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Campaign launched to help disabled students with further education

Students from The National Star College in Gloucestershire are going to the Houses of Parliament today.

They are helping to launch a campaign enabling young people with disabilities to have more say in choosing their college. The college's principal, Kathryn Rudd, says students have real difficulty getting access to a specialist places of further education.


Potholes are causing misery to wheelchair users

People in a street in Cheltenham are pleading with their council to get potholes filled in.

There are several wheelchair users who live in adapted

accommodation in Selkirk Gardens, but they have trouble crossing the road because it is rutted with dozens of potholes.

Just some of the potholes that are causing problems in Cheltenham Credit: ITV News West Country


Businesswoman calls for better protection for inventions

Denise Anstey has won awards for her innovative walking stick but she isn't making money from it Credit: ITV West

A business woman from Bristol has handed in a petition to Downing Street calling for greater legal protection for inventions. Denise Anstey says her award-winning design for a walking stick is being copied and she can't afford legal action.

Cuts to disability allowances 'a joke'

A Royal Marine who lost an arm and a leg while serving on the frontline in Afghanistan has criticised government plans on cuts in disability allowance.

Ben McBean, who's from Plymouth, served with Taunton-based 40 Commando. He fears he'll lose his benefits under the plans and says they are 'a joke'.

The government says the new system is fairer and gets the money to those who need it most.