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Where to hire sand chairs on Cornwall's beaches

A sand chair in use at Polzeath Credit: ITV News

Sand chairs that mean people with disabilities can access the beach are now available at ten sites in Cornwall.

Normal wheelchairs do not work well on sand, which can also damage them.

Cornwall Mobility has taken over the fleet and has created an online map showing where they can be hired.

Find out more here.

Credit: Cornwall Mobility

Blind girl to leave school over bullying fears

Kristy Hooper and her daughter Lily-Grace Credit: ITV News

The mother of a blind girl banned from using her walking cane at a South Gloucestershire school says she's now leaving because of fears she'll be bullied.

Seven year old Lily-Grace Hooper was told she couldn't take her cane to Hambrook Primary for health and safety reasons.

She will move schools in January.

Lily-Grace says her walking cane helps her get around safely Credit: Family

'Benefit cuts will stop me getting to work', says disabled man

Tim Hill needs his specially adapted car to help him get to work. Credit: ITV West Country

A disabled man from Plymouth says changes to his benefits mean he will no longer be able to afford the specially adapted car that helps him to get to work.

Tim Hill cannot walk without assistance, and has been told he'll now have to pay more towards the car he uses - which he says is a lifeline.

Disability campaigners argue his case shows the need for a full review of the disability allowance system.

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