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The SNP is tantalisingly close to forming a majority government in the Scottish Parliament and Labour has bombed.
Sean O'Driscoll's side came tantalisingly close to doubling their lead before half time when Stephen Roberts hit a post and Hayter firing the rebound against the crossbar.
Millions watched Saturday's pre-recorded show, presented by Ant and Dec, as Mr Gilbert came tantalisingly close to the pounds 1 million jackpot
All too familiar with the industry standard of flat sheets of glass and their associated rigidity and lack of reflectivity, Heatherwick wanted something more tantalisingly fluid and sparkling.
CELTIC's European campaign came to an end last night when they beat Artmedia Bratislava 4-0, but they came tantalisingly close to pulling off an unlikely comeback.
DESPITE a spirited effort by Liverpool St Helens, Stourbridge proved unstoppable, drawing the title of League Champions tantalisingly close.
Used by the special effects team at Pinewood studios to test the machine guns and ejector seat for 007's silver DB5, it needs a ground-up restoration and is being offered by Bonhams next week, with the tantalisingly low reserve of pounds 50,000.
But then neither did the 84-year-old former Land Girl expect to be abandoned in her own excrement for six hours or a glass of water to be left tantalisingly out of reach as she slowly dehydrated.
As that race was an apprentice handicap, he remains tantalisingly poised on a mark of 59.
With the two communities tantalisingly close to a settlement on the future of policing, it would be unforgivable if the province's political leaders missed this golden opportunity.
RICHARD MORGAN came tantalisingly close to becoming the seventh outsider in nine second-round matches to knock a high-profile seed out of the WBT world indoor singles championship at Potters Leisure Resort in Norfolk yesterday.
CARDIFF yesterday came tantalisingly close to footballing and rugby glory.