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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Lawand Hamad Amin – an update

In December BDN reported the case of six-year-old deaf boy Lawand Hamad Amin and his family who fled Iraq because of death threats from extremists...
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Deaf lad wins Sky subtitling victory

A teenager who squared up to Sky TV for “discriminating” against people with hearing impairments is celebrating a “victory” against the broadcaster. Six months ago,...
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Derby Deaf school out of special measures 

Staff and pupils at a Derby school are celebrating after a Government inspector removed it from special measures after finding ‘significant improvements’. Royal School for...
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Esah victorious

Deaf tennis golden boy Esah Hayat won his first senior singles title as part of a hat-trick of wins at the recent National Championships....
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Championing Deaf awareness in the developing world

A group of ten young Deaf British volunteers recently travelled to Nandi County, Kenya, where they worked alongside Deaf Kenyan volunteers to help Deaf...
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Deaf children still under-achieving in GCSEs

Government figures show that deaf children are 36% less likely to get 5 GCSEs (including English and Maths) at grades A* to C. The...
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EUDY Youth camp in Sweden

BDN presents first hand reports from UK visitors to the recent EUDY Youth Camp and General Assembly in Leksand, Sweden. Ninety-seven participants from 28 countries...
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The tables were turned

The emotional realisation of what life is like for her deaf daughter in a ‘hearing’ world is the subject of this powerful and moving...
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Great Britain win six medals at European Deaf Tennis Championships

Great Britain players completed the 13th European Deaf Tennis Championships with a tremendous haul of six medals between 4-11 June 2016 in Portoroz, Slovenia, claiming one...
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Intense but fantastic: My year in the national spotlight

In January 2015 Drisana Levitzke-Gray, of Balga in Western Australia, was awarded the ultimate accolade when she was named the Young Australian of the...