Loft roof doghouses – Hondenhok http://hondenhok.com/ Sat, 21 May 2022 01:27:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://hondenhok.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-36-120x120.png Loft roof doghouses – Hondenhok http://hondenhok.com/ 32 32 With 20 cases of dog bites a day, P’kula on edge https://hondenhok.com/with-20-cases-of-dog-bites-a-day-pkula-on-edge/ Sat, 21 May 2022 01:27:35 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/with-20-cases-of-dog-bites-a-day-pkula-on-edge/ Panchkula witnesses a dog-like outbreak. With the mercury going through the roof, the number of dog bite cases in the township is also increasing at an alarming rate. Dr. Santosh Jain, nodal district rabies officer, says he sees nearly 20 cases of dog bites a day in the city. These are the official figures, the […]]]>

Panchkula witnesses a dog-like outbreak. With the mercury going through the roof, the number of dog bite cases in the township is also increasing at an alarming rate.

Dr. Santosh Jain, nodal district rabies officer, says he sees nearly 20 cases of dog bites a day in the city. These are the official figures, the actual figures could be higher.

Panchkula Citizens Welfare Association President SK Nayyar laments that not a day goes by without some shocking cases of dog bites. These cases prompted the Panchkula MC to issue a mobile hotline (9876252622) for the general public to report any aggressive street dogs.

The year started with 561 dog bite cases in January, which fell to 342 in March before dropping to 302 in April. But come May, and the numbers skyrocket.

According to data provided by the animal husbandry department, the city’s street dog population has exceeded 6,000 and is growing at a very rapid rate.

The sharp increase in the number of dog bite cases has prompted the civic body to issue new instructions to the NGO Bezubaan Sanstha to sterilize 500 street dogs each month.

While urging residents to use the helpline, an MC official said that after receiving the complaint, a team of dog hunters would reach the location, catch the dog and take it to the sterilization center at the canine center in the village of Sukhdarshnpur. After five to six days of neutering, the team will release the dog back to the same location it was captured from as it is illegal to impound a dog under guidelines issued by the National Animal Welfare Board.

Dr Mukta Kumar, CMO, Civil Hospital, Sector 6, said authorities were aware of the dog bite cases and there was no shortage of rabies vaccines at the hospital. “A full cycle of vaccines are being administered to the needy in the hospital. Previously there was a minor disruption in the supply chain, but now everything is on track.”

The spaying campaign at Sukhdarshanpur canine center resumed in March after Bezubaan Sanstha stopped working due to lack of basic facilities at the centre.

Since the resumption of this drive in March, the NGO has sterilized 765 dogs until May 15.

Speaking to The Indian Express, Shaurya Galhotra, chairperson of the NGO, said, “Our team is currently sterilizing eight to ten dogs a day due to lack of facilities at the centre. Basic infrastructure issues reported at the house meeting are being addressed by the MC. We hope to pick up the pace in the coming days to exceed the MC’s monthly goal of neutering 500 pooches.

The private agency was instructed to send photographs of all these dogs to MC officials in addition to cutting their ears for identification.

Nayyar lamented that the Sukhdarshanpur sterilization centre, touted as a permanent solution to the threat of stray dogs, turned out to be a waste of crores. “We should develop a comprehensive plan by mobilizing more NGOs to accelerate the pace of sterilization.”

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‘Dog was hanging from my arms’ – Second woman ‘attacked by dog’ near where 3-year-old boy was mauled to death https://hondenhok.com/dog-was-hanging-from-my-arms-second-woman-attacked-by-dog-near-where-3-year-old-boy-was-mauled-to-death/ Wed, 18 May 2022 15:48:20 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/dog-was-hanging-from-my-arms-second-woman-attacked-by-dog-near-where-3-year-old-boy-was-mauled-to-death/ A second woman claims she was attacked by a dog near a farm where a three-year-old boy was mauled to death. Daniel John Twigg was attacked outside a property on Carr Lane in Milnrow, Rochdale on Sunday afternoon (May 15). The youngster was rushed to hospital but tragically died a short time later. Following the […]]]>

A second woman claims she was attacked by a dog near a farm where a three-year-old boy was mauled to death. Daniel John Twigg was attacked outside a property on Carr Lane in Milnrow, Rochdale on Sunday afternoon (May 15).

The youngster was rushed to hospital but tragically died a short time later. Following the tragedy, a woman said she filed a complaint with police last year after she was mutilated by a dog while walking on a footpath just yards from where the fatal attack happened.

Kia Walker, 19, suffered horrific injuries to her arm after the April 2021 attack. However, she said officers told her the investigation ‘could not go any further’ because ‘there is no there wasn’t enough evidence.” Police said Kia chose to take no further action.

READ MORE: 3-year-old boy who died in dog attack is pictured as his family pays tribute to ‘a happy little boy who loved Paw Patrol’

A second woman has now told the Manchester Evening News that she was attacked by a dog within 100 yards of where the boy died. The woman, who asked not to be named, shared horrific footage of injuries she says she suffered after being bitten by a Cane Corso on March 29, 2020.

“The dog was not on a leash,” she said. “He was hanging from my arms and pulling me. He bit me in the side.”



Woman says she suffered horrific injuries after being attacked by a Cane Corso

It is not believed to be the same dog that was involved in Daniel’s attack. The woman says she suffered horrific injuries to her arms and ribs and ran down a country road before dialing 999.

She was taken to hospital where she received treatment for her injuries, but has since left scars on her arm. However, she says the police told her they would not visit the farm if there were ‘dangerous dogs on the loose’ because it was dark.

The woman believes the attack was caught on CCTV, but claims police said there was no evidence of what she alleged.



The injuries to the woman’s arm from the alleged attack

“They said there was no evidence,” she said. “I don’t think they’ve ever been there. They just wouldn’t do anything.

“I asked them if they were going to wait until someone died to do something.”

Detectives said they were looking at ‘other notable incidents’ and a reference was made to the police watchdog due to ‘previous contact’ with GMP.

Daniel and his family rented residential property on the Carr Lane site. Police said the young boy was outside his home with a number of dogs before he was attacked.

In a heartbreaking tribute, his family described him as their “happy little boy”. In a statement released by police, they said: “Daniel was a happy, kind and caring little boy who was loved by all who knew him.



Daniel Twigg

“He loved Paw Patrol and playing with his brother and sister, he also loved being around animals – especially his pony, Splash. He made us laugh a lot and was a comedic character.

“He was brave, intelligent and full of many characteristics. Daniel enjoyed being with all of his family and will be missed by all. On behalf of our family, we ask people to respect our privacy.”

A 48-year-old man was arrested in connection with the incident after turning himself in. Police confirmed he was arrested under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 and remains in custody.

The force also revealed that a dog shot dead after the incident was a Cane Corso. Several other dogs were also seized and investigations into them are ongoing.

Detective Chief Inspector Dave Jones of GMP’s Professional Standards Branch said: ‘We are aware of a number of notable incidents leading up to the death of three-year-old Daniel Twigg.

“In accordance with the statutory guidelines of the Independent Office for Police Conduct, we have made a referral to the IOPC Fund and are awaiting a decision from their analysts, which will determine the progress of this investigation.

“GMP is committed to providing exceptional service that keeps people safe and cares for victims. Professional analysis of our actions is key to achieving this, so we ask members of the public and the media to refrain from speculation at this time.

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Skylark mobile home park fire victim reunited with his dog https://hondenhok.com/skylark-mobile-home-park-fire-victim-reunited-with-his-dog/ Tue, 17 May 2022 00:49:14 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/skylark-mobile-home-park-fire-victim-reunited-with-his-dog/ COLORADO SPRINGS — A victim of the Skylark Mobile Home Park fire shares her story after last Thursday’s blaze. Carmina Lacomb’s house, which she rented, was one of eight that were a total loss after the fire. She lost everything in the house but has since found her dog who was abandoned as she fled […]]]>

COLORADO SPRINGS — A victim of the Skylark Mobile Home Park fire shares her story after last Thursday’s blaze.

Carmina Lacomb’s house, which she rented, was one of eight that were a total loss after the fire. She lost everything in the house but has since found her dog who was abandoned as she fled the flames.

Lacomb told News5 she was sleeping in her bedroom when the fire started.

“I was in my room trying to take a nap, and I heard and felt what sounded like a lot of overhead fireworks, and a lot of popping and popping,” Lacomb said.

Lacomb says that’s when she came out to see what was going on. Within minutes, if not seconds, things got worse.

“I got to my door, opened it, looked out the door and could see a huge cloud of black smoke. I heard a whoosh sound and a flame shot up in the middle of the black cloud, took the burning tree, took the burning neighbor’s roof, then headed for my door at home,” Lacomb said.

Lacomb said as she quickly grabbed some stuff, one of her dogs got away. She immediately ran outside after the dog and when she returned home, she was engulfed in flames.

“We kept backing up because there were a lot of sounds of explosions and flames. A policeman told me that I had to get out of the park now. I let a firefighter know at the end that my little dog was still stuck in there,” Lacomb said.

First responders first told reporters they rescued a dog covered in soot. Turns out the dog’s name was “Little Bits” and Lacomb was the owner.

“She’s amazing. She was in the fire until they confined her to my house. They found her, I think, under my living room table, in the same place as my purse, from what I understood when they released it,” Lacomb said.

Lacomb found Little Bits a day after the fire. She says Little Bits is two years old and has a cough from smoke inhalation, but she’s fine.

“She and I are each other’s emotional support animals right now. She has my back. I have her back,” Lacomb said.

The only thing left was Lacomb’s purse, with her ID and other important cards and a few small items in her desk drawer.

“Everything else is a loss. It’s awful,” Lacomb said. “I’m mostly tired, not too badly though. I think we are doing well. Everyone did well, that’s the most important thing.

Lacomb hopes to move into a new home by the end of the week, but for now she is staying with her daughter who lives in Colorado Springs.

Lacomb said the clothes on her back, which she wore today, were donated by the community. She says she also received dog crates and supplies, and the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region helped collect Little Bits. She also received help from the American Red Cross.

To contact the family or help with a donation, you can contact Lacomb’s daughter, Andrea. Her phone number is 719-492-6983 or email drea.hoyt@gmail.com

The Colorado Springs Fire Department determined the cause of the fire to be accidental.

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Fatal hit-and-run suspect on the run after dragging woman and dog 8 miles https://hondenhok.com/fatal-hit-and-run-suspect-on-the-run-after-dragging-woman-and-dog-8-miles/ Fri, 13 May 2022 21:16:00 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/fatal-hit-and-run-suspect-on-the-run-after-dragging-woman-and-dog-8-miles/ FRESNO, Calif. (Gray News) – Police are looking for the suspect in a fatal hit-and-run in which they say the victim and his dog were killed and dragged more than eight miles. The Fresno Police Department said shortly before 2 a.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to a La Quinta hostel for reports of a dead […]]]>

FRESNO, Calif. (Gray News) – Police are looking for the suspect in a fatal hit-and-run in which they say the victim and his dog were killed and dragged more than eight miles.

The Fresno Police Department said shortly before 2 a.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to a La Quinta hostel for reports of a dead body in the parking lot. When officers arrived, they found the partial remains of a woman.

During the investigation, officers learned that the woman had been struck by a vehicle at an intersection more than 8 miles from the hotel. Police found the victim, identified as a 29-year-old woman known to be visiting the area, was pushing a shopping cart and walking her dog on a leash when she was struck.

Police also said they believed the woman was crossing at a crosswalk when she was hit.

Police say the woman was pinned under the suspect’s vehicle and dragged more than eight miles until the truck stopped at the La Quinta Inn.

The victim’s dog was also killed, police confirmed in a Facebook post.

Surveillance video captured the suspect entering the hotel parking lot, exiting his vehicle, and then driving off again shortly after. Police said the suspect entered the hotel to try to rent a room, but was turned away because there were no more rooms available. When he drove away from the parking lot, the victim’s body was pulled out from under the vehicle and left in the parking lot as the driver took off.

Fresno police said the suspect vehicle was a later model, full-size silver Chevrolet Silverado with a sunroof, light bar and a silver toolbox in the bed. Police say the truck suffered extensive front end damage after hitting the victim and his dog.

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. If you have any information or see the vehicle, please call Detective Robert Cegielski at (559) 621-5064 or Detective Brian Hance at (559) 621-5057.

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Trapped mountain kid rescued from kennel roof in Frigiliana https://hondenhok.com/trapped-mountain-kid-rescued-from-kennel-roof-in-frigiliana/ Fri, 13 May 2022 17:12:42 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/trapped-mountain-kid-rescued-from-kennel-roof-in-frigiliana/ Manuel Lorenzo and Francisco Gallardo with the rescued goat. / on Two rural guards and a local police officer rescued the exhausted animal and were able to reunite him with his mother the following day A baby mountain goat, female and barely a week old, can claim to have three guardian angels. Rural guards Manuel […]]]>

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Two rural guards and a local police officer rescued the exhausted animal and were able to reunite him with his mother the following day

Eugenio Cabezas

A baby mountain goat, female and barely a week old, can claim to have three guardian angels. Rural guards Manuel Lorenzo and Julio Fernández, along with Francisco Gallardo, a local police officer from Frigiliana, came to his rescue last week after he was trapped on the roof of a kennel in the area of Montecillo Ariza, in the Sierras Tejeda, Almijara and Alhama Natural Park.

The owner of the land called for help after his dog, a mastiff, kept barking and he realized the goat was stuck on the roof of the kennel. The animal was exhausted and had not eaten for more than 12 hours, although when he is so young he has to nurse every hour. Fortunately, Julio Fernández’s father kept goats and was able to provide half a liter of goat’s milk which they gave to him after bringing him down from the kennel.

The next day, when she had recovered, Fernández returned to the area near where she had been found and spotted her mother. Very patiently he waited, and when she was near he released the baby, so that he could find her. So luckily there was a happy ending after what could have been a very unfortunate incident.

This is not the first goat that these two rural guards have been involved in rescuing. In December, they helped one who had been trapped in a poaching trap, which was the second such incident. Before that, their only rescue had been human: a couple of hikers who got lost on their way between Frigiliana and the Chíllar River.

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Aldi launches special summer dog range including outdoor bed with shade https://hondenhok.com/aldi-launches-special-summer-dog-range-including-outdoor-bed-with-shade/ Thu, 12 May 2022 07:41:31 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/aldi-launches-special-summer-dog-range-including-outdoor-bed-with-shade/ Dog owners plan to visit Aldi’s famous middle aisle to get your hands on some of the supermarket’s new Specialbuys designed for doggies. Aldi has shared three adorable new items customers can find on shelves this Thursday, all designed to help your four-legged friend enjoy the summer in style. The most popular addition is the […]]]>

Dog owners plan to visit Aldi’s famous middle aisle to get your hands on some of the supermarket’s new Specialbuys designed for doggies.

Aldi has shared three adorable new items customers can find on shelves this Thursday, all designed to help your four-legged friend enjoy the summer in style. The most popular addition is the Sunshade dog bed – a dog bed designed for the outdoors, raised off the ground with a waterproof canopy roof to give pooches a place to stay cool when their owners are sunning themselves in the sun. garden.

The supermarket posted a photo of an adorable ginger pup using the bed on its Instagram page, alongside the caption: “Taking your beloved dog on vacation? Whether you’re lounging by the seaside or camping in the countryside, our Sunshade dog bed is a must-have for keeping your pooch cool as a cucumber. Grab yours online now, in stores Thursday.

READ MORE: Price of Aldi’s five-star Rattan Bistro outdoor furniture set slashed due to heatwave

Dog parents flocked to the comments section to tag their friends and family and encourage each other to take the bed, priced at £19.99, for their pooch. “My dog ​​would love this,” one person said.

Another added: ‘Harry would love it when he gets too hot in the sun’, while a third said they plan to buy their pup a bed for a day at the beach. A fourth swore he would get his hands on the nifty dog ​​furniture as a gift for his dog’s upcoming birthday.

The bed isn’t the only special Aldi buy that dog owners should keep their eyes peeled for. Aldi has shared a second product on its Specialbuys Instagram account that will help dogs stay even cooler this summer.

Their refrigerated pet cooling mat comes in different sizes to fit your pooch, the supermarket announced alongside a snap of a handsome spaniel enjoying the cooling mat. “Take care of your furry friends during the summer months,” the caption read.

“Our Pet Cooling Mat creates the perfect place to relax when temperatures rise. Shop online now, in store Thursday, and choose a size that’s right for your pet! The medium-sized mat is priced at £5.99.

And for summer vacation outings, Aldi has even released a dog car seat to help your pooch travel safely in style. Aldi said: ‘Nobody likes a back seat driver… but when they’re THAT cute they could direct us to Land’s End and we wouldn’t flinch!

“To make sure your four-legged friend is even safer on the road, pick up our dog car seat online now, in stores Thursday.” Priced at £11.99, the dog car seat is available in black or a polka dot pattern.

The dog-friendly Specialbuys are part of Aldi’s Pet Event, in stores Thursday, May 12. You can shop the entire selection online now here .

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The secrets behind Hey! Hot Dog, a Chicago classic for over 60 years – Inside https://hondenhok.com/the-secrets-behind-hey-hot-dog-a-chicago-classic-for-over-60-years-inside/ Tue, 10 May 2022 12:15:00 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/the-secrets-behind-hey-hot-dog-a-chicago-classic-for-over-60-years-inside/ The original price of a hot dog—at least as far back as owner BJ Uedelhofen can remember—was 47 cents. A root beer was even 30 cents less. You know something works when the company has lasted this long, and Hey! Hot Dog has remained a classic Midwestiana bite for over 60 years. Inside Hook sat […]]]>

The original price of a hot dog—at least as far back as owner BJ Uedelhofen can remember—was 47 cents. A root beer was even 30 cents less. You know something works when the company has lasted this long, and Hey! Hot Dog has remained a classic Midwestiana bite for over 60 years.

Inside Hook sat down with Uedelhofen, for their menu recs, the story behind their famous root beer, and their take on the most controversial hot dog topping: ketchup.

InsideHook: Tell us a bit about the history of the hot dog stand.
BJ Uedelhofen: My dad and his partner started the business in 1959. My dad bought them in 1969. Just when I was 17, my dad gave me a set of keys and said, “You’re going to start to lock up at night and open it on Saturday. It just snowballed from there. I bought my mom and dad 30 years ago, so I’ve been doing it for probably – well, do the math. At least 45, which is…pretty scary.

You told us the guy on the sign isn’t you. Who is the guy on the panel and who came up with the idea behind him? Does it have a story?
When I bought the business from my father, it was called Hey! Hot Dog, but it didn’t really have a logo, so I had one made. It is not me. I would never put my face aside. It would ruin a business in two seconds.

Your menu is very very simple and hasn’t changed much in decades. What is the reason behind this?
In the very beginning, there was only the root beer, the barbecue sandwich, the hot dogs, the bag of chips and the root beer floats. It was the whole menu. We added the kielbasa sausage probably 25 years ago – maybe longer. We added a bowl of chili to the menu during the winter—it’s something we’ve been doing for about 10, 15 years.

Can you tell me how much your prices have changed? Do you remember the original prices back then?
I am 55 years old. Cheapest hot dog I remember is 47 cents. A root beer, I believe, was 15 or 18 cents — something like that. I could never tell you how many price increases there have been over the years because it’s been over 60 years.

The same root beer that was 15 or 18 cents is $1.95. That same hot dog that used to be 42 to 44 cents — something like that now costs $3.05. We just raised our prices for the first time in seven years.

What’s your favorite recommendation for people to come to your store if they’ve never been?
I would definitely tell them to get a big black cow – just the root beer and vanilla ice cream.

I love Polish sausage. I think it’s the best kept secret we have on our menu. We massively sell more chili dogs than any other product we have. But I must say that our barbecue sandwiches are my favorite. Hot dog number two and Polish number three, but it depends on my mood.

Why do you think you lasted so long?
We make our own homemade root beer. This is our niche. We make our own homemade chili and barbecue. No one else knows how to do this like ours. You must have a niche. And once you have the niche, all you have to do is show up. And if you’re nice to customers and you know you’re fair to them, you know, treat others the way you would like to be treated yourself, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

Tell us a bit about how your homemade recipe was born. Whose idea was that? How long did it take to develop?
The homemade root beer recipe is still the original recipe. My dad did it like the guys he bought in the 50s. We still do it the same way today. We actually have equipment from the late 50’s. I still use the same stainless steel barrel and the same long handled stainless steel spoon to mix the ingredients. The machine I have is actually a machine that mixes the product that we’ve been making since 1978, which is a pretty high-tech machine right now. Nothing has changed, in fact. It’s always the same recipes, always the same ingredients.

How long does it take you to make a batch of root beer?
If I really wanted to go through a lot, I could probably finish it in three days. I usually have one batch in progress and one batch ready to go. We very rarely miss it. I can maybe count five times that we missed. On average, we probably go through a lot — I don’t know, every three, four days, something like that.

Tell us your feelings about ketchup on a hot dog.
It’s not taboo here. I like this. I get a lot of customers who think you just shot him in the heart if you say “Do you want ketchup on your hot dog?” and they explode, but I would say there are as many customers who like ketchup as they don’t.

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Mel B’s daughter claims Stephen Belafonte taunted her and had her dog put down | Entertainment https://hondenhok.com/mel-bs-daughter-claims-stephen-belafonte-taunted-her-and-had-her-dog-put-down-entertainment/ Sun, 08 May 2022 11:32:47 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/mel-bs-daughter-claims-stephen-belafonte-taunted-her-and-had-her-dog-put-down-entertainment/ Mel B’s daughter has claimed Stephen Belafonte called her ‘ugly and retarded’ and put her dog to sleep. Phoenix Brown – the Spice Girls singer’s 23-year-old child from her marriage to first husband Jimmy Gulzar – has reflected on how her world “turned from technicolor to black and white” when her mother married the producer […]]]>

Mel B’s daughter has claimed Stephen Belafonte called her ‘ugly and retarded’ and put her dog to sleep.

Phoenix Brown – the Spice Girls singer’s 23-year-old child from her marriage to first husband Jimmy Gulzar – has reflected on how her world “turned from technicolor to black and white” when her mother married the producer in 2007 and claimed he forced her to stay in her room as much as possible and deprive her of food.

She told the Daily Mail newspaper’s Weekend magazine: “I had to stay in my room with the door closed. I wasn’t allowed to go into the fridge but I had 30 minutes to get my packed lunch ready for the school.

“Often in the morning he would take it out and eat my sandwiches, laugh at me and tell me to go to school.

“He used to tell me I was ugly and retarded all the time. I had this beautiful Labrador called Lordy that we had since I was born. I loved him. He made fun of me and told me I was ugly and retarded .

“Stephen picked him up one day and threw him across the garden into the pool – Lordy was old, he was terrified. I couldn’t talk. A few weeks later I came home from school and Stephen m said he had it put down.”

Mel split from Stephen in 2017 and Phoenix recalled feeling “useless” when she couldn’t step into their ranks despite trying to keep busy by tending to her sisters, 15-year-old Angel – whose father is actor Eddie Murphy – and 10-year-old Madison.

She said: “My mum was working all the time, earning money for him – for the family. I knew she was having a terrible time, she kind of shrunk.

“They would have these awful fights in their room, I would stand outside petrified, feeling useless.

“But life went on. I took care of my sisters [she also has a younger sister Madison, Stephen’s daughter, now ten].

“I also tried to take care of my mother, but I was a child. It was a big secret. We were supposed to be a happy family.

“You go on and stop your emotions. That’s how you deal with it.”

The ‘Games’ contestant is proud of how her mother has changed her life since she left the father of her youngest child and moved back to the UK.

She said, “I’m so proud of her. She turned her life around. It wasn’t easy, but she stands up for others in abusive situations.”

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‘Meeting guide dog Beau is one of the highlights of my time as MP so far,’ says Grantham MP https://hondenhok.com/meeting-guide-dog-beau-is-one-of-the-highlights-of-my-time-as-mp-so-far-says-grantham-mp/ Sat, 07 May 2022 05:00:00 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/meeting-guide-dog-beau-is-one-of-the-highlights-of-my-time-as-mp-so-far-says-grantham-mp/ In the hundreds of meetings I’ve had as an MP, I’m not sure any have been so enjoyable as meeting Beau, an impeccably trained guide dog who visited parliament as part of the ‘All Things Equal’ campaign run by the charity Guide Dogs. I have used this column for the past few weeks to highlight […]]]>

In the hundreds of meetings I’ve had as an MP, I’m not sure any have been so enjoyable as meeting Beau, an impeccably trained guide dog who visited parliament as part of the ‘All Things Equal’ campaign run by the charity Guide Dogs. I have used this column for the past few weeks to highlight the great work currently being done to advocate for the rights of people with disabilities and so I was delighted to lend my support to the campaign.

Recent research conducted for guide dogs found that 69% of teachers aren’t confident they have the right skills to help children with disabilities, including those with visual impairments, reach their full potential.

This is reflected in the outcomes of visually impaired children, who lag significantly behind their peers in academic achievement, resulting in only a quarter of visually impaired people gaining employment. The essential role of specialist professionals needs to be prioritized and increased support provided at an early stage to help prevent young people with vision loss from falling behind.

Gareth Davies with guide dog Beau. (56463572)

May is local and community history month, so I took it a step further when I visited Flag Fen Archaeological Park in Peterborough in April with my parliamentary colleague Paul Bristow, MP, to learn more about our Bronze Age predecessors and see incredibly well-preserved artifacts for thousands of years.

We are blessed with a rich local heritage, and I encourage readers to visit some fantastic places such as the Grantham Museum and Woolsthorpe Manor this month.

To be appreciated, our historic buildings must be preserved, and we had good news for heritage this week with confirmation that work to restore the roof of Skillington Church is now complete after being targeted during a series of lead flights. A significant amount of funding came from last year’s Culture Recovery Fund, which has now helped remove this community landmark from the endangered heritage register.

Over the past month we have had the £150 council tax rebate roll out, and I was delighted to read that 29,000 people have now received this support in South Kesteven. This follows the announcement in March of an additional £5million for the Lincolnshire Household Support Fund, a third of which is earmarked to support families with children and another third dedicated to pensioners.

While support is certainly welcome in the short term, it’s important not to lose sight of changes that can have a positive long-term impact. For example, I was delighted that following consultation, proposals were published last week to reform regulation and allow the UK insurance industry to invest billions of pounds in future UK infrastructure.

The start of May also saw the release of the latest update on the Government’s commitment to recruit 20,000 additional police officers by March 2023. This target is now on track to be achieved with over 13 000 new officers across the country, with 200 joining Lincolnshire Police, which is one of the first two forces to meet its allocation target.



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Woman and dog found dead after fire destroyed home in Fenton area | Local News https://hondenhok.com/woman-and-dog-found-dead-after-fire-destroyed-home-in-fenton-area-local-news/ Mon, 02 May 2022 21:49:00 +0000 https://hondenhok.com/woman-and-dog-found-dead-after-fire-destroyed-home-in-fenton-area-local-news/ A 75-year-old woman and her dog were found dead this morning, May 2, at their home on West Lakewood Drive near the Fon-Du-Lac Reservoir in unincorporated Fenton, after it was destroyed by a fire, according to a statement from the High Ridge Fire Protection District. Authorities have not released the woman’s identity, Jefferson County Sheriff’s […]]]>

A 75-year-old woman and her dog were found dead this morning, May 2, at their home on West Lakewood Drive near the Fon-Du-Lac Reservoir in unincorporated Fenton, after it was destroyed by a fire, according to a statement from the High Ridge Fire Protection District.

Authorities have not released the woman’s identity, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Grant Bissell said at 2:24 p.m. today.

The cause of death has not been determined and is awaiting the results of a report from the medical examiner’s office, Bissell said.

High Ridge Fire Captain John Barton said the cause of the fire was also being investigated, but did not appear suspicious.

The Missouri State Sheriff’s Office and Office of the Fire Marshal are investigating the fire.

High Ridge Fire was sent home around 3:15 a.m. today when a resident of East Lakewood Drive called 911 after seeing the fire from across the reservoir, according to the report.

When firefighters arrived, the house was in flames. The fire was under control around 4:50 a.m., and gas and other utilities were turned off to allow investigators to search the home, Barton said.

“The fire went through the roof and the whole interior of the house was destroyed,” he said. “We were able to enter and search some areas of the house, but the amount of damage and debris hampered some of our search efforts.”

Saline Valley, Fenton and Valley Park Fire Protection Districts answered the call. The North Jefferson County Ambulance District also responded to the home.

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