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Parking on pavements

As a wheelchair user I am sometimes unable to proceed along the pavement because a driver has parked his vehicle wholly or partly on the pavement.  This is not only a nuisance, but also can force me in to the … Continue reading

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London Buses

As a wheelchair user I had avoided buses as being too awkward and the ramps being too unreliable and the wheelchair spaces always unavailable.  That was based on what many people had told me. On three recent trips to London … Continue reading

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£98 per hour – Ouch!

Had my wheelchair overhauled yesterday.  It is a not very common power assisted manual wheelchair using a drive system made by Yamaha and sold by Steering Developments at Hemel Hempstead.  Had to look more than once when I found I … Continue reading

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That sinking feeling

As wheelchair users my wife and I depend on our through floor lift to get to our bedroom and our studies.  The lift is now over 10 years old and recently we had to change our maintenance company.  The original … Continue reading

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Has anyone given any thought to disabled people with this plan?

http://goo.gl/BafYxq The MailOnline reports on a trial planned in Milton Keynes (my home town) of driverless pods but makes no mention of disabled people.  Imagine a city centre where you can only enter if you can squeeze in to a … Continue reading

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Scam or opportunity

I am always very sceptical about make money from home schemes and I put the one below in the very doubtful category.  What do you reckon?  Is it a scam or an opportunity? http://goo.gl/ZwLusC  

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A widower from Cheshire has been ordered to pay £3,500 compensation to a carer who had her hours cut when his wife died.

The BBC News website reported on 25 October that “A widower from Cheshire has been ordered to pay £3,500 compensation to a carer who had her hours cut when his wife died” – see http://goo.gl/iNqXhA This really does show how … Continue reading

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