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We're committed to increasing the involvement of blind and partially sighted people in all aspects of our work. To meet this commitment we're considering how we can reach and connect with more blind and partially sighted people, as well as enabling blind and partially sighted people to meet with each other.
Electric and hybrid cars present a real risk to blind and partially sighted people. That's why we're working with the UN to ensure that their global regulation on these silent vehicles meet our concerns.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne delivered his final Budget before the General Election on 18 March, emphasising the need to put "economic security first", to ensure continued economic improvement, and a reduction in the deficit.
Over the last few weeks, campaigners from across the North West have been meeting with their prospective parliamentary candidates to discuss local services for blind and partially sighted people in their constituencies.
As you may be aware, the Government is currently undertaking a tender process to appoint new operators to run two rail services, Transpennine Express and Northern Rail from late 2015 onwards. We want to hear your experiences of the current services and what improvements you would like to see in any new service provision.