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What are your memories of Sir Henry Cooper?

22:09 UK time, Sunday, 1 May 2011


Boxing legend Sir Henry Cooper has passed away at the age of 76 at his son's house in Oxted, Surrey. What is his legacy?

The former English, Commonwealth and European heavyweight champion fought 55 times and is revered for his knockdown of Muhammad Ali in 1963.

Alongside Frank Bruno, Tommy Farr and Lennox Lewis, Cooper is considered as one of the great British heavyweights.

What are your memories of Sir Henry Cooper? Did you ever meet him? Send us your comments.

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Royal wedding: Love it or hate it?

10:57 UK time, Tuesday, 26 April 2011


The royal wedding build-up has been steadily gaining momentum over the last few months, and yet some people cannot wait until it is all over. Are you excited about Friday's nuptials, or suffering from wedding fatigue?

Billions of people around the world are expected to watch Prince William and Catherine Middleton tie the knot on 29 April.

Councils have seen a late increase in applications for road closures for street parties and well-wishers are starting to camp out on London's streets - but many others have had their fill.

Where will you watch the wedding? Are you planning a street party? What will you be doing on Friday if you're not planning to celebrate the royal nuptials? Do you feel you are labelled a spoilsport for not engaging in the celebrations?

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Should British Olympic athletes be born in the UK?

11:50 UK time, Tuesday, 12 April 2011


British wrestlers are voicing frustration at seeing foreign training partners become members of the GB Olympic squad. Should only British born wrestlers be part of the squad?

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The training partners are brought in from other countries to share skills, they can also seek citizenship while they live and work in the UK. British wrestlers are saying that they should not be taking the place of native wrestlers.

British Olympic teams have benefitted from the addition of foreign talent in the past. Jurgen Grobler OBE lead the GB rowing team to gold. Double European champion athlete Mo Farah lives in the UK after fleeing Somalia as a child and now competes for Great Britain.

Could foreign wrestlers who take on British citizenship increase the chances of GB collecting more medals? Should we encourage sportsmen and women from other countries to compete for GB?

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