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Wednesday 3rd March 1pm BBC2

SH Line Producer | 12:07 UK time, Wednesday, 3 March 2010

On today's programme Memnos Costi is in Leeds to find out about a project that gives deaf and hard-of-hearing adults unique access behind-the-scenes of the Thackray museum of modern medicine.  The project offered the group the chance to produce short films about the exhibits. Some films were directly inspired by the collection; others were inspired by people's personal relationship with medicine and health.  You can see the results at the ThackrayMuseum on March 14th, but places are limited, so please contact the museum to book a place:




See Hear marks an historic sporting moment as the Rugby Football Union (RFU) welcomes the England Deaf team into the rugby fraternity.  Until recently they were only associate members but now they're fully integrated.  English deaf rugby started in 2003.  To qualify for the team the rules state that in addition to being able to play, you must have a minimum hearing loss of 50% across both ears.  With recognition from the RFU comes practical support such as kit and assistance for travel and accommodation costs when touring.  England deaf rugby also shares their knowledge and experience of deaf rugby with schools and teams throughout the country to ensure that coaches and teachers understand the needs of a deaf player.  For further information on England deaf rugby follow the link:




The England deaf rugby team took on Wales', for highlights of the game, follow this link:




And we go to Devon to visit a deaf woman who has devoted her life to rescuing wildlife. Having moved to Devon for a fresh start Beth Tyler King decided to look after animals full time and set up Hartland Wildlife Rescue.  It's a considerable challenge, she's known to the local vets and two supermarkets help by collecting pet food donations.  Unlike her other charges when a maltreated deaf fox cub was brought to her she adopted some novel ways of communicating with her... 


If you'd like advice about caring for animals or to send donations then please email bethtylerking@hotmail.com.  Or if you find an injured animal call on 01237 441899/ or Mobile: 07815207281 - but only if you're in the North Devon area.





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