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Keep up to date with the latest disability-related news stories from across the globe.

ReNeuron stem cell firm relocates in £33.2m investment

A medical company is due to relocate to south Wales after securing £33.2m to continue its research into stem cells which can repair damaged tissue.  ReNeuron has received almost £14m in Welsh government grants and investments as part of its move from Guilford. Read More »

IPC Athletics: Josie Pearson wins discus gold at Worlds

Britain’s Josie Pearson won her first IPC World Championships discus gold in Lyon – but only after an anxious wait.  The Paralympic champion won the F51/52/53 event with a throw of 7.09m, beating her previous world record of 6.58m set in London last year. Read More »

IPC Athletics: Hannah Cockroft and Aled Davies win gold medals

Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft retained her T34 200m title in dominant style at the IPC World Athletics Championships in Lyon.  The 20-year-old, who won by almost two seconds, was one of three Great Britain medallists on the opening day. Read More »

NHS could save £84m using cheaper drug to prevent blindness, trial finds

The NHS could save more than £84m a year if it used a cheap, unlicensed drug to treat people in danger of going blind rather than the expensive one currently licensed and promoted by leading pharmaceutical companies for the purpose, a ground-breaking trial has shown. Read More »

IPC Athletics: Day-by-day guide to World Championships in Lyon

The IPC World Athletics Championships in Lyon, France, is the biggest event for the world’s best track and field athletes since last year’s sell-out Paralympics in London.  BBC Sport will have coverage across radio, television and online for the competition, which begins on Saturday 20 July Read More »

IPC Athletics: Hannah Cockroft wants better competition

Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft says she wants more competition in her events as she prepares for the IPC Athletics World Championships.  The 20-year-old won two golds in London last year in the T34 100 and 200m, setting new Paralympic records, and has also set a host of world bests. Read More »


Many organisations now exist to help people with a disability find opportunities in sport.  From archery to athletics and ice hockey to equestrian, there are dozens of sports and thousands of clubs in the UK ready to welcome new participants of all standards. Read More »

Cancer health issues warning by charity

Hundreds of thousands of people in the UK face poor health or disability after being treated for cancer, says a report from Macmillan Cancer Support. The charity says more should be done to help the one in four affected by long-term problems such as chronic fatigue, pain, sexual and urinary difficulties. Read More »

GPs in south east Wales told not to help benefit appeals

GPs in south east Wales have been told to stop writing letters for patients appealing against decisions to stop benefit payments because it is an “abuse of resources”. Patients have been asking doctors for evidence that they are not fit for work. Read More »

Moves to help more disabled people into the workplace

A campaign to help people with disabilities get into the workplace has been launched by the UK government.  Ministers want firms to change their recruitment policies after government research showed employers’ attitudes were a barrier to disabled people. Read More »

‘Bedroom tax’ puts added burden on disabled people

Nine in 10 disabled people are being forced to cut back on food or paying household bills after being refused emergency housing payments to help them pay the “bedroom tax“, research has found. Read More »