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Child mental health unit referrals 'up nearly 50%'

Referrals to child mental health units from UK primary schools for pupils aged 11 and under have risen by nearly 50% in three years, the BBC has learned.

Majority of passengers with disabilities report problems using trains

Two-thirds of passengers with disabilities still experience barriers to travel when using trains, government research has found.

Disability emojis: Guide dog and wheelchair user revealed

Some new emojis - including a wheelchair user, people with walking sticks and a hearing aid - have been revealed.

Stormzy’s Glastonbury sign language interpreter goes viral for being amazing at her job

This weekend Stormzy made history as the first black British solo artist to headline the festival with what is being hailed as an iconic performance.

SEN court case is due to ‘shocking’ and ‘shameful’ austerity impact, say campaigners

Disabled campaigners have spoken outside the high court of the “shocking” and “shameful” impact of the government’s austerity policies on the education of disabled children, as they supported a high-profile legal action.

Tony Awards 2019: Ali Stroker becomes first wheelchair winner

Oklahoma! actress Ali Stroker has become the first wheelchair user to be nominated for, and win, a Tony Award.

Early brain 'signs of Parkinson's' found

Scientists say they have identified the earliest signs of Parkinson's disease in the brain, 15 to 20 years before symptoms appear.

Blue badge permits: People with 'hidden disabilities' to be eligible

People with hidden disabilities, such as dementia, may soon by able to access blue badge parking permits in England.

The worst places for cancer care waits revealed

Nearly three-quarters of services are failing to treat cancer patients quickly enough, BBC research shows.

Students want parents to be told in mental health crisis

Two-thirds of students support universities being able to warn parents if students have a mental health crisis, an annual survey suggests.