Weekly News Round Up

Our weekly round up from Disability News Service with stories and articles from the national press.

Disabled people in Wales have been “systematically” let down by the UK and Welsh governments during the “devastating” cost-of-living crisis, a new report has found.

Headlines this week:

  • Ticket office closures will cut support for disabled rail passengers, papers show
  • Telegraph articles ‘legitimise’ hate speech, disabled activists tell TUC conference
  • Disabled people in Wales ‘systematically’ let down during cost-of-living crisis
  • Union key workers demand urgent action on rights for those with long Covid
  • Disabled activists set to fight on in strategy court battle, despite appeal defeat
  • Disabled union activists vow to fight ticket office closures
  • Unions call for government action on ‘criminal’ disability pay gap
  • Other disability-related stories covered by mainstream media this week

About Disability News Service

Disability News Service (DNS) is run by John Pring, an experienced journalist who has been reporting on disability issues for nearly 20 years.

He launched DNS in April 2009 to address the absence of in-depth reporting in both the specialist and mainstream media on issues that affect the lives of disabled people.