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Hackney sports star Dervis Konuralp has revealed he may swap his swimming cap for a cycle helmet ahead of the Paralympic Games in London in 2012. Konuralp, who has won 35 major medals in the pool, said he had done a trial on the track and was waiting to hear if he would be invited by British Cycling to start a training programme.
News that Haggerston Pool is to be reopened after nearly a decade of neglect has sparked joy among community figures. Leaders of several groups said they were "absolutely delighted" and "amazed" by Hackney Council's promise, and vowed to come together for "the mother of all street parties" to celebrate.