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Widow campaigning for glass bottle ban "it could happen to anyone"

A woman who's husband was killed with a broken bottle, has begun a campaign to get all glasses and glass bottles banned in late night venues.

Phillip Sheriff was murdered after a Jessie J concert in London in April.

CCTV shows the moment 26-year-old Ashley Charles, a graphic designer from Leicester, squared up to Philip, before snatching his bottle and attacking him.

He was jailed for 14-years for murder last Friday . Now, Philip's widow is hoping her husband's death can help change the law for better.

Widow fights to ban glass from nightclubs

The woman whose life was left in tatters when her husband was killed with a broken bottle, is now launching a campaign to get all glasses and glass bottles replaced with plastic ones at late night venues.

Phillip Sheriff was murdered after a Jessie J concert in London in April. CCTV shows the moment 26-year-old Ashley Charles, a graphic designer from Leicester, squared up to Philip, before snatching his bottle and attacking him.

He was jailed for murder last Friday for 14-years. Now, Philip's widow is hoping her husband's death can help change the law for better.

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Mental health campaign launch, full report

Stigma and discrimination faced by young people with mental health issues is being tackled through a series of activities in the West Midlands.

The organisation Time To Change interviewed 186 under 25's in the West Midlands who have suffered mental health problems.

90% said they had been affected by stigma and negative treatment because of their illness, often the discrimination came from the people they may have turned to first.

66% said they experienced this with their friends.

54% with their parents, while 49% said they had a negative reaction from their teachers and lecturers.

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Full report on Hearing Dogs by John Willats

There are around 45 thousand deaf children in the UK.

Traditionally, specially trained dogs to offer help have only been available to adults.

But research has found hearing dogs can also have a big impact on the lives of deaf children.

One of those who is already benefitting is 11 year old James Cheung from Derbyshire.

His story is now at the centre of a national campaign to help train more dogs.

Mum on Hearing Dog benefits

The mum of a Derbyshire boy is promoting Deaf Awareness Week says taking part in a pioneering project which placing hearing dogs with deaf children has been really positive.

James Cheung's dog, Kurt, is one of only 12 placements of its kind in the country.

James' mum says: "He's made more friends through having the dog.

Some people are hesitant about approaching deaf people, even more so with deaf children because of the fear that they might not be understood.

"But the dog gives them a way in. They can talk about the dog, so it's brought a lot of positive things for James and broken down a lot of barriers."

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