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Local news
Commonwealth Games 2014: Kingstanding bowls champ is aiming for… 

26 Jul 14

A Kingstanding bowls champion who was born without arms has set his sights on a medal at the Commonwealth Games.


Sport
Bowls ace Bob is all set for Glasgow 2014 bid 

24 Jul 14

TAMWORTH Bowls Club ace Bob Love has set his sights on a medal at the Commonwealth Games, admitting: I plan to enjoy every moment of it.


Sport
Wheelchair Basketball: Coventry Academy crowned champions 

17 Apr 13

COVENTRY Wheelchair Basketball Academy have been crowned champions at The Lord’s Taverners Junior League Finals.


News feature
Get out of that chair and into the pool, says swim star Ellie 

28 Mar 13

WALSALL’S four-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds OBE is calling on residents to get out of their seats and into the pool after a new survey revealed almost a fifth of people spend half the week sitting down.


Blog politics
BBC Radio 4 today, 10am 

21 Mar 13

It is BBC News School Report day today and over 1000 schools across the country are taking part including Bartley Green School.


Blog comment
MP WELCOMES EXTRA MONEY FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL SPORT 

19 Mar 13

An extra 2,719,100 will go to primary schools across Staffordshire to transform school sport, improve coaching for the youngest pupils and inspire the Olympic and Paralympic stars of the future.


Blog comment
Paul welcomes extra money for primary school sport 

18 Mar 13

An extra 664,600 will go to primary schools acrossWolverhampton to transform school sport, improve coaching for the youngest pupils and inspire the Olympic and Paralympic stars of the future.


Council
Were you involved in London 2012? 

13 Mar 13

Did you have a role in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games…


News
Wheelchair basketball demo pulls in charity cash 

12 Mar 13

A WHEELCHAIR basketball demonstration and coaching session at a Penkridge school raised 500 and helped keep the Paralympic legacy alive in the village.


Football
Double joy for Whiley 

3 Mar 13

HALESOWEN wheelchair tennis star Jordanne Whiley got her season off to a flying start with a double title success.


Blog politics
Steve McCabe MP joins Paralympian to back disabled kids’ charity 

28 Feb 13

Steve McCabe MP with Hannah Cockroft MBE .


News feature
Golden girl Ellie inspires Laura to scale new heights 

28 Feb 13

WALSALL’S Paralympic golden girl Ellie Simmonds has dived off with another accolade after being named in the top 10 most inspiring women.


Blog comment
Paralympics Stars Voice Concern over loss of Disability Benefit 

27 Feb 13

British Paralympic stars have voiced anger about the imminent disappearance of the Disability Living Allowance, a benefit they say provided them with vital support during training.


News
Oscar Pistorius detective takes to the stand despite attempted murder charges 

21 Feb 13

Detective Hilton Botha has been dropped from the Pistorius case after he was charged with seven counts of attempted murder…


News
Attempted murder charge detective dropped from Oscar Pistorius case 

21 Feb 13

Detective Hilton Botha is facing seven counts of attempted murder and will appear in court in May…


News
Ellie Simmonds hands out riders’ awards 

18 Feb 13

Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Simmonds attended a horse riding event, presenting youngsters with rosettes and prizes.


Blog comment
Pistorius – It’s Up To You To Decide 

16 Feb 13

Since the tragic death of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot apparently inside the home of the “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius, there has been a frenzy of news activity speculating  as to what the chain of events was that actually led to her death.


News
Mo Farah in shock as Oscar Pistorius appears in court charged with murder 

16 Feb 13

Olympic golden boy says tragedy is “talk amongst all the athletes” ahead of Birmingham Grand Prix meeting…


News
Birmingham athlete Martin Rooney trained with murder suspect Oscar Pistorius 

15 Feb 13

Birmingham Olympian Martin Rooney flew back from a South Africa training camp with Oscar Pistorius just days before the Blade Runner’s girlfriend was shot dead.


News
Oscar Pistorius bail plea to court 

15 Feb 13

South African Paralympics star Oscar Pistorius was today asking to be freed as he appeared before magistrates in South Africa to answer a murder charge after his girlfriend was shot dead at his home.


News
Oscar Pistorius arrested after girlfriend shot dead 

14 Feb 13

South African Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been arrested after a woman was shot dead at his home.


News
Swimming champ Ellie Simmonds returns to Aldridge School to celebrate pupils’ success 

12 Feb 13

Paralympic swimming star Ellie Simmonds was the guest of honour when she revisited her old school in Aldridge to meet pupils.


News
So where are our OBEs? 

25 Jan 13

SINCE reading last week’s Walsall Advertiser I have to say I’m getting extremely annoyed.


News
Ingram wants Commonwealth berth 

23 Jan 13

Coventry’s Paralympic silver medal-winning judoka Sam Ingram wants to compete against non-disabled athletes at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.


Blog
Honour makes yet another record for golden girl Ellie 

3 Jan 13

Helen Draycott THE pride of Walsall has been given the royal seal of approval with Paralympics golden girl Ellie Simmonds and long-standing MP Richard Shepherd among those recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list.


News
Your Communities: Palalympic star visits Kingsbury School 

3 Jan 13

Paralympic swimmer Claire Cashmore gave pupils at Kingsbury School and Sports College in Erdington a treat when she popped in for a visit.


Blog
Local names given New Year’s honours 

2 Jan 13

The traditional New Year’s Honours List was released at the weekend, and there were a few local names featured.


News
Ellie’s OBE 

29 Dec 12

Walsall’s Ellie has been awarded an OBE on the New Year Honours list.


News
OBE For Ellie 

29 Dec 12

Walsall’s Ellie has been awarded an OBE on the New Year Honours list.


News
Walsall swimming champ Ellie Simmonds tops New Year Honours list 

29 Dec 12

SWIMMING sensation Ellie Simmonds today led a charge of Olympic and Paralympic heroes recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.


News
Sports stars among those honoured 

29 Dec 12

Charity volunteers, public figures and Olympic and Paralympic medallists are among those in Warwickshire to be awarded in the New Year Honours list.


Sport
Solihull’s Andrew Kaar back in training after injury denies him Paralympics place 

28 Dec 12

INSTEAD of starring on the track at the London Paralympics Andrew Kaar was watching from the stands as Peyman Nasiri Bazanjani took T20 1,500m gold.


Blog
That was the year that was… 

26 Dec 12

Union Jack (Photo credit: Wikipedia) What was 2012 for you? Were you one of the many Brits who rediscovered patriotism by decking your halls with red, white and blue bunting for the Queen’s Jubilee and waving your Union Jack during the Olympics and Paralympics? Maybe, you watched the hilarious…


Local news
Ellie Simmonds Dive’s onto The Broad Street Walk of Stars 

21 Dec 12

Ellie Simmonds MBE is to receive her own star on the Broad Street Walk of Stars.


News
Stratford Paralympic gold medalist to have name engraved at Coventry Cathedral 

20 Dec 12

COVENTRY Cathedral is to have the name of a Paralympic gold medalist engraved in its Millennium Chapel.


News
BREAKING: Paralympian Sarah Storey witnesses M6 bridge plunge 

20 Dec 12

A PARALYMPIC cyclist on her way home from Coventry has witnessed a man plunge from a bridge on the M6 Toll road…


News
Roe to take international break 

19 Dec 12

Paralympic gold medallist James Roe hopes a year out from international rowing can help him “re-kindle his love” for it.


News
Skier Anna Turney’s paralympic dream boosted by £20k sponsorship 

18 Dec 12

A SKIER with her sights on the 2014 Paralympic Games has been given a £20,000 boost to her campaign.


Blog
Good luck Ellie! 

14 Dec 12

It’s almost time for Walsall to backour very own golden girl, Ellie Simmonds, in the race for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year title.


Blog
Ooops… spelling fails to shine but Paralympion Ellie gets star treatment 

13 Dec 12

SUTTON'S Paralympic golden girl Ellie Simmonds' latest accolade was tinged with embarrassment after her name was spelt wrong on it – TWICE.


Blog
Occasion may have affected Cockbill 

13 Dec 12

ALDRIDGE shooter Ryan Cockbill admits the occasion may have got the better of him during the London Paralympics this summer – but after returning to training he insists lightning will not strike twice.


Business
Paralympic Gold Medalist takes to the podium at Deloitte 2012 Community Games 

10 Dec 12

Top row: Chris Loughran, Senior Partner at Deloitte in Birmingham, Tom McCook, Club President of Birchfield Harriers, and Kam Kunar from AGA Rangemaster.


Council
New wheelchair tennis sessions are being held every Sunday at Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis and Squash Club. 

7 Dec 12

New wheelchair tennis sessions are being held every Sunday at Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis and Squash Club.


News
Spelling wrong as Ellie Simmonds honoured with star 

7 Dec 12

Paralympic swimming champion Ellie Simmonds has been honoured with a place on Birmingham’s Broad Street Walk of Stars – but her name is wrongly spelled.


News
Award for Oldbury weightlifter 

5 Dec 12

WEIGHTLIFTER Sam Hayer, who has coached thousands of young people and ran the sport’s events at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has received a special award.


Blog
IPDD: Cameron commandeers paralympics while disabled put on Workfare, Remploy shutting & hate crime on rise 

3 Dec 12

Today is International Day of Persons with Disabilities.


Council
Sandwell’s Sam lifts recognition award 

29 Nov 12

Sandwell weightlifter Sam Hayer, who has coached thousands of young people and ran the sport’s events at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has received a special award.


News
Ellie Simmonds on BBC Sports award list – and to get Broad Street Star honour 

27 Nov 12

Double joy for Paralympics swimming sensation…


Business
£8m of gold medallist stamps sold 

23 Nov 12

Around £8 million worth of special Olympic and Paralympic stamps were sold during the London 2012 Games, helping the Post Office to increase its profits.


Business
Crescent Press reveals its secret Olympic assignment 

19 Nov 12

A SOLIHULL printing firm has revealed that it was one of six selected by Royal Mail to print the limited edition Olympic and Paralympic stamps during London 2012.







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