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Pooches need to clunk click too!

It’s impossible not to smile at the sight of a dog with its head out of a car window – hair and gums blown back in the wind, but the Highway Code is clear that drivers must ensure that dogs or other animals are suitably restrained. Failure to comply can lead to hefty fines.

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Council fined £13,000 after child loses two fingertips in playpark gate

A borough council has been hit with a £13,000 fine after a child had two fingertips severed when they were trapped in a playpark gate designed for children under 11 years old. Trafford Magistrates’ Court was told how the two-year-old boy trapped his fingers in an external gate of the children’s play area at Springfield Park in Heywood, which falls under the responsibility of Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, resulting in the injuries to his left hand.

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