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LETTER: Bus travellers deserve better

Having read ‘No relief for bus passengers’ in the Chichester Observer dated Thursday 12th May 2016. I totally agree the facilities at the bus station, or lack of them has to be seen to be believed.

LETTER: Responding to the challenge

Your letters column is not an appropriate forum for an extended argument with your correspondent Robert Carey but in response to “a challenge to Mr Moncreiff” I feel obliged to reply.

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Why web apps are changing the world

This week I read with interest a (very) long article about Tesla and how and why it is changing the world. It wasn’t just about Tesla, but detailed lots of different things, including the way new technologies emerge and disrupt the status quo.

Difference not disability

A quick peruse of Sussex census records from the mid to late 19th century throws up a startling use of words to describe people with disabilities: Rotherfield-born almsman William Parker is described as a ‘cripple’, as is Jane Wright from Peasmarsh. 12-year-old Thomas Kenwood, born St Leonards in 1859, is an ‘imbecile’ and Elizabeth Godden of Newhaven is a ‘lunatic’. Thankfully, as the years have gone by, attitudes to people with disabilities have changed - much too slowly for many but they have and that is reflected in important legislation, such as the Equality Act 2010 by which ‘employers and service providers are under a duty to make reasonable adjustments to their workplaces to overcome barriers experienced by disabled people’. As well as the law changes, there has been a rise in self-advocacy by people with disabilities. That is, the pendulum has swung away from people with disabilities having decisions made for them without much or indeed any consultation to people with disabilities finding their own voice and making their own choices.

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Property

Converted Victorian apple stores

This unique and imaginative conversion of former Victorian apple stores has created a light and stylish contemporary residence within a short walk of the beach and foreshore in Aldwick.

Last chance to buy an apartment at Bader Heights

Those looking for a stylish yet affordable new apartment within easy reach of Chichester should take a close look at Bader Heights, the exciting new development by award-winning Miller Homes, without delay.

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