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Rugby
Birmingham Airport ‘must improve’ its treatment of disabled passengers 

13 Jul 18

Some passengers on incoming flights at Manchester were left waiting on planes for more than an hour before assistance arrived…


News
Four airports found to be failing disabled passengers 

13 Jul 18

Gatwick, Stansted and Birmingham all need improvement, while Manchester remains poor, a survey says.


News
Ankerside clothing appeal for children’s charity 

12 Jul 18

ANKERSIDE Shopping Centre is appealing to Tamworth to donate dresses, suits and accessories for a charity which is organising a glamorous prom night to remember for youngsters affected by complex health issues.


FixMyStreet
Wheelie bins left on road daily, 11th July 

11 Jul 18

Two Wheelie bins left on the road all day every day to reserve parking on a de-registered disabled parking space.


FixMyStreet
False Disabled Parking Space, 10th July 

10 Jul 18

This is not a disabled parking space.


Blog feature
UnLtd – Transforming Employment for Disabled People 

10 Jul 18

Transforming Employment for Disabled People is a new partnership between UnLtd and Scope.


Local news
Princess Anne opens Sense’s pioneering multi-purpose community centre in Selly Oak 

9 Jul 18

A pioneering new multi-purpose centre – which brings community and disability services together in one building – was today opened by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal (Monday 9th July).


Local news
CASBA introduces new support group for carers 

9 Jul 18

Local charity CASBA are delighted to announce that they will be holding their first ever carers support group on 24th July 2018 from 11:00am to 1:00pm at Northfield Fire Station.


FixMyStreet
Rubbish, 9th July 

9 Jul 18

Rubbish on pavement,you have to walk in the road.


Blog feature
Nottingham Film Festival 2018 Update 

5 Jul 18

We asked you to vote for our videos a while ago and while I Believe didn’t get through to the final round, we’re delighted to share that the Deaffest 2017 promo has gotten through to the final round for Best Advert/Trailer at the Hothouse …


FixMyStreet
False Disabled Parking Space, 5th July 

5 Jul 18

This disabled parking space was de-registered a while back.


FOI
Housing benefit paid for specialist supported accommodation 

4 Jul 18

Request sent to Coventry City Council by sophie churchill on 4 July 2018 .


FOI
Housing benefit paid for specialist supported accommodation 

4 Jul 18

Request sent to Dudley Council by Becky Poole on 4 July 2018 .


FOI
Housing benefit paid for specialist supported accommodation 

4 Jul 18

Request sent to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council by Julie Boswell on 4 July 2018 .


FixMyStreet
Old residents disabled bay, 3rd July 

3 Jul 18

Ex residents disabled bay no longer living there 57 hart rd erdington already this rd is over parked with recent leisure centre opened at top of hart rd and edwards rd Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing…


Blog comment
Emma welcome Anil Sharma from Leonard Cheshire to his week of work experience 

2 Jul 18

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for  Wolverhampton North East, has welcomed local resident, Anil Sharma, who is carrying out work experience with his local MP.


Blog feature
Nikki Stratton’s Day Out at the Royal Windsor Cup 2018 

28 Jun 18

Sunday 24th June 2018 has been an absolutely wonderful day for Deaffest’s Co-Founder and Co-Director Nikki Stratton, who attended the Royal Windsor Cup 2018.


Events
Mission: Impossible – Fallout 

26 Jun 18

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team, along with some familiar allies, race against time after a mission has gone wrong.


News
Staffordshire sets out future plans for residents with disabilities 

25 Jun 18

PROPOSALS that will shape the way services are provided to people with physical or learning disabilities have been agreed at a key council meeting.


Rugby
The most accessible places to visit for a day out in Birmingham and beyond with ramps, easy parking and more 

23 Jun 18

Attractions such as Cadbury World and Thinktank which have disabled parking, induction loops, wheelchair hire, ear defenders, magnifying glasses, guide dog admittance and more…


News
Disabled girl, 5, has hair chopped off by school bullies six times – leaving mum furious 

22 Jun 18

Poor Melissa Booth, aged just five, has had her locks repeatedly chopped off…


FixMyStreet
Obstruction of the Highway, 20th June 

20 Jun 18

Everyone who has a white disabled sign in front of their house on the road, treats this as a reserved parking spot granted by BCC.


Blog feature
Nikki Stratton to Attend Royal Windsor Cup 2018 

20 Jun 18

Deaffest’s Co-Founder and Co-Director Nikki Stratton will have the pleasure of attending the Royal Windsor Cup this Sunday 24th June 2018.


Rugby
Birmingham Airport runway closure saw disabled passengers ‘trapped on plane with no food or drinks’ 

19 Jun 18

Wendy Thomas said her mother was forced to spend two spells of more than two hours trapped on airplane…


FixMyStreet
Illegal disabled bay painted, 18th June 

18 Jun 18

Number 125 has had a illegal disabled bay painted by some irish fellas.