Entries by Paul Vale from 08/2012

London 2012: Sallie Sumnall, Games Maker From Sussex, Meets Queen

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

“A few of us were asked to volunteer for an additional Saturday morning shift”, said Games Maker Sallie Sumnall, a retiree from Chichester who now...

London 2012: Games Makers Enjoy 'Olympic Spirit' At Temporary East London Campsite (PICTURES)

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

The prospect of finding accommodation during the Olympics left many visitors to the capital desperately trawling through websites looking for hotels a...

London 2012: Scot Michael Jamieson Wins Silver For GB In Olympic 200m Breaststroke Final

Posted 08.01.2012 | UK Sport

Britain won silver in the 200m breaststroke final on Wednesday night, completing a stellar fifth day for the Great Britain team. Scot Michael Jamieso...

Visit to an Olympic Planet

| Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Sport

The all-access, media accredited Olympic pass - sought after, hunted, desired - a tablet-sized piece of laminate that you wouldn't swap for a Jacuzzi session with Jessica Ennis. From the opening ceremony onwards, this picture frame medal with lanyard has dangled limply around my neck like Flavor Flav's massive clock. I did say 'clock' there, didn't I?

London 2012: Gemma Gibbons Wins Silver Medal After Defeat In Judo Final

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Sport

Team GB's Gemma Gibbons lost her under-78kg judo final 2-0 to the USA's Kayla Harrison to win silver at the London 2012 Olympics. After the emotion...

Singer Lily Allen To Change Her Name To Lily Rose Cooper

Posted 08.02.2012 | Huffington Post

Singer Lily Allen announced on Thursday she is changing her professional name to Lily Rose Cooper. The 27-year-old - who rose to fame through socia...

Rebekah Brooks, Former News International Chief Executive, Formally Charged With Phone Hacking

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK

Former News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks was formally charged with phone hacking on Thursday and will appear in court next month, Scot...

Olympics 2012: David Cameron Tells Tourists To Come Back To London

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Politics

The Prime Minister on Thursday urged people to "come back into the capital" following claims that the 2012 Games had turned London into a "ghost town"...

London 2012: US Basketball Team Make Olympic History Posting Largest Score Ever (PICTURES)

Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Sport

Records fell in the early hours of Friday morning as the US team posted the highest ever score in Olympic basketball history. Boasting some of the...

London 2012: Oddly Dressed Olympic Fans - Where Are They From? (PICTURES)

Posted 08.03.2012 | UK

The London 2012 Games - a showcase for global sporting excellence and a chance for the fans - nearly a million of them - to use the flag as a sarong. ...

London 2012: Australian Olympic Collapse Suggests Britain Now Has Upper Hand In Sport (PICTURES)

Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Sport

UPDATE: Since the time of publication, Great Britain has won three more gold medals. The sight of Australian swimmer Emily Seebohm breaking down i...

London 2012: Ed Clancy Leads GB's Men's Team Pursuit To Win Olympic Gold And Set New World Record

Posted 08.03.2012 | UK

Great Britain's men's team pursuit powered to Olympic gold at the velodrome on Friday evening, setting a new world record with victory over Australia....

London 2012: Victoria Pendleton Wins Gold For Team GB In Keirin

Posted 08.03.2012 | UK

There was triple golden glory for the British team on Friday as Victoria Pendleton became queen of the velodrome, its cyclists smashed a world record ...

London 2012: Andy Murray To Contest Olympic Tennis Final After Victory Over Novak Djokovic

Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Sport

Andy Murray beat Novak Djokovic in straight sets at Wimbledon to progress to the final of the Olympic tennis tournament on Friday. The Wimbledon fi...

Dundee Flat Death: Three-Year-Old Boy Killed After Falling From Window

Posted 08.03.2012 | UK

A three-year-old boy has died after falling from a window at a block of flats. Emergency services were called to Denhead Crescent in Dundee at arou...

London 2012: Mo Farah Storms Home To Become First Brit To Win Olympic Gold At Men's 10,000m

Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Sport

Mo Farah became the latest Brit to add to Team GB's burgeoning medal haul, winning gold in the 10,000m on Saturday night. In one of the marquee ev...

London 2012: Team GB's Women's Team Pursuit Land Gold Setting New World Record At Olympic Velodrome

Posted 08.04.2012 | UK Sport

The women of Great Briton's Team Pursuit landed gold on Saturday evening, setting a new world record at the Olympic velodrome. Dani King, Laura ...

London 2012: Christine Ohuruogu Wins Silver For Team GB In 400m Olympic Final (PICTURES)

Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Sport

Christine Ohuruogu ran a hugely a gutsy season's best but failed to reclaim the Olympic crown she so impressively captured in Beijing, finishing secon...

London 2012: Man Arrested After Men's 100m Olympic Final After Throwing Bottle On Track

Posted 08.05.2012 | UK

A man has been arrested after a bottle was thrown on to the track at the start of the men's 100m final at the Olympic Stadium on Sunday night, the Met...

Usain Bolt Can't 'Make Sense' Of 'Weird, Silly Rules' Governing London 2012 Olympics (PICTURES)

Posted 08.05.2012 | UK

Usain Bolt has taken a swipe the organisers of the London Games for the “weird, silly rules” that athletes are subjected to in and around the Olym...

London 2012: Even 'Honoured Guests' Kate And Wills Need Security Badges For Olympic Park

Posted 08.06.2012 | UK

Kate and Wills managed to secure a pair of Olympic passes for the Games (they must have applied through the lottery), with the couple enjoying a succe...

Victor Newton Death: Pensioner Drives Mobility Scooter Of Cliffs At Beachy Head, Sussex

Posted 08.06.2012 | UK

An elderly man has died after driving his mobility scooter off a cliff at Beachy Head in East Sussex. Police confirmed the 81-year-old man had bee...

London 2012: Usain Bolt Halts Trackside Interview To Pay Respects To Sanya Richards-Ross On Podium (VIDEO)

Posted 08.06.2012 | UK

Usain Bolt – what a sportsman, but also what a gentleman. The reigning Olympic champion, who won the 100m final on Sunday evening, was giving a trac...

Payday Loans: Ant And Dec Subjected To Twitter Backlash Over Red Or Black Wonga Sponsorship

Posted 08.07.2012 | UK

TV duo Ant and Dec have been subjected to a Twitter backlash following news that the forthcoming series of ITV's Red or Black, which the pair host, is...

Tia Sharp Missing: Father Begs 'Just Find My Little Girl' As Search For New Addington Teen Continues

Posted 08.07.2012 | UK

Searches were continuing for missing Tia Sharp, whose stepfather on Tuesday begged: "Just find my little girl". Around 100 people gathered at Croyd...