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'Unlawful' refusal of blue badges


Councils could be acting unlawfully by refusing to give disabled people the Blue Badge parking permits they are entitled to.

As authorities crack down on widespread abuse of the blue badge system, the BBC has learned that the Department of Transport has written to councils in England, warning them that they could be "unjustifiably and unlawfully" turning down those with genuine disabilities.

Keith Doyle reports.


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