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It’s that top of the town feeling for care home residents

CARE home residents across Sefton are to be treated to a trip to the top of the town, courtesy of the owners of Southport’s new Big Wheel.

Disabled people’s chance to sample life in the fast lane

DISABLED people are being given the chance to experience the thrills of some exciting off-road driving.

Carers

Roll up, roll up for Sunday’s disability awareness day

THE 31st annual Disability Awareness Day – affectionately known as DAD – goes ahead on Sunday and organisers Warrington Disability Partnership reckon it will be the best ever.

We need help NOW, say unpaid carers

MILLIONS of unpaid carers are being pushed to breaking point and may be forced to quit work, warns Carers UK as new figures reveal the devastating impact of Covid-19.

New help for disabled abuse survivors

A NEW booklet is has been launched to help disabled adult survivors of childhood abuse.

Last call for views on benefits system

DISABILITY minister Chloe Smith has issued a final plea for people to have their say and help create a fairer benefits system for all.

Sports

Welsh disability snooker tournament is back in action

THE Welsh Open is set to return to the World Disability Billiards and Snooker (WDBS) calendar this August for the first time in over three years.

Autistic Sam takes on Euro Ironman challenge

SUPER Sam Holness, Britain’s amazing autistic triathlete, is set to compete in the Ironman European Championship triathlon later this month, in another world first. Last...

Life in the fast lane for Paralympian oarsmen

PARALYMPIC rowers put down their oars and tasted life as racing drivers with Team BRIT, the UK’s top disabled motorsport squad

Lucy steals the glory at Bolton Indoor wheelchair tennis tournament

WHEELCHAIR tennis star Lucy Shuker claimed three titles in 10 days in back-to-back tournaments at the Bolton Indoor Tournament – equalling her career-best world...

Health

Steve Morgan Foundation’s £50m to cure type 1 diabetes

Steve and Sally Morgan with son, Hugo THE Steve Morgan Foundation has announced a massive £50m donation to transform the lives of people living with...

New blood test to be rolled out for cancer

A NEW cancer diagnostic test with the potential to save hundreds of lives is to be rolled out across Cheshire and Merseyside.

Don’t forget people like me, Bryan tells health bosses

HEALTH bosses are being urged not to overlook people living with muscle-wasting conditions in any future plans, after a new study reveals there are 40,000 more people living with such conditions than previously thought.

Paralysed student stands again in his special new wheelchair

A BOY left paralysed in an horrific cycling accident a year ago has been able to stand using his own “standing wheelchair” for the first time.

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Never ever give in, says Mike McCartney in moving film about All Together NOW!

MERSEY legend Mike McCartney is sending a heartfelt message to anyone feeling at a low point in their lives – “Never ever give in. There’s always light at the end of the tunnel.”

What summer has in summer in store for YOU!

ASTROLOGER Russell Grant looks at what the stars have in store for you . . . ARIES (March 21st-April 20th) Obligations are a burden over your...

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