Staffordshire news and blogs Sunday 22 July 2018
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Commonwealth Games 2014: Kingstanding bowls champ is aiming for… 

26 Jul 14

A Kingstanding bowls champion who was born without arms has set his sights on a medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Bowls ace Bob is all set for Glasgow 2014 bid 

24 Jul 14

TAMWORTH Bowls Club ace Bob Love has set his sights on a medal at the Commonwealth Games, admitting: I plan to enjoy every moment of it.

Wheelchair Basketball: Coventry Academy crowned champions 

17 Apr 13

COVENTRY Wheelchair Basketball Academy have been crowned champions at The Lord’s Taverners Junior League Finals.

News feature
Get out of that chair and into the pool, says swim star Ellie 

28 Mar 13

WALSALL’S four-time Paralympic champion Ellie Simmonds OBE is calling on residents to get out of their seats and into the pool after a new survey revealed almost a fifth of people spend half the week sitting down.

Blog politics
BBC Radio 4 today, 10am 

21 Mar 13

It is BBC News School Report day today and over 1000 schools across the country are taking part including Bartley Green School.

Blog comment

19 Mar 13

An extra 2,719,100 will go to primary schools across Staffordshire to transform school sport, improve coaching for the youngest pupils and inspire the Olympic and Paralympic stars of the future.

Blog comment
Paul welcomes extra money for primary school sport 

18 Mar 13

An extra 664,600 will go to primary schools acrossWolverhampton to transform school sport, improve coaching for the youngest pupils and inspire the Olympic and Paralympic stars of the future.

Were you involved in London 2012? 

13 Mar 13

Did you have a role in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games…

Wheelchair basketball demo pulls in charity cash 

12 Mar 13

A WHEELCHAIR basketball demonstration and coaching session at a Penkridge school raised 500 and helped keep the Paralympic legacy alive in the village.

Double joy for Whiley 

3 Mar 13

HALESOWEN wheelchair tennis star Jordanne Whiley got her season off to a flying start with a double title success.

Blog politics
Steve McCabe MP joins Paralympian to back disabled kids’ charity 

28 Feb 13

Steve McCabe MP with Hannah Cockroft MBE .

News feature
Golden girl Ellie inspires Laura to scale new heights 

28 Feb 13

WALSALL’S Paralympic golden girl Ellie Simmonds has dived off with another accolade after being named in the top 10 most inspiring women.

Blog comment
Paralympics Stars Voice Concern over loss of Disability Benefit 

27 Feb 13

British Paralympic stars have voiced anger about the imminent disappearance of the Disability Living Allowance, a benefit they say provided them with vital support during training.

Oscar Pistorius detective takes to the stand despite attempted murder charges 

21 Feb 13

Detective Hilton Botha has been dropped from the Pistorius case after he was charged with seven counts of attempted murder…

Attempted murder charge detective dropped from Oscar Pistorius case 

21 Feb 13

Detective Hilton Botha is facing seven counts of attempted murder and will appear in court in May…

Ellie Simmonds hands out riders’ awards 

18 Feb 13

Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Simmonds attended a horse riding event, presenting youngsters with rosettes and prizes.

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Pistorius – It’s Up To You To Decide 

16 Feb 13

Since the tragic death of Reeva Steenkamp, who was shot apparently inside the home of the “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius, there has been a frenzy of news activity speculating  as to what the chain of events was that actually led to her death.

Mo Farah in shock as Oscar Pistorius appears in court charged with murder 

16 Feb 13

Olympic golden boy says tragedy is “talk amongst all the athletes” ahead of Birmingham Grand Prix meeting…

Birmingham athlete Martin Rooney trained with murder suspect Oscar Pistorius 

15 Feb 13

Birmingham Olympian Martin Rooney flew back from a South Africa training camp with Oscar Pistorius just days before the Blade Runner’s girlfriend was shot dead.

Oscar Pistorius bail plea to court 

15 Feb 13

South African Paralympics star Oscar Pistorius was today asking to be freed as he appeared before magistrates in South Africa to answer a murder charge after his girlfriend was shot dead at his home.

Oscar Pistorius arrested after girlfriend shot dead 

14 Feb 13

South African Paralympic star Oscar Pistorius has been arrested after a woman was shot dead at his home.

Swimming champ Ellie Simmonds returns to Aldridge School to celebrate pupils’ success 

12 Feb 13

Paralympic swimming star Ellie Simmonds was the guest of honour when she revisited her old school in Aldridge to meet pupils.

So where are our OBEs? 

25 Jan 13

SINCE reading last week’s Walsall Advertiser I have to say I’m getting extremely annoyed.

Ingram wants Commonwealth berth 

23 Jan 13

Coventry’s Paralympic silver medal-winning judoka Sam Ingram wants to compete against non-disabled athletes at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Honour makes yet another record for golden girl Ellie 

3 Jan 13

Helen Draycott THE pride of Walsall has been given the royal seal of approval with Paralympics golden girl Ellie Simmonds and long-standing MP Richard Shepherd among those recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list.