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CONTACTLESS CARDS COST CHARITIES MILLIONS

Charities are losing millions of pounds in donations because people are carrying less loose change. As more and more of us use contactless cards...

JEREMY CORBYN SPEAKS TO DISABILITY TALK ABOUT CREATING A FAIRER SOCIETY

Jeremy Corbyn has given Disability Talk his views on creating a fairer society. "The Tories are failing to support working people. They are pressing ahead...

DAME EVELYN GLENNIE SPEAKS WITH DISABILITY TALK

Dame Evelyn Elisabeth Ann Glennie CH DBE is a Scottish virtuoso percussionist. She has been profoundly deaf since the age of 12 and taught...

DAME HELEN GHOSH OF THE NATIONAL TRUST TALKS TO DISABILITY TALK

Dame Helen Ghosh is the Director General of The National Trust. She moved into that position in late 2012 where her interest in history,...

HM GOVERNMENT TALKS DIRECTLY TO DISABILITY TALK

We asked the Government some serious questions with regard to Disability. This is what we asked and here are their replies. Q) Are people in...

DEBBIE ABRAHAMS GIVES US HER THOUGHTS

Debbie Abrahams is Labour's Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions. Here are her thoughts with regard to Disability in the UK. "It has...

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Long overdue but at last a breakthrough! The National Theatre together with Spotlight have compiled a database of Actors with disabilities. We know from our own American correspondent, Hollywood...

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The William Merritt Centre are pleased to announce the new name for their annual exhibition is the AccessAbility Exhibition. It will take place on...

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