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Wiggins finishes 21st after 'schoolboy error' on rowing debut

Bradley Wiggins finished in 21st place on his competitive rowing debut at the British Indoor Championships in London. Wiggins, who retired from cycling in December 2016 as a five-time Olympic champion, was competing in the elite men’s 2,000m race. He began slowly after mistakenly believing he had false started, before finishing in six minutes 22.5 seconds, while Adam Neil won in 5:48.2 Wiggins later referred to the incident as a “schoolboy error”. “Upon hearing a call in the background, I thought the race had false started,” the 37-year-old wrote on…

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News: Me Dubai set to debut in late 2018

Me by Meliá has announced its debut property in the Middle East with the launch of Me Dubai at the end of 2018. Designed by late architect, Zaha Hadid, Me Dubai is set to become a legacy hotel. It is the only hotel project where she personally designed all of the interiors and exteriors, showcasing her vision of ‘interconnectedness’. Hadid passed away in 2016. Me Dubai will take residence in the breath-taking, 95 metre-high, Opus building, which is the newest architectural icon in the Dubai skyline.  Situated in the heart…

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News: AccorHotels to debut Raffles brand on Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

AccorHotels has signed a management agreement with leading Dubai-based master developer Nakheel for the expansion of AccorHotels’ globally-renowned luxury brand, Raffles Hotels & Resorts. The agreement, recognised by Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah and Sébastien Bazin, chairman of AccorHotels, at a signing ceremony at the International Luxury Travel Market in Cannes will lead to the opening of Palm360, a spectacular two tower development on the world-famous Palm Jumeirah comprising of the Raffles The Palm Dubai Hotel and Raffles Residences Palm360. Set to open in 2021, Palm360 360 will be the…

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West Ham United 1-1 Leicester City: Spoils are shared on David Moyes' London Stadium debut

West Ham secured their first point under David Moyes as Cheikhou Kouyate’s header earned a 1-1 draw with Leicester. Things were looking bleak for new boss Moyes and the Hammers when Marc Albrighton gave Leicester the lead after only eight minutes. But Kouyate struck just before half-time to lift spirits around the London Stadium following their dreadful start to the season. A point was not enough to haul West Ham out of the Premier League relegation zone, but a vastly improved display at least offered some hope that they can…

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News: Frosted Fairground set for festive debut at Dreamland, Margate

Dreamland is set to become the number one destination for Christmas in Kent as it transforms into The Frosted Fairground. Newly re-landscaped and with a whole host of new features in 2017, this is the first edition of The Frosted Fairground since the park’s redevelopment. The amusement park will open on the first two weekends in December, then every day from December 16th until January 3rd, only closing for Christmas Day.  Open every day a new this 450-metre square ice rink will have room for 150 people to skate at…

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Watford 2-0 West Ham: David Moyes' debut ends in despair

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss. That was what it must have felt like for West Ham’s fans at the end of the Premier League match against Watford, when goals from Will Hughes and Richarlison secured the Hornets a well-deserved 2-0 victory to end their run of three successive defeats. David Moyes’ debut as Hammers’ manager started unceremoniously, Hughes netting the opening goal inside the opening 15 minutes. West Ham had chances – Cheikhou Kouyate and Marko Arnautovic both wasting clear-cut opportunities – to level, but the overall…

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News: New villas debut at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay has launched six eye-popping new villas in renowned architect Bill Bensley’s inimitable signature style. The 180-700 sqm villas will benefit from on call butler service, private pools and sumptuous interiors replete with bold colours, bespoke prints and characteristic curios. So spectacular are the new villas that each – named the Department of Astronomy, Insect Study, Reptile Study, Fish Study, Mammal Study, and Ocean Study – represent their own ‘department’. Celebrating the resort’s overarching theme, the villas’ interiors are tailored to echo the particular academic…

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