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Phil Hornby talks to politicians from our region about the row over airports in our region, and the legacy of Olympics and Paralympics.

A night to remember

Two people from our region have had a night to remember as they took centre stage at the Paralympic opening ceremony.

A Team GB hand cyclist trains at Brands Hatch

Paralympics at Brands Hatch

Paralympic cyclists are hoping to emulate the success of their Olympic counterparts as they compete at Brands Hatch.

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Poole Table tennis player wins Paralympic silver

Will Bayley in action Credit: PA

Paralympics GB's Will Bayley has won silver in the Men's Singles table tennis - Class 7.

The 24-year-old from Poole in Dorset lost to 47-year-old Jochen Wollmert from Germany at the ExCel in London by three games to one.

Whilst recovering from cancer aged seven, Will discovered he could play a good game of Table Tennis.

Thanks to his Grandma, who bought him his first table, Will continued to progress in the sport.

At the age of 12 he joined Byng Hall Table Tennis Club in Tunbridge Wells where he continued to improve before moving on to represent Kent men’s team of non-disabled players.

Will was born with arthrogryposis, a rare congenital disorder that affected all four of his limbs.**


Southampton's Helena competing in Paralympics sailing event today

Helena Lucas
Helena Lucas from Southampton, ParalympicsGB team member Credit: ParalympicsGB

Ad the Paralympics Games enter their first weekend it is hoped that team Paralympics GB will increase its medals tally.

The sailing events at Weymouth and Portland begin today with athletes working hard to master the waters off the Dorset coast. Helena Lucas from Southampton will compete in the 2.4mR class - in a single handed small keelboat. She wants to improve on her 7th place finish at the Beijing Games.


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