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Tracey Proudlock on July 2, 2017

Wimbledon wheelchair tennis: ready for the two bounce drama?

Wimbledon arrives and I feel like the cat that got the cream. Centre court tickets to see the action live! No Henman Hill or TV highlights for me. I love tennis, as a spectator and a wheelchair competitor. Like the rest of the nation, I’m gripped by Wimbledon fever, and...
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Liam Proudlock on November 14, 2014

Wheelchair or pushchair, who should take priority?

This week I’ve been at the Royal Courts of Justice in London observing a case where three appeal court judges are being asked to confirm whether disabled passengers have priority access to wheelchair spaces on buses. The First Bus Group are appealing an earlier decision in the Leeds County Court...
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Liam Proudlock on February 23, 2014

‘Amazing histories’ will help fill a gap in Cornwall’s past

A new series of video interviews with disabled people shows the kind of “amazing histories” that should be recorded for future generations, according to the researcher who has led the project. Remembering and Reflecting: Disability and Community in Cornwall, headed by Dr Theo Blackmore, research manager for Disability Cornwall, aims...
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Liam Proudlock on February 17, 2014

Theatre discrimination victory ‘will have wide-reaching impact’

  A leading entertainment group has admitted discriminating against a disabled theatre-goer by forcing him to buy a ticket for the personal assistant (PA) he needed to accompany him to a concert. Doug Paulley and seven other residents of the care home where he lives in Wetherby were told that...
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Liam Proudlock on February 17, 2014

Council keeps passengers waiting… and waiting… for an accessible taxi

Disabled campaigners are calling on a city council to give them a wider choice of public transport, after a five-year delay in deciding whether to license a more accessible type of black cab. Coventry city council has been accused of breaching discrimination laws over its long-standing refusal to licence larger,...
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