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Before we take you through a colourful discussion between the connection between disability and Wicked the musical, which is currently touring the UK, allow us to tangle you up in a cyclone and guide you back to the black and white background behind the play’s history.


ITV’s Text Santa appeal raised £5.1 million for UK charities last December. The money was shared between worthwhile causes across the country, but the broadcaster is now launching an investigation to find out where some of the cash went.

Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:02

Society is failing Disabled Hate Crime


Disabled hate crime is balancing on an unsteady see-saw. On one side the rise of offences targeting vulnerable people, on the other, dragging its heels against the concrete is a drop in convictions made against the convicts.


For most of us, even before we are called into our GP’s surgery we expect to be told we should come back if the symptoms won’t go away after a couple of weeks and a prescription for a bottle of tablets. However, don’t be surprised if the doctor diagnoses you with dementia in future...before signing the prescription.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 09:03

Mental Health patients confined in Police Cells


Police cells – confinements which are usually associated with criminals, thugs, those who are intoxicated on a night out, but there’s another group who end up between solitary walls and their only crime is being mentally ill.


Lara LouX is performing this weekend in the regional finals of the Open Mic UK singing competition. Before her big day she took some time out to write an exclusive article for ABLE2UK about her association with Help for Heros.


You can expect your favourite programmes to be interrupted by a series of new adverts focusing on benefit cheats attempting to claim disability living allowances from today.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014 10:15

Two men are given the ability to walk again


In 2010 Darek Fidyka’s life changed forever. His spinal cord was sliced in a knife attack; as a result he lost his ability to walk.

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08:17 – 08:47 Oscar Pistorius arrives in court. It is expected the athlete will hear if he faces a prison sentence today.


Most of us, even the guys, have a rough idea of the physical pain women go through when giving birth. There’s also the mental strain which expecting mothers endure leading up to the birth, sleepless nights, constant worrying and preparing for their newborn.

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