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Disabled dad's nightmare with high-tech chair

It was a dream Christmas present - a motorised wheelchair that was supposed to allow a disabled dad to enjoy trips to the countryside and the beach with his family. But it has turned into a nightmare 'four year' legal battle because the Tankchair imported from America didn't work. Now Jim Starr from Dorchester says he's lost all hope of getting his chair back or any refund. Richard Slee reports.

Challenging the fashion industry's assumptions about beauty - the models who say 'give us a chance'

An aspiring model from Sussex is calling on the media and fashion world to feature more disabled people … after she won a life-changing fight with bone cancer, which left her on crutches.

Elesha Turner, from Hastings, enlisted the help of Fixers - the campaign that gives young people a voice - to point out that disabled people must not be overlooked.


Wanted: disabled people to train as gym instructors

A project to train disabled people to work as gym instructors has been so successful, it's being rolled out again in Kent this summer. The spinal injuries charity Aspire, which runs the scheme, is now appealing for more people to join up.

Andrea Thomas has been speaking to fitness instructor Tom Ervin, from Maidstone, and InstructAbility project manager Hilary Farmiloe.

The course is free for unemployed, disabled people over 16 and is taking place in Ashford in May. To find out more click here