As a five-time Paralympian, Sascha Kindred has witnessed first hand how the event's profile has soared over recent editions, but for the 34-year-old the rewards are still solely to be found in the pool.
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Saturday 26 May 2012
"Do you need more acting lessons?" Rebecca Front's fame-hungry mum asks her struggling son (Simon Amstell).
Friday 25 May 2012
A car bomb driven by two suspected suicide attackers exploded outside a police station in central Turkey, killing two policemen and wounding 16 people, the interior minister said. The two attackers were also killed.
Monday 21 May 2012
The late comedian Kenneth Horne, master of the double entendre, used to tell a joke about a town in London's commuter belt with a somewhat unfortunate name: "How to get rid of unsightly Staines – blow up the bridge and burn the cinema!"
Sunday 20 May 2012
Monday 14 May 2012
In the mid-Nineties, US network NBC had one of the all-time great television line-ups, with Friends, Seinfeld and ER. Not just great shows, but record-breakingly popular ones, too.
Sunday 13 May 2012
Channel 4's annual results tomorrow are expected to show it has received a major boost from The Inbetweeners Movie.
Friday 11 May 2012
Baron Cohen's back, with jokes to make Colonel Gaddafi wince
Saturday 05 May 2012
A critical view
Saturday 05 May 2012
Graham Norton earned more than £4.5m last year after profits from the production company he founded boosted his BBC salary.
Monday 30 April 2012
I decided to conduct an experiment with the latest episode of Silent Witness – to watch it as if it was a subtitled Danish crime drama.
Saturday 21 April 2012
Just when you had assumed that the Breivik trial couldn't get any worse – with Thursday's revelation that its subject had wanted to decapitate a former Norwegian prime minister – it plunged into a yet more subterranean depth. Even to watch the fragments of Breivik's testimony come through on text services was bad enough – the self-proclaimed "nice" man who had deliberately hardened his heart to commit mass murder. God knows what the impact of this must have been in a mesmerised courtroom.
Friday 20 April 2012
Adam Brody has come a long way since The OC – but his appeal with the ladies shows no sign of waning, says Kaleem Aftab
Tuesday 17 April 2012
Their lordships should grasp the nettle and sign up to the Commons rules on lobbying
Friday 13 April 2012
Starring: Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Chris Hemsworth / Starring: Alexander Skarsgard, Rihanna, Taylor Kitsch, Liam Neeson
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
- 2 Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'