The South Wales Wheelchair rugby team that inspires Paralympians

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David Anthony and Josie Pearson are some of Wales’ top Paralympians. I’ve been to the wheelchair rugby club in Llantrissant that inspired them to get involved with Paralympic sport.

How do you score in Wheelchair rugby?

Like this: http://telly.com/TBKPY

 

Radio package for Radio Wales News:

The volunteers that got Newport County to Wembley

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Newport County are on their way to Wembley, but they might not have got there if it wasn’t for their army of volunteers. Paul Heaney went along to meet some of them.

 

Welsh students learn lessons from Auschwitz

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Sixth-formers from across Wales have paid a visit to Auschwitz as part of a project to educate people about the horrors of war.

More than a million people were killed by the Nazis at the concentration and labour camps in present day Poland.

Students visiting the site with the Holocaust Education Trust told BBC Wales what they thought.

 

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Originally broadcast on BBC Radio Wales on 25th February 2012.

Local TV Lessons from Alabama?

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Why does Birmingham in Alabama have several ‘local’ TV stations when Birmingham in the UK has none? What could the advent of local TV mean in Wales? I went to the deep south to find out if there Wales can learn any lessons from local TV – American style.

Goytre Fawr Primary School launch radio station

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An innovative new idea from Mr Ingleton at Goytre Fawr Primary near Abergavenny – a radio station run by school children. I went along to see if I’m still safe in my job.

Teaching music without sight

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Jackie Clifton lost her sight over 10 years ago. Ever since she’s used her passion for music to teach others with visual impairments. I went to meet her (and her lovely guide dog ‘Henna’) just before she set off for London to collect her MBE for services to music and the visually impaired.

Blind composer Jacqueline Clifton with her MBE for services to music and visually impaired people

Photo above Copyright The British Monarchy

Originally broadcast on BBC Radio Wales’ Good Morning Wales programme. 

More than just a family reunion

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Some of us will have looked into our family history, perhaps even going as far as creating a family tree – but one Welshman from St Fagans has gone one step further.

John Fletcher is exploring two hundred years of his family history by inviting his extended relatives from as far away as Canada and South Africa to explore the areas of Wales that their ancestors once lived and worked in.

I spent the afternoon catching up with several generations of the Fletcher family.

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