Archive for March, 2012

Word From the Streets w/c 5th March 2012 – AND FINALLY…

Teenage dancer, Jack Widdowson, has made a remarkable recovery following a street attack in which he was feared to have been paralysed. Jack, 19, was visiting his older brother at university in Cardiff when battered and left for dead by his attackers. He was left unconscious and suffering from a spinal injury. However, the young ballerina benefited from early and informed intervention which allowed Jack to regain his mobility and make a rapid recovery. The attack took place only days after he had won a place at the prestigious Bern Ballet in Switzerland. Following his recovery he is on the More >

Word From the Streets w/c 5th March 2012 – QUOTES

“If anyone should be responsible for morals of sport, it’s the FA.”

-       Former England Sven Goran Erikson, discussing the resignation of Fabio Capello.


“If we teach you rugby, don’t leave us wishing we hadn’t!”

-       Prince Harry has been teaching rugby to Brazilian school children but is hoping that they don’t beat British teams in years to come….as with soccer.


“I’d forgotten how much I loved the sport until winning that race – I made sure I gave it everything.”

-       Gemma Spofforth, who won the 100m backstroke at the British Swimming Championships.


“I thought I’d won.”

-       Jessica Ennis, who came second in the a More >

Word From the Streets w/c 5th March 2012 – INTERNATIONALLY

The bidding process for the 2018 Youth Olympics Games has begun. Six candidate cities are hoping to play host are: Buenos Aires (Argentina); Medellin (Colombia); Glasgow (Great Britain); Guadalajara (Mexico); Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Poznan (Poland). IOC president Jacques Rogge, said: “We are delighted with the high level of interest shown in hosting the third Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2018. It is a shining endorsement of just how the popularity, excitement and awareness surrounding the YOG continue to build at an impressive pace.”


Prince Harry has won a mock race against Usain Bolt in Jamaica. After his victory, in which Bolt More >

Word From the Streets w/c 5th March 2012 – NATIONALLY

The cost of delivering the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games could reach £11bn. A report by the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has made the warning and has raised concerns with regard to how the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (Locog) is managing its budget. Locog is notionally a private company but it is the government that will have to cover any overspend. There is just a £5m headroom on the budget which includes a £9.3bn public investment to cover construction costs and then a £2.2bn privately-financed operating budget. The public investment will rise to £11bn when the More >

Word From the Streets w/c 5th March 2012 – REGIONALLY

A soccer tournament for deaf children has been held in Liverpool. The annual tournament for teams with players aged six to 18-years-old was organised by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) and hosted by Goals Soccer Centre, Netherton. Everton Deaf FC’s under-12’s successfully defended their title with a victory over Cardiff Deaf FC. Hayley Jarvis, from NDCS, said: “The tournament is a celebration of the football clubs and coaches who have succeeded in making football accessible to more than 1,000 deaf children.”

A teenager from the Wirral has appeared in court charged with stealing from six convenience stores using a fake More >

Word From the Streets w/c 5th March 2012 – LOCALLY

Bolton Boxing hero Amir Khan has helping out young boxers. The former world champion has donated equipment worth several hundred pounds to the new Salford City College boxing gym at Walkden Sixth Form Centre. Khan said: “It’s a brilliant gym, with great facilities. I’m really happy we could be involved.”


Stretford and Urmston MP, Kate Green, has been getting hands on experience of projects which are helping in the fight against poverty. Ms Green worked with The Big Life group as part of a three-day Inner City Challenge across Trafford. The event was organised by the Centre for Social Justice and More >

Word From the Streets w/c 5th March 2012


The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will be upon us very soon. It is amazing how quickly this has all come around – but what of legacy, what of all the promises that were made. Will young people locally, nationally and internationally benefit for the potential £11 million spent???

Word From the Streets w/c 28th February 2012 – AND FINALLY…

Two students have come up with a novel way to pay for their studies and have a good time doing it…. Entrepreneur’s Ross Harper and Ed Moyse set up a website on which they sold their faces for advertisements. They began painting their faces with company logos and uploading pictures of their face advertisements to their website. Initially they sold their faces for £1 an advert but the price has now risen to £400, and companies are paying them to go on skiing trips in the Alps, skydiving and to have an evening at the Royal Opera. Harper said: “To More >

Word From the Streets w/c 28th February 2012 – QUOTES

“Please stop wasting your lives by taking drugs they KILL.”

-       The message of Vicky Unwin, who has produced a DVD about the dangers of drugs after her daughter 21-year-old Louis Cattell drowned in a bath after taking ketamine.


“It is an offence to display an advert without consent.”

-       A letter from Lincolnshire council to 7-year-old Anthony Steele demanding he take down his Jolly Roger flag is his garden!


“People will be gobsmacked: we’re hosting one of the great events in the world and he’s calling for civil disobedience.”

-       The response of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to threat of union strikes.


“How on More >

Word From the Streets w/c 28th February 2012 – INTERNATIONALLY

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) is considering a partial boycott of the opening and closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. The protest is against the sponsorship of the Games by Dow Chemical who own the company responsible for the deaths of 25,000 people after the 1984 Bhopal disaster. The IOA president, Vijay Kumar Malhotra, said: “We will decide on the protest after consultations with the Government.”


An event celebrating black people who ski has been held in Idaho, USA. Skiing has been a pastime that has been shunned many upstanding members of the African-American community and has remained the preserve More >