A white Mazda camper van with the tailgate open and a large awning attached. In the foreground is the top of an extremely muddy golden retriever's head with his tongue hanging out.

Van life: Can this blind petrol head really be happy in the slow lane?

If someone had told me 6 months ago that I would be sat outside my 20+ year-old camper van at 8 o’clock on a rainy Sunday morning in early Spring looking out at the Brecon Beacons. I’d have laughed in their face. But, here I am, pen in hand, legs wrapped in a blanket and …

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An open email to the candidates for West Berkshire local elections: April 2023

With the local elections around the corner, I wanted to find out a little bit about the stances of the potential counsellors for my local Tilehurst ward of West Berkshire Council. This email has been sent to the candidates of all the parties standing for election which are: Conservative Paul Kander Jane Langford Thomas Marino …

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A record spinning on a Technics SL-1210 record player. The light is reflecting off the grooves of the black vinyl and in the foreground the speed controller is set to 33 1/3 RPM

Agatha Christie to Aretha Franklin: From talking books to LPs and the benefits of accessible design for all

Last time out we looked at the concept of disability not being a medical term, but a social construct in the article Disabled in an Abled World. This time, I’d like to delve into this further, exploring what can be done to make a more accessible space for everyone and how the benefits of inclusive …

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