London 2012 was a breakthrough year for disability sport, with full houses for the Paralympics. Britain’s poster boy was the wheelchair racer David Weir, who delivered the goods with four gold medals.
Like this page on Facebook for updates
Thursday 22 November 2012
One in four centres run by the firm carrying out the controversial "fit for work" assessments for the sick and disabled lacks disabled access, MPs were told yesterday.
Sunday 18 November 2012
An unflinching drama tackles the cinematic taboos of old age and degeneration
Wednesday 14 November 2012
A mother who shaved her son's head and eyebrows to pretend he had cancer in an £85,000 benefit scam has been jailed for three years and nine months.
Friday 26 October 2012
Disabled Paralympics presenter Sophie Morgan was told she couldn't fly with Easyjet unless she had a companion with her.
Monday 22 October 2012
One of Scotland's best-known and most popular mountains has been declared "wheelchair friendly".
Friday 12 October 2012
Think pistes are just for the able-bodied? Not so, says Mary Novakovich
Thursday 04 October 2012
“He said the army was his home, his marriage and his mistress,” reports one of the characters here of the decorated veteran turned down-and-out whom he encountered sleeping rough on the Embankment.
Wednesday 03 October 2012
Helmut Kohl is still the "unification chancellor" – a giant of contemporary European history who holds an unassailable reputation of having done more than any other post-war German leader to end his nation's division and rid the capital Berlin of its infamous wall.
Friday 31 August 2012
The Paralympics opening ceremony made an admirable effort not to sentimentalise disability
Thursday 30 August 2012
Former health minister Edwina Currie was forced to defend herself against accusations she patronised Italian Paralympians by describing them as “gorgeous even in wheelchairs”.
Theatre critic's view: Sir Ian McKellen improvises as Miranda floats past during the Paralympics opening ceremony
Thursday 30 August 2012
Ian McKellen stepped forward as Prospero after Rihanna's shower power and a tempest of electric light rain that would make up for all that dryness in the warm-up Olympics.
Exclusive: Young people ‘want UK to stay in Europe’: Four in 10 adults aged 18 to 24 are ‘firmly in favour’ of membership, poll shows
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
David Cameron takes his biggest gamble yet as he gets tough on Europe over immigration
PM denies two child limit for benefits is part of Tory welfare policy
- 1 Tim Sherwood challenges Daniel Levy to set out vision for Tottenham Hotspur’s future
- 2 French pub fined €9,000 after customers returned empties to bar - because it's 'undeclared labour'
- 3 Sun will 'flip upside down' within weeks, says Nasa
- 4 #Teamnigella: It’s the only side to be on
- 5 Christmas comes early: Justin Bieber is 'retiring from music'