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Poll: UK divided over benefits

As major changes to disability benefits begin to come into force in the North of England today, the latest Index poll conducted by ComRes for ITV News reveals that the British public is deeply divided over the benefit reforms.

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Paralympian could be affected by benefit changes

Paralympian Sophie Christiansen, who won three gold medals at London 2012, fears she may be affected by the changes to disability benefit that will come into force today.

Speaking to Daybreak she said, "I use the money to actually make my life sustainable as it were, I use it for my wheelchair, my scooter, the extra care social services don't provide."

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