Dr David Hindley from Nottingham Trent University's School of Education Sport and Leisure has told ITV News Central the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London last summer has helped raise the awareness of disability sports.
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A lack of political will is holding back schools in the Midlands, which has some of the worst in the UK, the head of Ofsted will say.
After a wet and windy start, rain will clear to the north to leave it dry, with easing winds but largely cloudy skies.
Early rain will clear northwards during the morning, allowing drier conditions behind.