Olympics 2012

Martial arts instructor becomes regional warrior

Braintree and Witham Times: Richard Buskin after winning the lightweight UFW champion belt

12:20pm Monday 9th December 2013

Undefeated Richard Baskin crowned lightweight champion.

Arena hosts feast of sport for disabled

Braintree and Witham Times: SHOOTING HOOPS: Paralympian Nathan Stephens. Pictures by Nick Toogood. (4713459506)

12:30pm Tuesday 26th November 2013

DISABLED people from Worcestershire and beyond visited Worcester’s “phenomenal” sports arena for an event which carried on the legacy of the greatest ever Paralympic Games.

Asbestos further delays £2.5million watersports hub

Braintree and Witham Times: "Fierce fire" engulfs Marlow Rowing Club

3:25pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013

A DANGEROUS substance at Marlow Rowing Club's headquarters has further delayed the new £2.5m watersports hub.

VIDEO: Home Secretary and Sir Steve Redgrave celebrate rowing club's lottery win

Braintree and Witham Times: "Fierce fire" engulfs Marlow Rowing Club

6:49pm Friday 15th March 2013

  THE HOME Secretary and arguably Britain's greatest every Olympian were on hand as Marlow Rowing Club celebrated receiving a £1million grant today. Theresa May, also the Maidenhead MP, and Sir Steve Redgrave, the five times Olympic gold medallist, this afternoon spoke of their delight and you can watch our videos here.

Winchester paralympian wants to keep Olympic legacy alive with new sports team

Braintree and Witham Times: Left to right, David Knott, Simon Theobolds, Adam Knott and Winchester mayor Frank Pearson

10:08am Monday 18th February 2013

A PARALYMPIAN has launched a new sports club for Winchester's blind and partially sighted.

Great Harwood Olympic 2012 architect dies aged 59

Braintree and Witham Times: GOLD STANDARD The Olympic Park designed by John Hopkins

1:07pm Tuesday 12th February 2013

A WORLD-renowned landscape architect from Great Harwood has died suddenly aged 59.

We won the Olympics – what now?

Braintree and Witham Times: WE’VE DONE IT: Kat Copeland, in a now-iconic image, screams “we’ve won the Olympics, we’re going to be on a stamp” to her partner Sophie Hosking after sealing gold at Eton Dorney in the lightweight sculls in August

11:02am Monday 15th October 2012

IT is only 72 days since Kat Copeland etched her name into sporting history by claiming an Olympic rowing gold medal, but the figure of 1,389 days is already of more relevance to the Teessider.

Olympic spirit lives on at Haxby store

Braintree and Witham Times: Staff at Sainsbury’s in Haxby with the Paralympic torch; from left are Nick Horsley, Jane Stewart, store manager Nicola Oliver, Sue Phillips and Lana Sturdy

8:38am Tuesday 9th October 2012

THE Olympics may be over, but the spirit of the games lives on in Haxby, where a paralympic torch visited a local supermarket.

Alistair's trip to Brazil delayed by operation

Braintree and Witham Times: Alistair Brownlee, seen celebrating his Olympic gold medal, madee his first ever visit to hospital when he had his appendix removed

4:30pm Wednesday 3rd October 2012

Super-fit Olympic hero Alistair Brownlee, of Bingley Harriers, has confirmed he has had to go to hospital for the first time – to have his appendix removed.

East Lancashire Olympians honoured at civic receptions

Braintree and Witham Times: Blackburn Harriers Holly Bleasdale, Samantha Murray and Sophie Hitchon at the reception

12:00pm Friday 28th September 2012

BLACKBURN’S London 2012 athletic heroes were hailed for their outstanding performances at a civic reception last night.

Inspirational one-handed pianist wows the world at Paralympics closing ceremony

Braintree and Witham Times: Nicholas McCarthy, from Tadworth, plays the piano with only a left hand

5:30am Friday 14th September 2012

An inspirational one-handed pianist wowed the world by performing with Coldplay at the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games.

Weirwolf gets hero's reception

Braintree and Witham Times: SUTT: Weirwolf gets hero's reception

12:20pm Thursday 13th September 2012

David Weir was given a hero's reception as he returned home this week after his incredible four gold medal haul at the Paralympics.

Lasting legacy of our Games

Braintree and Witham Times: Lasting legacy of our Games

9:10am Wednesday 12th September 2012

THE Paralympic Games might have drawn to a close but the legacy will live on as people across the town sign up for disability sports.

Jowell quits the shadow cabinet

Braintree and Witham Times: PRIVILEGE: Dame Tessa Jowell

11:13am Wednesday 12th September 2012

SHADOW Olympics minister Tessa Jowell is quitting frontline politics after two decades in Labour’s top team, she announced yesterday.

Review planned to learn from success of Games

2:39pm Tuesday 11th September 2012

David Cameron has ordered a review of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics to ensure that the Government learns from the successes of the events' organisation.

Weir to decide on Rio 2016 plans

Braintree and Witham Times: Weir wins Paralympic gold in 5,000m

2:38pm Tuesday 11th September 2012

David Weir will decide by this time next year whether he plans to compete at the 2016 Paralympics.

Thousands turn out for athletes

Braintree and Witham Times: Thousands celebrated the achievements of GB athletes

2:34pm Tuesday 11th September 2012

The streets of London were packed on Monday as hundreds of thousands of well-wishers turned out to cheer Britain's sporting heroes in a last hurrah as the "golden summer of British sport" came to a close.

Thousands of fans honour our Olympic heroes

Braintree and Witham Times: Crowds line the streets of London to celebrate Team GB's sporting stars

7:00am Tuesday 11th September 2012

Well-wishers packed the streets of London to cheer Britain’s sporting heroes, including stars from the Bradford district, as they paraded through the capital yesterday.

LIVE: London Olympic parade

12:00pm Monday 10th September 2012

A parade takes place in London today to celebrate the achievements of our Olympic athletes.

Closing ceremony brought a fiery end to festival of sport

Braintree and Witham Times: The games closed with a spectacular ceremony

7:24am Monday 10th September 2012

The curtain came down on a sensational summer of sport tonight in a spectacular ceremony of fire, fun and typical British eccentricity.

Coe hails Paralympics a 'triumph'

7:19am Monday 10th September 2012

Sebastian Coe has hailed the Paralympic Games as "a triumph of human endeavour".

Weir's fourth gold medal brings down the curtain on London 2012

7:16am Monday 10th September 2012

David Weir came through the hardest race of his life to complete a golden quadruple on the final day of London 2012 and end a stunning summer of sport in style.

Incredible Weir makes it four out of four gold medals

Braintree and Witham Times: SUTT: Incredible Weir makes it four out of four gold medals

9:50am Monday 10th September 2012

David Weir made it four out of four gold medals yesterday to complete a remarkable home Paralympic Games.

Robson already looking to Rio for medal win

Braintree and Witham Times: RIO TARGET: Hazel Robson, who failed to medal in London 2012

4:02pm Monday 10th September 2012

SUNDERLAND’S Hazel Robson has no intention of calling time of her athletics career – and is already targeting a fourth Paralympics in Rio.

London 2012: Follow the Team GB parade with our live blog

12:00pm Monday 10th September 2012

A 21-float parade will take 800 of Team GB's athletes on a victory parade around London this afternoon. Follow their progress with our live blog...

LIVE: London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics victory parade

1:06pm Monday 10th September 2012

BRITAIN'S sporting heroes are being saluted during a huge precession through the streets of London.

Bywater wants revenge in Brazil

Braintree and Witham Times: SEMI-FINAL SPOT: Terry Bywater

3:58pm Monday 10th September 2012

TERRY BYWATER insists that wild horses couldn’t stop him dragging his weary limbs to Rio 2016 and exacting revenge for his London 2012 disappointment after Great Britain failed to defend their wheelchair basketball bronze.

Finbow and GB denied bronze medal

Braintree and Witham Times: Pete Finbow scores a basket for Great Britain during the bronze medal match against the United States

9:26pm Sunday 9th September 2012

No-one epitomises the British bulldog spirit more than Bradford wheelchair basketball player Pete Finbow but Uncle Sam prevailed over John Bull to deny Great Britain a third consecutive Paralympic bronze medal.

Stone crowned king of the road

Braintree and Witham Times: David Stone celebrates his win at Brands Hatch

9:18pm Sunday 9th September 2012

Rawdon cyclist David Stone scribed his name alongside British sporting greats James Hunt and Jackie Stewart with an historic victory at Brands Hatch to defend his Paralympic road race crown.

GB athletes storm to three gold medals on the track

Braintree and Witham Times: Jonnie Peacock with his 100m gold medal

7:20am Friday 7th September 2012

British teenager Jonnie Peacock upstaged the world's most famous blade runner in the biggest race of the Paralympics - and then claimed he should have gone faster.

Crowd howls the Weirwolf to victory in the 800m

Braintree and Witham Times: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

9:30am Friday 7th September 2012

The Weirwolf completed a remarkable track hat-trick of gold medals in front of a packed Olympic stadium last night.

Weir continues relentless pursuit of quadruple gold

Braintree and Witham Times: David Weir receives his medal

10:26am Friday 7th September 2012

David Weir continued his relentless pursuit of quadruple gold in London by making it three out of three with yet another masterful ride.

Epsom's sailing star wins Paralympic bronze

Braintree and Witham Times: Bronze heroes: Alexandra Rickham and Niki Birrell in action in the London 2012 Paralympics

10:01am Friday 7th September 2012

Epsom sailor Alexandra Rickham is a Paralympian bronze medallist after the final day of racing in the two-person keelboat Skud class was abandoned.

Jones excited about 1500m final chance

Braintree and Witham Times: CHALLENGES AHEAD: Jade Jones prepares for the start of the women's 800m T54 heat

11:10am Friday 7th September 2012

TEENAGER Jade Jones is raring to go for today’s 1500m final having put aside earlier disappointments at her debut Paralympic Games.

English proud of display

Braintree and Witham Times: Great Britain's Daniel English (left) takes on Spain's Marcelo Rosado Carrasco (right) in the Men's Football 5-a-side Preliminary Round

11:04am Friday 7th September 2012

DAN ENGLISH shrugged off a broken nose to play his part as Britain’s five-a-side football team attempted to save face at London 2012 – it was just shame no one else followed suit.

Bronze in Bywater’s sights

Braintree and Witham Times: SEMI-FINAL SPOT: Terry Bywater

11:02am Friday 7th September 2012

TERRY BYWATER insists a third Paralympic bronze medal will taste just as sweet as gold as Great Britain were outclassed by Canada in their London 2012 wheelchair basketball semi-final last night.

Farah pulls out of Great North Run

Braintree and Witham Times: GNR DISAPPOINTMENT: Mo Farah says he has not had time to train for the Great North Run, which takes place next week

12:01pm Friday 7th September 2012

DOUBLE-GOLD winner Mo Farah has pulled out of the Great North Run, explaining that he has bee – after being left too tired to train by his twin baby daughters.

Storey wins 11th Paralympic gold

Braintree and Witham Times: Storey celebrates her road race win

4:46pm Thursday 6th September 2012

Swimmer-turned-cyclist Sarah Storey today won her 11th Paralympic title with an imperious victory in the women's C4-5 road race at Brands Hatch. It was her fourth gold of the London 2012 Games.

Lucas strike sailing gold for Britain

Braintree and Witham Times: VOW: Paralympic sailor Helena Lucas is aiming to win a medal

4:20pm Thursday 6th September 2012

Great Britain today claimed its first ever Paralympic sailing medals, with Helena Lucas the star of the show as she collected gold in the 2.4mR class.

Fans prepare for 100m showdown

Braintree and Witham Times: Oscar Pistorius

9:18am Thursday 6th September 2012

All eyes will be on the Olympic Stadium on Thursday for the 100m showdown between British favourite Jonnie Peacock, from Cambridge, and the "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius.

Brazilian powerlifter banned after failing drugs test

9:16am Thursday 6th September 2012

A Brazilian powerlifter who was due to perform at the Paralympics has been banned for nine months for failing a drugs test.

Paralympic sailors making history

Braintree and Witham Times: Great Britain’s Paralympic sailors, from left: Hannah Stodel, John Robertson, Steve Thomas, Niki Birrell, Alexandra Rickham and Helena Lucas

11:04am Thursday 6th September 2012

HISTORY will be made on the waters of Portland Harbour today when Britain’s Paralympic sailors bring home the country’s first medals in the sport.

Was this painter brave, or barmy?

Braintree and Witham Times: There's no obvious safety equipment in this photo

4:37pm Thursday 6th September 2012

ALTHOUGH our weekly articles are called ‘Within Living Memory,’ we couldn’t resist featuring this photograph which has just been loaned to us by Christine Williams who grew up on Sunnyside, Kendal.

Trade and the mystery of the Winchester bushel

Braintree and Witham Times: Buckets and sacks were used as measures

4:33pm Thursday 6th September 2012

WHEN did Britain adopt the metrication system of weights – 1896, 1951 or 1995?

Hurricane Hannah breezes into final

Braintree and Witham Times: CHAMPION: Hannah Cockroft celebrates after her 100m success

4:22pm Thursday 6th September 2012

Hannah Cockroft lived up to her nickname of 'Hurricane Hannah' as she closed in on her second Paralympic gold with another dominant ride this morning.

Inspirational Zanardi wins hand-cycling gold

Braintree and Witham Times: Alex Zanardi

10:00am Thursday 6th September 2012

Motor-racing star Alex Zanardi lifted his bike in one mighty hand in celebration of his first Brands Hatch victory as the Italian became Paralympic champion today.

Comedian’s jokes upset cyclist Lizzie

9:39am Thursday 6th September 2012

Otley’s Olympic cycling star Lizzie Armitstead has criticised Frankie Boyle for making a series of poor-taste jokes about the Paralympics.

Serena pride in honour

Braintree and Witham Times: The torchbearing team, including Serena Blackburn (number 089), carry the Paralympic Flame on the Torch Relay leg between The City of London and Tower Hamlets

9:35am Thursday 6th September 2012

This was the moment Serena Blackburn made Horsforth and Otley proud as she carried the Paralympic flame through London.

Canada next up for Bywater’s Britain

Braintree and Witham Times: SEMI-FINAL SPOT: Terry Bywater

8:00am Thursday 6th September 2012

TERRY Bywater booked his place in today’s wheelchair basketball semi-finals – but knows the world’s best player is blocking his path to a shot at gold.

Sunderland’s Robertson in the mix

8:00am Thursday 6th September 2012

IT WAS a case of what might have been for John Robertson and his sonar crew as they produced their best day on Weymouth’s water on Wednesday to stay in contention for a Paralympic sailing medal at London 2012.


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