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Council
Black cab driver has licence withdrawn 

20 Apr 18

A hackney taxi driver has had his licence revoked with immediate effect for failing to properly secure a disabled passenger in his cab on two separate occasions.


FixMyStreet
Trip hazzard, 18th April 

18 Apr 18

Broad Street city centre corner of Deutsch bank major trip hazard for blind and disabled Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 55 Broad Street, Birmingham Report on FixMyStreet…


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New insights into disabled young people who ‘succeed but don’t proceed’ at school 

18 Apr 18

Social factors including low expectations and experiences of bullying are creating barriers to higher education for young people with disabilities in England, according to new research from the University of Warwick and the London School of Economics…


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Looking Back on the Young Deaf Filmmakers Scheme 

18 Apr 18

It’s been over a decade since we did our Deaf Filmmakers project (funded by Mediabox), where budding young media enthusiasts took part in workshops.


Events
Acting Up Presents ‘The Just so Stories’ 

17 Apr 18

Acting Up presents ‘The Just so Stories’ ‘How the whale got his throat & How thc camel got his hump’ Saturday 16th June 2.30pm at Newhampton Arts Centre.


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Chris Fonseca: Being a Deaf Choreographer & the Importance of Role Models 

11 Apr 18

Chris Fonseca talks about why the Deaf Youth Film and Performance Academy should happen and his experiences as a deaf choreographer: To help make the Deaf Youth Film and Performance Academy happen, please visit our Kickstarter page! Advertisements…


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Walsall Wood’s Motivation Hub Spring Fete this Saturday! 

6 Apr 18

It’s good to see the recently opened Moivation Hub in Walsall Wood going from strength to strength – this wonderful facility for those with learning disabilities or other special needs fills a real local gap in provision and provides a warm, safe…


Saddlers
News From the Latest Walsall Supporters Working Party Meeting 

6 Apr 18

There were several topics on the schedule including the Supporters’ Trust’s recent application to have the club’sBanks’s Stadium designated as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) along with news from the Disabled Supporters’ Association.


Council
Successful Department for Education visit praises special needs support 

6 Apr 18

Significant progress has been made to ensure children and young people in Sandwell with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are getting the right support.


Blog feature
Help make the DYFPA happen for young deaf people 

5 Apr 18

Award winning filmmaker Louis Neethling will be amongst the inspiring role models leading workshops at the Deaf Youth Film and Performance Academy.


News
Report backs plan for new houses and apartments in Burntwood 

5 Apr 18

A report has recommended giving the green light to a new housing development in Burntwood.


Blog arts
Twisted but not Bitter 

5 Apr 18

THE TWISTED TALE OF HANSEL AND GRETEL Birmingham Hippodrome, Wednesday 4 th April, 2018   In the first of a planned series of collaborations, Birmingham Hippodrome, Open Theatre Company and Metro-Boulot-Dodo stage this new production to bring …


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Winner of Best Music Video at LOCIFF 2018 

4 Apr 18

We shared the news last week that our music video I Believe would be shown at the London Cinematic International Film Festival and we’re delighted to say that it’s been recognised as the winner of the Best Music Video! The music video, …


Events
Avengers: Infinity War 

3 Apr 18

The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.


Events
That Good Night 

3 Apr 18

Ralph, a once famous screenwriter, is in his seventies and terminally ill.


Blog comment
It’s all happening at Walsall Wood’s Motivation Hub with an Easter Club and Spring Fete 

30 Mar 18

It’s good to see the recently opened Moivation Hub in Walsall Wood going from strength to strength – this wonderful facility for those with learning disabilities or other special needs fills a real local gap in provision and provides a warm, safe and…


Football
Inclusive Football for MENCAP at Coles Lane! 

28 Mar 18

A great opportunity for those who want to play football with disabilities and special Needs…


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‘I Believe’ to be shown at London Cinematic International Film Festival 

27 Mar 18

The FIRST ever music video that Deaffest has created I Believe is among the official selection for the London Cinematic International Film Festival! The music video involved a collaboration of two amazingly talented Deaf professional artists from …


FixMyStreet
Flytipping, 27th March 

27 Mar 18

Dumped large fridge been here few months please remove ASAP.


News
Disabled rider in Everest bid 

26 Mar 18

A rider from Leamington Spa wants to be the first disabled person to reach Everest base camp on a horse.


Blog feature
Can young deaf people count on your support? 

22 Mar 18

Check out our newly launched crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and read about our fantastic project – the UK’s First Sign Musical Film!  Please share the news far and wide including on your own social media, let’s get as many people …


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SHIDFF 21st-23rd September 2018 

22 Mar 18

Last year we shared some exciting information about our Deaffest Co-Founders Nikki Stratton and Marilyn Willrich, when they took a trip to Shanghai! They worked in partnership with the organisation that set up the first ever Shanghai International …


News
Solihull council disbands service to help young disabled people into work 

22 Mar 18

SOLIHULL Council has taken a ‘difficult decision’ to disband a service which helps young disabled people into employment.


News
Sick thieves leave severely disabled Harborne man housebound after stealing vital mobility car 

20 Mar 18

Anthony Sloyan’s mother says her son has ‘lost his lifeline to the outside world’ after the March 16 theft…


Council
One Voice – Expert Parent Workshop 

20 Mar 18

Council for Disabled Children Expert Parent Programme Workshop…