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Disability-themed emojis approved for use

The introduction of dozens of new accessibility-themed emojis has been welcomed by disability rights campaigners.

Carers quitting jobs from pressure

More than 600 people a day leave their jobs because of the demands of being a carer, says research from a charity.

‘This is another crack in the glass ceiling’: RSC casts disabled actors in new season

The Royal Shakespeare Company has unveiled plans to “level the playing field” for disabled actors by casting them in new productions in what one said marked “another massive crack in the glass ceiling”.

Genetically modified chickens lay eggs with cancer-killing chemicals inside lay eggs with cancer-killing chemicals inside

Genetically modified chickens that produce human proteins with anti-cancer effects in their eggs could provide a cost-effective way to produce drugs, research suggests.

BFI’s free film collection shows 100 years of disabled people on film

Leading disabled actors and directors and key figures in the disability movement are featured in a new collection of free online content that shows how disabled people have been represented on film in Britain over the last century.

Mental health: UK could ban social media over suicide images, minister warns

Social media firms could be banned if they fail to remove harmful content, the health secretary has warned.

Amputee Marine Lee Spencer in Atlantic row record bid

A former Royal Marine who lost his leg in an accident is attempting to become the fastest person to row the Atlantic.

Teenage boy with rare brain cancer among first in UK to receive proton beam therapy

PROTON beam therapy is a type of particle therapy that uses a beam of protons to irradiate diseased tissue. Now, a 15-year-old with a rare brain tumour is to undergo the procedure at the first NHS centre to offer this treatment.

Benefit appeal recordings not possible at nearly half tribunal venues

The government is discriminating against disabled benefit claimants by failing to install equipment at tribunal venues that would allow them to record what happens at their social security appeals, according to university researchers.

Brits with mental health problems TWICE as likely to lose up to £140 a week in benefits

BRITS with mental health problems are TWICE as likely to lose up to £140 a week in benefits, a study has revealed.