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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.

Changes to disability benefits cost £4bn in extra welfare payments

Changes to the disability benefits system that has caused huge hardship to some of the country’s most vulnerable people has cost the government more than £4bn more in extra welfare payments than ministers estimated.


A non-invasive hearing test could aid early detection and diagnosis of autism, according to new research.

Being bullied permanently SHRINKS part of the brain 'which raises the risk of developing anxiety later in life'

Being bullied could shrink the brain and lead to heightened risk of anxiety, a study has found.

Mental health: target to boost staff numbers by 21,000 set to be missed

Ministers are on course to miss their target of increasing the number of mental health staff by 21,000 by 2020, according to NHS workforce figures obtained by Labour.