Strictly come prancing! It"s Britain"s one and only horse ballet school brought back to life after 300 years

Strictly come prancing! It's Britain's one and only horse ballet school brought back to life after 300 years Haute ecole not been seen in Britain since the reign of Charles II and discipline became popular in France and SpainSpanish Andalusian horses thought to be the only breed with physical strength and intelligence to master it Olympics where Team GB won a total of five medals. Charlotte Dujardin mesmerised the nation with her performances of routines on her horse Valegro, winning gold in the team dressage and individual dressage events. Her sequence featuring Land of Hope and Glory, The Great Escape and the chimes of Big Ben proved a big hit with the judges and raised the profile of dressage as a sport among the British people

Rebuilt Spitfire flies from Filton aerodrome as BAE closes home of Concorde

End of an aviation era: Rebuilt Spitfire takes to the skies from historic Filton aerodrome as BAE calls time on home of Concorde WWII fighter plane flew again 10 years after it was found in South African junkyardFilton airfield will be closed by owner BAE on New Year's Eve after 100 years | UPDATED: 19:35 GMT, 19 December 2012 A newly-restored classic World War II Spitfire has taken to the British skies for the first time since being found in a scrapyard a decade ago. The iconic Second World War fighter plane has been restored by a businessman who spent 1m building it back up to its former glory after it was rescued from a South African scrapyard. Yesterday the gleaming Spitfire took off from the soon-to-close Filton aerodrome outside Bristol for the first time since the 1940s

BBC Sports Personality shortlist: Mo Farah says he"s sportsman of the year

Sportsman of the year That would be me says (not so) modest Mo as Sports Personality shortlist is unveiledMo Farah says he will win, but odds are in favour of Bradley WigginsList also includes Games' heroes Andy Murray and Sir Chris HoyUnlike last year, five women made it on to the list: Olympic winners Jessica Ennis, Nicola Adams and Katherine Grainger and Paralympic girls Ellie Simmonds and Sarah Storey | UPDATED: 08:10 GMT, 27 November 2012 He is widely considered to be the modest man of middle-distance running and a gentleman of the sporting world.