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GETTING INTO SPORT FOLLOWING AN AMPUTATION

A recent report, commissioned by TBI LAW (specialists in hospital negligence claims - click here for more details) has explored how amputees can still enjoy sport. The...

ANDREA LEADSOM SPEAKS EXCLUSIVELY TO DISABILITY TALK

By Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, Leader of the House of Commons As the home of our democracy and the heart of our nation's public...

I BELIEVE THAT SOCIETY IS MOVING IN A POSITIVE DIRECTION – THE Rt. Hon...

"We hear a lot of abusive and discriminatory voices in society - particularly through Twitter and other forms of social media. But it is...

GAVIN PATTERSON, CEO OF BT, GIVES US HIS THOUGHTS ON DISABILITY

Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive Officer, BT Group BT's commitment to disability inclusion for its customers, its people and the wider community As Chief Executive of one...

THE DISABILITY VIEWS OF THE LIBERAL DEMOCRATS

From the leaders correspondence team We have been clear that seeking to "balance the books on the backs of the poor and disabled ... is...

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...

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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...

‘AND ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST’

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