Are puppets disabled?
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Meet Fred, the cloth puppet who is bringing disability issues to the Edinburgh Fringe.

What do puppets and disabled people have in common? Quite a lot as it happens. In a play about a two-foot-tall cloth puppet Fred, threatened cuts to his Puppetry Living Allowance mean he loses one of his three puppeteers and can no-longer live independently.

Emma Tracey caught up with Fred at the Edinburgh Fringe and heard about his troubles at the job centre ... and why he isn’t fond of the Muppets.