Racing driver Billy Monger has completed the final stage of a Comic Relief challenge by walking and cycling laps of his "home track" in Kent.
The 21-year-old, who had both legs amputated after a crash in 2017, covered 140 miles over four days by walking, cycling and kayaking. He completed 18 laps of Brands Hatch on a bike and three on foot, crossing the finish line at about 20:00 GMT.
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An hour-long documentary will follow the highs and lows of Billy’s journey on BBC One this March.
See the video below to hear Billy talk about his amazing Comic Relief Challenge.
Billy, we salute you!
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Political journalist Lucy Webster experienced a terrible ordeal when she registered with a dating agency. Lucy called the agency and discussed her disability and all was fine, but when she later clarified she was a wheelchair user, received this reply.
Sometimes it seems we have come a long way with inclusion and diversity, but examples like this, show we still have a long way to go.
Many people on Twitter voiced their outrage at such a response and happily, the story was picked up by the lovely Alex Brooker on Channel 4's The Last Leg show, see his video below.
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Nike wows with an all-new way to quickly and easily get into your shoes. The entire heel (including the sole) of the Nike Go FlyEase hinges open for a totally hands-free entry. Slip in, step down and presto! You're all set.
The Nike GO FlyEase will be available for some Nike Members starting on February 15. A broader launch of the shoe is planned for late March.
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Ambitious About Autism have created a range of practical resources, including templates and posters, that parents and young people can download and use at home during this difficult time.
Britons Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid successfully defended their Australian Open men's wheelchair doubles title with victory over Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer of France.
The top seeds came through 7-5 7-6 (7-3) to claim their 10th Grand Slam title together - and fifth in a row.
They equalled the British record set by brothers Laurence and Reginald Doherty, who won 10 Grand Slam doubles titles at Wimbledon between 1897 and 1906.
We loved this Valentine's Day message from Dr Amy Kavanagh!
Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
Don't distract my Guide Dog.
She's gotta job to do.
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The European Space Agency says it wants to recruit someone with a disability as part of its call for new astronauts.
ESA will be accepting applications in March to fill four-to-six vacancies in its astro corps but it wants this draft process to be as inclusive as possible. The search for a potential flier with additional functional needs will be run in parallel to the main call.
The agency has asked the International Paralympic Committee to advise it on selection.
"To be absolutely clear, we're not looking to hire a space tourist that happens also to have a disability," said Dr David Parker, the director of Esa's robotics and human spaceflight programme. "To be very explicit, this individual would do a meaningful space mission. So, they would need to do the science; they would need to participate in all the normal operations of the International Space Station (ISS).
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Whilst the roles of a Deputy and Attorney are similar, there are some important differences that you should be aware of. Let’s start off by looking at each of the roles.
A power of attorney can be a ‘lasting’ or ‘enduring’ power of attorney. Whilst is it is no longer possible to set up an enduring power of attorney, if one is in place then generally it should still be valid (sometimes there can be an issue or issues that invalidate a power of attorney which on the face of it looks fine).
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A boy with a severe brain injury has raised an "overwhelming" £178,000 for the charity that changed his life.
Oliver Voysey completed a series of challenges in the run-up to his 13th birthday in aid of the Lake District's Calvert Trust outdoor activity centre.
It is facing closure after losing more than £1m due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Oliver's mum, Sarah, said the family was amazed by the success of the appeal, which had an original target of £25,000.
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