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News round-up: What Katie said and other stories

Damon Rose Damon Rose | 13:28 UK time, Friday, 5 October 2012

Newspaper front pages

A mixed bag of disability stories this week.

• Journalists and bloggers in the left-leaning broadsheets have been ramping up the pressure about welfare reform - a subject that is only going to get bigger through the month of October and into the new year. And yesterday David Cameron added his voice to the missing 5 year-old April Jones' campaign in which he made reference to his late son; Ivan Cameron had cerebral palsy as does April we learnt in the middle of this week.

• The Guardian ran a very long and interesting interview with reality model Katie Price about her disabled son Harvey. The journalist reports that she has built "a cabin on a patch of land" where she hopes he'll live when he's older. I'm sure it's much more comfortable than the image I conjured after reading those rather stark words because she says she's built it as she doesn't want him to live in a care home - she's very wary of people who might work there after seeing documentaries on TV about it.

Elsewhere in the news

Bath to host Special Olympics GB 2013 National Summer Games (BBC Sport, Thursday 4 October)

Opinion: Enough is enough. Disabled people are driven to suicide because of the Government's welfare reform (Independent blogs, Thursday 4 October)

Disabled woman may lose internship due to shortage of suitable homes (The Guardian, Wednesday 3 October)

Get ready for work: what woman who needs constant care was told (The guardian, Wednesday 3 October)

Meet the one-handed pianist who starred in the Paralympics Closing Ceremony (Radio Times, Wednesday 3 October)

Blind young people aren't well connected to the internet ... yet (Guardian Professional, Wednesday 3 October)

Death of USA Paralympic dressage rider Jonathan Wentz brings worlds together in grief (Metro blogs, Wednesday 3 October)

Muslim man's right-to-life court battle resumes (BBC News, Monday 1 October)

Top Gear 'breached guidelines' on disability (BBC News, Monday 1 October)

Doorstep lender criticised over loans to vulnerable (BBC News, Monday 1 October)

Epilepsy 'is a global health problem' (BBC News, Friday 28 September)

Katie Price: Harvey and me - tantrums and tough love (The Guardian, Friday 28 September)


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