Our local playground is the communal hub near Emily's school, and not only can she not access it in her wheelchair, but she can't even play on any equipment. When we sent an email of this nature to the local council, I think we terrified the park's department into opening that said file and diving straight to chapter four.
"Pardon me", says Professor Kelly as he closes his eyes and pauses, in an attempt perhaps to pretend none of this is happening. Meanwhile, their mother grabs the older child by the arm and unceremoniously yanks her onto the floor, before dragging her and the baby walker towards the door.
A random experience on the morning commute made me think of the most inspired piece of radio I've ever heard. Stepping off a busy tube at St Paul's, ...
In my 13 years at the BBC, there have been many highly talented female wildlife film producers to draw inspiration from, including Martha Holmes (The Blue Planet) and Vanessa Berlowitz (Frozen Planet, Planet Earth). Many among the commissioning team and controllers for science and natural history have been female - indeed the current head of BBC content is a woman, Charlotte Moore.
Throughout its long history, BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour has covered issues from 'how to hang your husband's suit' in its very first programme to the W...
Doncaster Clinical Commissioning Group have bought into our services and every family in the town with a child age 12 months upwards can access our support services. This is our vision for the rest of the country, sleep support should be readily available and free within community settings.
We have a great record - but there's further to go. Our targets aren't just for our workforce - they're on air as well. So by 2020, across all genres from drama to news, half of lead roles should be women, and there are stretching targets for portrayal of disabled people, those from black and ethnic minority backgrounds, as well as LGBT.
#Seagull trending on Twitter has been amusing to say the least. My unique surname and University Challenge "fame" has gained some recognition in Cambridge - apparently I'm the 8th most recognisable student name in Cambridge (a so called "BNOC", Big Name on Campus) according to a Cambridge Tab newspaper poll.
Across the world up to 1.2 billion people live with some sort of disability, it is estimated. That's equivalent to the population of China. In the UK...
By erasing the Asian community of Dewsbury, the BBC have not only done a disservice to that community but to the wider Asian community in the UK. It's time for the BBC, and other key influencers to take responsibility for the ramifications of their actions, and the real and immediate action they can take to ensure these issues become a thing of the past.
As a small organisation fighting a big enemy, Terry gave us the confidence to think bigger. He led a march to Downing Street, delivering a petition to then Prime Minister Gordon Brown demanding fairer funding for dementia science.
Us Brits are obsessed with owning our own homes and millennials are no exception. The problem is while our parents managed to get onto the property ladder in their early 20s, young people beat themselves up for being nowhere near that point.
In an era of anxiety about the proliferation of fake news, and the need to support British creative and commercial success internationally, protecting the best of the BBC and encouraging it to innovate and excel has never been more important. So it is of deep concern that recent months have seen growing anxiety that government policy is threatening both the independence of the BBC and its continuing ability to deliver core activities.
To deal with mental health issues, I believe that the understanding and sharing of information is key. By encouraging conversation about sensitive topics such as mental health, we become better equipped to deal with the issues that are related to it, as well as reducing the stigma around the topic.
There is a lot happening in Europe also during this 100 days. Britain is beginning the formal process of Brexit and the Dutch will hold elections which could herald the next step in the transatlantic populist march. And of course, the French will gear up for their own election in which the National Front will be the focus of much attention. It is an extraordinary time on both sides of the Atlantic. This exceptional moment demands examination and analysis. So the BBC is launching 100 Days, a daily programme that gives us the chance to look at these global shifts.
The Women's March wasn't - in the end - all about one man. It was about mothers, sisters, daughters - and yes - husbands, brothers and sons too, whole families turning out to prove that they care about the future, and they want it to be the best it can be.