Laura Coward: Young rider who was paralysed after being thrown from racehorse launches compensation bid

Rider, 21, who was paralysed after she was thrown from racehorse launches multi-million pound compensation bidLaura Coward was just 17 when she broke her back by falling on to a fenceShe remains in a wheelchair after surgery to mend her severed spinal cord Claims her stables told her she would be fine, despite the horse's strength By Emma Reynolds PUBLISHED: 18:03 GMT, 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 07:37 GMT, 31 January 2013 Paraplegic: Laura Coward was working at a racehorse training stables when she fell off Saucy Night A promising young rider who was paralysed when she was thrown from a history-making racehorse has launched a multi-million pound compensation claim against the stables and trainer. Stablehand Laura Coward was 17 when she broke her neck after taking Saucy Night for a trial ride in Wiltshire in November 2008. The racehorse had made headlines three years earlier when he became the first to win a race without wearing horseshoes.

CCTV shows two young women tying up and abandoning severely emaciated dog

CCTV shows two young women tying up and abandoning severely emaciated dogRSPCA inspectors released footage of the women ditching the starving dog in Littlehampton, West SussexThe Rottweiler weighed half the normal weight for a male dog of the same breed | UPDATED: 23:27 GMT, 10 December 2012 It's a cold enough night for two young women walking a Rottweiler dog to be wrapped up in thick winter coats and warm wooly hats. But the pair are not two dog lovers braving bracing temperatures to take their beloved pet for a winter walk