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  • Athletics - Farah to step up London Marathon preparation in New York

    March 14, 2014 3:19 PM 12

    Mo Farah insists he is not about to get bogged down thinking about a finishing time as he warms up for his London Marathon debut in New York on Sunday. Farah claimed 5,000m and 10,000m gold at London 2012 and then again a year later at the World Championships in Moscow before turning his attentions to marathon running. The 30-year-old is no stranger

  • Jacob breaks knee, leg and elbow after Port Melon crashes through barrier and sends jockey flying on crazy day at Cheltenham

    March 14, 2014 3:18 PM 32

    Daryl Jacob suffered multiple injuries after his horse crashed through railings on its way to the start ahead of the third race on crazy final day at the Cheltenham Festival. Port Melon smashed into the barrier as he tried to jump the railing, throwing Jacob to the floor and knocking over a camera, whose cameraman had a lucky escape. Jacob, who had earlier

  • Avast mistake: Royal Navy fire 9ft torpedo from warship into dockyard which houses NUCLEAR submarines

    March 14, 2014 3:17 PM 12

    A 45kg torpedo has been accidentally discharged at a nuclear dockyard during a training exercise, narrowly avoiding causing a serious accident. Navy bosses have launched an investigation into the blunder, which took place during a training drill at Devonport naval base in Plymouth on Wednesday afternoon. Workers watched as the projectile shot out of HMS Argyll

  • Could we condemn criminals to suffer for hundreds of years? Biotechnology could let us extend convicts' lives 'indefinitely'

    March 14, 2014 3:17 PM 23

    Sentencing a criminal to 1,000 years in an artificial hell may one day become a reality. At least, that is the claim of scientists at Oxford University who have been exploring controversial technologies that could extend human life. They say billions are being invested in techniques that could mean the cruellest criminals will be kept alive indefinitely

  • XKCD Comic Strip Author's Unpublished Science Book Becomes Amazon Bestseller

    March 14, 2014 3:14 PM 61

    It's a pretty big achievement to become a published author and have your book get onto the bestsellers' list, but it's even more remarkable when you can manage to do this with a book that has not yet been released. He announced that he had written the book just two days ago, and although it is due to be launched in six months, it has had so many pre-orders

  • London unveils new technology for pedestrian crossings

    March 14, 2014 3:04 PM 32

    As part of its commitment to reduce the number of pedestrians killed or injured by 40 percent by 2020, London is to trial new pedestrian crossing sensors to make it easier and safer for people to cross roads in the capital. The introduction of Pedestrian Split Cycle Offset Optimisation Technique, or ‘pedestrian SCOOT’, is the first of its kind in the world

  • Blonde ambition! Cher Lloyd transforms her raven 'do as she debuts a flowing mane of newly-dyed ombre locks

    March 14, 2014 2:32 PM 26

    She shot to fame as the confident teenager who turned the heads of Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell on The X Factor back in 2010. And during her three and a half years in the spotlight, Cher Lloyd has unveiled her fair share of eccentric hairstyles, including dying her locks pillar box red, bright blue and purple, and even shaving the side of her head at one point

  • Fontana king of the County

    March 14, 2014 2:31 PM 19

    Jacob had been desolate on Thursday when his mount Southfield Theatre was denied narrowly by Fingal Bay in the final of the Pertemps Hurdle. Jacob produced Lac Fontana (11-1) with a perfectly-timed run on the nearside rail to collar Arctic Fire up the hill and land the spoils by half a length. Montbazon, who led over the final flight, was a length back in third

  • Crystal Palace: Tony Pulis not worried by lack of action for Jonny Williams

    March 14, 2014 2:21 PM 24

    ON LOAN Crystal Palace midfielder Jonny Williams is struggling to break into the Ipswich team since moving in February. Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis is not despondent about the lack of football Williams is getting and is understanding of the situation. He said: “You send a player to a football club to play football and the manager will then pick the best balanced

  • Tom Daley captured on Olympic diving board by Google Street View

    March 14, 2014 2:10 PM 24

    If you’ve ever wished you could stand next to Tom Daley on the Olympic diving platform then now you can. Sort of. If you’re browsing the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Google Street View you might stumble on the fact the inside of the newly-reopened Aquatics Centre has been mapped. Not only that but Mr Daley is perched atop the 10m board in his trademark