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 05 February 2011
What A predictable dance. Last Sunday, the BBC's Top Gear team attempted to provoke by citing some tired old stereotypes about Mexicans. The Mexican ambassador duly took offence and wrote to the BBC to demand an apology. Yesterday the BBC issued an apology. And now everything will calm down. Until the next outbreak of offended fury, that is.
Wednesday 02 February 2011
The Mexican ambassador to Britain has complained to the BBC over "offensive, xenophobic and humiliating" comments on the motoring programme Top Gear.
Sunday 30 January 2011
Thursday 27 January 2011
Veteran stars triumphed at the National Television Awards as seasoned stars Bruce Forsyth and Sir David Jason carried off big prizes.
Tuesday 25 January 2011
Kevin Costner must have hoped he had left scandal behind after being accused of performing a sexual act in front of a masseuse – no, not that kind of masseuse – at a Scottish hotel in 2004. (Costner and his second wife Christine Baumgartner were on their honeymoon at the time).
Thursday 30 December 2010
Sunday 26 December 2010
So they haven't selected the new Stig from the Stig Farm yet. Top Gear (BBC2, Tuesday) has yet to replace Ben Collins, who outed himself as the show's stormtrooper-lookalike boy racer in his autobiography – an act that was regarded as so abject by the BBC that it was as if Santa Claus had whipped off his fake beard to reveal that he had been Noel Edmonds all along (the clue was in the name).
Friday 24 December 2010
The TV presenter James May has been injured while filming on location in Syria. The accident took place during a shoot for the BBC car show Top Gear, replicating the journey of the Three Wise Men.
Thursday 02 December 2010
BBC executive Jana Bennett is to leave her role as director of vision to take a new role in the BBC's commercial arm.
Tuesday 26 October 2010
The BBC has apologised for a comment made by Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson after he described a car as being "special needs".
Monday 25 October 2010
The BBC has apologised after Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson described a car as "special needs".
Wednesday 20 October 2010
One of the distinctive white racing helmets worn by The Stig on BBC's Top Gear could fetch up to £1,200 when it is sold at auction today.
Wednesday 20 October 2010
It is the eco-friendly city runaround beloved of celebrities including Kristin Scott Thomas and Jonathan Ross, but questions about the car's safety have been raised following the death of a woman after her G-Wiz was split in two in a crash in London.
Monday 04 October 2010
A judge today announced his reasons for refusing to ban a book disclosing that Top Gear's The Stig is Ben Collins.
Wednesday 29 September 2010
One local news broadcaster that has made a splash just four months after its launch is Witney TV as it beat the national press to an exclusive on The Stig.
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