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Universal Credit Could Hit Disabled

Duration:
3 hours
First broadcast:
Wednesday 17 October 2012

It's claimed that the new Universal Credit system could leave people with disabilities with less money. That's according to an inquiry on behalf of a number of charities, chaired by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson. Reporter Carrol Weston meets Tracey Kesterton from Northampton who currently receives disability living allowance, while Stuart talks to Mick Dillan, the Chief Executive of the Disability Resource Centre which runs centres for independent living in Corby and Northampton, and to Martin Lord, the manager of the Citizen's Advice Bureau in Northampton.

Plus:

* Police seek 28 people who were at the Lava & Ignite night club in Northampton 12 months ago

* A Corby woman tells how she was sexually abused by Jimmy Savile

* A wedding planned for Nene Park could be in doubt because of Kettering Town FC's financial crisis

* The extended W3 bus service is up & running in Wellingborough, but is anyone using it?

* Northampton General Hospital's new haematology unit is officially opened

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