‘Being able to see a smile goes a long way’

A woman and her life-long friend are “bringing the gift of smile” to the deaf community by distributing hundreds of free clear face masks.

Wearing a mask is now part of daily life, but for people who are deaf or have hearing loss, they can prevent lip-reading.

Jo Milne, who was born deaf, is giving out masks to adult learning centres and schools from her home in County Durham.

Find out more – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-55002189