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Disability campaigners clash with police inside parliament over benefit cuts

A group of disability campaigners have clashed with police inside the House of Commons after they tried to storm the chamber during prime minister’s questions to protest against benefit cuts.

GPs to refer more patients with low-risk cancer symptoms under new NICE guidance

GPs are being urged to refer and test thousands more patients for potential cancers under new guidelines rubber-stamped by NICE experts today.

UK woman can ride bike for first time with 'world's most lifelike bionic hand'

A British woman has been able to ride a bike for the first time after being fitted with what has been described as the world’s most lifelike bionic hand.

Man who cannot walk or talk called for jobcentre 'back to work' interview

The Department for Work and Pensions has been accused of “humiliating” a man who cannot walk, talk or feed himself by repeatedly asking him to attend a jobcentre interview or his benefits would be stopped.

DWP ignores watchdog’s deadline over benefit-related deaths

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has ignored a deadline imposed by the information watchdog, as part of its investigation into DWP’s refusal to publish secret reviews into 49 benefit-related deaths.

Boy, 12, wins £120,000 in damages after swine-flu jab left him 'severely disabled' by narcolepsy

Iain Duncan Smith has lost a three-year legal battle and been ordered to pay £120,000 compensation to boy of 12 who faces a lifetime of suffering from narcolepsy caused by the swine flu vaccination Pandremix.

The 'dragons' who want to help disabled people start their own business

Meet the city financiers who want to help disabled people start their own businesses.

Disabled payment delay unlawful, judge rules

The work and pensions secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, has suffered legal embarrassment after a judge ruled that delays in the payment of disability benefits, which left two vulnerable claimants isolated, depressed and unable to afford food, were unacceptable and unlawful.

Government cuts ‘could see disabled people slide back to the bad old days’

Government policies on social care, health and benefits risk sending disabled people sliding back to “the bad old days of dependency, isolation and poverty”, a disabled peer has warned.

Watchdog writes to Man Utd after stewards confiscate walking aids from fans

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is to write to Manchester United and football’s Premier League after Disability News Service (DNS) passed on concerns that disabled fans had had their mobility aids confiscated by stewards.