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Sporting excellence linked to quality of bedtime stories

Voldemort spurs them onHaving discovered that sleeping patterns impact on performance levels, researchers at the University of Birmingham have now revealed that top athletes perform best when their passage from wakefulness to sleep includes chapters read from Harry Potter, with all the voices ‘done by a grown up’.

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Posted: Jan 30th, 2015
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Robert Peston to be awarded an ‘R’ in Queen’s Birthday Honours

According to sources in Buckingham palace, the BBC’s Business Editor Robert Peston is to receive an honorary ‘R’ in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List next month, ‘for services to entertainment’.

The conferring of letters is an ancient Royal favour dating back to the mediaeval times when an extra ‘L’ was awarded to Wales in 1302 …

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Posted: May 8th, 2009
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