Archive for October, 2013


Britain’s future boxing star is a knockout

Teenage flyweight boxer Jack Bateson has another achievement under his belt – after being appointed as an England ambassador for the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Fighting fit | Jack Bateson is in training for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. (Image | Sky Sports)

Fighting fit | Jack Bateson is in training for the 2014 Commonwealth Games. (Image | Sky Sports)

The Leeds-born youngster is currently training hard to reach the Great Britain team for the event, which will be held in Glasgow next summer.

Bateson says he has “very fond memories” of the Commonwealth Youth Games, in which he won a gold medal, and credits much of his current success to this triumph.

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Cardiac arrest survivor’s life-saving battle

Lifelong Billericay Town fan Tim Butt raised more than £600 last weekend to fund a defibrillator for the Essex non-league side, as part of a personal campaign to raise awareness of “hidden” heart conditions.

Battle | Tim Butt was lucky to survive a cardiac arrest in March, and has committed himself to fundraising. (Image | Emma Webb)

Battle | Tim Butt was lucky to survive a cardiac arrest in March, and has committed himself to fundraising. (Image | Emma Webb)

Tim, 24, was lucky to survive after suffering a cardiac arrest in March, but had no idea that he had a condition which put him at risk of heart problems.

Since recovering, he has committed himself to highlighting the risk of silent cardiac conditions, and raising money for national charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).

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