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From today, a new disability benefit called the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) replaces Disability Living Allowance (DLA) across the country.
A report published today by Just Fair finds that the UK government is in breach of its legal obligations to respect, protect and fulfill the human rights of disabled people.
The United Nations has launched an investigation into whether Iain Duncan Smith's disability benefit changes have led to "grave or systemic violations" of disabled people's human rights. The UN's Committee on the Rights of Persons with D...
(Ferguson) – US Attorney General Eric Holder should press state and local officials during his visit to Ferguson, Missouri, on August 20, 2014, to reform police practices to improve respect for basic rights, Human Rights Watch said today.
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The idea that depression and other mental health conditions are caused by an imbalance of chemicals (particularly serotonin and norepinephrine) in the brain is so deeply ingrained in our collective...
For once, the Daily Mail's indignation is right on the button. It reports today that district nurses are being asked to encourage elderly people to sign their lives away. These ask if people have a...
It is sad that many people are likely to see this month's headline increase in employment and take it as a sign that the British economy really is on the mend, as the Coalition keeps claiming. Sill...
Rising interest rates could be a "social catastrophe" that causes Britons to lose their jobs, with families plunged into financial "crisis" within days, a senior Tory MP has warned. Speaking to the Huffington Post UK, Mark Garn...
If you don't live in Stafford or the surrounding area, you won't have heard that the people of Stafford have gone to extraordinary lengths to try to save their hospital. For some time now, a 'Green...
Plans by Chris Grayling to turn out lights and televisions in cells at 10.30pm are claimed to be dangerous to young offenders
Tom Clark: From housing to jobs and benefits, the under-35s have little to hope for in the aftermath of this economic slump
Consultation asks if law needs to be strengthened by spelling out abuse can be emotional and psychological as well as physical
The United States has expressed concern at Israel's targeting of the family of the Palestinian teenager burned to death by Jewish extremists.
Scientists says a mother has a responsibility to ‘abort it and try again’ if she knows baby would have the disorder
Budding atheists wondering whether Richard Dawkins is in need of a little time away from Twitter to reflect on the past few weeks are about to have their (lack of) prayers answered.
There are grave concerns about a nurses' questionnaire which will ask the elderly if they agree to a Do Not Resuscitate notice - the approach is as deeply troubling as it is insensitive.
The former secretary of labor explains how we can wrest power back from our corporate overlords
I am sure my readers will agree, for too long Iain Duncan Smith has been allowed off the hook in all manner of Press and Media we the people, we the social security claimants now have a chance to t...
NHS trusts accused of exploiting raised limit on numbers of paying patients amid health service's 'creeping privatisation'
Care and support minister says options available to young people are 'not fit for purpose' and vows overhaul
Professor Green: My dad killed himself, and having struggled with feelings myself I want to make sure I deal with them properly. You should too
Why have we had to wait until almost the end of this Parliament for David Cameron's 'family test' initiative?