The British musician will compete for Thailand after a last-ditch attempt to make qualifying standards this weekend
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Friday 18 February 2011
Tina Maze became the first Slovenian to win an Alpine skiing world championship title yesterday, riding her advantage from the first run to the gold medal in the women's giant slalom.
Sunday 07 November 2010
Almost every country in Europe – even Croatia, Cyprus and Portugal – has at least one ski area. And as well as the "big four" Alpine nations, UK tour operators offer holidays at dozens of resorts in eastern Europe, the Pyrenees and Scandinavia.
Tuesday 26 October 2010
A Ghanaian doctor dubbed "the Slovenian Obama" has been elected mayor of the tiny town of Piran, becoming the first black person to hold such an office in Eastern Europe.
Tuesday 12 October 2010
Nigel Worthington has given his players a history lesson in the hope they will not be embarrassed as he once was with Northern Ireland.
Wednesday 29 September 2010
The Northern Ireland manager Nigel Worthington believes Celtic duo Paddy McCourt and Niall McGinn offer "something different" to the rest of his squad. That is why Worthington has recalled the players, even though both are short of match fitness, for the Euro 2012 qualifiers against Italy and the Faroe Islands next month.
Monday 20 September 2010
Switzerland's Michael Albasini won the Tour of Britain in London on Saturday, with his German HTC-Columbia team-mate, Andre Greipel, securing the stage victory.
Wednesday 08 September 2010
The bodies of up to 700 people killed at the end of the Second World War have been discovered in a mass grave in Slovenia, 65 years after they were herded into woods and killed by anti-fascists seeking revenge on Nazi collaborators.
Monday 06 September 2010
Aaron Hughes is hoping that a blend of experience and enthusiasm could take Northern Ireland into a major championship. The Fulham defender was a rock at the back along with Stephen Craigan as their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign got off to a perfect start against Group C rivals Slovenia on Friday.
Something To Declare: America gets tougher; long-haul ferry deals; Slovenia, underground; Oberammergau
Saturday 04 September 2010
Tuesday 03 August 2010
England and Wales has one of the worst crime rates among developed nations for rapes, burglaries and robberies, a United Nations report found.
Saturday 31 July 2010
Saturday 03 July 2010
In travel, as in life, you should never confuse quantity with quality. Yet the amount of space that guidebooks assign to a particular location can provide a useful indication of a destination's relative merit. Lonely Planet's volume on Croatia devotes just 16 lines to the bulky chunk of limestone that comprises the Adriatic island of Solta – the same modest space as assigned to cinemas in Dubrovnik. The Rough Guide is more generous in its coverage, with nearly a page on Solta, but nightclubs in Zagreb enjoy a much higher word count.
Saturday 03 July 2010
What Capello got right
The Bold Calls: The decision to drop Robert Green and select David James for the Algeria game was taken deep into the evening before the match but it paid off.
Thursday 01 July 2010
England striker Jermain Defoe believes the weight of World Cup expectation took its toll on the squad in South Africa, but insists the players remain behind under-pressure manager Fabio Capello.
Friday 25 June 2010
Apple's Tim Cook: Business isn’t just about making profit
Thousands of young people forced to go without food after benefits wrongly stopped under 'draconian' new sanctions regime
Ukraine crisis: New navy chief 'defects' and surrenders Crimean HQ as Putin claims ultranationalists forced intervention
Britain's top vet sparks controversy with call for ban on slashing animals' throats in 'ritual' slaughters for halal and kosher meat products
Ukraine crisis: Russia dismisses '3am ultimatum' as 'total nonsense'
If you're horrified by a flame-roasted dog, you should be shocked at a hog roast
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- 3 Italian pensioner hires an escort who turns out to be his son's girlfriend
- 4 Orgasm machine to deliver climax at the push of a button
- 5 Liam Neeson turned down James Bond role to marry Natasha Richardson