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  • 12th August 2008

    Gay athletes raring to compete at Beijing Olympics

    Mitcham is not the only gay in the Olympic village.

    3:23 PM — A host of talented gay and lesbian athletes are set to take part at the Beijing Olympics.

  • 11th August 2008

    VIP tickets for Gay and Lesbian World Cup on sale now 1

    The tournament will take place from 24th to 31st August

    11:39 AM — Limited edition VIP tickets for the International Gay and Lesbian Football Association (IGLFA) World Championship are now on sale.

  • 5th August 2008

    Drag relay and 50m mince highlights of gay sports day

    The number of teams is limited by the local council to 20

    4:02 PM — The gay men’s health charity GMFA and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern will once again host gay sports day on Bank Holiday Monday, 25th August.

  • 31st July 2008

    Two men banned from football grounds for homophobic chanting

    There is a campaign to stamp out homophobia in British football

    4:41 PM — Two Preston North End fans have been banned from the club's ground for a year and fined by magistrates after they were convicted of public order offences after chanting homophobic slogans.

  • There are gays in Formula One claims Mosley 2

    Max Mosley is president of the Federation Internationale de L’Automobile

    3:23 PM — The Formula One boss who won record damages from a tabloid newspaper after it printed a lurid story about his private life has compared his treatment to that of gay people.

  • Sex determination tests for female Beijing athletes 1

    The Beijing Games begin on 8th August

    10:54 AM — A decision to test female contenders for the Beijing 2008 Olympics to see if they are men has caused uproar.

  • 30th July 2008

    Stonewall FC wins gold at EuroGames 2008

    Stonewall FC won the soccer tournament

    11:21 AM — An English football team has picked up more silverwear at the EuroGames in Barcelona. Stonewall FC won the soccer tournament, beating old rivals Cologne 2 - 0 in the finals.

  • 23rd July 2008

    Swimmer Ian Thorpe reveals he is dating a woman

    Ian Thorpe has repeatedly denied he is gay

    11:24 AM — For years, probably since his appearance at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, many have been speculating, and most gay men have been hoping, that the Thorpedo—gold medal winner Ian Thorpe—was indeed a homo.

  • 13th July 2008

    Feature: Bring Brother Home

    Bring Big Brother Home

    8:10 PM — Love it or hate it, you can't ignore it. Reality TV programmeBig Brother is back on our screens with another gaggle of contestants grappling for their share of the limelight.

  • 4th July 2008

    Australia’s gay Olympian attacks PM over same-sex marriage 2

    Matthew Mitcham told SX News that he is completely focused on the Beijing Games

    1:21 PM — A 20-year-old diver set to represent Australia at the 2008 Olympic Games in August has said that the country's Prime Minister is "narrow-minded" for opposing marriage equality for gay couples.

  • 29th June 2008

    Gardening: Spring and summer herb gardening 1

    Mint is a summer favourite. It is versatile enough to be crushed and used in fresh mojito cocktails, iced tea or even pesto.Mint is a summer favourite. It is versatile enough to be crushed and used in fresh mojito cocktails, iced tea or even pesto.

    11:34 AM — The whole process of growing and nurturing herbs, hand picking the aromatic leaves, adding them to home cooking and enjoying their flavour at the dinner table is a satisfying activity.

  • Gardening: Use your garden to boost your home’s value

    A simple de-cluttered garden could add thousands to your house price.

    11:14 AM — When most of us want to sell our home we focus on what we can do inside it, but the difference you make on the outside can prove extremely profitable. A well-kept garden can be a growing investment for your property, boosting its value by up to 10 per cent, according to garden maintenance firm Nicenstripy.

  • Gardening: tips for July 1

    11:07 AM — Let's hope the rain stays away and we have a sunny July. Even if you have lots of gardening jobs to get through, this is the time to relax and enjoy the fruits of all your hard work over the past year. However, try not to overdo it when the weather is hot; save any gardening tasks for the early morning or early evening.

  • Gardening: Custom build your own BBQ 1

    11:03 AM — If you want to make the barbecue a more permanent feature in your garden, the ideal solution is to build your own. A well-built barbecue will provide you with hundreds of chargrilled meals, with the obvious advantage of not having to store it every winter.

  • 28th June 2008

    Feature: Stay true to your home’s style

    Respect for age – try to retain a style that reflects your home’s period.

    11:41 AM — Whether your home was built in Victorian times or in the middle to latter half of the 20th century, it was born with certain architectural details specific to the times. Over the years or even centuries, homeowners like to leave their mark by adding new features, but too many take away the old to make room for the new.

  • Serve up new dining looks

    The Hawthorn range from Furniture Village: brings contemporary elegance to any dining space.

    11:33 AM — When people think about giving their home interior a makeover, it's often about a new colour scheme and replacing the three-piece suite with something a bit more up to date. But if you are a dinner party sort of person who likes to make an impression on guests, it makes sense to look at the dining room particularly.

  • Cooking up function and style

    Kitchen function isn't just about cooking – it's also about a warm heart to the home.

    11:28 AM — The average homeowners could easily spend over £10,000 for a stylish kitchen makeover, but style should never outweigh function, otherwise, the workhorse of their home will be all shiny appliances and no muscle power. Appearances, after all, aren’t everything.

  • Feature: Make a success of DIY design

    Stylish interiors come through using the right amount of furniture for the space.

    11:10 AM — Home makeover programmes have inspired millions of people to become a little more creative with their interiors. You can now choose from endless paint shades, rolls of designer wallpapers, floor coverings, furniture styles and accessories. It is piecing them all together that is the hard bit.

  • Feature: Recycling can’t keep up

    Recycling rates are rising, but so is the sheer volume of waste

    11:07 AM — The good news is that recycling rates have risen and the UK is on schedule to meet EU targets. However, the issue of waste is an escalating problem whose solution lies in changing the nation's buying habits and our attitudes to consumption, according to the authors of a new report.

  • House sicknesses

    Is your home sick?

    11:01 AM — Your property is your biggest asset, so you should make the most of it. That's what House Doctor and many other home decorating shows will tell you. Garish colour schemes, flower-power curtains and messy clutter are just some of the ways to devalue your property.

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