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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 […]

Crippled: Austerity And The Demonisation Of Disabled People By Frances Ryan – Review

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  By Yvonne Roberts in The Guardian.   Two years ago the United Nations released the findings of a secret inquiry into state-level violations of the human rights of disabled people. Its conclusion was that a “human catastrophe” was under way. In every sphere, including employment, housing, education and social security, disabled people are hugely disadvantaged. Shamefully, […]

Disabled People Are Sharing The Worst ‘Compliments’ They’ve Received

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  By Serena Coady in The Metro.   Ever felt the sting of a backhanded compliment? Perhaps you’ve been told that your English is ‘surprisingly’ good, or that you’re funny… ‘for a woman’. A new Twitter hashtag, #DisabledCompliments, is highlighting that veiled insults are sometimes a daily reality for people with a disability. The viral […]

How An Historic Fort Is Helping Veterans Transition To Civilian Life

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  By Tim Cooper in Forces Network.   Veterans are being given the chance to restore part of a historic fort in Eastney, on the south-eastern tip of Portsmouth. Built in the 1700s, Fort Cumberland was originally used to defend the Naval Base from a landward attack and stayed in military service until the 1970s. […]

9 Relatable Comics That Nail What It’s Like To Have Chronic Illness

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      By Michelle Levy in The Mighty.   Getting sick is no laughing matter, but it often takes humor to be able to get through the ups and downs of chronic illness. While some of these comics make us laugh out loud in pained affirmation, mostly they raise awareness of chronic illness, and […]

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 […]

Accessible Transport From Disneyland Paris To Paris Gare Du Nord

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  By Pippa  in her Life of Pippa Blog.   Whilst this may be a bit of a niche post, I wanted to share my eventful first experience of public transport abroad as a wheelchair user, travelling from Disneyland Paris to Paris Gare Du Nord. It was a lack of clear information online that prompted […]

Why Having ME/CFS Makes Me Dread The Summer

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  By Jo Moss in Journey Through The Fog.   After I read the news that the temperatures in the UK were going to reach 27 degrees this week, my anxiety levels rose dramatically and panic set in. I hoped I would having longer to adjust to the summer – what happened to spring? – […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fulford Beer & Music Festival Saturday 22nd June 2019 

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  Fulford Beer & Music Festival Saturday 22nd June 2019 From 2pm to Sunset Fulford Sports Pavilion The Parish Field (off Fulfordgate) YO10 4LY • Over 15 local real ales,  craft lagers and ciders • Live music from local bands • BBQ, snacks and soft drinks Main sponsor: £4* ADVANCE £5* ON DOOR * Includes […]

Talk To Me ….But Slowly

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  TALK TO ME….BUT SLOWLY   I used to love the banter Noisy bar room chat Then when the beastly ME hit It put a stop to that   Noise is now my Kryptonite My Achilles’ heel is sound It’s not by choice That the tone of a voice Can knock me to the ground […]

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 […]

Van Gogh’s Paintings Brought To Life At Cutting Edge Exhibition Premiering In York

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      From YorkMix.   York St Mary’s will reopen next month – showcasing some of the world’s greatest artworks as you’ve never seen them before. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience brings the Dutch master’s paintings to life. Huge animated projections allow you to step inside the art. It opens at the Coppergate venue on […]

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 […]

The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done: Film Maker With ME Wants To Raise Awareness Of Hidden Illness

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  By Lucas Hill-Paul in SW Londoner.   A Herne Hill filmmaker hopes his short film This is ME will bring awareness to those living with a common invisible disability. Josh Pickup, 29, was diagnosed with myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), which is also known as chronic fatigue syndrome, at the age of 21. ME is among the most […]

2019 Blue Badge Scheme: Everything You Need To Know About The Hidden Disability Changes

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    By James Kelly in Leasing.com.   The blue badge disabled parking scheme is supposedly undergoing its biggest shake-up since it was introduced in 1970, but what exactly will change, and when? Last year it was revealed that, from 2019, people with hidden disabilities will be granted access to the scheme too. The idea […]

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 Madness That Is The Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge Will Return This Year

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  From YorkMix.   One of York’s best days out bounces back this summer. The Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge returns for a third year on Bank Holiday Monday, August 26 2019. Entries are now open for teams to take part – and if you’d like to sponsor an event that attracted 20,000 spectators last year, and […]

Saving Money On Theatre Tickets As A Disabled Young Adult [AD]

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  By Pippa, in Life Of Pippa.   This post and associated social media posts are kindly sponsored by Triple 7 Events. Find out more about them and book some bargains on their website here [AD]. Let’s be honest: being a theatregoer certainly isn’t the most affordable hobby in the world, particularly as a disabled young person. Whilst […]

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 […]

York To Be Lit Up In Blue For ME Awareness !

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  It has been confirmed by City of York Council that the City Walls and Clifford’s Tower will be lit up in blue for ME Awareness from the 10th to 13th of May. The Council will also be putting out Press Releases to cover the event.

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 […]

Social Services Can Threaten Families Of Children With Chronic Fatigue

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  By Natasha Wynarczyk Myalgic encephalomyelitis, or ME, is little understood by the general public. That lands some parents in the firing line.   Angus Rodwell was an energetic, playful child from Suffolk, UK. Then, at the age of eight, he fell ill with a series of viral infections. Five years on, the 14-year-old is now […]

York TV Coverage Of York Inset Scooter Club Ride Out

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  Below is a link to the coverage by York TV of The York Inset Scooter Club Ride Out on behalf of The York ME Community. I can’t say enough about how much this could change the lives of the many people in York with ME who are unaware of support in the area.  The […]

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 […]

Grief And Loss: Losing An Online Friend

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    By Sarah Wayland in thatspaceinbetween.com.   Grief in online communities – What do you do when you lose a friend you’ve never met? It’s odd how we socially construct ways to live our lives. The invisible to-do or how-to lists that allow the word ‘should’ to creep into our psyche. When I go and talk […]

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