Hundreds of disabled athletes headed for Scunthorpe today to take part in the Disability Games. For some it was an opportunity to test themselves against others with an eye on Paralympic glory. For most though it was just a chance to get involved. Martin Fisher reports.
The Rotary District Disability Games are being held today in Scunthorpe with over 450 competitors taking part.
Competitors have travelled from across Yorkshire and Lincolnshire to take part. Events include Boccia, wheelchair races, table tennis, shooting and swimming. The Rotary Disability Games is organised by Rotary District 1270 club to give adults with a disability the opportunity to take part in competitive sporting activities.
A teenager with severe disabilities has won a crucial legal battle to keep millions of pounds in compensation after NHS lawyers challenged his payout.
There've been protests across the region today over planned cuts to disability benefits.
Campaigners say a private firm which is sponsoring the Paralympic Games is also employed by the government to assess the sick and disabled - and is unfairly deciding some claimants are fit to work.
Thelma Smith from the North Kesteven Access Group has been visiting shops and cafes to see how accessible they are for people with a range of different needs.
Councillor Ian Carrington is the chair of the North Kesteven Access Group. In this interview he tells us why improvements need to be made in Sleaford.
Cllr Ian Carrington is the chair of the North Kesteven Access Group. He explains why shops and cafes in Sleaford are being surveyed on how easy they are for people with disabilities to use them.
Members of the North Kesteven Access Group visiting shops in Sleaford to check how easy it is for people with a range of disabilities to use them.