Training against their male peers has given Britain’s female contingent an extra edge going into Sochi – raising hopes of the team’s best return since 1936
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Monday 28 January 2013
On the night of 2 August 1961, at about three in the morning, PC Arthur Rowlands was on patrol in the Machynlleth area of Montgomeryshire when he saw a man acting suspiciously in the vicinity of Pont-ar-Ddyfi just outside the town. There had been a number of incidents involving summer visitors to the area, and a spate of burglaries, and the police were on the alert for any sign of wrongdoing.
Sunday 20 January 2013
Why one's narrator should not get into cars with strange men
The pain of the twins who chose euthanasia over blindness: thoughts of life without my sister are unbearable
Friday 18 January 2013
Twins often have a bond that is unbreakable
Sunday 30 December 2012
Those loveable meerkats have beaten Vinny Jones...in the race to the most liked advert of 2012.
Friday 14 December 2012
The Government’s welfare reforms are leaving deafblind people in fear that they will struggle to communicate without support
Friday 07 December 2012
The Playhouse needed to do something special to match last Christmas’s feelgood revival of Annie. But Ian Brown, making a speedy return as director to the house he left just this year after more than a decade at its artistic helm, comes within a mole’s whisker of achieving that formidable goal.
Sunday 28 October 2012
Online accounts, ATMs and internet shopping are excluding pensioners and disabled people
'I thought I was going to die': Blind man who was shot with a 50,000-volt Taser stun gun by police launches compensation bid
Monday 22 October 2012
A blind, double stroke victim is launching a bid for compensation after police mistook his white stick for a samurai sword and shot him in the back with a 50,000-volt Taser gun.
Friday 31 August 2012
Alastair Hignell said that he was overwhelmed by the scale and variety
Thursday 30 August 2012
When the Copperbox played host to the handball during the Olympic Games it quickly gained a reputation for being one of the park's more raucous venues. Today the atmosphere was markedly more sedate. But when you play goalball, silence is golden.
Saturday 25 August 2012
How an Aylesbury doctor's idea to help injured servicemen recover from the Second World War spawned a festival of sport
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Imagine waking up and not knowing who's sharing your bed. Imagine collecting a child from school – but picking up the wrong one. Or being a mother and not being recognised by your own child. These are all the problems faced by around a million people in the UK today. Among the famous sufferers are Duncan Bannatyne of Dragons' Den, playwright Tom Stoppard and Jane Goodall.
Tuesday 14 August 2012
A breakthrough in understanding how the eye sends visual information to the brain could soon lead to "bionic" implants that restore almost perfect vision to millions of blind people.
Monday 11 June 2012
Attacks on guide dogs by other dogs have reached a new high, a charity warned yesterday.
Wednesday 16 May 2012
Lib Dems threaten revolt unless Government does U-turn
World's most lethal spider found under a bunch of bananas
Rumours that the star wants to move on to pastures new
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Sorry Judy Finnigan – Ched Evans is no less sickening than an alleyway rapist
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Workers 'could be forced to pay £5 a week' to get benefits
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
Amal Alamuddin calls for the return of the Elgin Marbles from Britain: 'Injustice has persisted for too long'
- 2 Ebola outbreak: What is bushmeat – and is it to blame for the disease that has killed thousands?
- 3 Star Wars memorabilia dubbed 'bit of plastic' by Antiques Roadshow's Fiona Bruce valued at £50,000
- 5 Michael McIntyre walks off stage after woman in the front row uses her phone