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Paralympian talks disability with toddlers

A Paralympian is backing a campaign to educate toddlers in Kent about disability. A cartoon is being used by sixty pre-schools in the Maidstone area to show children that disability shouldn't limit ambition or success. This report by Tom Savvides includes interviews with Paralympian Steve Brown, pre-school manager Susan Taylor and footage from the cartoon Eddie & Friends, produced by Golding Vision and Wellbeing People.


Region's athletes excel in Paralympics

The Paralympics are in full swing out in Rio. And competitors from the South East are aiming to bring back the Gold.

Team GB's oldest male competitor - 48 year old Simon Munn from Brighton - helped the wheelchair basketball team beat Algeria. Former Royal Marines Commando Joe Townsend from Eastbourne competes in the Triathlon.

How will Rio Paralympics build on success of London 2012?

Paralympics update: Sangeeta talked to Penny Mordaunt, Portsmouth North MP and Minister of State for Disabled People. She started by asking her how the Rio games should build on the success of London 2012.

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.

Ex-marine who lost both legs prepares to fight for gold at the Paralympics

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.


Children set sail to celebrate National Paralympic Day

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.

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