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Exclusive: “I should have just kicked her off.” Investigation launched into Train Manager’s alleged angry tirade at Deaf woman

July 23, 2014


Virgin Trains are investigating an incident in which a Train Manager allegedly subjected a Deaf woman to a angry tirade which horrified other passengers. Michelle Quayle boarded a train from Crewe to Manchester Piccadilly on Saturday morning. She was sitting in her seat reading a book when the Train Manager got her attention by waving his hand in front […]

One of these three people is the next Chair of the BDA. Who are YOU voting for?

July 18, 2014


The British Deaf Association has long been regarded as the charity for the Deaf, signing community, so being Chair of the BDA is no walk in the park. The role is voluntary, and among numerous other tasks, the Chair of the BDA works in partnership with David Buxton, the CEO, and leads the Board of Trustees in planning strategy […]

Limping Chicken passes two million page views!

July 17, 2014


A few minutes ago, Limping Chicken passed the 2 million views mark! Here’s a few words from our Editor, Charlie Swinbourne… It took us about a year and a half to reach a million views, which happened last October, and I didn’t expect that we’d clock up another million so soon. A big part of […]

Watch: Departure Lounge, a moving drama about Deaf friendship in hospital

July 17, 2014


This week, on digital TV and online, the BSL Zone is showing Departure Lounge, an award-winning half hour drama about the friendship between two Deaf men in hospital, who turn to one another when their lives are in crisis. The drama, which was made in 2009, was directed by Louis Neethling, and written by this […]

Only Deaf person in UK not asked to pour water on his head explains disappointment

July 15, 2014


Over the last week, the ‘tipping water on your head’ challenge has spread far and wide through the Deaf community, with Deaf folk challenging their friends to either soak themselves in cold water or donate hard cash to charity. With each person nominating five friends, the craze has quickly gone from involving just a handful […]

Facebook craze for Deaf people emptying water over their heads shows our community’s love of silly fun

July 11, 2014


I don’t think I’ve had as much fun watching any of the summer sporting events, such as the World Cup, Tour De France or Wimbledon as I have in the last few evenings watching Deaf Facebook users dump water over their own heads. Yes, you read that right. Deaf people on Facebook are challenging each […]

Charlie Swinbourne: The day the Tour de France went past our house!

July 7, 2014


For weeks now, yellow bikes have been appearing at the side of the road in Yorkshire, not only in Ilkley, where I live, but also throughout the other towns nearby, ready to greet the cyclists competing in this year’s Tour de France. Heck, a miniature yellow bike even found its way onto the sign above […]