Down's syndrome

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    Video caption: Christmas cards feature boy with Down's syndrome

    A range of fundraising Christmas cards of a boy with down's syndrome are made to help change perceptions.

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    Video caption: Down's syndrome: Mum creates guide to language

    A mum helps people use the right words for children with Down's syndrome.

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    Video caption: Parents record song 'to change perceptions of Down's syndrome'

    Neive's parents produced a music video to change perceptions about people with Down's syndrome.

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    Video caption: 'They shot him in cold blood'

    Outrage in South Africa over the killing by police of a 16-year-old with Down's syndrome

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    Video caption: Covid-19 coma: 'It's every mum's worst nightmare'

    Natallie Stephens is learning to walk and talk again.after having coronavirus.

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    Video caption: Social bubbles: First Sunday lunch in three months

    David, who has Down's Syndrome and autism, found lockdown without his sister "very difficult".

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    Video caption: Coronavirus: 'Our son with Down's syndrome is thriving in lockdown'

    Zachary, 4, has been hospitalised with chest infections many times, but his parents say he has never been so well.

  8. Losing a 'beacon of light' in the UK's Jewish community

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    Video caption: Yechiel Yosef Rothschild was known simply as "YY" to his friends

    The family of Yechiel Yosef Rothschild - who died of Covid-19 last week - describe him as a "beacon of light" of the UK's Orthodox Jewish community.

    Mr Rothshild - who lived in sheltered accommodation in north London and had Down's syndrome - was lovingly referred to by many friends simply as "YY". He was just 20.

    Britain’s Jewish community - about 264,000 people - has suffered a high death toll, with more than 450 losing their lives to the virus.

    Some of the reasons for that are demographic: many Jews are older, and they are more likely to live in large urban areas. These factors are among those which increase the risk of infection or death. But has the often social nature of Judaism also played a role?

    BBC correspondent John McManus has been to the heart of the Jewish community to meet some of those affected by Covid-19.

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    Video caption: Surprise lyricist Jack has words turned into music

    Jack Watts' words about living through lockdown have been put to music by a Teesside musician.

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    Video caption: Losing a ‘beacon of light’ of the UK’s ultra-Orthodox community to coronavirus

    The UK’s Jewish population has been hit particularly hard by coronavirus, religious and community leaders say.