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England appoint first ever full-time disability coaches

The England and Wales Cricket Board has named Ross Hunter and Ian Salisbury as England's first ever full-time disability cricket coaches reports BBC News.

How long? 2-3 minutes Maltesers' disability campaign 'most successful' in decade

Maltesers' work featuring disabled cast members was its most successful campaign in a decade, the brand's top UK marketer has revealed reports Campaign.

Mother wins disability discrimination case

A woman who lost her job at a Belfast advice centre has been awarded £18,886 in damages, after being discriminated against reports BBC News.

People with autism among most likely to fall victim to disability hate crime, figures show

Campaigners call for more to be done to ensure those whose disability impacts them 'socially or behaviorally' get better support from police, prosecutors and wider community reports The Independent.

Designing for disability: the businesses breaking down barriers

The spending power of disabled people can get ignored by big brands, but entrepreneurs with experience of disability are tapping into ‘the purple pound’ reports The Guardian

Government fails to deliver £4bn savings after cutting disability benefit, new analysis shows

Office for Budget Responsibility says forecasts initially predicted £13.6bn would be spent on disability benefits in 2018-2019 but now this figure is now thought to be £18bn reports The Independent.

Limited life chances of disabled people in Britain revealed by damning report

Equality and Human Rights Commission highlights employment, adequate healthcare and independent living among areas of particular concern reports The Guardian.

Disabled people are once again confronting the spectre of social isolation

Superficially the UK leads the world on disability rights, but colossal cuts are undermining the progress made over the last few decades reports the Guardian

Robin Sheppard recognised as “hotel sector champion” by the government

Bespoke Hotels chairman Robin Sheppard has been recognised by the government’s Office for Disability Issues as a “hotel sector champion” reports The Caterer.

How a chef with cerebral palsy has founded a bakery

Jacob Anthony from South Wales is a professional chef. He also has ataxic cerebral palsy - a condition that affects his hand-eye co-ordination, reports BBC News.