Latest figures show that on average ten guide dogs are being attacked every month. Today police held an event in Peterborough to raise awareness about the laws protecting assistance dogs which can cost up to £35,000 to train. Click below for Matthew Hudson's report.
A councillor is backing a call for new laws to protect guide dogs after a sharp rise in attacks from other dogs.
Over the last two years, 240 guide dogs were attacked - up 20 per cent on previous figures.
The Guide Dogs For the Blind Association is also calling for tougher penalties. Russell Hookey reports.
A fun day is taking place at a guide dogs training school in Leamington today, after it was featured on an ITV documentary.
On Wednesday night, the centre in the town was featured on "Me and My Guide Dog".
Around 4,000 people are expected to visit today's event, with Steve Cunningham and Mahomed Khatri who appeared in the programme, due to be present as well.
A documentary is being aired tonight on ITV1, giving an extraordinary insight into the bond between Guide Dogs and their owners.
"Me and My Guide Dog" shows how young puppies are trained, which takes place in the Midlands.
A group of trainers have taken guide dog puppies to RAF Museum Cosford today for essential training.
Five puppies – all under the age of eight months – are visiting the museum for a days' training around different types of aeronautical sights, sounds and smells.
There are over 4,700 guide dog owners in the UK.
The Midlands have made it onto the top-ten list of** worst **places for so-called "street clutter" - things that get in the way of where we walk.
This can become a huge problem for people with sight loss and those with disabilities. Worcester and Ashby de la Zouch were named among the worst, with one road in Ashby having nearly 25 boards across it.
The Guide Dogs charity are behind the survey, and say the problem's only getting worse
Two towns in the Midlands are among the top ten most hazardous towns for blind people in the country.
The Guide Dogs' survey of 65 UK towns found one street in Ashby de La Zouch was filled with nearly 25 advertising boards, making it the 6th worst. Worcester was ranked just below at 7.