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Mother calls for improved safety measures following son’s brain damage

Passionate rugby player David Griffiths was only 16-years-old when he suffered permanent brain damage during a rugby match. The incident left him with severe memory, behavioural and concentration issues, to the extent that he required around-the-clock care. 13 years after the accident, devastated mother Mandy Griffiths has had her voice heard as she fights to see better safety precautions put in place at youth-level rugby.

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Brain injury patients face devastating cuts

Those who suffer with a brain injury are to face savage cuts to rehabilitation services, resulting in thousands of patients being denied help.  This finding comes as a result of an investigation carried out by the brain injury charity Headway, who worry that the cuts will cost the taxpayer far more money in the long run. 

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Dog bites most common in deprived areas

A report has revealed that there are three times as many hospital admissions for dog bites in England’s most deprived areas than in the least. The report was released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, which showed Merseyside to have the highest rate of dog attacks, accounting for 6,740 admissions - a figure up 6% on the previous year.  It also highlighted children to be the most common victims.

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Family seek compensation for cyclist son

A Gloucestershire family is currently seeking compensation for their 15-year-old son after he suffered severe injuries when his bike went into a pothole during a charity ride.  Ollie Pike, from Malmesbury in Wiltshire, smashed his head and broke his collarbone in the accident on the 9th of March.  He said that he swerved to avoid one set of potholes, but as a result went crashing into another.  He was then thrown to the ground after being propelled over his handlebars.

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