June 19 2013 Latest news:
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Ryan Giggs was disappointed David Beckham was not in Team GB’s squad
Manchester United star Ryan Giggs has admitted that he had hoped to link up with David Beckham at the London 2012 Olympics.
The Welshman was named as one of the three players over the age of 23, along with Liverpool’s Craig Bellamy and Manchester City’s Micah Richards by Team GB boss Stuart Pearce.
“Obviously as a former team-mate and a friend of David I am disappointed for him, but he will take it on the chin and carry on his career,” Giggs told the BBC.
“It’s one of those things, it was not meant to be.
“That’s Stuart Pearce’s job to pick a team that he thinks will win and that’s what he’s done. Unfortunately David is not in that 18.
“I would like to say as a friend I wish he was. But I am sure the lads who are picked will go out and do the best they can.”
One of the victims of a vicious pub attack in Rainham that saw three men punched, kicked and stamped on says he only remembers waking up in a pool of blood.
Hundreds are expected to attend an annual exhibition promoting some of east London’s top businesses.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson lists Barking’s Riverside development as a critical area for economic growth in his vision for the capital’s future.
In November 1956 Mr Munn, chief public relations officer of the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway, walked into the office of the Barking Advertiser, where I was a reporter.