BBC forced to apologise to One Direction prize winners after "failed promise" to meet band turned into "disappointment of a…

BBC forced to apologise to One Direction prize winners after 'failed promise' to meet band turned into 'disappointment of a lifetime' Hannah Hastings and Louisa Marsden won a BBC radio competition Then spent 350 to travel to Belfast to meet One DirectionOn arrival were told there was a mistake and they wouldn't meet them The girls then found that their seats were a 'long way from the front PUBLISHED: 11:43 GMT, 21 March 2013 | UPDATED: 12:26 GMT, 21 March 2013 Two fans of One Direction experienced the 'disappointment of a lifetime' when they won a Radio 1 competition to meet the band but were told at the last minute that they wouldn't. The BBC was forced to apologise after friends Hannah Hastings, 20, and Louisa Marsden, 21, claim they were left disappointed by Radio 1.

Isnt a gold medal the only gong they need?

Isn’t a gold medal the only gong they need | UPDATED: 22:04 GMT, 30 December 2012 'Discrepancy': Paralympic dressage rider Lee Pearson, who won his tenth gold medal and received a CBE, was disappointed not to get a knighthood Olympic cycling hero Sir Bradley Wiggins says that he probably won’t use his new knighthood. ‘Except in a comedy way,’ he adds. Of course

Champions League draw produces exact same pairings as dress rehearsal – at odds of a staggering 2,000,000-1

Drawn from memory Champions League draw produces exactly the same pairings as dress rehearsal – at odds of a staggering 2,000,000-1 Bookmakers say they would have only offered odds of 5,000-1 of the incident occurringThe order in which the ties were drawn was different, but the pairings were identicalOdds would be affected by the order due to rules over which teams can face each other at this stage of the tournament | UPDATED: 15:26 GMT, 21 December 2012 As one of sport's most prestigious competitions all eyes were on yesterday's draw for the knock-out phase of the Champions League.

Switzerland"s latest Eurovision hope – a 94-year-old Salvation Army guitarist

Switzerland's latest Eurovision hope – a 94-year-old Salvation Army guitaristSwiss television viewers chose the Christian missionary group's rock tune You and Me to represent the country next yearLead guitarist Emil Ramsauer, 94, is proving a surprise hit with fans | UPDATED: 21:26 GMT, 16 December 2012 Previous Eurovision winners for the country have included the Queen of soft ballads Celine Dion.

Oslo protest over Nobel Peace Prize: Thousand march against European Union being given prestigious award

Torch-lit protests against awarding the EU the Nobel Peace Prize ahead of ceremony tomorrow | UPDATED: 10:30 GMT, 10 December 2012 Around 1,000 protesters marched in Oslo yesterday against the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union.

Didier Drogba buys tacky rings for Chelsea team-mates as he hosts Champions League party

Wealthy Drogba splashes the cash and reminds his old Chelsea team-mates of the time when they were European heroes (in the week they went out of the competition) | UPDATED: 13:37 GMT, 7 December 2012 Didier Drogba has paid around 800,000 for a set of exclusive rings to commemorate Chelsea's Champions League victory – in the same week they were bundled out of this season's competition. The cost is around three weeks' money for the Ivory Coast striker, who earns 250,000-a-week in China playing for Shanghai Shenhua, where he moved in the summer. Chelsea's Champions League matchwinning hero hosted a dinner in honour of the night last May when he secured the title

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.