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Bristol scientists seek dogs with special toys for attachment study

Image copyright Paula Artus Image caption Sproker spaniel Benji’s blue rubber snake is the first thing he gets when he wakes up, his owner said Scientists are on the hunt for dog owners whose pets…

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Lowestoft mum says £45m for special educational needs ‘too late’

Image copyright Kate Hall Image caption Katie Hall, with daughter Addie, said she hoped the funds would help other parents A mother whose disabled daughter waited more than a year for a council care plan…


Bristol Steiner school placed in special measures by Ofsted

Image copyright Google Image caption The Steiner Academy in Bristol was criticised in the Ofsted report A Bristol school has been placed into special measures after a highly critical Ofsted report. Concerns have been raised…


Norfolk County Council ‘failed’ boys with special educational needs

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The ombudsman said the boys spent months without full-time education A local authority “failed” two boys with special educational needs who lost months of full-time education, an ombudsman has…


Special constable’s jaw fractured in Colchester assault

Image copyright Google Image caption The assault happened on Colchester High Street in the early hours of Sunday A special constable who was assaulted while dealing with a disturbance in a town centre is to…


M58 crash: Special needs school pupil and staff member killed

Image copyright Lancashire Police Image caption Anne Kerr was killed in the crash Two people killed in a seven-vehicle motorway crash were a pupil and staff member from a special needs school. Anne Kerr, 50,…


Brighton and Sussex hospitals trust out of special measures

Image caption The trust has shown ‘real progress’ according to the inspector A hospital criticised after an elderly woman apparently drank cleaning fluid has been taken out of special measures. Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals…


Families waiting too long for special needs support in England

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of children in England with special educational needs are waiting too long for an education, health and care plan (EHC), the BBC has learned. The EHC plans set out a…


Strictly Christmas special: Aston Merrygold jive wows judges

Image copyright Guy Levy/BBC Former JLS star Aston Merrygold has lifted the trophy in Strictly Come Dancing’s Christmas special, after scoring a perfect 40 from the judges. Craig Revel Horwood said Merrygold and professional partner…


Special school holds winter festival for pupils

It’s that time of year when children across the country have been donning their best Mary, Joseph, wise man or sheep costume for their school’s nativity play. But two federated special schools in Fareham, Hampshire,…


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