Hat-Trick, by... Theo Walcott – have been made as part of the Premier League Reading Stars programme.
Sunday 22 January 2012
One ticketholder scooped the £4.4m jackpot in Saturday's National Lottery draw, Camelot said.
Saturday 21 January 2012
A possible winner of nearly £41 million in last night's EuroMillions draw has come forward, Camelot said today.
Sunday 01 January 2012
It's a clever thing that this Queen of ours does, handing out her honours as Christmas podges into New Year, December yawns into January, and a new year beckons us with its cold and merciless eyes. If ever there was a time of year when republicanism is doomed to fail, this is it. If I were the monarchy, I'd scrap those trifling birthday honours in June altogether, and make it all about 1 January. Doomsday.
Tuesday 27 December 2011
Hundreds of lottery winners claimed a total of £720 million in a record year for bumper payouts, the National Lottery has said.
Sunday 27 November 2011
One lucky winner scooped Saturday's Lotto jackpot of £4.4 million, Camelot said.
Saturday 19 November 2011
Cash-strapped families across Britain are increasingly putting their faith in winning a bumper jackpot, as sales of National Lottery tickets hit record highs.
Friday 18 November 2011
National Lottery operator Camelot has paid out record amounts to prize winners and good causes after its draws and scratchcards surged in popularity.
Friday 28 October 2011
Friday 14 October 2011
And finally, here was an item of news to bring a smile to the nation's lips after a succession of stories about falling incomes, rising costs of living, inflation and spiralling unemployment. Someone had just been awarded a huge, unearned bonus of more than £101m. The word "bonus" was not, of course, used. Had the money been paid to a banker or chief executive, it would have been reported at the business end of the news, accompanied by furrowed brows and disapproving soundbites.
Wednesday 28 September 2011
The Health Lottery will give 20p from each ticket to good causes, compared to the National Lottery's 28p. Mr Desmond says he will donate at least £50m a year to health charities
Friday 22 July 2011
Sports fans who missed out on Olympic tickets are being given a second chance thanks to a new Lottery game.
Tuesday 19 July 2011
World champion Thor Hushovd today claimed his second stage win of the 2011 Tour de France with victory in a sprint finish in Gap.
Sunday 17 July 2011
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
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Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
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