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The judge said the four had come within an ace of going straight to custody but had been spared because of their relative youth.
RECENT frenetic share-trading activity in TurfTV partner Alphameric reached a climax yesterday, when the London stock exchange revealed that Joe Lewis-backed Mayfair Capital Investment had taken its stake to within an ace of an automatic bid position.
He was also within an ace of landing the Warwickshire job.
2 Stevie Frail wants to recreate the spirit of '86 when the Jambos came within an ace of winning the double.
The London-based Italian posted a fastest lap during tests at the Sepang circuit within an ace of his pole-setting time in September on the awesome 990cc machines allowed last season.
Holders Marconi lost 1-0 in a Midland Combination derby at arch rivals Coventry Sphinx while Dunlop went within an ace of victory at Coventry Alliance champions-elect Bedworth Ex-Service before going down 2-1.
The duo linked well to take Wolves to within an ace of the summit of the Championship before Ipswich and Derby muscled them out of their stride.
THE Conservatives and Labour were left struggling to respond to the challenge of Ukip after Nigel Farage's Euro-sceptic party took its first Westminster seat and came within an ace of gaining a second.
The Conservatives and Labour were left struggling to formulate a response to the challenge of Ukip after Farage's Euro-sceptic party took its first Westminster seat and came within an ace of gaining a second with Douglas Carswell winning the by-election in Clacton, Essex, on Thursday night.
Holloway caught the nation's imagination when he led Blackpool into the top flight on a shoestring budget and came within an ace of keeping them up.
Philippe Albert was a key member of the Kevin Keegan Newcastle side that came within an ace of the Premier League title in the 1990s.
Pricewise followers were in clover again yesterday with yet another big-priced winner while Spotlight came within an ace of going through the card at Beverley, tipping the first six winners at accumulative odds of nearly 1,500-1