Old story, tall story, but no fairytale finish

Ivo Karlovic battles Kei Nishikori at Melbourne Park.Credit:AAP Croatian Ivo Karlovic already was established as the oldest and tallest man on the regular tennis tour, and once had the fastest serve, and it is still a cannon. Reputedly, on Twitter, he is also the funniest man in the game. To all these '-ests', today, he will add, momentarily, sorriest. Twice […]

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Teacher told 14-year-old girls to take condoms with them on a trip

Catholic school teacher is suspended for telling 14-year-old girls to take CONDOMS with them on school trip to Italy Science teacher Dave Cuthbertson, 53, was told to stay at home over the gaffe Parents at Chatsmore Catholic High School heard about gaffe through children  One said: ‘Some girls were upset at idea they’d be having sex instead of skiing’ Science teacher […]

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The Old Lady enter the cup competition at the Round of 16, as they bid to win the title for a fifth year in a row

The Old Lady are among eight Serie A sides to join at this stage – but their hosts at Stadio Renato Dall'Ara have already seen of Padova and Crotone in the competition this season. What time does Bologna vs Juventus kick off? This Coppa Italia Round of 16 clash will take place on Saturday, January 12. It will kick off […]

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How old is Clare Balding, what's her net worth, and who is the European Championships host's wife Alice Arnold?

Here is everything you need to know about the broadcaster and when she's reporting from the 2018 European Championships…. How old is Clare Balding and where is she from? Award-winning broadcaster, journalist and author Clare Balding is 47 and currently lives in Chiswick. Clare has strong links with racing and her family have long been involved with the horse racing […]

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How old is Michael van Gerwen and how many PDC World Darts Championships has Dutch legend won?

The Dutch legend has cruised into the showpiece in London, avoiding the kind of upset that he suffered in last year's semi-final against eventual winner Rob Cross. Watch the World Darts final live from Alexandra Palace How old is Michael van Gerwen? Despite a lengthy and hugely successful career, Michael van Gerwen is only 29 years old. Born on April […]

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Good old siege mentality signals it’s time for real India to stand up

The day after the second Test match in Perth, The Hindu newspaper had picked up the biased-local-media conspiracy theory and was running hard and straight with it. Citing the scrutiny of Ishant Sharma’s front foot and Virat Kohli’s eyebrow acting, the video footage of Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja arguing at Perth Stadium, and even the broadcast of a 10th anniversary […]

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How old is Michael Carrick, is he the new Man Utd manager and who did England midfielder play for?

From his early days at West Ham right up to his retirement this summer, Carrick was a safe pair of hands in the middle of the pitch – and is now to transfer his success to coaching. How old is Michael Carrick? A TALL, rangy and athletic central midfielder, Carrick was a key cog in Sir Alex Ferguson's dominant United […]

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Frail 95-year-old died of hypothermia after boilers failed at carehome

Frail 95-year-old woman died of hypothermia and pneumonia after condemned 50-year-old boilers failed at ‘inadequate’ care home Doreen Osborne was found in a ‘severely hypothermic state’ in Norfolk home Paramedics rushed Foreen to hospital after temperature was 9C below normal She was left without vital medicine after staff sent prescription to wrong chemist A frail 95-year-old woman died of hypothermia and pneumonia after both […]

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£18-a-pot caviar farmed at an old mushroom plant in deepest Yorkshire

By ‘eck, it’s Yorkshire caviar (and, no, that’s not slang for mushy peas)! £18-a-pot delicacy is made at ‘ethical’ sturgeon farm just outside Leeds … so can it beat Fortnum & Mason’s finest from Russia? Caviar is now being produced at a former mushroom farm, just outside Leeds  KC Caviar, based in Garforth, Yorks, will see produce go on sale […]

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Girl, eight, and 33-year-old woman die in horrific house blaze

Girl, eight, and 33-year-old woman die in horrific house blaze – as boy, five, and man, 34, fight for life in hospital Firefighters rushed to a house fire in leafy village of Collingam, Nottinghamshire  Five people, believed to be in the same family, found to be seriously injured  Yet eight-year-old girl and a 33-year-old woman passed away this morning  Boy, […]

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