A woman who nearly drowned during a school swimming lesson 13 years ago has won a landmark ruling from Britain's highest court which paves the way for her to pursue compensation from a local education authority.
Annie Woodland was a pupil at Whitmore Junior School in Basildon, Essex, when she had to be pulled from the water and resuscitated in July 2000. She suffered severe brain damage and needs round-the-clock care. Serena Sandhu reports.
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