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Karen Darke deserves medal – Rachel Morris

Guildford hand-cyclist Rachel Morris says fellow Briton Karen Darke deserves to share her Paralympic bronze medal. The duo crossed the finish line of the H1-3 road race at Brands Hatch hand-in-hand but Morris was awarded bronze.BBC Morris told BBC Surrey: “It wasn’t done in any planned way whatsoever. The pair of us had worked so hard on that race. “We worked tactically together for the first time, which was fantastic. It felt very wrong one of us going over the line without the other.” The Beijing gold medallist added: “It was the best but hardest I have ever done,...

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Costa kick us out over disabled tot

SHOCKED mum Claire Walker got the boot from a Costa Coffee shop — for feeding her disabled baby using a tube. Staff ordered her out after claiming the sound of poorly Brayden’s lifesaving medical kit was putting a moaning customer off her latté.   The Sun They even warned Claire, 29, and stunned hubby Kenneth, 44, of Aberdeen, NEVER to return to the branch in the city with their 15-month-old son. Last night disgusted Claire said: “We were outraged but so taken aback we left. “Nobody bats an eyelid at women breast-feeding in public. “But when you feed a...

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Don’t forget the word ‘disability’, but don’t pity it either

Frances Ryan of The Independent explores the positive platform that the Paralympics has provided and looks further into what the word ‘disabled’ means to people. Read more at The Independent website here   Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new...

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Victoria Wright – What We Learned From The Paralympics

Victoria Wright has written a rather amusing column for The Independent about the lessons we have been taught from the Paralympic Games. Lesson one is that disabled people are better at booing government officials! Read the full column here Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new...

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London Underground Disability Ramps To Stay After Games

Ramps introduced at some Tube platforms to help wheelchair users during the Olympics and Paralympics are to be retained. Transport for London (TfL) said the boarding aids at 16 stations would stay for a few months while a review was carried out. Read more at the BBC News website here   Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new...

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