London Olympics Hotels Hotels and Accommodation for the London Olympics 2012 Fri, 17 Apr 2015 01:16:43 +0000 en hourly 1 Hillary Clinton and Paul Martin Fri, 17 Apr 2015 01:16:43 +0000 Dave

This is a marketing test to rank the Paul Martin page on Hillary Clinton’s website. Hopefully we can do it before Hillary runs for president in the US!

Good luck Hillary Clinton – love from Paul Martin xoxo

]]> 0
Natwest say NatYes – Google say NatNo Tue, 04 Jun 2013 09:01:40 +0000 Dave

It seems that London based bank Natwest have missed an opportunity with their latest “NatYes” TV advert; Asking people to search for the term NatYes in search engines, however not offering any related content when they do so!

While Natwest is busy saying NatYES, it seems that Google is busy saying NatNO… Whoops!

]]> 0
Kevin Wiles Thu, 11 Apr 2013 18:55:32 +0000 Dave

We all love Google Image Search, however Kevin Wiles has a problem, his namesake is an adult film star!

Therefore, SEO expert Paul Martin is running a test to see if he can get a photo of himself ranking for Kevin Wiles’ name. As well as a bit of a fun challenge, it’ll also hopefully aid Kev in knocking off some of the unwanted images!

The photo in question is;

Photo of Kevin Wiles / Paul Martin

This photo of Wiles is actually of Paul. As Kevin’s having a bit of an issue with rude pictures appearing for his name, Paul thought he’d make it a funny pic… oh what a joker he is, huh!

Keep an eye out for the results!

]]> 0
One Direction In London To Launch New Album: Take Me Home Sun, 02 Sep 2012 13:21:33 +0000 Dave

One Direction were in London today to promote the launch of pre-orders on their new album Take Me Home tomorrow.

Take Me Home, the follow up album to 1D’s first hit album Out All Night, is available to pre-order as of Monday 3rd September and goes on sale Monday 12th November.

The boys broke the news of the albums title, a previously closely guarded secret, earlier in the week via a short YouTube video.

]]> 0
Breaking News: West Ham Submit New Bid for the Olympic Stadium Fri, 23 Mar 2012 12:31:20 +0000 Dave

Breaking story: West Ham Football Club have submitted a new bid on the London Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games.

The Championship football club had already submitted a bid in October last year, however the deal collapsed.

West Ham FC are one of only 16 other interested parties to enter the tender process, with bidders given until Friday to submit their proposals.

The West Ham vice-chairman, Karren Brady, said that the move would be conditional on the Olympic stadium being “fit for world-class football and feels like home to our deserving fans.”

The original deal with West Ham to take over the London 2012 stadium fell through following complaints from Tottenham FC, Leyton Orient FC and another anonymous party.

The Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) decided to begin the tender process again, but this time offered the Olympic stadium on a lease, rather than a permanent sale.

Karren Brady said the decision “had not been taken lightly” to apply for a 99 year lease of the stadium, which is reported to have cost £486m to build in time for the London Olympic Games.

The OLPC has made it very clear that they want their new tenants to retain the running track at the stadium, which is due to host the World Athletics Championships in 2017.

The successful bidder will be announced in May, two months before the Olympic Games begin on 27th July.

]]> 0
Dispatches – Olympic Tickets for Sale – Channel 4 Sun, 12 Feb 2012 20:46:58 +0000 Dave

Channel 4 are showing a Dispatches special entitled “Olympic Tickets for Sale” that is to investigate where and to who London Olympic 2012 tickets were really given.

The show will be aired on Channel 4 at 8pm GMT on 13th February 2012.

]]> 2
London Olympic Football Tickets Go On Re-Sale Tue, 29 Nov 2011 09:26:22 +0000 Dave

Tickets for both the men’s and women’s London 2012 Olympics football tournaments go on re-sale today.

Over 1.5million tickets are available to buy for nearly all of the Olympic football games in 2012.

Prices for tickets start at just £20 and there are reductions for children and those over 60 years old. The tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. So be quick!

The Team GB men’s side, coached by Stuart Pearce, play their first game of the Olympics at Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday 26th, a day before the 2012 Games officially open.

The women’s team, coached by Hope Powell, play their first game on Wednesday 25th July the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, a day before the men’s first game.

Buy London Olympic football fickets from the official London 2012 Olympics website –

]]> 0
London 2012 Festival Programme Announced Fri, 04 Nov 2011 13:42:34 +0000 Dave

LOCOG today announced the programme for the London 2012 Festival; a breathtaking 12 week event with UK-wide celebrations bringing together artists from across the globe between 21th June to the 9th September 2012.

The festival will celebrate the wide range of the UK culture and allow the opportunity for people across the country to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic Games without necessarily having to be in London.

With the likes of Damon Albarn, Tracey Emin, Cate Blanchett, Jude Law and Damien Hirst taking part in the events, the London 2012 Festival will offer more than 10 million opportunities to see 1,000 performances and displayed throughout the UK.

Ruth Mackenzie, Cultural Olympiad Director, said: ‘From 21th June to 9th September 2012, across the whole of the UK, new work from the best artists, musicians, writers, comedians, film makers and other creative talent will be presented in the largest festival in the country.

Highlights of the programme for London 2012 Festival include:

  • The World Shakespeare Festival, a celebration of Shakespeare as the world’s playwright, produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in an unprecedented collaboration with leading UK and international arts organisations.
  • The world’s largest and most influential dance initiative, the Big Dance, will expand to reach across the whole of the UK.
  • Yoko Ono will be the subject of a major exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery, extending out of the Gallery and into Kensington Gardens.
  • The three-year BT Road to 2012 project will reach its conclusion at the National Portrait Gallery with a free exhibition of portraits taken by leading photographers.
  • Alfred Hitchcock’s early British masterpieces will be restored to their former glory and presented in a series of one-off screenings across London with live music.
  • Tony Hall, Chair of the Cultural Olympiad Board, said: ‘This is our chance to showcase what we do to the rest of the world and an opportunity for all sorts of people to taste something new and different.

    ‘The London 2012 Festival is going to be a wonderful celebration of world-class culture across the length and breadth of Britain at a time when we all need something to lift our spirits.’

    An amazing summer for all!

    A great range of music events will also be taking place throughout the UK for the Festival. ‘BT River of Music’, a spectacular weekend of free live music, will represent all 205 participating London 2012 nations, while BBC Radio 1 will stage its biggest-ever free live music event with ‘BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend 2012′.

    The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: ‘This quite extraordinary line up of artists, performers, events and activities will ensure that in London and throughout the country there is something for everyone, to enjoy, to be thrilled and be inspired by.

    ‘Here in London, we want to create a summer like no other, so that Londoners and visitors, wherever they are in the capital, come away feeling they have been part of something exhilarating, a unique moment in time the like of which they could get nowhere else.’

    Some tickets are available now, but many more will become available in 2012.

    ]]> 0 London Paralympic Tickets Go On Sale Today Fri, 09 Sep 2011 08:00:36 +0000 Dave

    Paralympics tickets went on sale today for the London Olympic and Paraplymic Games in 2012.

    Over two million tickets are now available across all of the Paralympic events that will be hosted in and around London next year.

    The launch of the tickets going on sale was celebrated in style with stars from all over the world of disability sport exhibiting their talents. Thousands of spectators gathered in London to watch the events which was all staged in a bid to raise awareness for the often undersold Paralympic Games.

    South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius and American rival Jerome Singleton, ran alongside schoolchildren in front of the National Gallery.

    Pistorius, known as ‘The Bladerunner’ said “A lot of perceptions are going to be changed about how people view people with disabilities and on how they view Paralympic sport.”

    Prime Minister David Cameron and London mayor Boris Johnson also got involved as the challenged two wheelchair tennis players to a game.

    Sir Phillip Craven, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) president, hailed the day a success and said “The foundations for what could be the most successful Games ever are being laid in London. All we need now is the athletes.”

    Enter the London Paralympics Ticket Ballot

    The Paralympic opening ceremony is on 29th August 2012, 17 days after the Olympics ends, and the closing ceremony is on 9th September.

    Over 4,000 Paralympians will compete for 499 gold medals. Half of the tickets will cost £10 or less and 95 per cent will cost less than £50.

    Fans must register their interest via a ballot for tickets, the same system used for Olympics tickets, at Applications must be in before September 26th at 6pm.

    ]]> 0
    Tottenham Ready To Abandon Olympic Stadium Bid Wed, 24 Aug 2011 08:20:28 +0000 Dave

    Tottenham Hotspur Football Club are today on the verge of abandoning their bid to acquire the London Olympic Stadium after the Games finish in 2012.

    Tottenham FC have been locked in a legal battle with the Olympic Park Legacy Company’s (OPLC) after their decision to hand the £486 million stadium to rivals West Ham United after the close of the Olympics.

    The club was due in the High Court today, Wednesday 24 August, seeking a judicial review over OPLC’s agreement to give the stadium to West Ham.

    However late yesterday evening, Tuesday 23 August, Tottenham officials were involved in “intense negotiations” with the London mayor, Boris Johnson, over plans to build a brand new stadium for Tottenham close to where their current stadium is located.

    “If these negotiations are concluded successfully as expected, the appeal will be dropped,” a senior government source has relieved.

    What do you think? Are you a Tottenham fan who thinks the Olympic stadium should be acquired by the club or maybe you’re a West Ham fan who doesn’t want to move into the Olympic stadium? Let me know!

    ]]> 0