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Tennis leading on Paralympics legacy

Tennis has been leading the way in increasing participation and building on the legacy of the 2012 Paralympics games according to the Tennis Foundation and sports minister Hugh Robertson.  Read More »

Will Mountain Trike get a rough ride on Dragons’ Den?

Excitement is bubbling this week at Mountain Trike HQ as entrepreneur Tim Morgan is making his debut TV appearance with his all terrain wheelchair invention on the Dragons’ Den. To find out what happens tune in Sunday, 8th September 2013, 8pm, BBC2. Read More »

Paralympians David Weir, Sophie Christiansen and Ollie Hynd added to line up for National Paralympic Day

Quadruple gold medallist David Weir, triple gold medallist Sophie Christiansen and multi-medallist swimmer Ollie Hynd have been added to the line-up of Paralympic athletes who will be attending National Paralympic Day featuring the Mayor of London’s Liberty Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on September 7.  Read More »

Athletes shine at Special Olympics GB National Games

Described by organisers as the Games with the biggest smile, the Special Olympics GB National Games in Bath saw 1,700 athletes with intellectual disabilities from across the UK come together to take part in a dozen sporting disciplines.  Read More »

CMG Athletics Championships invoke spirit of London 2012

CMG service users from across the country competed in a range of challenging sports in front of prestigious athletes Goldie Sayers, a Double Olympian and Olivia Breen, a Paralympic medal winner. A crowd of over 500 watched on as 186 medals were awarded to service users by the famous athletes on an Olympic style podium. Read More »

Lawyers Hogan Lovells sign-up to support British Paralympic Association through to Rio 2016

The British Paralympic Association (BPA) has today announced that international law firm Hogan Lovells will be their Official Legal Services provider through to the end of 2016.  The firm joins other BPA official partners including BP, BT, Deloitte, EDF Energy, Mondelēz International, Nissan, Sainsbury’s and the lottery distributor UK Sport.  Read More »

Police officer who tasered a blind man because he thought white stick was a samurai sword will NOT face criminal charges

A police officer who tasered a blind man because he mistook his white stick for a samurai sword will not face any criminal action, the Crown Prosecution Service has revealed.  Colin Farmer who is registered blind was walking to meet friends in Chorley, Lancashire last year when he was tasered to the ground by the officer.  Read More »

Stoke Mandeville to be part of all future Paralympic Games Torch Relays

To mark the first anniversary since the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) today (29 August) announced that the UK will be involved in all future Paralympic Games Torch Relays starting as soon as next March, in recognition that Stoke Mandeville, in Buckinghamshire is the birthplace of the Paralympic Movement.  Read More »

Disability campaigners’ torch relay protest on Crossrail access

Disability campaigners are to hold a protest to highlight the lack of step-free access at some Crossrail stations.  One year on from the Paralympics the activists are to take part in a “Legacy Torch Relay” later from some stations which will have no lift access. Read More »

Remploy to sell or close remaining factories in Wales

The last two Remploy factories in Wales are set to disappear within weeks.  The company has announced the closure of its Baglan furniture site near Port Talbot which has 54 disabled employees. Read More »

‘Jury is out’ on Paralympics legacy, charities warn

One year on from the Paralympics, the event’s legacy “hangs in the balance” as attitudes towards disabled people fail to improve, charities have warned.  Disability charity Scope called the Games’ success a “breakthrough moment”. Read More »