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January 25, 2018 2:53 PM Space, the final frontier

Bringing a new meaning to dancing on air, a nightclub operator is throwing a party in zero gravity, with top DJs playing in an aircraft used to train astronauts. The nightclub, billed as the first of its kind in conditions resembling space, will take off February 7 in Frankfurt with 20 clubbers representing all continents dancing, or at least floating 51

January 22, 2018 3:19 PM Former patient Sarah raises thousands for hospital

A former Basildon hospital patient has raised nearly £8,000 for the unit that cared for her. Sarah Day was treated for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a rare cancer that develops in a network of vessels and glands throughout the body. After completing her treatment in January 2017, Sarah began fundraising to collect money for the haematology day unit that helped 24

January 17, 2018 11:07 AM Ryedale School staff take on running challenge to raise funds

STAFF at Ryedale School are donning their running shoes to help raise funds towards extending its facilities. An extension is currently being built at the school, as well as the refurbishment of existing classrooms. The building work will be paid for from the school’s funding, however, staff also wanted to do their bit by taking part in a 30-mile marathon 30

January 11, 2018 8:30 AM Let the fat ladies sing! 14-stone soprano claims she wasn't considered for leading opera roles because she was too heavy – and directors wanted audiences to 'listen with their eyes'

A 14-stone world-famous soprano has claimed she was not considered for leading opera roles because she was 'too fat'. Lisette Oropesa, 34, said casting directors of some shows would not consider her because of the 'way she looked'. The Cuban-American singer, who was born in New Orleans, has now criticised those who wanted the audience to 'listen with their 24

January 5, 2018 5:20 PM HIV charity needs more half marathon runners

PLACES are still available for one of the first major events of the year for Brighton and Hove. The event regularly draws thousands of spectators and hundreds of runners, many of whom are using it as a training point for the Brighton Marathon in April. It also raises thousands of pounds for the Brighton-based Beacon which provides care and support for people 36

November 22, 2017 8:24 AM Landmark euthanasia bill passes in Victoria with voluntary assisted dying set to be LEGALISED after marathon debate

Through teary and tired eyes politicians in Victoria's upper house have voted 22-18 in favour of legalising voluntary assisted dying. After months of heated debate the controversial legislation cleared what most consider the final hurdle on Wednesday, with Victoria now poised to become the first Australian state to legalise such a scheme. The final tick is due next week with the lower 16

November 5, 2017 4:20 PM Swiss sweep! Schar, Hug win wheelchair NYC Marathon

NEW YORK (AP) - Manuela Schar finally upended four-time defending champion Tatyana McFadden to win the New York City Marathon women's wheelchair race on Sunday, completing a Swiss sweep with men's winner Marcel Hug. Schar powered through the five boroughs in 1 hour, 48 minutes, 9 seconds, taking the top spot after three straight runner-up finishes in New York. She also won the Boston 21

November 4, 2017 1:50 AM Donald Trump embarks on marathon tour of Asia

US President Donald Trump has embarked on an 11-day trip to Asia during which he will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines. The trip comes at a time of heightened tensions with North Korea over its nuclear programme and missile tests. Mr Trump is expected to show a united front with South Korea and Japan while pressing China to take a stronger 35

November 3, 2017 10:24 PM Flanagan wants New York Marathon show of 'resilience'

American runner Shalane Flanagan hopes Sunday's New York Marathon will be a show of resilience as the city recovers from the deadly truck attack that left eight people dead in Manhattan. Blanket security will line the route of the world-famous race, which will see an estimated 50,000 runners pound the pavements of the Big Apple. Flanagan, the 2008 Olympic 18

October 31, 2017 12:09 AM 4x Olympic champ Mo Farah splits from coach Alberto Salazar

Quadruple Olympic champion Mo Farah has split from coach Alberto Salazar. The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is investigating Salazar, who has been accused of skirting anti-doping rules while training some of his athletes at the Nike Oregon Project. The American has denied wrongdoing. Farah is not accused of wrongdoing. Farah says on a video posted on his Twitter 21