Scientist Sir John led the project to map the human genome.
more about Sir John's story
Emergency service workers the world over are prepared to put their lives on the
line to save others. But rarely has their dedication been more clear than on September
about The Heroes of Sept 11
Six-year-old Kirsty captured the nation's heart when she was picked as a mascot
for the England team in their World Cup qualifier against Greece last year.
more about Kirsty's story
Margaret's pioneering work with the integrated schools movement in Northern Ireland
has helped bring down barriers and challenge long-held prejudices in the province.
more about Margaret's story
Debby saved a young woman's life and prevented an entire neighbourhood going up
more about Debby's story
When Richard Emmott hung up his rugby boots for the last time, he had no idea that
the skills he acquired on the pitch would one day be called upon to avert a shooting
more about Richard's story
Deputy headteacher Anthony Peltier used his first aid skills to save the life of
a stabbed teenager.
more about Anthony's story
Katie-Louise, 12, save her brother's life after he had suffered a potentially fatal
reaction to an asthma drug.
Read more about Katie-Louise's story
David Beckham was crowned the king of English football after powering the Three
Lions into the World Cup finals.
more about David's story
Despite suffering terrible burns, Joseph has retained his sparkling personality.
more about Joseph's story
Steven Portman lost his arm in a horrific accident, but if it hadn't been for his
best friend, Sean McNally, he would probably have lost his life.
more about Sean's story
If it hadn't been for the brave actions of PC Simon Dell, Christine Fox would today
be a widow, grieving the loss of her son.
more about PC Simon Dell's story
Before Steve Wardle moved on to the Grange Park housing estate, many of its residents
were too scared to leave their homes at night.
more about Steve's story
Leukaemia sufferer Sophie has been a tower of strength for her mum who was diagnosed
with breast cancer.
more about Sophie's story
The floods which hit Britain in December 2000 almost cost four-year-old Rosie Knight
her life. But thanks to sister Sophie she survived.
Just 15 years ago a fur coat was as much a status symbol as a Ferrari or a Rolex,
but today most people would not be seen dead in anything dead. And it is all down
more about Mark's story
The boundless enthusiasm of headteacher Sandra Walton has turned round the fortunes
of Pineapple Junior Infants School.
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Emma has turned her life around to become an inspiration to her peers.
more about Emma's story
Since setting up When You Wish Upon A Star in 1990, the charity has made dreams
come true for thousands of children and has rightly earned Barbara the title of
a real-life fairy godmother.
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Jill knows better than most the misery caused by asthma. Not only is she a sufferer
herself, but as a nurse she has spent 27 years treating people with breathing difficulties.
more about Jill's story
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