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Jemima back in saddle after horrific crash

Little more than a year ago, 27-year-old Jemima Green was left paralysed in a head-on crash which killed her best friend. As a competitive horserider, Jemima's injuries were devastating.

But 14 months on, the Dorset-based equestrian is back in the saddle and riding once more. And - thanks to a pair of bionic legs - she's also taking her first few tentative steps. Duncan Sleightholme reports.


Horse trainers and owners urged to take care of jockeys

Earlier this year, doctors urged schools to ban tackling in rugby - concerned that concussions can cause life long consequences for children.

The dangers of concussion caused by a blow to the head have been well recognised in recent years. Now the impact in the sport of horse racing has been re-examined.

New rules have been announced to help ensure jockeys are looked after at race meetings. And the British Horseracing Authority is urging trainers and owners to have a better understanding of the condition. Penny Silvester reports from Lambourn, the Valley of the Racehorse.

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Has Weymouth benefited from Olympics legacy?

It's generally believed that staging the Olympic Games can bring prestige and material benefits to the host nation - but is that the reality?

Four years ago the Olympic sailing events were held in Weymouth and the Dorset town was put firmly on the international map. But have the promises of a lasting legacy actually come true? Duncan Sleightholme has been investigating.


Fifty years since Sir Francis' epic voyage

It was an adventure that captured the imagination of the whole world. Fifty years ago today yachtsman Sir Francis Chichester left Hampshire on his way to become the first person to sail single-handedly around the world,

To mark the occasion his fully-restored boat, Gipsy Moth 4, has been at Buckler's Hard on the Beaulieu River. Among those on board were Chichester's son and a man whose family provided stores for the yacht. This from Richard Jones.

Wheelchair basketball champ set to appear in record breaking seventh Paralympic Games

With the Olympics finishing in just over a week's time, it's the turn of the Paralympians to head to Rio - and excitement is already building, especially in one Sussex home.

Wheelchair basketball champ Simon Munn is set to be the first UK competitor to appear in his SEVENTH consecutive Games. It's the most ever by an athlete in a single sport.

Andy Dickenson went to watch him train and also spoke to sports scientist Alex Bliss.

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