A councillor in Preston has called on his city to become more friendly to people with hidden disabilities.

Daniel Duckworth has autism and wants other people to understand the challenges that people like him must often overcome.

As a local councillor, he wants to see his own city lead the way in becoming an autism-friendly beacon.

He said that he wants the city to become more open and welcoming to everybody regardless of what hidden disability they have.

St George's Shopping Centre in the city centre is beginning to take steps towards this by introducing a "quiet hour".

This involves dimming the lights and turning off the music in the shopping mall.

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