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  1. West Island students ride off with trip to British equine school

    Posted Apr 12th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Four students from West Island School will travel to Britain in July to spend a week at one of the world's largest equine training institutions after winning the Interschool ... to the college's stud farm, vet clinic and horse therapy centre. The West Island School students outperformed teams from King George V School, Sha Tin College and Chinese International School in the final ...

  2. Six degrees

    Posted Jun 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Dave Bannister British billionaire Richard Branson's first world record was set 25 years ago this week. In 1986, he and his 72-foot powerboat Virgin Atlantic Challenger took two hours ... using a fortune he amassed with Virgin Records, which first hit the shelves in 1973 with Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield... Oldfield's annoyingly catchy debut instrumental album sold ...

  3. Sport - Other Sport - OLYMPICS

    Islands row hangs over Tokyo bid

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Shigemi Sato in Tokyo The territorial dispute over the Diaoyu Islands may have a negative impact on Japan's 2020 hopes given China's strong influence in Asia Islands row hangs ... politics. The Japanese government's purchase this month of three islands it administers and calls the Senkakus, but which are claimed as the Diaoyus by China and Taiwan, sparked violent mass ...

  4. Sport - Other Sport - PARALYMPICS

    London ready to stage biggest, best, most integrated Paralympics yet

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... and 2008 and is unbeaten in over 450 matches. The US Virgin Islands will have their first ever Paralympian in the shape of rider Lee Frawley, while North Korea make their debut in the competition ... high-profile Paralympics in the Games' 52-year history. A record 4,200 athletes from 166 countries will be in the British capital, with the 12-day Games a near sell-out and expected to be watched ...

  5. Magazines - Style

    British heritage wins fans

    Posted Sep 14th 2012, 12:00am by S

    ... Jack Wills proves British heritage still hits the retail sweet spot, writes Jing Zhang British heritage is in fashion. But it’s not just the luxury end of the market that is capitalising on the renewed interest. Following remarkable growth in Britain and the US after launching in 1999, British high-street label Jack Wills landed in Hong Kong last December. Founders Peter Williams and Robert Shaw ...

  6. Sport - Tennis - US Open

    Li Na beaten by British teenager Laura Robson at US Open

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse Li Na needs break after shock defeat Li Na will take a break from tennis otherwise the sport will "kill" her after she was sent packing by British teenager ... on the court and we can plan the next step." Robson becomes the first British woman to make the last 16 in New York since Jo Durie in 1991. She will face defending champion Samantha Stosur ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - RUNNING COMMENTARY WITH ALVIN SALLAY

    The best of British passion to leave lasting legacy

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... of British passion to leave lasting legacy It has been a fabulous fortnight and more. I have enjoyed every bit of these Games, not only savouring the athletic endeavours but also the grand venues, ... plays an important role in the lives of the British- they talk about it all the time. And it seems the sunny spell has helped infuse an extra degree of warmth and cheerfulness in them. This has ...

  8. British medallists to be feted with grand victory parade

    Posted Aug 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Alvin Sallay The party isn't over yet, but London is already preparing to have an open-topped bus victory parade to salute its Team Great Britain heroes. The date planned is September 10, after the Paralympics are also done and dusted. Organisers bel ...

  9. British fans show their love for royalty and horses

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... and company is when Zara Phillips rides into the show-jumping arena. But she too is a royal, even if she is 14th in line to the throne. The British are enthralled by royalty. So it is no surprise ... And being a symbol of royal prestige, equestrianism has been a mainstay of British aristocracy for centuries. So much so that Time magazine in a recent issue to herald the queen's Jubilee ...

  10. Alarm bells ring for British cycling team

    Posted Jul 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... feeling every time an English team front up, us being the world united against the English. But you had to feel for Cavendish. He was the only British rider to return from the Beijing Olympics ... their little Union Jacks into their bags. Planning for victory began almost three years ago. When the course was announced last year, British Cycling travelled the distance more than 50 times planning ...




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