Nine men who were part of the Rochdale child sex abuse ring have been refused leave to appeal against their convictions and jail sentences.
The sex offenders were part of a gang who received jail sentences of between four and 19 years from a judge who said they had treated their victims "as though they were worthless and beyond any respect".
Following the trial, the Crown Prosecution Service, Greater Manchester Police and Rochdale Social Services were forced to apologise for failing to bring the paedophile gang to justice sooner.
The news that the men have been refused leave to appeal against their sentences and convictions comes the day after Britain's top prosecutor called new guidelines for child sex abuse cases "the most fundamental attitude shift" in the criminal justice system in a generation.
Michael Anderson, the step father of 14-year-old Jade Anderson who was savaged to death by four dogs said he was "disgusted" after the owner Beverley Concannon walked free from court with a suspended sentence.
The family of a 14-year-old girl savaged to death by four dogs said they were "disgusted" after the owner walked free from court with a suspended sentence.
Beverley Concannon kept one of her dogs, a big American bull mastiff, in a tiny cage where it went "stir crazy," along with two other pit bulls and a bull mastiff which were all kept cooped up in her council house.
The conditions led to them becoming stressed and "hyper aggressive" before they turned on Jade Lomas-Anderson at the house in Atherton, Greater Manchester on March 26.
A family from Stockport and their dogs had a close encounter with a confused baby bird when it flew out of a bush and landed on their pet dog’s back.
Luckily, the goldfinch fledgling chose a friendly place to perch in Scooby, a rescued Greyhound-cross, who was more than happy to provide a resting place for his new feathered friend.
Paul Roberts his wife Kim and two sons, Beck, 12, and Cole 9, captured it on camera and sent the pics to the RSPB.
Richard James, a wildlife advisor for the RSPB, said: “Young birds often show very little fear; some even seem to have a death wish. Luckily, this little goldfinch didn’t have anything to worry about, but that’s not always the case.
Our advice is that if you find a baby bird in a particularly vulnerable spot, move it to a safer place as nearby as possible, otherwise, leave it where it is.”