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World Emoji Day 2019: First Look At The New Disability Emojis For Release On iOS This Autumn

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  By Rhiannon Williams in iNews.   Disability-themed icons, a yawning face and a sloth are among the new characters to be released in honour of World Emoji Day. Apple has previewed a selection of emoji due for release in the autumn, including a range of inclusive disability-themed characters. The reveal coincides with World Emoji Day, an unofficial […]

Cheapest Airport Car Parks Revealed – Where A Space Costs Just £43.99 For A Two-Week Break

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  By Stephanie Bateman in Doncaster Free Press.   New research into parking prices across UK airports by My Late Deals reveals the huge variations in price consumers are paying. My Late Deals compared the cost of parking a car for two weeks during the summer holidays (5th – 19th August 2019) at an official airport […]

Tech Tent: Should You Trust Smart Machines ?

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    By Rory Cellan-Jones in BBC News. Should you be asking a voice-activated speaker intimate questions about your health? And is it important that the scientists behind AI systems actually understand how they work? These are two questions we seek to answer in this week’s Tech Tent podcast. Listen to the latest Tech Tent podcast on BBC […]

Chronic fatigue Syndrome And An Illness-Focused Approach To Care: Controversy, Morality And Paradox

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  By Susanna Agardy, in BMJ Journals. At the heart of Sharpe and Greco’s article lies the complaint that while cancer patients accept CBT/GET treatments for their fatigue, ME/CFS patients reject these treatments. Of course they do! ME/CFS patients have a different disease, the main feature of which makes them unable to increase exertion. The article contains […]

Moon Landings Footage Would Have Been Impossible To Fake – A Film Expert Explains Why

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  By Howard Berry in The Conversation.     It’s been half a century since the magnificent Apollo 11 moon landing, yet many people still don’t believe it actually happened. Conspiracy theories about the event dating back to the 1970s are in fact more popular than ever. A common theory is that film director Stanley Kubrick […]

One North-West Town Is Getting It Right For Disabled People On Public Transport – So Why Can’t The Rest Of Britain ?

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  By James Moore in The Independent.   When you’re disabled the phrase “back to earth with a bump” is all too familiar. On Thursday I wrote about what I’d describe as a rare win: the Greater London Authority sent a motion to London mayor Sadiq Khan following my humiliating experience on the tube (I was […]

Shakespeare’s Back In Business As Rose Theatre Re-Opens – Video And Pix

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    By YorkMix in Entertainment, Music Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre has opened, bring four new plays to the pop-up theatre in the shadow of Clifford’s Tower. Running from Tuesday 25 June – Sunday 1 September 2019, the programme features Hamlet, Henry V, The Tempest and Twelfth Night. It was opened by the York Town Crier Ben Fry and Linda Fenwick, High Sheriff of North […]

VIDEO – Warning Over Illegal Behaviour As Flying Scotsman Visits York

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  From Minster FM. The iconic steam engine Flying Scotsman will be visiting North Yorkshire this weekend but those who are going to see it are urged to do so safely. This Saturday, the 29th June, the steam engine will travel up the Midland Main Line before heading to York. Enthusiasts are expected to be […]

PIP: Ombudsman To Start Benefits Investigation

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  From BBC News.   The Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman is to investigate how Stormont’s Department for Communities administers Personal Independence Payments (PIP). PIP replaced the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) benefit in June 2016. The ombudsman Marie Anderson can investigate suspected maladministration in public services. The Department for Communities said only 12 out of […]

Shut Out Due To Sight Loss: Three In Four Guide Dog Owners Illegally Refused Service

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  From The Yorkshire Times.   New figures, launched today, show that three-quarters of guide dog owners (76%) have been illegally turned away by businesses and services, such as taxis, restaurants, shops, cafes, hotels and pubs. As well as being contrary to the Equality Act 2010, these access refusals have now been shown to have […]

Why The High Street Still Isn’t Doing Enough For Customers With Disabilities

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  By David Styles in The Guardian.   In December, on International Day of Persons with Disabilities, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) announced that the government was recruiting six “disability champions” to help “tackle the issues disabled people face as consumers”. One of these positions was reserved for a fashion disability champion who would, the DWP […]

Disabled Access Day 2019 Report

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From Disabled Access Day.   Saturday 16th March 2019 was the fourth Disabled Access Day and we were delighted to see 153 places take part, putting on special events and letting people know about their accessibility. Over 13,000 people got involved in Disabled Access Day by visiting places and spaces across the UK.   To read the report, […]

25 New Shops, 500 Jobs – Major Expansion Plan For York Shopping Centre

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  From YorkMix.   A huge expansion of York Designer Outlet could bring 25 new shops and restaurants to the centre. Owners McArthurGlen say the development will create around 500 retail and construction jobs “and £3.6 million in additional employment income”. The plans also include 630 additional parking spaces and an improved Park & Ride […]

What Is The NKS ?

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    NKS stands for ‘THE NATIONAL KEY SCHEME’! As the name suggests, located all around Britain, there are over 10,000 accessible toilets for disabled people, in public as well as commercial properties of all sorts, which are part of the scheme. The scheme also includes over 1000 Changing Places toilets, which have added specialist […]

Disabled TV Presenter Abandoned For 45 Minutes On British Airways Flight Forced To Slide Headsets Down Aisles To Get Cabin Crew’s Attention

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  By Sophie Morgan in The Independent.   Television presenter Sophie Morgan is calling on airlines to offer concessions for disabled travellers after she was left without means of moving “short of dragging herself along the floor” on a British Airways flight. Ms Morgan, who was paralysed in a car crash when she was 18 and uses a wheelchair, […]

How Online Actions Make The Real World More Accessible

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  Written by Euan MacDonald MBE, Co-founder, Euan’s Guide.   Everyone knows that technology is making our lives easier – from the mobile phones in our pockets, the handy birthday reminders from a certain social network, to the lifesaving data records held by hospitals. However, something that might not be so obvious to businesses is […]

Disney Made Me Question My Disability

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  From the Life Of Pippa Blog.   This piece was originally written for Scope’s online community, but I never got around to sharing it on my blog. It was this time last year that we were in Disneyland Paris living our very best lives, so here’s something of a throwback… Something I often consider is […]

Inside York’s First Cat Cafe

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    From YorkMix. After one false start and a lot of anticipation, York now has its very first cat café. The Cat’s Whiskers opened a few days ago in a listed three-storey building on Goodramgate. Complete with 11 cats, including Freddie and Teddy, Simba, Bear and Snowy and Olaf – who are both deaf – the café […]

DWP Quietly Hands Private Firms £600m Extra To Test Disabled People For Benefits

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  By Dan Bloom in The Mirror.   EXCLUSIVE: Atos and Maximus had their PIP and ESA contracts extended for the second time despite accusations they’re running a “failing” welfare system. Now the eye-watering cost to taxpayers can be revealed. Tory ministers are quietly handing private firms an extra £630 million to test sick and […]

Experience Open Farm Sunday In The Beauty Of The North York Moors

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  From The Yorkshire Times.   Farms across Yorkshire and the UK will be throwing open their gates on 9 June as they welcome the public for Open Farm Sunday. In the North York Moors National Park, Stonebeck Gate Farm at Little Fryup, near Danby, will be giving visitors the opportunity to experience life on […]

The Scandal That Should Force Us To Reconsider Wellness Advice From Influencers

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    By Chris Rojek in The Conversation.   Former social media influencer and “wellness guru” Belle Gibson first caught public attention after claiming she cured herself of terminal cancer by rejecting conventional medicine in favour of a healthy diet and lifestyle. Her story was documented on a blog and social media, which became the basis for a successful book and […]

My Favourite Chronically Ill Entrepreneurs

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    By Pippa in her Life Of Pippa blog.   I once saw a quote reading “when you buy from a small business, an actual person does a little happy dance”, and it really stuck with me. I absolutely love the sentiment of supporting independent creators, all the more so when I know they’re […]

Older And Poorer Communities Are Left Behind By The Decline Of Cash

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  By Daniel  Tischer, Jamie Evan’s and Sara Davies in The Conversation.   A future without cash seems almost inevitable. Recent statistics paint a damning picture: while cash accounted for 62% of all payments by volume in 2006, this dropped to 40% in just a decade and is predicted to fall yet further to 21% by 2026. […]

Life-Sized Statue Of The Queen in A New Public Square – York Minster Reveals Ambitious Plans

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  From YorkMix.   A new public square dedicated to the Queen and featuring a life-sized statue of Her Majesty – that’s the remarkable plan unveiled by York Minster today The first public square in the city for nearly 200 years is one of the proposals in the emerging draft Neighbourhood Plan for the York […]

York Balloon Fiesta To Return Despite Traffic Problems

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  From BBC News. A balloon festival blamed for bringing traffic in York to a standstill is to return to the city. Last year’s York Balloon Fiesta attracted 40,000 visitors, but there were complaints of gridlock on roads and delays to buses. Former Make it York director Steve Brown previously said festival bosses were uncertain […]

THE YORK ME COMMUNITY INTER COMPANY FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE

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THE YORK ME COMMUNITY INTER COMPANY FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE   It’s not only the Premier League that won’t be decided until the last day ! Our Inter Company Fantasy Football League which involves local businesses supporting ME Awareness will also be decided this weekend.   You might have missed out on your chance over the […]

These Are The Sheffield Landmarks That Will Be Turning Blue To Mark ME Awareness Week

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    By Stephanie Bateman in The Star.   Landmarks across Sheffield are set to turn blue this weekend. On Saturday, March 11, the Peace Garden fountains will be turning blue alongside many different monuments such as York City walls, the fountain in Geneva, and nine landmarks across the Netherlands including the Rotterdam Bridge to represent ME […]

Normandy Veterans Who Never Ran Out Of Steam

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      From The Yorkshire Post.   Not many survivors of the events in France 75 years ago remain, but two of them – three if you include the train they were on – enjoyed a day out in Yorkshire today. With so few members left, the Normandy Veterans’ Association has officially disbanded, but […]

Yorkshire Communities Urged To Protect Local Pubs As Review Shows Almost 1,000 Pubs Vanished In Britain Last Year

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  By Mark Lavery in the Yorkshire Post.   Communities across Yorkshire are being encouraged to take action to help protect their pubs after it was revealed almost 1,000 pubs vanished in Britain last year as the industry was hit by intense cost pressures and business rate increases. A total of 914 pubs disappeared in […]

Controversial Housing Scheme For York Playing Fields Set For Green Light

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    By Chloe Laversuch in YorkMix.   Controversial plans for 69 new affordable homes on playing fields around the David Lloyd gym look set to get the go-ahead – despite objections from neighbours. The scheme would see houses built on land off Windmill Lane formerly owned by York St John University. Council planning bosses […]

Airline Forced To Apologise After Charging Woman For Carer’s Seat Reservation

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    By John Pring in Disability News Service.   An airline has been forced to apologise to a disabled woman after it charged her extra to reserve a seat next to her for her carer, and then refused to refund the charge. Helen Jenkins had informed Flybe when she was booking her return flights […]

Travelling Abroad With M.E.

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  By Jane Shaw in M.E. Support.   Introduction I am writing this in October 2018, and most people have had their holidays for this year and might be thinking of where to go next year, if they haven’t been put off by Brexit scares and uncertainties. Travelling abroad is fun for most people, but […]

The York ME TGA Shield – Inter Company Fantasy Football League

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  The York ME Community runs an Inter-Company Fantasy Football League sponsored by TGA Mobility.  This is to help raise awareness of the illness that affects around 250,00 people in the UK, and 800 in the York area alone. The B Team of Bransby Wilson are looking strong favourites to win the league this season, […]

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