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As the 311 men and women of Team GB boarded the plane bound for the Beijing Olympics, they carried the hopes of the British public with them.

Thirty years ago, Lesley Brown made headlines when she gave birth to her daughter Louise, the world's first test tube baby.

 

Pepe has been the Head Teacher of the Trinity Church of England School in Radstock since it opened three years ago when two local schools merged.

 

In the battlefields of Afghanistan, the specialist Medical Emergency Response Team risk their lives every day by flying missions in the hotbed of terrorist activity.

 

Heroic Bernie Butler risked his life to rescue a man from a devastating explosion after a lorry collided with a gas tanker on the M6 motorway.

 

It started as just an ordinary day for Juby Mathew as he drove to his friend's house one afternoon. But during that journey he was to face his greatest fear head on, risking his life and becoming a hero as he rescued a little boy from the jaws of a vicious dog.

 

When her own sons boasted of carrying out an unprovoked assault which left a father blind in one eye, Carol Saldinack was compelled to turn them over to the police.

 

Matthew Croucher had less than three seconds to make a decision that could have cost him his life.

 

Harry Gregg has long insisted on being remembered as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, not as a hero.

 

As a talented young dancer and choreographer, Ricky McCalla had a promising career ahead of him.  He was in demand from some of the biggest names in the music industry, having starred alongside UK acts including Ashanti and Mystique.

 

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