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Sad news for music lovers this morning. HMV, a well-loved fixture on the British high street, is going into administration. Hopefully a buyer will be found and at least some stores will remain open. In the meantime, enjoy these photos of the chain’s Oxford Street store in a more prosperous era.
This is a terrible video of a brilliant catch by Andrew Strauss during the 4th Test of the 2005 Ashes series. Today 35-year-old Strauss announced his retirement - not just as captain of the English Test side but from the sport entirely.
It all started so well
What a clanger
Who’s that girl? No, really
Romney’s foreign policy master-class
There are two different Koreas?
“N O D N O L O T E M O C L E W” to London 2012
Sold out tickets + ? = empty seats
Ready? Set? No
The more mobile phones, the harder it is to communicate
Don’t play that again, Sam
The day that time stood still
It must be drugs
It actually is drugs
I can’t find my keys
No politics, please
You think you have a ticket? THERE ARE NO TICKETS
“Almost as good as the Moscow metro”
Olympic brand police outfoxed by Dr Dre
The more you cycle, the worse you get, right?
Athlete gets sent home after doing something stupid on a social network #1
Athlete gets sent home after doing something stupid on a social network #2
Athlete gets sent home after doing something stupid on a social network #3
Non-athlete gets arrested after doing something stupid on a social network
Athletes do something faintly intelligent on a social network
“China control everything”
They think it’s
all over the line
No maths, no medals, kids!
“Avoid London if possible”, says Boris
Okay, say general public
Don’t leave me hanging
Loser claims it was a fix (wait for it…)
Sit down and shut up, Fox Sports
London feels too much like home
Swimmer admits dolphin tendencies
So rules aren’t made to be broken?
Team GB win historic dressage gold, nobody cares
The gold for most fitting surname goes to
But this is a close silver
Not a good week for Spain’s mechanics (1, 2, 3)
America’s bid for freedom
‘Injured’ horse not allowed to compete
‘Injured’ athlete takes gold
“It was definitely an ‘oh shoot’ moment”
Note to self: you can’t be an Olympian if your significant other is a Nazi
Note to self 2: you can’t be an Olympian if you have sex with your significant other
How is this even a story
This is definitely not a story
We’ve all been there, man
Beware the perilous pole vault
There’s always one
You can’t say that!
(Even if you’re right)
Premature celebration #1
Premature celebration #2
Stay classy, America
Olympi-shambles of the Day: Shin v Heidemann
South Korea’s Shin A-Lam was defeated by Germany’s Britta Heidemann in the semi-final of the Women’s Individual Epee competition after a clock malfunction added an extra second to the match, allowing Heidemann the chance to score the decisive hit in her 6-5 victory.
A crying Shin was then forced to wait on the piste as her team attempted to lodge an appeal; after half an hour she was led away by officials, only to be brought back minutes later to compete in the bronze medal match against China’s Sun Yujie.
Unsurprisingly, Shin lost.
David Cameron and Angela Merkel react to Chelsea’s victory over Bayern Munich in last night’s Champions League final.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Nattily dressed demonstrators protesting against the plans for a new Abercrombie and Fitch store at No 3 Savile Row.