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AFTER dealing with the weight of expectation in the lead up to London 2012, there has been a different weight to bear for Bradford on Avon’s Ed McKeever since he took to the water last weekend – but the Team GB kayak king isn’t too upset over the strain of carrying an Olympic gold medal.
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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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GENERAL ELECTION: CONSTITUENCIES
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As Medical Director for Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, I feel extremely privileged to lead a team of highly skilled and compassionate health professionals delivering highly complex care to hundreds of patients every day. Nowhere is the complexity of the work we do more apparent than in the children’s heart unit, which provides specialist care to children born with congenital heart disease. In 2013/14 we treated more than 900 children, around two-thirds of whom were from the South West: 46 were from Wiltshire. We also work closely with local District General Hospitals in Wiltshire and across the region, whose doctors refer their patients to us to provide expert advice and support. − Dr Sean O’ Kelly Medical Director University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (including Bristol Royal Hospital for Children)Pledge on heart care
Dear resident of The Common in Holt, you will know who you are. You have again spoilt a beautiful afternoon on Saturday, July 5, and caused the cancellation of our family party, by lighting a bonfire and burning what would appear to be wet cuttings or similar which produced a very large continuous cloud of choking smoke. − Name and address suppliedBonfire ruined party
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