Policeman launches legal action against shop owner after "falling in a drain during burglary call-out"


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Policeman launches legal action against a shop owner after 'falling in a drain during burglary call-out' just days after a policewoman sues for tripping over a kerb PC claims he tore Achilles tendon in fall at Maidenhead Aquatics in SurreyHe wants compensation for six months' worth of lost overtime earningsClaim emerges days after WPC sued petrol station for tripping over a kerb Olympic Games in London. Lawsuit: Maidenhead Aquatics in Horsley, Surrey, is being sued by a policeman who claims he tore his Achilles tendon while investigating a break-in there.

Oscar Pistorius has bail terms eased: Blade Runner cleared to race in UK

Blade Runner cleared to race in UK: Pistorius has bail terms eased so that he can make money before his trial July meet at Olympic Stadium to showcase 'Paralympic champions of 2012'Pistorius won golds in both individual 400m event and the 4x100m relaySouth African star is charged with murdering girlfriend Reeva SteenkampHe can now leave the country to compete in international competitions Must provide authorities with travel plans at least a week before departurePistorius did not attend the appeal, his next court appearance is June 4 and the final event at the venue before work begins to convert into the home of West Ham football club.

Blade Runner cleared to race in UK: Pistorius has bail terms eased so that he can make money before his trial

Blade Runner cleared to race in UK: Pistorius has bail terms eased so that he can make money before his trial July meet at Olympic Stadium to showcase 'Paralympic champions of 2012'Pistorius won golds in both individual 400m event and the 4x100m relaySouth African star is charged with murdering girlfriend Reeva SteenkampHe can now leave the country to compete in international competitions Must provide authorities with travel plans at least a week before departurePistorius did not attend the appeal, his next court appearance is June 4 and the final event at the venue before work begins to convert into the home of West Ham football club. It is also the last major athletics event before the World Championships in Moscow two weeks later. Significantly, Pistorius’ agent Peet van Zyl said yesterday that the competitions could be ‘on the radar’ for the athlete, who last year became the first to take part in both an Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Danny Boyle explains he turned down knighthood because he wouldn"t have felt right accepting individual award for Olympics opening ceremony


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'It's just not me': Danny Boyle explains he turned down knighthood because he wouldn't have felt right accepting individual award for the Olympics opening ceremony Boyle, 56, was in line for New Year Honours list for highly praised spectacle He said a cast of thousands helped create it, so accepting 'didn't feel right' Olympic Games. He and his artistic team sent a 'script' to Buckingham Palace in the hope Queen would agree to a surprise appearance” class=”blkBorder” /> A performer playing the role of the Queen parachutes from a helicopter during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. He and his artistic team sent a 'script' to Buckingham Palace in the hope Queen would agree to a surprise appearance The quintessentially British scenes saw the ceremony widely hailed a resounding success Actors perform in a sequence to represent the National Health Service (NHS) during the ceremony Trainspotting, a film about Edinburgh junkies, was one of Boyle’s earliest big-screen hits.

Danny Boyle on turning down a knighthood and how he persuaded the Queen to join in the Olympic fun


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'I almost quit Olympics over rooftop missiles': Danny Boyle's outrage over decision to mount weapons on East London towerblocks and how he persuaded the Queen to join in the fun , he was most famous for directing Ewan McGregor as a heroin addict in Trainspotting and for Slumdog Millionaire winning eight Oscars. After the opening ceremony of the Olympic games, though, the people of Britain unanimously awarded him a gold medal. In this, his first major interview since those heady days last summer when he made us proud to be British, Boyle reveals how he turned down a knighthood and how close he was to walking away from the opening ceremony

Mo Farah mistaken for an amateur runner by US TV presenter in cringeworthy video


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'Haven't you run before' Cringeworthy moment US television presenter mistakes Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah for an amateurFarah, 29, had won a half marathon in New Orleans in record timeHe appeared a little stunned by the foolish question, asking 'sorry'But the anchor was unaware of the gaffe and repeated the questionShe later asked him 'how do you prepare for a marathon like this'The champion British runner replied: 'I haven't done a marathon yet'Champion runner Paula Radcliffe casts doubt over his marathon plans Olympic Games” class=”blkBorder” /> Has he run before Mo Farah reacts as he wins the men's 5,000m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games The interview has caused a stir on Twitter, where British journalist Piers Morgan, who is currently working in the U.S. tweeted: 'Hey @Mo_Farah – come on my CNN show tonight to discuss that crazy U.S. interview…

"Haven"t you run before?" Cringeworthy moment US television presenter mistakes Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah for an amateur


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'Haven't you run before' Cringeworthy moment US television presenter mistakes Olympic gold medal winner Mo Farah for an amateurFarah, 29, had won a half marathon in New Orleans in record timeHe appeared a little stunned by the foolish question, asking 'sorry'But the anchor was unaware of the gaffe and repeated the questionShe later asked him 'how do you prepare for a marathon like this'The champion British runner replied: 'I haven't done a marathon yet' Olympic Games” class=”blkBorder” /> Has he run before Mo Farah reacts as he wins the men's 5,000m final at the London 2012 Olympic Games Farah, who won gold in the 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres at the Olympics, had completed the Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon in 61 minutes – a course record. He was being interviewed in City Park in New Orleans, while Norton asked her poorly-researched questions from the television studio. FROM SOMALI REFUGEE TO OLYMPIC CHAMPION: THE REMARKABLE MO FARAH STORY Mo Farah arrived in London aged eight from Somalia, where he was born, and barely spoke a word of English.

Blade Runner victim"s father: There isn"t any hatred in our hearts


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'We don't hate Oscar': Father of Blade Runner's girlfriend speaks out for first time since her death and says 'we have no hate in our hearts'Barry Steenkamp said he was struggling ‘to find some reason why this happened to our lovely daughter’Reeva Steenkamp, 29, had been dating Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorious, a double-amputee known as the Blade Runner, since November She was shot dead in the early hours of Valentine’s Day at his gated mansion in Pretoria By Barbara Jones PUBLISHED: 22:56 GMT, 16 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:09 GMT, 17 February 2013 Barry Steenkamp said he was struggling 'to find some reason why this happened to our lovely daughter' The father of the South African model allegedly murdered by Oscar Pistorius spoke movingly yesterday of his family’s grief – and said he bore the athlete no animosity. In an emotional interview with The Mail on Sunday, Barry Steenkamp said he was struggling ‘to find some reason why this happened to our lovely daughter’. Pistorius broke down in tears in court when he was formally charged with Reeva Steenkamp’s premeditated murder and Mr Steenkamp said: ‘He must be going through things that we don’t know about.

Romanian influx? We"re already here says envoy (AND we built the Olympic village)


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Romanian influx We're already here says envoy (AND we built the Olympic village)Ambassador says most of the Romanians who want to be here already areHe says his countrymen were the ones who built the Olympic villageDr Jinga said fears that many Romanians would come was a ‘false problem’ , according to the country’s ambassador. In a provocative intervention yesterday, Dr Ion Jinga said it was thanks to his countrymen that the Olympic Stadium was built. Romania and Bulgaria joined the EU in 2007 but under ‘transitional controls’, low-skilled workers have continued to require permission to come to the UK

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali "could be dead in days" warns distraught brother


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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali family locked in bitter feud as distraught brother says he 'could be dead in days' Rahman Ali said the health of his boxing great brother is in decline The former world champion has suffered from Parkinson's since 1984Made a frail appearance at the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremonyRahman claims the family are being prevented from seeing Ali by wife Olympic opening ceremony” class=”blkBorder” /> Ali, pictured with wife Lonnie, left, was very frail during his appearance at the London 2012 Olympic opening ceremony, pictured right with Liberty director Shami Chakrabarti He said that in the days when his brother could still communicate, he had told him he was not in pain, adding: ‘I’ve achieved everything I’ve ever wanted to accomplish.