Author: posabilitymagazine

Final post of deaf quadriplegic as he bids final farewell to thousands of online

In a tragic turn of events a deaf quadriplegic who found internet fame with his touching, witty Facebook and Twitter posts has died.  24-year-old David Rose captured the hearts of thousands as he took to the web with his seemingly unfaltering positive attitude and love for life despite the odds.  But on Thursday he lost his life-long battle against the severe cerebral palsy he was born with that had committed him to existence in a wheelchair. He succumbed to pneumonia after being admitted to hospital with a cold late last week. Ever loyal to his committed followers and friends,...

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Man who sprayed graffiti onto postbox painted gold for Paralympic hero is spared jail

A vandal who scrawled on a postbox painted gold in honour of a 15-year-old Paralympic hero has been spared jail.  Nathan Geary daubed his tag ‘nopom’ on the postbox which was painted after Josef Craig won the gold in the Men’s S7 400m freestyle at the London Games.  Craig, 15, twice broke the world record during the Paralympic Games to win gold in the 400 metres S7 freestyle.  He swam four minutes 42.81 seconds to beat the mark of 4mins 45.79 secs he set in the morning’s heat, winning by 3.41 seconds from China’s Pan Shiyun. But the postbox...

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Prince Edward backs disabled mother of dead soldier who has had income support and benefits stopped

Ms Aldridge, who cannot work because she suffers from hypermobility syndrome, is heartbroken because her son’s dying wish was for the money to pay for his brothers’ education.  She fears that William’s money will run out before George,  nine, and Archie, seven, are old enough to go to university.  Rifleman William Aldridge was aged 18 years 47 days when he was killed by a Taliban mine in Sangin, Helmand province,  in July 2009. Edward is the Royal Colonel  of William’s unit, the 2nd Battalion, the Rifles, and has visited British soldiers in Afghanistan. Ms Aldridge, of Bredenbury, Herefordshire, said...

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‘I was sexually assaulted by Savile on Jim’ll Fix It when I was just 14’

‘It was in a busy room full of people so it was quite discreetly done and you don’t kind of realise what’s happening at the time, especially when you’re 14 and it’s the first time you’ve ever been in a studio and you’re very excited.  ‘But I do remember feeling uncomfortable and he had these huge rings on his fingers.’  The 38-year-old said she felt like ‘slapping his hand away’.  ‘My classmates, we all made a joke of it afterwards for years, but we didn’t really bring it up to any adult and I don’t know why, actually,’ she...

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Wrexham Remploy factory talks aimed at reopening site

A firm is hoping to reopen Remploy’s Wrexham factory which closed this summer with the loss of 40 jobs.  Disability Employment, based in Stoke-on-Trent, wants to use it to fulfil an order for kitchen and shower units and provide jobs for the redundant workers. A meeting at Wrexham Guildhall on Friday will be attended by the firm, council leaders and local MP Ian Lucas. The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) said it wanted the factory to be reused and to employ disabled workers. The Wrexham plant was among seven Remploy factories in Wales marked for closure with the...

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