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Feel the beat: deaf fans fight for access to live music

The myth that deafness impedes appreciation of music is gradually being debunked – and new technology is helping. But marginalised deaf fans say attitudes are still a huge problem

Sharp rise under-11s referred for mental health help

There has been a sharp rise in the number of children under 11 referred for mental health treatment by schools in the last four years, figures show.

EHRC appoints eight disabled people to advisory committee

The equality and human rights watchdog has appointed eight disabled people to its disability committee, including leading activists, advisers and academics.

Government response to damning inquiry into disability benefit system 'falls short', say MPs

The government’s response to a damning inquiry into the disability benefit system “falls short”, MPs have said, after it refused to accept a number of recommendations designed to restore trust in the assessment process.

Benefits applications forms to be made more accessible

The government has approved some suggestions from campaigners but not all.

Disabled people split over personal health budget expansion plans

Government plans for a huge expansion of personal health budgets could help to deliver independent living for disabled people, according to a leading disabled peer.

Cystic fibrosis: Company urged to lower cost of life-changing drug

Health ministers have urged a pharmaceutical company to drop the price of a life-changing cystic fibrosis (CF) drug for NHS patients.

Robot helps Jack McLinden, 14, to be Everton mascot

A 14-year-old Everton fan has made history by becoming football's first "remote" match-day mascot - with the aid of a robot.

Women across UK denied mental healthcare around childbirth, say doctors

Millions of women across the UK are being denied vital NHS care to help them cope with mental health problems triggered by pregnancy and childbirth, doctors say. A “scandalous” postcode lottery means that pregnant women and new mothers in a quarter of Britain cannot access any specialist support to tackle conditions that can have a devastating effect on their lives.

Disability-led ensemble to play BBC Proms

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's Resound ensemble will become the first disability-led group to play the BBC Proms this summer.