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London Shard in Lockdown for Extreme Influencer’s Climb Attempt

An absolute lunatic of a free climber has taken on one of the country's grandest and most textureless summits today, with an attempt to climb the outside of London's Shard kicking off early this morning. Read More >>

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Successful Footballers Handed £3.5k Gold-Plated iPhones

The winning footballers of Liverpool, who we have been led to believe emerged victorious from one sporting campaign this season by defeating their rivals with numerous exciting goals, have been handed another form of celebratory trophy item to wave about as proof they're best – a gold-plated iPhone X. Read More >>

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Zavvi Tells Entire Mailing List They’ve Won VIP Champions League Tickets

Online media retailer Zavvi has just had a massive head-in-hands-GIF moment, thanks to an email mix-up that saw the company inform its entire registered customer base that they had each won a VIP trip to go to the all-England Champions League final in Madrid. Read More >>

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How Technology and Climate Change Are Transforming America’s Wildest Dog Sled Race

The Iditarod is at a crossroads. The near-thousand-mile sled dog race through the US state of Alaska is bound as much by tradition as by the rigging between dog-sledders, or mushers, and their dog teams, who must lead each other through some of North America’s wildest land. It’s the sort of tradition one would expect to fade into legend, as new generations melt, alongside the snow, into burgeoning cities, satellite TV, and new, bare ground for lawns. Read More >>

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Forget the Super Bowl, These Sci-Fi Sports Are Actually ‘Super’

As sports fans around the world gear up for this year’s Super Bowl, you may think, what makes it so “super?” There aren’t any robots. No one flies. Everyone lives at the end. Sure, it’s the two best American football teams playing for a championship, but is it really “super?” Read More >>

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Bookmakers Ban Themselves From Advertising During Live Sport

The TV advert breaks of future sporting events may slightly more bearable from now on, as a consortium of the UK's gambling firms and bookmakers have voluntarily agreed to stop advertising their betting products during live events. Read More >>

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Shattering the Bike Land Speed Record at 183.9MPH Looks Weirdly Chill

On Sunday, the Bonneville Salt Flats in the US state of Utah were witness to yet another land speed record being shattered. Extreme cyclist Denise Mueller-Korenek hopped on her two-wheeled ride, and with the assistance of a streamlined pace vehicle, hit an average speed of 183.932 miles per hour over a distance of three-and-a-half miles. Read More >>

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Dwarf Wrestling Events Cancelled in Leicester and Dorset

Wrestling fans hoping to see events starring US combat entertainment troupe the Dwarfanators are out of luck, as growing pressure to ban events that star athletes with dwarfism has led to some UK shows being cancelled. Read More >>

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TfL Copies Internet World Cup Joke a Week Late

Transport for London would like everyone to know that it has a sense of humour, albeit one on a 10-day time delay circuit because all jokes must be approved, and it would also like brands with deep pockets to know it isn't against the idea of renaming Underground stations for a laugh. Hence: Gareth Southgate station is now a thing. Read More >>

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Football Nearly as Popular as Weddings and Death

The football last night, that was exciting for a bit, annoying for a bit, then sad for what seemed like ages, was one of the country's most-watched TV experiences in a generation, with a peak of 26.5 million people gathering around the big old boxes in the corner of the living room to watch England's ball battle with Croatia. Read More >>

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English Heritage Scrapes England Flag From White Horse

The hillside carving known as the Westbury White Horse was momentarily supporting the England team in the football by wearing a massive red cross, transforming it into one enormous patriotic St George's cross. But obviously this sort of thing is frowned upon by the tweedy suits at English Heritage who've had it removed. They would presumably rather football stayed in Germany. Read More >>

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Some Virgin Media Customers Will be Getting BT Sport TV in 4K at the End of This Month

Virgin Media and BT have just signed a new multi-year deal that will make BT Sport TV channels available in 4K to some Virgin customers. The deal is set to kick in on 30th July, at which point Virgin will offer the new 4K content to customers without them having to pay any more money. That's a pretty sweet deal, if you like ultra high definition sport and have the right subscription. Read More >>

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Wimbledon Says You Can Watch Football on Your Phone if Made to Endure Live Tennis

Football fans! Specifically, football fans whose wives booked very expensive tickets for Wimbledon ages ago and now you sort of have to go. There's some good news about this. The authorities at the tennis tournament have said that it will be OK to activate your phone and watch the football while in the grounds of Wimbledon, as long as you can manage to not stand up and go "F*CKING SQUARE IT DELLE JESUS CHRIST MAN ON" while someone's serving at 30-40 down. Read More >>

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Aldi and Lidl Will Close Early if England Make it to the World Cup Final

I'm rather surprised that England have done so well in this World Cup, and so have large number of people across the country given how quickly the hype levels have gone from zero to over 9,000. While the country preps for the possibility that England may actually be in a chance of winning, and with Labour calling for a bank holiday if they do, Aldi and Lidl have decided that they'll get things going early by shutting their stores early if England makes it to the final. Read More >>