A former marine from Sussex who lost both legs at the age of 19 is aiming to bring home Gold for Britain at the Rio Paralympics.
Joe Townsend returned home from Afghanistan as a double amputee with an uncertain future.
Now, at 27, he credits sport with helping him to heights he thought he could never achieve. Sarah Saunders reports.
Hampshire sailor Geoff Holt is calling for sailing to be brought back as an event at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, after the sport was axed.Read the full story ›
Video. Athletes from the South attended the first National Paralympics Day in London and Buckinghamshire - a year on from the Games.
Britain is getting ready to celebrate the first National Paralympic Day and school children from Dorset have been given the opportunity to sail with a gold medallist.
Helena Lucas won gold at London 2012 and will be sailing with disabled and able bodies children on the 7th September. The youngsters will get the chance to see Helena's gold medal as well as ask her questions about her Paralympic success.
Today is the one-year anniversary of London 2012. And the charity Help for Heroes says the Paralympics were hugely beneficial....so much so, they're now looking forward to Rio 2016.
Britain's top female wheelchair tennis player has had her training bike stolen. Lucy Shuker, from Fleet, won a bronze medal in the London 2012 Paralympics - and says the bike is irreplaceable. Andrew Pate has more.
VIDEO: Olympic and Paralympic athletes are to be honoured in Reading. Team GB stars will be guests at a civic reception tomorrow. Among those expected are silver medal rower Zac Purchase and diver Chris Mears. One hundred people from the town have won the chance to take part in the event.
The Olympics, Paralympics and a fluctuating pound/euro exchange rate hit sales revenues in quarter three but Eurostar remain positive. For the year to date, passenger numbers were up from 7.3 million to 7.4 million with sales revenues down 1% to £612 million this year from £619 million in 2011.
"We have had an inspiring and rewarding summer bringing athletes and spectators from around the world to the Olympic Games. Whilst many corporate clients and business customers decided to steer clear of London during the Games, we nonetheless delivered a solid performance. Looking ahead to the end of the year, the outlook is strong. Bookings have bounced back and we are now seeing a return to more typical travel patterns."
As a child she was taunted - and told she couldn't swim. But that was the the catalyst which drove Claire Cashmore to take the bully on - and win - and to achieve two silvers and a bronze at the London 2012 paralympic games.
Now the 24-year old has been inspiring other young swimmers at a school in Kent. Charlotte Wilkins has the story