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Rugby
How brazen burglars had ‘cheek’ to prey on disabled couple in Kingstanding 

22 Jan 18

Would-be burglars tried to break into a home in Chingford Road…


Local news
Blue badge access to be extended to people with hidden disabilities 

22 Jan 18

New plans from  Transport Minister Jesse Norman suggest people with hidden disabilities could now get greater access to blue badge criteria.


Rugby
Birmingham foster carer called disabled child ‘it’ 

22 Jan 18

Shocking evidence given to tribunal after council investigation…


News
Sick online trolls target parents of disabled boy after £6m NHS payout 

19 Jan 18

Daniel Spencer has cerebral palsy caused by a major failing in care during labour in 2001…


Blog feature
‘I Believe’ To Be Screened At Seattle Deaf Film Festival 2018 

17 Jan 18

For those who attended Deaffest 2017 and had the opportunity to watch Deaffest’s first ever music video I Believe; we’re excited to let you know that this music video has been selected to be screened at the 4th Seattle Deaf Film Festival (SDFF).


Blog comment
Tax Free Childcare Scheme Now Available to Parents of Under 9s 

16 Jan 18

In April 2017, HM Revenue and Customs started rolling out Tax-Free Childcare, which helps working parents with the cost of childcare with up to £2,000 of support per child per year, or £4,000 for disabled children.


FixMyStreet
Abandoned white toyota van reg noV78 GBL parked upon pavement blocking the right of way for pedestrians and the disabled., 14th January 

14 Jan 18

Van has been driven onto pavement and reversed against lamp post impeading the pedestrian right of way causing problems for Parents with prams and the disabled using wheel chairs are having to use the roadway.


Blog politics
VISITING ELDERLY OR DISABLED OSCOTT RESIDENTS 

14 Jan 18

Meeting elderly and disabled residents is important.


FixMyStreet
Car parking on footpath, 11th January 

11 Jan 18

Silver skoda always parking on footpath in Gretton crescent pushchairs people or wheelchair users and also disabled people can’t access the the path this issue needs to be taken up with the tenants of WHG Nearest road to the pin placed …


Blog feature
‘Now You See Me’ Symposium 

10 Jan 18

Last November our PR Liaison Officer, Louise Parrott, took a trip up to Scotland to attend the Now You See Me Symposium.


Blog comment
Walsall Wood’s Motivation Hub opens soon 

10 Jan 18

I told you all late last year that a really interesting project was starting soon in Walsall Wood for the families and carers of adults with learning disabilities and who have a weekday requirement for daycare for their loved one – well, the lady …


Blog comment
Legal Challenge to PIP mobility changes 

9 Jan 18

Back in March 2017 the Government changed the regulations on PIP.


Blog comment
Food Banks & Soup Kitchens in Wolverhampton 

9 Jan 18

Wolverhampton Welfare Rights have put together a list of food banks and soup kitchens in Wolverhampton.


News
Inspectors praise support available for special needs children in Solihull 

9 Jan 18

INSPECTORS have praised the quality of support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Solihull.


FixMyStreet
Flytipping in walkway between Craddock St and Dunstall Road, 31st December 

31 Dec 17

This flytipping issue is becoming a regular occurence, pedestrians, disabled, mothers with pushchairs are unable to use walkway due to it being blocked and health and safety risk.


News
Unpopular green bin charge will ‘help disabled and homeless’ in Tamworth 

28 Dec 17

Tamworth’s council leader speaks out to justify controversial move…


Local news
Shamed carer snorts drugs near severely disabled man after deliberately reducing his medicine dose 

27 Dec 17

CCTV footage shows Thomas Harris checking nobody is looking before ingesting the drugs…


Events
All the Money in the World 

20 Dec 17

The story of the kidnapping of 16 year-old John Paul Getty III and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother to convince his billionaire grandfather Jean Paul Getty to pay the ransom.


Events
Finding Your Feet 

20 Dec 17

On the eve of retirement, a middle class, judgemental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives in an impoverished inner-city council estate.


Events
The Mercy 

20 Dec 17

Yachtsman Donald Crowhurst’s disastrous attempt to win the 1968 Golden Globe Race ends up with him creating an outrageous account of travelling the world alone by sea.


Events
Phantom Thread 

19 Dec 17

Set in 1950’s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious love life is disrupted by Alma, a young, strong-willed woman who becomes his muse and lover.


Council
Man in court over car park assault 

19 Dec 17

A man who assaulted a Council traffic warden after being challenged for misusing a disabled person’s Blue Badge has been ordered to pay over £600.


Events
Journey’s End 

17 Dec 17

Journey’s End Set in a dugout in Aisne in 1918, Journey’s End is the story of a group of British officers, led by the mentally disintegrating young office Stanhope, variously awaiting their fate..


Events
The Disaster Artist 

17 Dec 17

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.


Events
Darkest Hour 

17 Dec 17

During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds.