Disability

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Billionaire faces backlash after his Ferrari blocked disabled access at opening of his store

Billionaire faces backlash after his Ferrari blocked disabled access at opening of his store

Billionaire criticised after his Ferrari blocked disabled access at his new shop

A billionaire has been criticised after his £200k Ferrari was allegedly seen blocking disabled access at the opening of his new flagship store.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Barbie

Inclusive Barbie dolls show the toy industry has 'finally got the message'

Inclusive Barbie dolls: 'The toy industry has finally got the message'

Toy manufacturer Mattel has released a range of Barbie dolls with disabilities, including one in a wheelchair and another with a removable prosthetic leg.

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Disabled golfer becomes first worldwide to captain an able-bodied club

Disabled golfer becomes first worldwide to captain an able-bodied club

Disabled golfer becomes first worldwide to captain an able-bodied club

A golfer who uses just one arm to play his shots is set to become the world's first paraplegic captain of an able-bodied club.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

MP supporting Katie Price's disability abuse petition says 'government and social media companies must act'

MP supporting Katie Price's disability abuse petition says 'government must act'

An MP and a disability campaigner explain the impact of online abuse on disabled people, after lending their support to Katie Price's campaign to make online abuse a crime

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

 ‘There is a thing of being too disabled’ as an actor, says producer Adam Pearson

‘There is such a thing as too disabled’ for an actor, says producer Adam Pearson

‘There is such a thing as too disabled’ for an actor, says producer Adam Pearson

Adam Pearson, a broadcast journalist and producer has said that there is “such a thing as too disabled” when being an actor, after Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston defended playing a disabled man in his latest film.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Monday, January 7, 2019

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

What's in the government's NHS ten-year plan?

Theresa May will unveil a plan for overhauling certain areas of the NHS by providing additional funding, but staff shortages and social care are still not being addressed

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Disabled parking space

Thefts of blue badge parking permits reach record high

Thefts of blue badge parking permits reach record high

Thefts of parking permits for disabled motorists have increased by 45 per cent in the past 12 months, official figures show.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Disabled children are ‘always at the bottom of the greasy pole of priorities’, says disability campaigner

Disabled children are ‘always at the bottom of the greasy pole of priorities’, says disability campaigner

Disabled children are ‘always at the bottom' of priorities, says campaigner

Campaigner Dan White from Department of Ability has said that disabled children always end up at the “bottom of the greasy pole of priorities” and a Minister for Disabled Children is a “necessity” to change this.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Monday, November 12, 2018

Flybe plane

Flybe 'didn't follow the correct process' to sack pilot with fear of flying, says employment lawyer

Flybe 'didn't follow the correct process' to sack pilot with fear of flying

An employment lawyer has said that airline Flybe didn't follow the "correct process" when firing a pilot who had developed a fear of long flights.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Friday, May 11, 2018

Disabled people feeling 'trapped' inside unsuitable homes, report warns

Disabled people feeling 'trapped' inside unsuitable homes, report warns

The Equality and Human Rights Commission said 365,000 disabled people have reported that their homes are not suitable for their needs.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Labour and Tories go head to head on equality and discrimination

Has Labour's equality drive backfired? Tories certainly think so

Has Labour's equality drive backfired? Tories certainly think so

Labour's Young Labour Equalities Conference has come under fire for not allowing white heterosexual able-bodied men to attend

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Disabled passenger claims he wasn't allowed on Air India flight over wheelchair

Disabled passenger claims he wasn't allowed on Air India flight because of his electric wheelchair

Disabled passenger claims he wasn't allowed on Air India flight over wheelchair

Air India has denied claims made by passenger Kaushik Majumdar

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

First para-athlete completes Around The Island sailing race in Hong Kong

First para-athlete completes Around The Island sailing race in Hong Kong

First para-athlete completes Around The Island sailing race in Hong Kong

Foo Yuen-wai suffered polio as a child which left him having to use a wheelchair

Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

Disabled protestors fined by police for blocking road in Israel

Disabled protestors fined by police for blocking road in Israel

Disabled protestors fined by police for blocking road in Israel

The protestors were campaigning for better benefits on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

JK Rowling apologises for misconstruing Donald Trump in video of disabled boy

JK Rowling apologises for Donald Trump disabled boy tweet

JK Rowling apologises for Donald Trump disabled boy tweet

The Harry Potter author incorrectly assumed the US President had ignored a disabled boy in a video in the White House

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Severely disabled man born from incestuous rape loses compensation fight

Severely disabled man born from incestuous rape loses compensation fight

Severely disabled man born from incestuous rape loses compensation fight

A man who has only been identified as Y was originally told he would be eligible for compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, however now he has lost that fight

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Anne Wafula Strike was forced to wet herself on a train

Anne Wafula Strike: Public transport disabled access just not good enough, says campaigner Sian Vasey

Public transport not accessible enough for disabled people, says campaigner

Sian Vasey spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer about the recent incident involving Anne Wafula Strike MBE, who was forced to wet herself on a train after it had no working toilets

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Lord David Blunket on disabilities, Labour Leadership and the Great Wall of Calais

Sam Delaney speaks to Lord David Blunkett

Lord Blunkett discussed disability, Labour Leadership and Calais

Paralympics: 'It will be harder for disabled people to get into sport in the future', says Disability Rights UK

Paralympics: 'It will be harder for disabled people to get into sport in the future', says Disability Rights UK

Disability Rights UK warns it's becoming harder for disabled people in sport

The Paralympics begins tonight with the opening ceremony, but Disability Rights UK has concerns over cuts