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    jmbrighton wrote:
    Good Grief, what a bunch of miseries we have living in Brighton, or so it would seem from comments here.

    Sounding like the types of people who prefer to sit on a bench on the top of a hill with a box of sandwiches a flask of tea or coffee and a white hankie on their head, anything as long as they have not got to spend a few quid.

    The same type of people who would rather watch the piers fall down, hotels close, shops remaining empty rather than a business take the unit over and trade, a sad, sad, sad bunch of losers living in a sad world where nothing new happens and nothing gets done.

    Then on top of that these people want to attack people with disabilities, most of us thought the scum of Brighton just lived in certain parts of Brighton and walked the streets looking for dog ends and so on, but no, it looks like a good number stay in and post sad, sad, sad comments here. You shameful bunch and yes you are low life!

    I might not ride the big wheel myself but many will. It might only be an attraction for 12 months or so but it will attract visitors to Brighton and they will ride the big wheel. It will create jobs and bring in revenue.

    The seafront has needed a new attraction for some years, about time the council got their finger out and agreed on something, might have been better if the nig wheel was here in May or June but this is better late than never.

    Those with disabilities receive income in the region of £280 per month, their limited mobility makes it difficult to be involved in much of society and the chances of an employer offering them work is limited at the best of times. So of course those with disabilities and Senior Citizens should receive a discount. What sad miserable so and so would deny them that?

    Sad, Sad, Sad people in Brighton these days.
    I didn't attack people with disabilities, I just asked why private companies are expected to offer concessions to peoples with disabilities?

    Brighton & Hove buses don't reduce the fare if you are in a wheelchair but they have ramps fitted to their buses to allow them to travel the network.

    The supermarkets don't offer any discounts if you have a disability but they provide power chairs for these people to move around their store and buy goods.

    Pubs and hotels don't offer any discounts to eat or drink in their premises but they do make them disable friendly.

    The airlines and airports don't offer any discounts to people with disabilities but they do offer parking spaces closer to the terminal and buggies to transport the passengers to the gate and assistance onto and off the aircraft if they ask.

    Private companies don't have to make allowances for anyone but they do try and make their businesses a little more user friendly at the expense of able bodied people for all patrons, so why is there a undertone culture that disabled people have to get something for nothing or less than everyone else? I thought disabled people wanted to be treated the same as everyone else and not singled out because they had some affliction? I think you need to read the comments again and then you will see that the opinion stated is not to bar or prevent these people from private venues but ask why they should be given a reduction by the company. And the end of the day these companies have to cover their costs and make a profit otherwise they would be charities, and we all know that charities never make money and always operate on a loss, if a private company did this they would soon be out of business. Just because there is something there does not mean you have to use it, if you can't afford it, you don't use it, simple economics.

    Just look at the abuse blue badges receive from able bodied people, but I am sure you think that is alright, I think you will find the "sad sad sad" people of Brighton are sick of being fleeced and having to pay for 'extras' on their bills that they don't use but they put up with it because it might make some-ones life a bit more comfortable but it doesn't mean they have to pay over the odds either because someone "wants" a discount."
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Brighton Wheel ticket prices announced

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First published in News

TICKET prices have been unveiled for a major tourist attraction.

The Brighton Wheel is due to open in time for half-term holidays at the end of October. It will be open all year and will be operate from 10am-11pm peak season.

Ticket prices are £8 for adults and £6.50 for children. One voyage will include three turns and take approximately 12 minutes. Booking will be available online.

A spokesman for Wheel developer Paramount Attraction, said: “We are already in discussions with a theatre company, and are in the process of applying for a wedding and civil partnership licence from the Brighton and Hove Registrar.”

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