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Relay silver caps off tremendous Paralympics for Leigh pair

Leigh Journal: Heather Frederiksen won a gold and three silver medals at London 2012's Paralympics

10:18am Monday 10th September 2012

LEIGH’s Paralympic swimming aces helped Team GB’s women secure their second swimming relay medal of London 2012 with silver in the 34pt 4x100m Medley on the penultimate day of London 2012.

Watkin sets her sights on further Paralympic glory

2:32pm Friday 7th September 2012

LOUISE Watkin set her sights on a fourth medal at the London 2012 Paralympic Games after winning her heat to progress third fastest into the S9 100m Freestyle final.

Frederiksen grabs a second Paralympic silver

7:57pm Thursday 6th September 2012

HEATHER Frederiksen has secured another London 2012 Paralympic swimming silver medal with a brilliant performance in the women's 100m S8 freestyle at the Aquatics Centre.

Watkin grabs another Paralympic bronze

Leigh Journal: Louise Watkin has been selected for ParalympicsGB

6:03pm Thursday 6th September 2012

LEIGH swimmer Louise Watkin increased her London 2012 medal tally to one silver and two bronze after producing a superb final 50m to snatch third in the women's S9 200m individual medley at the Aquatics Centre.

On top of the world

Leigh Journal: Heather Frederiksen celebrates winning her London 2012 gold medal

10:56am Thursday 6th September 2012

HEATHER Frederiksen landed her first gold medal of the London 2012 Paralympic games when defending her 2008 women’s S8 100m Backstroke title with an emphatic performance on day six at the Aquatics Centre.

Martial arts instructor becomes regional warrior

Leigh Journal: Richard Buskin after winning the lightweight UFW champion belt

12:20pm Monday 9th December 2013

Undefeated Richard Baskin crowned lightweight champion.

Arena hosts feast of sport for disabled

Leigh Journal: SHOOTING HOOPS: Paralympian Nathan Stephens. Pictures by Nick Toogood. (4713459506)

12:30pm Tuesday 26th November 2013

DISABLED people from Worcestershire and beyond visited Worcester’s “phenomenal” sports arena for an event which carried on the legacy of the greatest ever Paralympic Games.

Asbestos further delays £2.5million watersports hub

Leigh Journal: "Fierce fire" engulfs Marlow Rowing Club

3:25pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013

A DANGEROUS substance at Marlow Rowing Club's headquarters has further delayed the new £2.5m watersports hub.

VIDEO: Home Secretary and Sir Steve Redgrave celebrate rowing club's lottery win

Leigh Journal: "Fierce fire" engulfs Marlow Rowing Club

6:49pm Friday 15th March 2013

  THE HOME Secretary and arguably Britain's greatest every Olympian were on hand as Marlow Rowing Club celebrated receiving a £1million grant today. Theresa May, also the Maidenhead MP, and Sir Steve Redgrave, the five times Olympic gold medallist, this afternoon spoke of their delight and you can watch our videos here.

Winchester paralympian wants to keep Olympic legacy alive with new sports team

Leigh Journal: Left to right, David Knott, Simon Theobolds, Adam Knott and Winchester mayor Frank Pearson

10:08am Monday 18th February 2013

A PARALYMPIAN has launched a new sports club for Winchester's blind and partially sighted.

Great Harwood Olympic 2012 architect dies aged 59

Leigh Journal: GOLD STANDARD The Olympic Park designed by John Hopkins

1:07pm Tuesday 12th February 2013

A WORLD-renowned landscape architect from Great Harwood has died suddenly aged 59.

We won the Olympics – what now?

Leigh Journal: WE’VE DONE IT: Kat Copeland, in a now-iconic image, screams “we’ve won the Olympics, we’re going to be on a stamp” to her partner Sophie Hosking after sealing gold at Eton Dorney in the lightweight sculls in August

11:02am Monday 15th October 2012

IT is only 72 days since Kat Copeland etched her name into sporting history by claiming an Olympic rowing gold medal, but the figure of 1,389 days is already of more relevance to the Teessider.

Olympic spirit lives on at Haxby store

Leigh Journal: Staff at Sainsbury’s in Haxby with the Paralympic torch; from left are Nick Horsley, Jane Stewart, store manager Nicola Oliver, Sue Phillips and Lana Sturdy

8:38am Tuesday 9th October 2012

THE Olympics may be over, but the spirit of the games lives on in Haxby, where a paralympic torch visited a local supermarket.

Alistair's trip to Brazil delayed by operation

Leigh Journal: Alistair Brownlee, seen celebrating his Olympic gold medal, madee his first ever visit to hospital when he had his appendix removed

4:30pm Wednesday 3rd October 2012

Super-fit Olympic hero Alistair Brownlee, of Bingley Harriers, has confirmed he has had to go to hospital for the first time – to have his appendix removed.

East Lancashire Olympians honoured at civic receptions

Leigh Journal: Blackburn Harriers Holly Bleasdale, Samantha Murray and Sophie Hitchon at the reception

12:00pm Friday 28th September 2012

BLACKBURN’S London 2012 athletic heroes were hailed for their outstanding performances at a civic reception last night.

Inspirational one-handed pianist wows the world at Paralympics closing ceremony

Leigh Journal: Nicholas McCarthy, from Tadworth, plays the piano with only a left hand

5:30am Friday 14th September 2012

An inspirational one-handed pianist wowed the world by performing with Coldplay at the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games.

Weirwolf gets hero's reception

Leigh Journal: SUTT: Weirwolf gets hero's reception

12:20pm Thursday 13th September 2012

David Weir was given a hero's reception as he returned home this week after his incredible four gold medal haul at the Paralympics.

Lasting legacy of our Games

Leigh Journal: Lasting legacy of our Games

9:10am Wednesday 12th September 2012

THE Paralympic Games might have drawn to a close but the legacy will live on as people across the town sign up for disability sports.

Jowell quits the shadow cabinet

Leigh Journal: PRIVILEGE: Dame Tessa Jowell

11:13am Wednesday 12th September 2012

SHADOW Olympics minister Tessa Jowell is quitting frontline politics after two decades in Labour’s top team, she announced yesterday.

Review planned to learn from success of Games

2:39pm Tuesday 11th September 2012

David Cameron has ordered a review of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics to ensure that the Government learns from the successes of the events' organisation.

Weir to decide on Rio 2016 plans

Leigh Journal: Weir wins Paralympic gold in 5,000m

2:38pm Tuesday 11th September 2012

David Weir will decide by this time next year whether he plans to compete at the 2016 Paralympics.

Thousands turn out for athletes

Leigh Journal: Thousands celebrated the achievements of GB athletes

2:34pm Tuesday 11th September 2012

The streets of London were packed on Monday as hundreds of thousands of well-wishers turned out to cheer Britain's sporting heroes in a last hurrah as the "golden summer of British sport" came to a close.

Thousands of fans honour our Olympic heroes

Leigh Journal: Crowds line the streets of London to celebrate Team GB's sporting stars

7:00am Tuesday 11th September 2012

Well-wishers packed the streets of London to cheer Britain’s sporting heroes, including stars from the Bradford district, as they paraded through the capital yesterday.

LIVE: London Olympic parade

12:00pm Monday 10th September 2012

A parade takes place in London today to celebrate the achievements of our Olympic athletes.

Closing ceremony brought a fiery end to festival of sport

Leigh Journal: The games closed with a spectacular ceremony

7:24am Monday 10th September 2012

The curtain came down on a sensational summer of sport tonight in a spectacular ceremony of fire, fun and typical British eccentricity.

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