News story: New partnership with Muscular Dystrophy UK to improve journeys for disabled road users

first_img We welcome the Department for Transport’s investment in Changing Places toilets at motorway service stations across England. By building more Changing Places across the road network, disabled people and their families can travel in the knowledge there will be fully accessible toilets they can use safely and with dignity. Investing in Changing Places toilets means we can tackle the exclusion many disabled people face. We look forward to working in partnership with the Department for Transport and our campaigners in delivering this project. Switchboard 0300 330 3000 £300 million to make railway stations more accessible through Access for All £2 million for audio and visual equipment on buses, so that passengers on almost every bus will know where and when to alight a £2 million passenger awareness campaign to increase disability awareness and reduce hate crime on our network an accreditation scheme for transport operators to receive formal recognition for positive work to improve disabled passengers’ experiences, such as training frontline staff and senior management on disability awareness measures to ensure future technology is designed inclusively from the outset, with opportunities sought to harness innovation Out of hours media enquiries 020 7944 4292 The Inclusive Transport Strategy also included: Media enquiries 020 7944 3021 Roads media enquiriescenter_img This followed an announcement in May 2018, when the Prime Minister said she wanted people to enjoy an extra 5 years of healthy and independent living by 2035, while also narrowing the gap between the richest and poorest. A new partnership with charity Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK) will bring Changing Places accessible toilets to the majority of motorway service areas — making journeys easier for disabled people across England.The charity will work with the Department for Transport to allocate £2 million of funding for Changing Places toilets, which will be built in the early 2020s.The funding was announced as part of the government’s Inclusive Transport Strategy, which aims to provide equal access to the transport network by 2030.Transport Accessibility Minister Nusrat Ghani said: Department for Transport announces new partnership with Muscular Dystrophy UK £2 million funding commitment for Changing Places accessible toilets new facilities to give greater confidence to disabled people travelling on the roads Changing Places facilities differ from standard accessible toilets, providing more space and specialised equipment, including adult-sized changing benches and hoists, to allow people with conditions like muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy to use them safely and comfortably.Catherine Woodhead, Chief Executive of Muscular Dystrophy UK, said: It is not good enough that only 15 of England’s 112 motorway service areas currently have facilities that all disabled people can use with confidence. I am committed to delivering an inclusive transport network, and our partnership with MDUK is the next step in ensuring that everyone, disabled or not, can use our roads.last_img read more

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Control of Lionsgate passes to Sovereign

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Tomori: I wanted to quit Chelsea

first_imgFikayo Tomori has revealed that he almost quit Chelsea as a junior. Loading… Promoted Content11 Strange Facts About Your Favorite TV Shows7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time Tomori has revealed his dad convinced him to continue at Chelsea after an extremely daunting first experience at the club’s Cobham training base. “Once I’ve left the centre of excellence, I’m going to Cobham and obviously this is proper Cobham, I’d see Tammy [Abraham] there, Dom Solanke,” Tomori told Chelsea TV while in discussion with his father, Olayinka. “I noticed that I couldn’t just pick the ball up and run through everyone. So after that I got back in the car and I told my parents: ‘I’m not coming back here anymore’.Advertisement “It was obviously a level up and my dad said: ‘No, you’re going to come back’. “It wasn’t the fact that he was saying: ‘You must be a footballer, you must play football’, it was kind of like, you are at a level where you need to challenge yourself. read also:Tomori: Early season breakthrough crucial for self-belief “There is no point playing with people that you find it too easy, if you come here and challenge yourself you are going to get better and I am glad he had that take on it.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Nasri opens up about Mancini

first_img When asked who he spoke to, Nasri, speaking at a press conference ahead of this week’s Champions League clash with Viktoria Plzen, added: “My parents, my agent – they are the people that matter. I spoke to them. “Even at the time, I had refused to speak to them. I didn’t want to talk or explain myself. “I didn’t want to talk about the situation because it was really difficult and it was inside me. “So you spend all the time thinking. Sometimes when you do mistakes, you don’t want to admit it. That was my biggest mistake. “As a player, as a person, I grew up a lot. I am not looking for another incident like this to grow up again. “But I know my mistakes now and I know what to do to make it right.” Nasri admitted it was difficult to accept some of the criticism that came his way from Mancini, whose reign ended with the sack in May. Asked specifically about the ‘punch’ comment, the former Arsenal playmaker said: “It was just a word. “Managers have different ways of working, some like to say things in the press to make players react and some like to say things face to face with the player. “Some players see things in the press, it touches their ego and they react. “Last year, I just wasn’t in a good place. Everything he was saying was difficult for me to accept. “It wasn’t his fault, it was just me because I wasn’t in a good place.” Nasri was outstanding as City thrashed Tottenham 6-0 in the Barclays Premier League on Sunday and is enjoying the free-flowing attacking play advocated by Pellegrini. Pellegrini is also renowned for his man-management ability – one of the key factors in his appointment – and Nasri certainly appears to have taken to him. He said: “I feel good. I have a good relationship with the manager, I know what he wants from me and I know when I am doing good or doing wrong. “That’s what I’m looking for with a manager.” Despite that, Pellegrini will continue to demand improvement from Nasri. When asked if he was back to his best, Nasri suggested Pellegrini – sitting next to him at the media conference at the Etihad Stadium – would be the better person to answer. And Pellegrini said: “I suppose the best Nasri will come in the future – he has a lot more where he can improve.” Press Association Nasri endured a torrid 2012-13 campaign as City surrendered the Barclays Premier League crown they won the previous term, with mistakes and poor performances regularly highlighted. The France international started to show some good form before the season ended but his inconsistency infuriated Mancini, who said he would “like to give him a punch”. Manchester City forward Samir Nasri has opened up about the struggles which led former manager Roberto Mancini to say he wanted to hit him last season. The Italian’s remark was meant jokingly but his frustration with a player who cost City £24million in 2011 was clear. All that now seems a long time ago with Nasri revelling in life under Mancini’s replacement Manuel Pellegrini and producing performances somewhere near his best this season. Nasri has spoken before about how he needed the summer to clear his head. He feels he has now addressed the causes of a loss of form he traces back to Euro 2012 and a heated row with a French journalist following his side’s exit. The 26-year-old said: “I wasn’t feeling myself, it was a tough season. “Personally after the Euro Championships and the beef with the French journalists, for months I refused to speak to anybody and had a lot of bad press in France. “I wasn’t involved in the national team, it was a little difficult. “In my head I wasn’t the same. I didn’t play well for City and lost my spot in the squad and at the end of the year, you look at your season and you realise I was not myself. “I talked to people, keeping things to yourself is never good. I talked to the people I love and I decided to smile and be happy and do what I do best – playing football, and that is it.” last_img read more

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Champions League seeding changed

first_imgArsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City will all miss out on being among the top seeds in the Champions League next season if they qualify and Chelsea win the Premier League title. Press Association UEFA has confirmed a new seeding system which will see the champions of the seven biggest leagues in Europe named as top seeds along with the Champions League winner. Chelsea are 10 points clear in the Premier League race and look odds on to be title winners and be among the eight top seeds in the Champions League draw in August. center_img Arsenal and United would both almost certainly be among a strong group of second seeds due to their high UEFA club ranking but City have dropped out of the top 16 clubs according to UEFA’s latest co-efficients. It would be the first time more for than a decade that Arsenal and United have not been top seeds. City were not top seeds last August despite being English champions while Chelsea and Arsenal were, and Manuel Pellegrini’s side ended up with another tough draw against Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow and Roma. If the Champions League winner is also their domestic league winner, then the champions of the eighth-ranked association Holland – likely to be PSV Eindhoven – would be named as top seeds. UEFA’s new Champions League regulations have been published and state: “The first group comprises the title holder (top seed) and the domestic champions of the seven top-ranked associations in accordance with the access list. “If the title holder is one of the top seven associations’ domestic champions, the group is completed with the champion of the association ranked eight.” UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino said: “Football is about winning, it’s about competition, it’s about sporting merit. I think it’s kind of a natural thing to give to those who have won a competition a special treatment like this.” last_img read more

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