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Politics Robin Sheppard, head and shoulders
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One of the 11 new “sector champions” selected by a minister to tackle the issues disabled people face as consumers has already used the appointment to rethink his own strategy on inclusion, he has told Disability News Service. Robin Sheppard (pictured), the chair and founder of Bespoke Hotels, the UK’s largest independent hotel group,
Politics Stephen Carre smiling and stroking a black cat
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Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) civil servants ignored media coverage that exposed how ministers’ policies had led to the deaths of benefit claimants, in a series of confidential reports for their bosses. The DWP Media Evaluation reports, obtained by Disability News Service (DNS) following a freedom of information request, show how the department’s
Politics Debbie Abrahams speaking in parliament, with John McDonnell sitting behind her
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Labour’s relationship with the disability movement has suffered another blow after the party invited a disabled people’s organisation to speak at a major consultation launch, and then withdrew the invitation after discovering what it was planning to speak about. The party’s shadow work and pensions secretary, Debbie Abrahams (pictured), had asked Greater Manchester Coalition
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