News archive from 3 August 2012, page 167

Sublime Chinese duo take gold in badminton mixed doubles in wake of fixing scandal which saw compatriots...

China made badminton headlines for the right reasons as Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei produced a world-class performance to claim Olympic gold at Wembley Arena.The top seeds were far too strong for their compatriots and second seeds Xu Chen and Ma Jin as...

Daily Mail, 19:14 in Sport
 

Queen Victoria rules: Pendleton makes amends with stunning win for gold in the keirin as old Aussie foe...

Victoria Pendleton won gold in the Keirin with a stunning finish in the Velodrome.The Brit, in her final Games, missed out on a medal in the team sprint on Thursday after an infringement, but played a waiting game before striking on the penultimate...

Daily Mail, 19:20 in Sport
 

Spanish PM: No decision on bailout

Aug 3 2012 Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has said he would only consider asking for financial aid for his country once the European Central Bank (ECB) has fleshed out its crisis-fighting plans for buying government bonds. This is the closest...

 

Shafilea judge slams killer parents

Aug 3 2012 A judge who jailed two parents for life for the so-called honour killing of their "Westernised" daughter has said the teenager was "squeezed between two cultures". Iftikhar Ahmed, 52, and his wife Farzana, 49, were told...

 

Boris hears soldiers' ticket plea

Aug 3 2012 Soldiers have complained about boredom and a lack of Olympics tickets as Boris Johnson visited their warehouse base in London. Some troops watched Britain win another rowing gold medal and posed for pictures with London Mayor Mr Johnson,...

 
First look at Wolverhampton's Low Level station revamp

First look at Wolverhampton's Low Level station revamp

Developers behind the transformation of Wolverhampton’s historic Low Level station have opened up its doors for a sneak peak inside ahead of its grand unveiling as a banqueting hall. Work is under way to revamp the grade II-listed building into a...

 
Shake-up of hospital meals to save £220k

Shake-up of hospital meals to save £220k

Meals for patients at Cannock Chase Hospital will be prepared and cooked at Stafford to save £220,000 a year. Bosses at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust have given conditional approval to the plan. Under the scheme, the food will be transported...

 
Store will ‘breathe new life into Newport’

Store will ‘breathe new life into Newport’

A new supermarket on the fringes of Newport will act as a catalyst to attract businesses to the town, the developer said today. Plans for a 33,000sq ft foodstore in Audley Avenue Industrial Estate have been given the go-ahead by a planning inspector...

 
Villagers: Our 10-year misery over care home

Villagers: Our 10-year misery over care home

Villagers have demanded action amid claims of a decade of rural unrest caused by a care home near Shropshire. The community of Adforton, near Leintwardine, say the nearby Mill House Care Home, which shelters vulnerable children, should be shut down or...

 

UN vote denounces Syrian crackdown

The UN General Assembly has overwhelmingly denounced Syria's crackdown and demanded the lockdown of its chemical and biological weapons. The vote comes after the more powerful Security Council has been deadlocked by Russian and Chinese vetoes on...

 

Boyd of missing executive found

A body found in a lock-up garage is that of missing oil executive Carole Waugh, who died after suffering a single stab wound, police have said. Miss Waugh, 50, originally from Durham, had not been seen by her family since mid-April and concerns for...

 
OLYMPICS: South Yorkshire’s first gold goes to Barnsley cyclist Ed Clancy

OLYMPICS: South Yorkshire’s first gold goes to Barnsley cyclist Ed Clancy

SOUTH Yorkshire cyclist Ed Clancy is celebrating the region's first gold after he helped to set a world record in Great Britain's men's team pursuit squad, writes Graham Walker. They claimed a thrilling gold in on the second day of competition at the...

 
SHEFTIVAL: X Factor’s Joe McElderry and band to debut new single in Sheffield - LISTEN TO INTERVIEW

SHEFTIVAL: X Factor’s Joe McElderry and band to debut new single in Sheffield - LISTEN TO INTERVIEW

CHART-topper Joe McElderry will bring the X Factor to Sheftival with a world exclusive - the first live performance with his band of new single Here's What I Believe, writes Graham Walker. The special preview, at Sheffield’s new music and sports...

 
Venezuela electoral body probes both sides, baseball cap

Venezuela electoral body probes both sides, baseball cap

President Hugo Chavez is squaring off against youthful opposition candidate Henrique Capriles in an October 7 vote that has turned into the controversial socialist leader's toughest political battle of his 14 years in power. With both camps levelling...

 
PENDLETON STORMS TO KEIRIN GOLD

PENDLETON STORMS TO KEIRIN GOLD

Moments after watching Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh and Steven Burke clock a world record three minutes 51.659 seconds to triumph by a supreme margin ahead of arch-rivals Australia, Pendleton delivered in her least favoured event. In the...

 


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