Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner"s meteoric rise – and his bitterness after London 2012

A ladies’ man who cures his insomnia with nights on the gun range: Blade Runner’s meteoric rise – and his bitterness after London 2012 He visits South African gun range with his 9mm pistol when he can't sleepPistorius got his biblical shoulder tattoo on a whim at 2am After Paralympics he threatened to break legs of man linked to ex-girlfriendHe was linked to various women while dating ex-girlfriend Samantha TaylorAfter break-up she said: 'Oscar is certainly not what people think he is'In 2008 he broke ribs and had 172 stitches in face after crashing power boat Pistorius now charged with murder of FHM model Reeva Steenkamp ” class=”blkBorder” /> Oscar Pistorius after winning his gold medal at the Paralympic games in 2012. He is the world's most famous Paralympian and first to compete in able-bodied Olympics It's a dog's life: Pistorius at his house in Pretoria with his dogs Enzo (right) and Silo (left) Oscar Pistorius' legs were amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old Pistorius was born 26 years ago into a prominent family in Pretoria without fibulas, the outer of the bones that run between the knee and the ankle. His parents, Sheila and Henke, grappled with information, complied with doctors’ advice, and at 11 months his legs were amputated below the knee.

8 patients maimed by hospital blunders every week: Official NHS figures reveal shocking number of serious injuries caused by medical incompetence

Eight patients a week maimed by hospital blunders: Official NHS figures reveal shocking number of serious injuries caused by medical incompetenceIn 2010-2011 eight patients a week were left brain-damaged, blind or missing a limb30million in compensation was paid out to those injuredAmputation payouts alone cost 18million | UPDATED: 10:57 GMT, 31 December 2012 Malpractice: Eight patients a week in 2010-2011 suffered serious injury, such as the amputation of a limb, because of NHS incompetence.