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Tonight AFROs First Edition with Sean Yoes Thursday July 28

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(July 28, 2016) We’ll continue our reports from the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, with thoughts on President Obama’s speech and a preview of Hillary Clinton’s historic acceptance of the Democratic nomination for president. Guest host, political strategist Catalina Byrd leads the conversation with our experts.
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I was stuck in middle of A34 with traffic zooming past Disabled

first_imgThe dropped kerb was blocked by a parked car The Highway Code’s Rule 243 states that you should ‘not stop or park where the kerb has been lowered to help wheelchair users and powered mobility vehicles, or where it would obstruct cyclists except when forced to do so by stationary traffic.’ Parking a vehicle fully or partially across a dropped kerb is classed as an obstruction and either the police or local council can enforce the contravention. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailDisabled Sheila Gatehouse was left stranded on her mobility scooter in the middle of a busy dual carriageway – after someone parked a car over the dropped kerb of a pedestrian crossing. The 64-year-old was stuck in the island half-way across the A34 for 30 minutes, until two kind passers-by lifted her and her scooter onto the opposite pavement. Mrs Gatehouse had been for a check-up at the Royal Stoke University Hospital after being discharged following a two-week admission with a chest infection and flu. She said: “I was going for a check-up in the heart and lung department. When I got there, the car wasn’t on the crossing. “After my appointment, I was on the pelican crossing opposite Entrance One, on the A34. I got to the central reservation and I saw the car. There was no point trying to cross any further because I knew I wouldn’t be able to get up the kerb. ‘I was there for half an hour…’ “I was there for half an hour. It was freezing and I was getting so frustrated. I couldn’t go back, I had traffic coming on both sides of me. I just wanted to get home.” Punter found hiding in bushes Andy Day, coordinator at North Staffs Pensioners’ Convention, said any motorist obstructing a dropped kerb could cause havoc for people dependent on a wheelchair or mobility scooter. He said: “I would issue a plea to people who are able-bodied and do not have to think about things like this for themselves to think about the needs of others who are less able to get about. “Please be mindful of the difficulties some people have.” Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us  @SOTLive  or message us on  our Facebook page. And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at  StokeonTrentLive. Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital windowcenter_img Sheila was stuck in the middle of the A34 for half an hour Mrs Gatehouse, who lives at Norwich Place, in Clayton, says she called the police on 101 to report the Black Astra and the fact she was stranded on January 21. She says she was advised there would be a wait before anyone could go to the scene. She said: “In the end, two strangers who were crossing helped me. They were two big, strong men – they needed to be because they lifted my scooter with me on it. I’m very grateful to them, I don’t know what I would have done without them. Read MoreNew cameras set to launch in Stoke-on-Trent that can catch YOU speeding from a kilometre away   “The car was parked all across the crossing, on the pavement and on the road. It had a sticker in the window that said something like they worked for the NHS and were exempt, but that doesn’t give them the right to park like that. “Whoever did it is an idiot, it should have been towed away.” Police search for missing woman Driver named following fatal collisionlast_img read more

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Book a Vegas package for a chance to win a free trip

first_img<< Previous PostNext Post >> Travelweek Group Monday, May 1, 2017 Posted by How does a free trip to the ‘Entertainment Capital of the World’ sound to you? Travel agents are invited to book their way to Las Vegas with a new contest launched by WestJet Vacations, WestJet and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.Agents who book any Las Vegas package with WestJet Vacations will be entered to win one of two trips to Las Vegas that includes roundtrip flights for two, a three-night stay at a participating hotel, show tickets, excursions and more.“Travel agents play a vital role to our success and we want to make sure they are rewarded for their hard work in selling and promoting our destination,” said David Han, Senior Account Manager, LVCVA Canada office. “We will continue to invest in travel trade to provide better assets and platforms for them to succeed in the future.”Agents must submit their bookings on trackmylasvegasbookings.com. Agents must then register their bookings using the code CANADA under the LVCVA Tracking Code. Every WestJet Vacations package booked to Las Vegas earns one entry into the contest.More news:  Onex paying big to get WestJet and that will send airfares soaring, says CWTBooking window runs from May 1-June 30, 2017. Contest excludes residents of Quebec.For more information, go to travelweek.ca/contests.center_img Tags: Las Vegas, WestJet, WestJet Vacations Share Book a Vegas package for a chance to win a free triplast_img read more