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In-Touch Podcast: Blind Cricket!

In-Touch podcast new Glaucoma treatment and Blind Cricket

A new technology being trialled by doctors at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital offers an alternative for patients with advanced glaucoma . And we’re on the pitch to try out blind cricket – a version of the game for visually impaired and partially sighted people. We’ll speak to Ben Powis, a sociologist from Solent University in Southampton, who’s done some research about how people use their senses to play the game. The Lancashire Lions have just won their regional league, and we join them at a practice session in Manchester.

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New Goalball in East London!

New Goalball in East London in Tower Hamlets!

New East London Goalball – Come and give Goalball a go! It’s great fun, good exercise, and a great way to meet new people. In partnership with The Worshipful Company of Spectacle Makers, London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Better, Goalball UK are launching new Goalball sessions for anyone to attend – visually impaired or sighted young or old, male or female, no experience necessary but if you are experienced come and show us how! All equipment is provided.

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2019 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey

2019 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

Europe’s biggest and best sportive returns on Sunday 4 August 2019 and we want you to be a part of it! Enter the ballot for the 2019 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 today to be in with a chance of riding in what has become one of the world’s greatest bike rides.

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AI detecting Eye Problems!

AI 94% Accuracy detecting Eye Problems

A new machine-learning system is as good as the best human experts at detecting eye problems and referring patients for treatment, say scientists. The groundbreaking artificial intelligence system, developed by the AI-outfit DeepMind with Moorfields eye hospital NHS foundation trust and University College London, was capable of correctly referring patients with more than 50 different eye diseases for further treatment with 94% accuracy, matching or beating world-leading eye specialists.

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Berlin Cultural Trip 2018 – VICTA!

Berlin Cultural Trip closing date 3 Sept 2018

VICTA says ‘guten tag’ to the historic city of Berlin this Christmas. Leaving from Luton Airport on Sunday afternoon, we will enjoy five days in a city world-renowned for its festive markets and fascinating history
A guided tour of the city will take us past some of Berlin’s famous landmarks including the Brandenburg Gate, Checkpoint Charlie and the remains of the Berlin Wall. We will also explore the Christmas markets, try some local delicacies and discover Berlin’s ‘hidden gems’.

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