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a sign outside of a glass-fronted building which reads 'National Centre for sport and exercise medicine'

Taking part in a scientific study – Part 1 – by Alex Squire

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2 people parasailing with a red parachute above the sea on a sunny day

My first summer holiday without any sight by Lizzi Jordan

When I lost my sight in 2017, I truly believed I would never go on a summer holiday again. I always knew it…

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England blind footballer and entrepreneur Azeem Amir – Disability Horizons

Azeem Amir is a visually impaired professional footballer and founder of

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Cheshire man with Down’s syndrome who ‘struggled’ to get job launches company with brother – Cheshire Live

A big smile from Ross Laing as the two brothers launch their…

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Epileptic woman’s service dog warns she is about to have a seizure in incredible video – Daily Mail

An epileptic woman has shared an awe-inspiring video of the moment her service dog ‘saved…

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Stafford mum gave birth while suffering from Motor Neurone Disease – Staffordshire Live

  A Stafford woman who…

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Inspirational Derry man shines a light on life with Cerebral Palsy – Derry Daily

A YOUNG Derry man has made a powerful and moving video to mark World Cerebral…

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“Society is ableist”: Alice Hattrick on gender, chronic illness and long Covid – New Statesman

Alice Hattrick was aged eight when their mother collapsed with mycoplasma pneumonia. The author –…

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Tyson Fury admits he keeps ‘depression at bay’ by training and eating clean – The Independent

Tyson Fury has spoken of how he worked through his mental health issues by keeping…

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Bob Mortimer: ‘Depression is like every vein, artery and cell in your body is filled with dark sadness’ – British GQ

‘Hello, Paul,’ Bob Mortimer says with polite sincerity. ‘Nice to see you again.’ Bob is…

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Northumberland artist fights back from brain haemorrhage, stroke and partial sight loss to fulfil dream – Northumberland Gazette

Amy Izat, who lives near Berwick, is getting ready to stage her first art exhibition…

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‘The law says my life’s not worth living’: The young woman fighting for babies with Down’s syndrome – Yahoo News

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Edinburgh mum and top doctor demand cannabis meds for epileptic kids on NHS – Edinburgh Live

  An Edinburgh mum fears…

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Carol Vorderman says her son was ‘deemed unteachable’ as a child – Wandsworth Guardian

  Carol Vorderman has said her son with special needs was “deemed…

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Berwick artist who can’t see faces after operation uses stunning drawings to show how she sees – Chronicle Live

  Amy Izat has…

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Cheshire man with cerebral palsy tells Jacob Rees-Mogg: ‘You look down on disabled people’ – Cheshire Live

Dominic Hutchins shouts at Leader of the House of Commons, Jacob Rees…

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Lincolnshire woman invents device to help her and others with Parkinson’s disease – The Lincolnite

Eye Guide MC is a device that hangs over your ear and…

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Young activist launches campaign ahead of World Cerebral Palsy Day – Express and Star

  Gina Patel, from Wednesbury, is encouraging people to…

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The four-year-old Leeds boy with cerebral palsy who makes his family ‘proud every day’ – Yorkshire Evening Post

  Harry Allott was diagnosed with a brain injury shortly after…

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How a Bedford barber reassures children and adults with autism that haircuts are fun – Bedford Today

  While some people can’t wait to get…

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