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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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
Thursday 12 April 2012
When Anna Chlumsky hit the red carpet yesterday to promote her new HBO television series Veep, you'd have been forgiven for sighing sadly and shouting "Vada!" at her. Like many child stars who have gone on to relative obscurity, not ended up hooked on drugs or managed to carve out a successful career away from the cameras, she will remain fixed as the dorky kid Macuaulay Culkin's Thomas J was in love with in the heartbreaking 1991 movie, My Girl.
Wednesday 04 April 2012
As the television switchover springs us gaily into digital, that endlessly malleable world of glittering pixels, what is it that we are leaving behind us (aside from a mountain of outdated TVs)?
Tuesday 03 April 2012
Pro-choice advocates concerned that we're turning the clock back on abortion
Monday 02 April 2012
The National Audit Office (NAO) will carry out a value-for-money review of the BBC's move to Media City in Salford later this year.
Sunday 01 April 2012
From the Front Row: He does not just talk about 'engaging with the people', he actually does it
Wednesday 28 March 2012
Movie legend Dustin Hoffman has lamented the end of Hollywood's golden age, criticising the industry for focusing on profits instead of making quality films.
Tuesday 27 March 2012
A woman accused of breaking into Simon Cowell's mansion wielding a brick has appeared in court.
Thursday 22 March 2012
One Direction, who rose to fame on The X Factor, have become the first British pop group to go straight to No 1 in the US charts with their debut album.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
Outlook: It might seem strange now, but business leaders sometimes used to complain about being excluded from popular culture. It was felt that bright and talented young people shunned their blandishments in favour of the professions because business was seen as, well, a bit grubby and best left in a ghetto.
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- 4 You thought Ryanair's attendants had it bad? Wait 'til you hear about their pilots
- 5 It’s official: thanks to Stephen Hawking's Israel boycott, anti-Semitism is no more
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