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Disabled widow & mobility scooter banned from luncheon club

A disabled 89-year-old widow has been banned from attending a village luncheon club because apparently her mobility scooter presents a health and safety hazard. Jean Sleath suffers from chronic arthritis and heart problems which means she needs a mobility scooter to lead an active life. She has attended a weekly luncheon club at the village [...]

EU brackets mobility scooters with golf buggies & dodgems for motor insurance purposes

Golf buggies and fairground dodgems could be added to a long list that ncludes mobility scooters that will in future require motor insurance for the first time under European law. A new EU directive may see full motor insurance become a necessity for all “vehicles”, including those only used on private land. The Department for [...]

Pensioner couple ride down aisle on ‘Just Married’ mobility scooters

Georgina, 94, and her ‘toyboy’ Ray, 86, married in front of their tearful family and friends after falling in love at a care home in Surrey. With tears in her eyes, Georgina exchanged wedding vows with her terminally-ill ‘toyboy’, Ray, promising to love him ’till death us do part’. Later, the newlyweds joyfully rode down [...]

Former POW escapes imprisonment at home courtesy of his mobility scooter

A former British prisoner of war, who’s name is coincidentally “Victor”, who survived the historic Dresden bomb attack has recently talked about his “priceless” new found freedom after struggling with reduced mobility in recent years. Former paratrooper and rifleman Victor Gregg , 97, from Swanmore in Hampshire, survived the horrific and controversial allied bomb attack [...]

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