Jobless mother-of-10 vows to keep having more babies despite cuts to her 30,000-a-year benefits Iona Heaton, 44, wants NHS fertility treatment to conceive 11th child Made decision after family's benefit bill of 30,000 was reduced Family was moved to 180,000 four-bedroom home last year /02/28/article-0-11F44D99000005DC-357_638x515.jpg” width=”638″ height=”515″ alt=”Iona Heaton, pictured with Paul and seven of their children, said 21,000 benefits are not enough to live on ” class=”blkBorder” /> Iona Heaton, pictured with Paul and seven of their children, said 21,000 benefits are not enough to live on The family were moved out of their terraced house into a 180,000 semi-detached after she complained The couple, who own a 12-seater Land Rover, spend upwards of 1,000 every Christmas Last year, while pregnant with her tenth child, Miss Heaton demanded a bigger council house in the countryside after complaining that her terraced house was damp and cold.
Mother is banned from her own disability tribunal… because of her wheelchair Sylvia Middleton was told she could not attend the fourth-floor courtroom Only people able to escape down stairs in case of fire were allowed in'It's absolutely ridiculous,' said the 65-year-old By Andrew Levy PUBLISHED: 14:32 GMT, 7 February 2013 | UPDATED: 00:57 GMT, 8 February 2013 A disabled woman was barred from a tribunal to decide whether she was entitled to benefits – because she was in a wheelchair
Pictured 16 years on: The brave girl who won Diana's heart after losing leg in an Angolan landmine blast Iconic image of victim Sandra Tigica recreated with eight-year old daughterShe is now married mother-of three and works for local government'Our country is much safer thanks to Princess Diana' she said By David Wilkes PUBLISHED: 01:30 GMT, 5 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:54 GMT, 5 January 2013 She was 13 and about to receive a prosthetic leg when Princess Diana visited her. Poignant images of Sandra Tigica’s 1997 meeting with the Princess of Wales were beamed around the globe, highlighting the appalling problems in Angola, which had the world’s highest rate of death and disability caused by landmines. Sandra’s left leg had been blown off by a landmine three years earlier as she fled from fighting in her country’s civil war
Britain leads the world in handing out disability cash: Nation spends twice as much as U.S. and six times as much as JapanDisability benefits cost British taxpayers more than 13 billion per yearBritain spends 2.4 per cent of GDP on disability benefits | UPDATED: 01:16 GMT, 27 December 2012 Disability spending: Britain spends more than any other country in the world on disability benefits Disability benefits are costing Britain more than almost any other western country
Disability handouts to be cut or stopped for 330,000 claimants as Government aims to end 'welfare for life'New figures show 71 per cent of claimants do not go through proper checksWithout reform, one in every 17 adults would be claiming DLA by 2018 says Disability minister | UPDATED: 00:26 GMT, 13 December 2012 Benefits clampdown: Disability minister Esther McVey defends change The Government is to reduce or stop disability allowance for hundreds of thousands of claimants in a bid to end unchecked ‘welfare for life’. The clampdown comes as new figures suggest that seven in ten of those claiming the benefit go through the system without proper checks