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Public transport still a problem for wheelchair users

MOST wheelchair users and their families and carers can’t travel as independently as they would like to – and two in three do not feel confident enough to use public transport – says a report from disabled children’s charity Whizz-Kidz.

Handbikers go the extra 200 miles for rugby legend Steve Prescott

A TEAM of handbikers completed a five-day, 200-mile Hull-Manchester ride, raising funds for the cancer charity set up by the former St Helens rugby legend, Steve Prescott.

European Mobility Week – A truly inclusive campaign?

EUROPEAN Mobility Week gets into gear today (September 16). The aim is to get people thinking about the range of transport options available, and to choose the right mode when travelling. But that’s not easy if you have a disability, says PHILIPPA WILLITTS.

Thousands set for Warrington’s Disability Awareness Day

THOUSANDS of people will be flocking to Warrington on Sunday (July 12) for the annual Disability Awareness Day.

Why can’t we just get on a train?

TWO-THIRDS of disabled people say they would be more likely to use trains more frequently if they could turn up and go, rather than booking assistance ahead of their journey.

Just the ticket for disabled rail users

RAIL commuters with disabilities and learning difficulties are to get safer and more comfortable journeys, thanks to a 'blue card' scheme from First TransPennine Express.

Benidorm’s Madge issues a warning for scooter users

TV’s most famous mobility scooter user, Benidorm’s Sheila Reid (who plays Madge), has launched a new training programme for scooter users which could become compulsory. Insurance may also be compulsory under new EU laws.

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