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Wheels: Journeys through Paralympic Sport, Sport

Wheels: Journeys through Paralympic Sport

Disabled? You should become a paralympian! James Moore discusses the attitude of many in the wake of London’s Paralympics – and what it can mean for a disabled individual

By | Sport, Wheels: Journeys through Paralympic Sport | Thursday, 12 June 2014 at 5:52 pm

Why one year on from the Paralympic Games I will travel the length of the UK in my wheelchair, Olympics

Why one year on from the Paralympic Games I will travel the length of the UK in my wheelchair

Looking ahead to next week, I’ll admit to feeling a mixture of enthusiasm and anxiety.

By | Olympics, Sport | Wednesday, 4 September 2013 at 5:40 pm

Video: The next Usain Bolt?, Sport

Video: The next Usain Bolt?

Is this Australian boy who can run 100m in 11.72 seconds the world’s fastest 12-year-old?

By | Sport | Friday, 14 December 2012 at 12:00 pm

Video: Olympics hero Oscar Pistorius races a horse in Qatar, Sport

Video: Olympics hero Oscar Pistorius races a horse in Qatar

Olympic and Paralympic hero Oscar Pistorius took on a new kind of challenge yesterday, racing against a horse in Qatar.

By | Sport | Thursday, 13 December 2012 at 5:03 pm

‘Bionic woman’ Claire Lomas: Going to the loo and feeding my child are my real successes, Notebook

‘Bionic woman’ Claire Lomas: Going to the loo and feeding my child are my real successes

When Claire Lomas, who is paralysed from the chest down, finished the London Marathon in a robotic suit in the spring, she was universally hailed as the Bionic Woman. She tells me that she knew the challenge was going to be a massive one, and that the achievement, if she managed it, would be a first.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 26 September 2012 at 2:12 pm

Stephen Miller: Despite a below par Olympics, I can now get the hip operation I need, Sport

Stephen Miller: Despite a below par Olympics, I can now get the hip operation I need

It’s a week since I took part in the heroes’ parade and I can safely say it was the most astonishing thing I’ve ever experienced.

By | Sport | Wednesday, 19 September 2012 at 11:20 am

Can the Paralympics inspire a technological legacy?, Science & Technology

Can the Paralympics inspire a technological legacy?

There have been many fascinating aspects of the London Paralympic Games. One aspect that has caught media attention and certainly mine, is the equipment, tools and technologies used by many Paralympians.

By | Science & Technology | Wednesday, 19 September 2012 at 4:00 am

Forgotten heroes of comedy from the days when fame faded, Notebook

Forgotten heroes of comedy from the days when fame faded

Fame can be a blessing and a curse. Once you get it, you are addicted to it. People will do almost anything to hold onto it, particularly if they know in their heart of hearts they never really deserved it in the first place. So why is it that some of the best-loved and most successful comedians get forgotten?

By | Notebook, Opinion | Monday, 17 September 2012 at 3:59 pm

Interview with deaf British footballer Claire Stancliffe: “They don’t support deaf athletes. That is not equality.”, Opinion

Interview with deaf British footballer Claire Stancliffe: “They don’t support deaf athletes. That is not equality.”

Deaf footballer Claire Stancliffe talks about the funding difficulties facing the British Women’s Deaf football team and the impact these problems could have on the future of the sport in the UK.

By | Opinion | Friday, 14 September 2012 at 10:06 am

Disability hate crime and three wishes for our Paralympic legacy, Notebook

Disability hate crime and three wishes for our Paralympic legacy

Compare and contrast the cheering crowds that lauded our Paralympian medal winners with the focus group research, carried out recently by the Glasgow Media Group, that found that a representative sample of the British population believes that between half and three-quarters of all disability benefit claimants are scroungers.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 12 September 2012 at 3:00 pm

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