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Chilcot inquiry delayed until after Wimbledon

Sir John Chilcot has written to David Cameron to confirm that the findings of his inquiry into the Iraq war will not be published until at least after this year’s Wimbledon. In the letter Chilcot stated that publication of the report was taking longer than expected due to ‘Christmas and all that’, then the looming prospect of a skiing holiday in Klosters.

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Posted: Jan 21st, 2015
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Murray asks fans to choose this year’s niggling injury

Andy Murray has launched a competition on his website asking for fans to choose his niggling injury for this year’s Wimbledon Championship, now that he is well into the later stages of the tournament where he starts to play better players and he goes through a few rough patches in games.

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Posted: Jul 1st, 2014
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Brazilians protest Nadal’s Wimbledon ranking

it's only a knee injury, for heaven's sakeThe All England Club is already considering the use of tear gas and rubber bullets on Henman Hill.

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Posted: Jun 28th, 2014
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Uproar as spontaneous tennis match breaks out at Wimbledon Grunting Championship

With this year’s grunting championships well underway at Wimbledon, spectators at the All England Club are becoming increasingly vocal about the tendency for competitors to follow up their grunts by playing a succession of tennis strokes.

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Posted: Jun 26th, 2014
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Wimbledon introduce ‘Vanishing Foam’ to keep crowds a safe distance from Sir Cliff Richard

Inspired by the World Cup in Brazil, officials at Wimbledon have announced that they will now be able to keep tennis fans heading to SW19 this week a ‘safe distance’ from entertainer and Centre Court regular Sir Cliff Richard, using ‘vanishing foam’.

The magic foam, currently in use by referees at this year’s World Cup, acts as a temporary visual marker to keep a defending wall a fair distance from a free-kick taker. Bosses at Wimbledon have said the spray is the ‘perfect solution’ to their problems of keeping Cliff Richard away from unsuspecting crowds.

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Posted: Jun 22nd, 2014
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