What happens if you swear in Barnsley?

Simple. You risk getting an on the spot fine of £80.

During June, Barnsley police are having a crackdown on swearing in public. I’m one of the 10% of people with Tourettes who swear involuntarily, so I took a particular … read more

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I’ve had a reply to my letter of complaint to Transport for London (TfL) and I’m not sure how I feel about what they say.

While the letter was generally apologetic, I felt it made excuses for the behaviour of … read more

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RSVP, Please

I’ve still not had a response to my letter to Transport for London. It’s been over two weeks since I wrote to complain about how I was treated by a member of the Underground staff at Old Street station.

Time … read more

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Distracting the Kids with Biscuits

I’ve been working late this evening so I’ve only just got back to the lair, and I’m feeling angry and depressed. It isn’t anything tic-related this time. It’s about a consultation meeting organised by the Council about cuts to services … read more

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Getting a Response

In January I wrote to Maria Miller, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for disabled people regarding the proposed changes to Disability Living Allowance (DLA). The only response I got was a standard photocopied letter from the Department of … read more

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Reversing Forward

Earlier today I had my first session of Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT). I’ve been looking forward to doing this after years of battling for it. For HRT to work I need to keep my mind open and be ready to … read more

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O2 Line 3

Tonight I went to see Shakira at the O2 Arena with Laura, Emma and her sister Lucy. The venue has a policy of removing the tops from all bottles inside the venue. They do this to make them less likely … read more

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Back On The Bus?

This afternoon the cab company who take me to and from work called to say they were going to suspend my account from Friday. This is because of the complex way Access to Work pay for my travel, and the … read more

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A letter’s just flopped through the door from my local Primary Health Trust (PCT). It’s about my request for Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT) which I’ve talked about before. HRT could help me develop strategies to turn some … read more

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Asking for Help

Over a year ago now my GP made a request for me to receive Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT). I’ve been keen to try this option since I heard about it because it could help me replace some of my more … read more

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