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Increase of blue badge thefts and numbers caught abusing disability scheme

Blue badge theft has trebled in three years, and the number of people caught abusing the scheme has risen nearly threefold in five years, reports the North West Evening Mail.

CAA Examines Airport's Treatment of Disabled Passengers

Since 2015 the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has been working to establish a framework for assessing the performance of UK airports when it comes to catering for disabled passengers reports Disabled Motoring.

Prostate Cancer UK searches for their winning ‘favourite local’

Following the launch last year of pop-up pub fundraiser, the Men United Arms, Prostate Cancer UK is calling on landlords this September to throw open their doors and host a fundraising night in order to help save men’s lives.

Hotel for young people with learning difficulties given green light

A hotel for young people with autism and learning difficulties has been given the green light by Gateshead Council reports The Caterer.

Asda are being praised for new toilet sign showing 'not every disability is visible'

The sensitive sign in one of the supermarket's stores has raised an important point reports the Daily Mirror.

Citizens Advice Halton highlights health and disability employment gap

Charity helped more than 400 people with workplace related problems last year reports the Liverpool Echo

Cambridge Folk Festival disability insult row

An ex-Paralympian and her husband said they were called "window lickers" by a member of staff at "Europe's most prestigious folk festival" reports BBC News.

Eurostar storing bikes in disabled toilets

Bicycles are being stored in disabled toilets on some of Eurostar's international services to and from France, the BBC has learned.

Chewton Glen named number one in Hoteliers' Hotels Top 100

Iconic country house hotel Chewton Glen, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, has been named as the best in the country by the UK’s leading hoteliers reports the Caterer.

Could local charities hold the key to closing the disability employment gap?

A Cornish MP is calling on the Government to use the expertise of local charities to help people with disabilities find work reports the Plymouth Herald.

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