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Half of married football fans put sport ahead of wife

One in two football fans admits to putting their love of the sport above their wife, it has been revealed. The true extent to which passion for the game impacts upon wedded bliss was unveiled in the study of 1,000 football fans – and 1,000 suffering wives. When asked to choose the biggest source of [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Mo Farah, Steve Redgrave and Jessica Ennis among Britain’s greatest sporting heroes

Mo Farah has been hailed as Britain’s greatest ever sporting champion, a new survey has found. The double-gold Olympian came top of the list of British sporting champions and beat five-time gold winning rower Sir Steve Redgrave who came second. The poll will be bad news to Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney who came in [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Man Utd fans are happiest in the league – but football is still just 58% joy (and 42% pain)

Manchester United fans are the happiest in the Premier League – despite Fergie retiring, research has revealed. Supporters of the league champions emerged as the most content following a detailed study carried out among 2,000 English football fans. And incredibly, fans of Everton, managed by new Old Trafford boss David Moyes, are the second happiest. [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Leisurely Pursuits- A country stroll tops the list of favourite pastimes

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Walking in the countryside is Britain’s best loved pastime, even beating the likes of Facebook, a study has revealed. Research carried out among 2,000 adults found a country stroll was voted ahead of eating out and reading a book in the garden to claim top spot. Enjoying a pint in the pub came fourth in [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Mane Road

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Luke Morris was yesterday hailed as Britain’s hardest working jockey – having ridden a staggering 639 races already this year – an average of four a day. Luke, 23, regularly clocks up more than 60,000 miles a year travelling to hundreds of races the length and breadth of the country to compete in events. He has [...]


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Posted by James Coleman

Brits taking a ‘run-ch’ break

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More than TWO MILLION employees now take a run-ch break – and exercise during their dinner hour, it emerged yesterday. Researchers found around one in 13 workers now swap their suits for jogging gear and pound the streets for more than 40 minutes while their not-so health conscious colleagues tuck into their packed lunches. Incredibly, [...]


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Posted by James Coleman

Brits are fittest in their 30s

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Brits are at their fittest when they are in their thirties, a study has revealed. Adults in their mid to late thirties are more likely to exercise regularly, be members of gyms and sport clubs and eat a healthier diet than their counterparts in their twenties. A quarter of those polled said that having children [...]


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Posted by James Coleman

Come in number 1

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Racehorses carrying the No1 cloth win more races than any other nag, new figures revealed yesterday. A detailed analysis of results from 9,500 races in the UK during 2010 revealed No1 wins on 15 per cent of occasions. It also emerged there is no such thing as a lucky No 7, with the hapless horse [...]


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Posted by James Coleman

Racehorse valued at £100 million

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A British racehorse yesterday became the first nag in history to be valued at a  staggering £100million. Frankel, a three year old bay colt, has won all eight of his flat races and is the hot favourite for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot next weekend. But his incredible valuation – which is said [...]


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Posted by James Coleman

Fit into your fifties

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The average 50-something is fitter and healthier now than they were in their mid-20s, a report revealed yesterday. Mature adults are reaping the benefits of better diets, more exercise and increased free time to focus on their health. It also emerged they spend more time outdoors and exercise more frequently than they did when they [...]


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Posted by Dan Drage

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