Our Wiltshire Olympians go for gold
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MARLBOROUGH rider Andrew Nicholson admits that he was “gutted” to miss out on an individual eventing medal at London 2012 – but was more than happy to celebrate helping New Zealand secure team bronze.
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ACADEMICS have worked out that it takes 10,000 hours of training to make an Olympic champion – but they clearly haven't met Larkhill Army captain Heather Stanning and Helen Glover, who defy their proven formula with a much more simple to understand combination of dedication and determination.
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WINSLEY fencer Sophie Williams’ dream comes true on Wednesday when she represents Great Britain in the women’s individual sabre event at London 2012. The 22-year-old’s selection fore the Games, ahead of higher-ranked compatriots, caused controversy earlier this summer, but the Truro-based competitor is hoping to lay down a marker for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. “We’re all very aware that it’s fantastic to be selected but we’ve also got a job to do and we’re still focussed on that very much,” she said.
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LARKHILL army captain Heather Stanning and partner Helen Glover were carrying the hopes and expectations of a nation on their shoulders this morning as they went for gold in the Olympic final of the women's pair.
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CLAYTON and Lucinda Fredericks expressed their satisfaction with both their team and individual positions as the Little Cheverell-based couple both claimed top 10 places as the dressage phases of the Olympic eventing concluded at Greenwich Park today.
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FOUR-TIME Olympic champion Michael Johnson believes Danny Talbot can experience the joy of seeing the Union Jack raised for him at London 2012 – but only if the relay squad hoist the white flag pre race.
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BROAD Hinton Paralympian Anne Dunham filled the minor placings as Great Britain teammate Sophie Christiansen claimed a big win in an International Para-Dressage competition at Hartpury's Festival of Dressage in Gloucestershire today.
GENERAL ELECTION: CONSTITUENCIES
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The question has now arisen to who actually runs and funds our health care. Is it the NHS, local government, social services, care homes or the doctors? Does the government care or has it tendered it all out to contractors or bidders? You have paperwork and forms and more paperwork and forms. To get a straight answer someone has to ask someone else or find some lost piece of paperwork. To get the basics covered is a major operation and often it is a mess-up. − Andrew Hungerford, North BradleyNHS is in great peril
It was with sadness that I returned from a business trip to find that Warminster Town Council had passed a very divisive policy on the settlement boundaries that will have ramifications to the relationships between the populations of the east and west of the town for a long time. It is surprising that the west, which has the majority of the population and slightly more councillors than the east, continually fails to get a sensible change to the boundaries that at present limit the expansion of the town almost exclusively towards the west. − Jeremy Stadward, WarminsterEnd east-west divide
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