- The government has been defeated by peers again on its welfare reform bill, this time over a proposal that was set to punish disabled people in social housing who have spare bedrooms.
- New figures show the Crown Prosecution Service is making good progress in prosecuting disability hate crimes successfully, say disabled activists.
- The disability movement is mourning the loss of one of its “quiet leaders”, Stephen Bradshaw, the first director of the user-led Spinal Injuries Association.
- The only London 2012 venue built solely for the Paralympics has been completed, just as organisers marked 200 days to go until the games begin.
- A ruling by the court of appeal has left disabled air passengers with no protection from discrimination during their flights, the equality watchdog has warned.
- Pilot schemes that will give direct payments to disabled students so they can choose their own support should be a “fantastic” opportunity for them to flourish in mainstream further education, say inclusive education campaigners.
- Campaigners have handed the government a letter signed by hundreds of user-led organisations and disabled activists, in an effort to save the Independent Living Fund.
- Activists have told MEPs that “austerity” measures are undermining disabled people’s right to independent living across Europe.
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