A leading UK charity says disabled people are being ‘left out in the cold’ because they can’t get in through the front door of most UK homes.
Former Emmerdale star Gemma Oaten is calling on Topshop to replace its 'size zero' mannequins.
Gemma Oaten, a former sufferer of anorexia said the retailer was being "irresponsible."
Gemma's tweets come in the wake of a campaign launched by students in Leeds demanding an apologyfrom Victoria's Secret over their 'Perfect Body' campaign.
Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has refused a request to start an inquiry into changes in Sheffield's library provision, saying that it is "not necessary".
Mr Vaizey was asked to start an inquiry after claims by a local campaign group that Sheffield City Council is not meeting its duties under the Public Libraries and Museums Act 1964.
The campaign began after Sheffield City Council announced that it would only continue running the central library and 11 other 'hub libraries', leaving 16 other libraries to be run by volunteers.
In a letter to Sheffield City Council, Mr Vaizey says he is “not currently minded” to order an inquiry into its library changes and that “there is nothing in SCC’s proposals which would justify intervention.”
He added that “decisions about local issues should be taken by democratically-elected local representatives” and that the city council has been “mindful of its duty to provide a comprehensive and efficient library service in the broader context of a need to balance its budget.”
Mr Vaizey described the council’s consultation process as “thorough and well considered” and says “careful thought” has been given to “ensuring that library services continue to be available to residents on an efficient and accessible basis.”
The council estimates that changes to Sheffield’s library service will save an estimated £1.67m over the 2014/15 and 2015/16 financial years.
Around 80 per cent of Yorkshire and Humber's disabled people have inaccessible front doors, according to a charity.
The findings were part of a nationwide survey which found that on average, 75 percent of homes in the country do not have step free access or ramps.
Yorkshire and Humber ranked as one of the worst regions for disabled housing, with 79 per cent of disabled people saying the could not access their front door.
The charity also found that around 65% of people did not have enough bathroom space to fit a wheelchair.
The charity describes this 'hidden housing crisis' as a reason why disabled people have trouble finding homes.
Leonard Cheshire is calling for an amendment to the Deregulation Bill later this month so all new build homes can be easily adapted for disabled people as part of their Home Truths campaign.
They also want 10 per cent of large developments to be fully wheelchair accessible so that disabled people can live independently and are able to pursue job opportunities across the country.
Two women and a man have pleaded guilty to their involvement in a burglary where seven, six-week-old Poochon puppies were stolen from their Cusworth home in May this year.
Richard Thomas, 27, of Ennerdale Road, Wheatley Hills, Kerry Scase, 29, of Beech Street, South Elmsall and Tonya Newton, 25, of Almhome Lane, Arksey, all appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on 28 October.
Thomas was charged with burglary and Scase and Newton were charged with handling stolen goods. All three pleaded guilty to the offences they were charged with.
The puppies were stolen from Cusworth Lane, on 28 May when Thomas broke in at around 11am and stole the puppies, a cross between the Poodle and Bichon Frise breed, from a pen they were in with their mother.
All three were arrested on Tuesday 3, June, and the puppies, were safely recovered from the women’s addresses the same day.
They have been bailed until Tuesday, 25 November, when they will appear at Sheffield Crown Court to be sentenced.
Hull City Council have failed in their £540,000 bid to bring HMS Illustrious to the city's waterfront.
Councillor Stephen Brady has said that the plans to bring the ship to Hull were part of long-term plans to establish Hull as a tourist hub.
The Labour-led authority's spending on the bid has been criticised by Liberal Democrat councillors.
The council announced that they will push ahead with plans for a cruise terminal and other maritime attractions despite losing the bid to bring the historic warship to Hull's waterfront.
The mother of two boys killed alongside their father in a house fire has claimed he murdered them, adding that she is heartbroken at her loss.
Claire Sykes' son Paul, aged nine, and his father Darren were rescued from the blaze at their home in South Yorkshire last week but died hours later.
Their 12-year-old son Jack had also been rescued from the burning house but died in hospital on Monday night.
Police confirmed the fatal fire at Tennyson Close, Penistone was started deliberately but said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the investigation.
Writing on a special Facebook page set up in her sons' memory, Ms Sykes accused the boys' father Darren Sykes of killing them.