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.
Britain's mixed race population leaps over one million as research reveals prejudices have sharply dropped Olympic heptathlete Jessica Ennis hailed as 'face of the census' according to think-tank director Her father Vinnie is from Jamaica and her mother Alison is from DerbyshireCensus expected to reveal at least 1m people born to mixed race parentsOnly 42% of people in survey could correctly identify Ennis as mixed race Women more comfortable with mixed race marriages than men by 66 to 58% | UPDATED: 00:30 GMT, 10 December 2012 The mixed-race population is among the fastest growing in Britain and is already the largest ethnic group among under-16s. Data from the 2011 census, released tomorrow, will suggest there are now more than one million people born to parents in interracial relationships. But academics believe the true figure could be more than double this, because many of mixed-race are believed to define themselves as a single race on official forms.