Celebrating inclusion during Learning Disability Week

This week is Learning Disability Week, bringing people with and without a learning disability together. The awareness week is an opportunity to learn about learning disabilities and celebrate inclusion.

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Getting active with NL Leisure – supporting everyBODY!

After indulging over Christmas (we’re still dreaming about mince pies), it’s time to kick off 2019 right. We’re not talking fad diets, we’re talking getting healthy and strong 💪

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We meet one of the Young People’s Sports Panelists

2018 marks the Year of Young People in Scotland with special events, panels, and festivals taking place throughout the country to celebrate just how great youngsters are.

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The yoga trends you NEED to know about

Today is International Yoga Day. Whether you know your downward dog from your warrior pose or not, the ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice is one that’s well worth embracing. Originating in India about 2,000 years ago, yoga is good for building strength, flexibility and for clearing your mind, decreasing stress and helping you unwind – and just about anyone can give it a go! And there’s more to yoga than classes packed with middle-aged ladies in your local leisure centre. Oh, yes. Yoga’s getting jazzed up all over the place – and there are some rather, er, unusual versions…

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How I became a sports reporter: Kieran Canning, AFP

Kieran Canning, originally from Airdrie, is living the DREAM. Based in Madrid, he’s the Spanish sports correspondent for AFP (Agence France-Presse), a major French news agency. His day is consumed by sport – mostly football – and he’s covered some of the biggest events the sporting calendar has to offer. He’s currently in Rio chasing all the action on the ground at the Olympic Games – but he managed to find a minute to tell us more about his dream job What made you want to become a journalist? I always had a love of following the news and been…

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Olympic Sports: Get Involved

All eyes are on Rio tonight for the opening of the 2016 Olympic Games. Across 16 days, a record-breaking 11,000 athletes will compete to win glory for their home country in 28 Olympic Sports , and the eyes of the world will be watching. Inspired to take part? We’ve selected some exciting Olympic events you can get involved in (at a much less competitive level…) right here in Scotland. What a great picture of the Olympic Rings on Copacabana Beach! Photo by @gettyimages A photo posted by The Olympic Games (@olympics) on Aug 4, 2016 at 9:11am PDT   Sailing One…

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Five Bad-Ass Serena Williams Moments

She’s an athlete, model, performer, brand ambassador, feminist and role model for sportspeople everywhere. Serena Williams smashed her way to Wimbledon victory on Sunday by winning her 22nd Grand Slam title, bringing her into a tie for Open era record on Grand Slam singles titles. But Serena hasn’t just been killing it on centre court. She recently spoke out on #blacklivesmatter, made a twerking cameo in Beyonce’s Lemonade and shattered expectations by showing off her incredible physique in the famous Pirelli Calendar 2016. via GIPHY Here’s a look at five times Serena Williams has been awesome, without even picking up a racket. Still She Rises…

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World’s Best Football Commentary Moments #R1Commentary

Radio 1’s Chris Stark and Scott Mills have caused a stir with their alternative football commentary for BBC’s Euro 2016 semi-final coverage, France versus Germany. Here we pop into the commentary box to scream, shout, sweat, cry and squeal with the world’s top commentators. Let’s start with Iceland…. “NEVER WAKE ME UP! WE ARE NEVER GOING HOME!” Gudmunder Benediktsson wins the prize for best name at the Euros, but he also takes the title for most excited commentator. Things got squealy. Only Icelandic dogs could understand him after a late goal by Arnor Ingvi Traustason against England sent him screaming for…

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Introducing… The Homeless World Cup

It’s not all about Euro 2016 at the moment, football fans. Oh no! Because this weekend, the Homeless World Cup is coming to Glasgow – the perfect solution to summer holiday boredom. So, er, what exactly is it? We’ve got the lowdown… What exactly is the Homeless World Cup? The Homeless World Cup sees teams of homeless men and women from around the world come together to compete in a football tournament. It all began in 2001, and this year, players will be competing from 52 different countries to show the rest of the world what they’re made of. Where’s…

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