Arabs tighten grip on British football as Middle-Eastern consortium launches world record 1.5 billion bid to takeover Arsenal Bid dwarfs previous record of 800m for Manchester United by Glazer family Arabs already run Manchester City and David Beckham's Paris St Germain By Mail On Sunday Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:45 GMT, 3 March 2013 | UPDATED: 01:48 GMT, 3 March 2013 A consortium from the Middle East has launched the biggest ever takeover bid for a football club with an offer of 1.5bn for Premier League side Arsenal.
Golden Girls call it a day: Betty and Beryl, the radio presenters with a combined age of 176, wave goodbye to their fans after final Christmas Day showBeryl Renwick, 86, and Betty Smith, 91, scooped a prestigious Sony Radio Award for their show on BBC HumbersideBut after six years the firm friends have decided to hang up their mikes | UPDATED: 11:11 GMT, 25 December 2012 They don't think much of David Beckham, Lady Gaga and don't get them started on the Rolling Stones. But for the past six years two pensioners from Hull have become household names thanks to their popular, no nonsense and heartwarming radio show. Now Beryl Renwick, 86, and Betty Smith, 91, who with a combined age of 176 were a surprise hit at this year's prestigious Sony Radio Awards, are getting ready to hang up their mikes at BBC Radio Humberside.
Cyclist Bradley Wiggins crowned Sports Personality of the Year after historic victory in Tour de France and stunning Olympic gold Wiggins presented award by Duchess of Cambridge in her first public appearance since falling ill Heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis in second, tennis star Andy Murray thirdLondon 2012 chairman Lord Sebastian Coe wins Lifetime Achievement award Swimmer Josef Craig, 15, crowned Young Sports Personality of the YearWon London 2012 gold after smashing world record in 400m freestyle S7Martine Wright wins Helen Rollason Award for 'achievement in adversity'Lost both legs in 7/7 bombings, but went on to compete in sitting volleyball | UPDATED: 07:33 GMT, 17 December 2012 Bradley Wiggins' dream year came to a perfect conclusion tonight as he was named winner of the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award in the city where he cruised to Olympic glory this summer. Having clinched gold in the time trial at London 2012 just 10 days after becoming the first Briton to win the Tour de France, Wiggins was always the strong favourite to win the prestigious award at London's ExCeL Arena. And the cyclist duly took home the gong tonight after receiving a 30.25 per cent share of the 1,626,718 votes cast.
So much for that girlpower, eh, Posh! | UPDATED: 23:30 GMT, 14 December 2012 Segregation: While the other Spice Girls left their partners and babies at home, Posh turned up to the Viva Forever! launch with the entire family retinue When the Spice Girls first burst on to the scene in 1996, their message was all about female empowerment and what friends could achieve together.
A heatwave, the return of the Beckhams and the end of X Factor: What the great British public predicts will happen in 2013Top predictions for 2013 from UK public released by researchersMany Brits think X Factor will get the chop and Murray will win Wimbledon Grimmer predictions include another bank scandal, NHS strikes and the collapse of the Liberal-Conservative coalition | UPDATED: 13:57 GMT, 13 December 2012 Britain will swelter in a heatwave next summer, the Beckhams will move back to the UK for good and X Factor will finally call it a day, according to the public's predictions for 2013. Less optimistically, a number of people foresee nations leaving the EU, a leading bank prosecuted for fraud and the NHS crippled by strikes. Research company Opinium asked 2,012 adults what they thought might happen in 2013, ranging from economic and political issues to sporting and showbiz ones.