Every hour, someone in the UK loses their sight and Guide Dogs is there to support them every step of the way.
180,000 people with sight loss rarely leave home alone. Guide Dogs offers services to tackle this issue, empowering people who are blind or partially sighted to live life as they choose. This includes the guide dog service.
Guide dogs can transform the lives of those who are blind or partially sighted, helping them to achieve independence.
Naomi Ditchfield from Liverpool has had her dog Dixie for 18 months. She said: ‘’Dixie is my best friend. I can rely on her totally. It’s like a new lease of life for me.’’
Dixie was trained at a Guide Dogs training centre in Knotty Ash in Liverpool.
You can find out more about the charities being helped by this year’s Text Santa by clicking here.
A teacher who was stabbed to death in her classroom by one of her pupils is being honoured tonight in her home town in the North West. Ann Maguire was 61 and just months from retiring when she was killed as she taught at a secondary school in Leeds in April. Ann was born and brought up in Wigan. And now her sisters have created a permanent memorial to her in the town she loved. A special tribute has been unveiled at the park where she worked at an ice cream parlour.
Just been informed that at least another hour before this Manchester bound flight takes off..
Cabin crew doing a great job trying to keep people fed, watered and updated. Full marks BA. http://t.co/k1l0aW8cwp
Following a technical failure in the SE, the system has been restored and they are in the process of returning to normal operations.
Passengers should check in as normal, but be aware delays may be in place. Anyone with specific travel queries should contact their airline.
the impact of the situation. Airspace is open but flights might be subject to delays....contd
Passengers on board a flight from Istanbul to Manchester have been diverted to Brussels due to the technical failure at Nats. They'e been told it will be at least another hour before they can resume their return back to Manchester.
Due to an issue at the UK’s air traffic control centre in Swanwick, the whole country is currently facing issues with flights heading south and east.
We are working closely with the National Air Traffic Service (NATS) and our airlines to assess the impact of the situation. Airspace is open but flights might be subject to delays.
Passengers should check in as normal, but be aware delays may be in place. Anyone with specific travel queries should contact their airline.”
Just had an update from the Captain. Still now power at NATS.. Delays predicted to be at least 4 hours.
Disruption to flights to and from Manchester Airport due to a technical problem at the Swanwick Air Traffic Control centre. Passengers are advised to contact their airlines.
Manchester's Christmas markets have been voted as one of the best in Europe. Manchester is the only UK city to make the top ten list, coming up against festive cities like Strasbourg, Brussels, Stockholm and Vienna.