Summer Bank Holiday The Bank Holidays Act of 1871 introduced four days as bank holidays in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and five days in Scotland. The Banking and Financial Dealings Act 1971 is now the statutory basis for bank holidays following the repeal of the 1871 Act. The bank holiday that fell on… More Summer Bank Holiday in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Having friends over for a barbeque is a great way to spend an afternoon and/or evening. Or why not give up cooking entirely and have a selection of salads, pastries and dips? While the weather is good, throw a summer party. You can also ask your guests to bring a dish, or a bottle of something. People… More There’s still some good weather around so have a summer party!
August 15 2012 would have been Julia Child’s 100th Birthday. She was born on August 15, 1912, in Pasadena, California and died two days before her 92nd birthday in August 2004 of kidney failure at her home in Montecito. Five years after her death, Julia Child was the inspiration behind the film Julie & Julia, based… More 100th Birthday of TV chef and author Julia Child
The Guardian reported on Tuesday 7 August 2012 that Seven Cameroon athletes had ‘gone missing’ during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Drusille Ngako, a reserve goalkeeper for the women’s football team, was the first to disappear. Then swimmer Paul Ekane Edingue went missing. On Sunday the five boxers – Thomas Essomba, Christian Donfack Adjoufack, Abdon Mewoli,… More The mystery of the missing athletes.
A record crowd of 80,203 attended the final of the London 2012 Olympics women’s football. The USA beat Japan 2-1 at Wembley, claiming their fourth Olympic gold in women’s football. Midfielder Carli Lloyd scored both goals for the US – a header after eight minutes and a powerful strike after the break. Yuki… More London 2012 Olympics – Women’s football final
History is being made at Wembley tonight Although men’s football has been included in every Olympic Games except 1896 and 1932 women’s football was not included in the Olympics until the 1996 Atlanta Games. The USA has made it to the final in all the preveious four Olympic Games, winning the gold medal three times.… More Women’s football at the london 2012 Olympics
Eight Badminton players were disqualified from London 2012 for throwing their matches. In an attempt to lose their matches the top seeds from China, a pair from Indonesia and two pairs from South Korea deliberately conceded points. Spectators who had paid to watch the matches booed the players off the courts at Wembley Arena. Lord Coe, London 2012… More Match fixing at the Olympics