Bookies say more than £40m (€51.9m) has been gambled on the outcome of the EU referendum — making it the biggest political betting event in British history.
Tue, 21 Jun, 2016
USA: A woman called Ms Crispi accused of starting a fire in her ex-boyfriend’s house with a pound of bacon is to stand trial on arson charges.
Mon, 01 Sep, 2014
Bookmakers have pledged to refund all bets placed on who would light the Olympic cauldron after some of Britain’s greatest Olympians teamed up with young athletes for the honour.
Sat, 28 Jul, 2012
Author Julian Barnes has been named favourite to win this year’s Man Booker Prize ahead of today’s shortlist announcement.
Tue, 06 Sep, 2011
THEY say that necessity is the mother of all invention.
Sat, 23 Jul, 2011
Australian novelist Peter Carey could become the first author to win the Man Booker Prize three times after it was announced he was on this year’s shortlist.
Tue, 07 Sep, 2010
England suffered World Cup heartbreak today in a controversial but crushing 4-1 defeat to old rivals Germany today.
Sun, 27 Jun, 2010
BRITISH bookmakers expect political punters to stake £25 million on the outcome of today’s election.
Thu, 06 May, 2010
Harry Redknapp last night dismissed talk that he was about to leave Tottenham as “absolute rubbish”.
Sat, 03 Oct, 2009
A leading bookmaker will consider abandoning betting on certain football matches next season if it is alerted to suspicious betting patterns, a spokesman said today.
Thu, 11 Jun, 2009
IRISH writer Joseph O’Neill was last night mentioned as one of the favourites to win this year’s prestigious Man Booker Prize.
Wed, 30 Jul, 2008
Irish writer Joseph O’Neill was tonight installed as one of the favourites to win this year’s prestigious Man Booker Prize.
Tue, 29 Jul, 2008
The mystery Englishman who scooped a maximum payout of £1m (€1.3m) after placing an audacious 50p bet with William Hill on Friday has yet to make arrangements for the payment.
Sun, 24 Feb, 2008
SENATOR Hillary Clinton has become the favourite to win the US presidency after picking up support in Super Tuesday primaries yesterday, bookmakers said.
Thu, 07 Feb, 2008
Formula One sensation Lewis Hamilton delighted his home fans at Silverstone today when he claimed pole position for tomorrow’s British Grand Prix.
Sat, 07 Jul, 2007
Bookies have slashed ET’s odds after scientists announced the discovery of a new Earth-like planet that may harbour life.
Wed, 25 Apr, 2007
Ryder Cup hero Darren Clarke has emerged as the bookies' favourite to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award for 2006.
Mon, 25 Sep, 2006
GORDON BROWN is the bookmakers’ hot favourite to take over from Tony Blair as prime minister — but he should be worried that his odds have lengthened, bookies have said.
Sat, 09 Sep, 2006
Celebrity Big Brother housemate Jodie Marsh tapped into her spiritual side today when she joined a fellow contestant for some Buddhist chanting.
Sun, 08 Jan, 2006
THE Grand National is to start 25 minutes later on Saturday because of Britain’s royal wedding.
Wed, 06 Apr, 2005
Snow is forecast to fall across parts of the UK tomorrow, as bookmakers brace themselves to pay out up to £1m (€1.41m) to punters who backed a White Christmas.
Fri, 24 Dec, 2004
John Lydon has become an even hotter favourite to win I'm A Celebrity following his day smoothing over tensions as camp leader.
Thu, 29 Jan, 2004
Bookmakers William Hill say they have no plans to open a book on Glenn Hoddle's successor at Spurs - just yet.
Mon, 22 Sep, 2003
Bernhard Langer is now odds-on to become Europe’s next Ryder Cup captain.
Wed, 16 Jul, 2003
Will it be number one? Davina, a bubbly brunette with plenty of experience hosting live TV shows including Popstars and Big Brother.
Mon, 06 Jan, 2003
One True Voice have been made the red-hot favourites to be this year's UK Christmas number one.
Mon, 02 Dec, 2002
Booker Prize winner Yann Martel today described his win as “like winning the lottery”.
Wed, 23 Oct, 2002
THE FAI will look for substantial compensation, maybe as much as €1m, from Sunderland if they move to appoint Mick McCarthy as successor to Peter Reid.
Thu, 10 Oct, 2002
William Hill say Martin O'Neill is 8/15 favourite to take over as Leeds manager.
Fri, 28 Jun, 2002
Alex, Alison and Sandy were today nominated for eviction from the Big Brother house as bookmakers slashed odds on Spencer to win the £70,000 (€108,665) prize.
Tue, 04 Jun, 2002
Bookmakers have little sympathy for any punters who lost money backing Rubens Barrichello to win in yesterday’s farce at the Austrian Grand Prix.
Mon, 13 May, 2002
England captain David Beckham today thanked the thousands of well-wishers who are praying his broken foot mends in record time.
Sat, 13 Apr, 2002
Bookmakers William Hill says customers are backing the Beckhams to have a baby girl.
Sat, 23 Feb, 2002
Bookmakers have suspended betting on the Whitbread Book Of The Year after a flood of bets for the children's entry - before anyone even knows which novel is in the running.
Fri, 18 Jan, 2002
Ken Clarke tonight flew into the lead as odds-on favourite to win the Tory leadership race.
Tue, 17 Jul, 2001
Tennis fans in England were eagerly awaiting the start of Wimbledon today, with high hopes of serving up some British success.
Mon, 25 Jun, 2001
Bookmakers were generally happy after Red Marauder won a thrilling renewal of the Martell Grand National.
Sun, 08 Apr, 2001
Punters are expected to indulge in a betting frenzy this weekend with £100 million riding on the outcome of the Grand National and other sporting events.
Sat, 07 Apr, 2001
British bookies William Hill are planning to take bets on goldfish racing.
Mon, 05 Feb, 2001
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