Anger at hospital who fails to provide deaf couple with sign language interpreter during the traumatic birth of their son

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A hospital has been subjected to criticism over failing to provide a deaf couple with a sign language interpreter during the birth of their son, which left them uninformed, throughout their stay in hospital. Hulusi Bati, 32, and Nadia Hassan, 28, from Camden, North London, were admitted into University College Hospital, London, on 7 December […]

Achieving is believing: an interview with Jack Sweetenham, founder of the Southend Film Production Club

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Ghazal Tipu caught up with Southend Film Production Club’s inspirational founder Jack Sweetenham, to learn all about the club and how to get involved. Jack talked about his ambitious vision for the club and the challenges facing young people. 1. What is the Southend Film Production Club? The Southend Film Production Club is a filmmaking club […]

Man Faces Court for ATOS Protest

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Dominic O’Hara from Glasgow faces a court fine for protesting against the ‘Fit for Work’ tests carried out by Atos for the Department for Work and Pensions. Mr O’Hara is being fined £50 for using a megaphone in Glasgow City Centre to protest against ATOS healthcare. Mr O’Hara stated that he believed his arrest was […]

Benefits Street: not the true picture

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Benefits Street is a new channel 4 documentary series about James Turner Street in Birmingham, in which three-quarters of the residents are living on benefits. The programme has received widespread criticism for misrepresenting the lives of people on benefits, and reinforcing the public’s views of those on benefits as ‘lazy’ or ‘scroungers’. Dame Anne Begg, […]

Magical West End Theatre Days for Blind and Partially-Sighted Young People

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Through Envision 2014, Mousetrap Theatre Projects are offering blind and partially-sighted young people (aged 11-18) a unique experience at the theatre. There are various dates available for different shows, with each day featuring: • Pre-show workshops; • Touch tour of set, props and costumes; • Pre-show materials to support the visit; • The chance to […]

Essex Outlaws Wanted!

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Essex Outlaws Wheelchair Basketball Club are looking for new players. They are holding 14+ development sessions on Wednesday evenings 7-9pm, at Plume School, Fambridge Road, Maldon, CM9 6AB. All players are welcome, able-bodied and disabled, with a £3 per session charge to all development players. Basketball wheelchairs are provided. To book a place or for […]