n injured cyclist whose Paralympics dream was dashed by a drink-driver has ignited the last cauldron to be lit ahead of the 2012 games. Simon Richardson won two golds and one silver medal at the Beijing Paralympics in
Crunch time: A wheelchair-bound artist rides atop a giant apple, which became a central theme of the show in reference to the moment Sir Isaac Newton formulated the theory of gravity after an apple fell on his head
Jordan withdraws sex charges men: Wheelchair user Omar Sami Qaradhi, faces three charges of sexual assault, two against a child, and one of voyeurism after allegedly entering a women's changing room at the Antrim Forum leisure centre.
Natalie Du Toit makes it 11 Natalie Du Toit of South Africa competes in the Women's Butterfly - heats on Day 1 in the London 2012 Aquatics Centre. She later went on to power to victory in the event, earning her Paralympic gold medal
Fiery sky lights Stadium below The Paralympic Cauldron burns in the foreground, with a large-scale version of the celebrated Alison Lapper Pregnant sculpture located behind, and dramatic fireworks overhead.