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Leeds City Council failed children with special needs

Leeds City Council failed children with special needs

 

There were “serious and extensive failures” in the way Leeds City Council treated three children with special educational needs, a report has found.

In one case, a severely disabled girl could not communicate as her carers did not know sign language, according to the local government ombudsman.

Leeds City Council said it “fully accepted” the ombudsman’s findings.

Hero guide dog Piper receives PDSA bravery award

Hero Bridgend guide dog Piper receives bravery award

3 May 2011 Last updated at 15:07

Sarah Craig-Hancock Sarah Craig-Hancock with her brave guide dog Piper

A guide dog who was brutally attacked by another dog but returned to lead his blind owner home has been honoured.

Piper, a black Labrador, was bitten while out walking with Sarah Craig-Hancock in Bridgend.

After being chased and injured by his attacker, he returned to his owner to fulfil his duties.

Happy Birthday Edith, who will be 98 on Sunday.

Edith – who became deafblind as she got older
Happy Birthday Edith, who will be 98 on Sunday.

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