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Clubbing with a disability

Clubbing with a disability

News
People with disabilities often stay home in the weekends because they struggle to get into clubs. Reporter: Maria Llamas | Sub-Editor: Shingirai Mupfupi For people with disabilities, it is a huge challenge to go out on weekends. Apart from having to face discrimination, assumptions caused by lack of information and problems of communication; they also have to deal with physical barriers. The night tube might be great – but what if you have a disability? Sometimes, trying to go out with their friends is a terrible experience. George, 23, a wheelchair user told Voice of London: “It starts with finding a place which has accessibility, if the venue is ‘inclusive’, whether the toilets are accessible or even travelling there”. Umesh Raichada, the development officer at the Harrow As

Ofsted ‘Uncomfortable’ To Downgrade Outstanding Schools Despite Declining Performance DatS

News, UK
More than 30% of ‘outstanding’ secondary schools in England were kept at the same inspection grade in their follow up Ofsted inspection, despite seeing a “significant deterioration” in their academic performance, a new analysis has revealed. Reporter - Chrys Salter Research by the Education Policy Institute, published in November, found large numbers of schools are maintaining positive Ofsted grades despite a “significant deterioration” in results, as the government introduces a new performance measure for secondary schools which focuses on progress rather than individual student outcomes. The research analysis of Ofsted inspection grades and the new performance data from 2007 to 2016, found that almost 34% of outstanding secondary schools who saw their performance progress stall or d
Go local to watch your football

Go local to watch your football

Football, News, Radio, Sport, UK
When students get a day off from college or university work most want to relax. Watching football on the weekend is a great way to relieve any stress. But some students are unable to see their favourite players live. Reporter: Sajid Hassan Match and season tickets in the Premier League have risen for the top clubs and are forcing money stretching students away. One alternative may be to invest in your local club. A cheaper alternative to the big leagues, you could have a more enjoyable experience. Below is my three minute audio piece about rising season ticket prices and possible solutions. A shorter piece was featured in the Voice of London radio show. Also check out my other article for more money saving ideas. For example: instead of watching the Arsenal/Tottenham derby from the Em...
Funding cuts may lead to rise in pregnancies and abortions

Funding cuts may lead to rise in pregnancies and abortions

News, UK
 The UK government announced cuts in public health services. Doctors have advised that this might lead to a rise in abortions and pregnancies. Reporter: Micaela Kolischer The cut is believed to jeopardise women’s chance of getting a variety of 15 types of contraceptives, provided by GPs in the UK, also known long-acting reversible methods. GP Anne Connolly visited the BBC'S Victoria Derbyshire show today and said: ‘’We’ve seen fantastic reductions in teen pregnancy over the last 10 years. One of the mayor factors has been improved education to primary care to the contraceptive services, a lot of extra training but particularly a focus on the much more reliable, much more cost efficient long-acting reversible methods’’. Contraception in Britain, specifically the morning after pill c
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