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Non-paralympian disabled people complain about relentlessly positive image

‘At least when everyone pitied me I still got assistance boarding a train. Now they just stand and wait for me to do something awe-inspiring.’

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Posted: Mar 12th, 2014
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Cockroach tells of ‘terrifying ordeal’ in restaurant shooting

A cockroach took the stand today to give evidence in the trial of South African athlete Oscar Pistorius. The roach told a hushed courtroom how it lay cowering on the floor under a restaurant table while the defendant wielded a loaded gun, before firing a shot that narrowly missed the insect’s body but took off both of its rear legs.

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Posted: Mar 7th, 2014
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Court grants Pistorius ‘cattle grid’ bail

The unprecedented bail condition was imposed by Magistrate Desmond Nair because he said Pistorius had the ability to ‘jump bail’.

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Posted: Feb 23rd, 2013
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‘Let me commit career suicide with dignity,’ pleads Frankie Boyle

Infamous taboo-busting comedian Frankie Boyle issued a distraught plea to the media yesterday asking to be allowed to finally kill off his TV career. Boyle has requested that the law be changed to allow him to commit professional suicide assisted by a live late night panel show or other similar bad-taste comedy vehicle. For the [...]

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Posted: Sep 11th, 2012
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Dazzling reshuffle marks start of Coalition closing ceremony

Lib Dems competed despite only having one Clegg‘The thing I’ve loved about this government is that it’s showcased the abilities of British ministers, not their disabilities, which clearly include incompetence, venality and hypocrisy,’ he said.

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Posted: Sep 10th, 2012
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