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The National Trust and national disability charity Sense have joined forces to welcome people with complex disabilities in September to experience and explore heritage and horticulture at National Trust properties in the West Midlands.

Wightwick Manor in Wolverhampton and Croome in Worcestershire have been working with Sense to welcome people with complex disabilities to experience their gardens like never before.

Children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their families have been enjoying an action-packed school holiday through Wolverhampton's Yo! Summer programme.

Thanks to funding from the City of Wolverhampton Council and the Department for Education Holiday and Food (HAF) programme, the Let Us Play charity has provided a huge range of activities over the holidays for five to 19-year-olds with SEND.

Nearly half the UK tuned in or turned up to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, new polling shows, with eight in 10 people saying it gave the country the chance to celebrate.

The findings, in a survey conducted by Ipsos on behalf of DCMS, means the Games - delivered in record time - drew an estimated overall UK audience on TV, online and in person of more than 20 million.

Anyone wanting to catch a final glimpse of the Birmingham 2022 Countdown Clock in Birmingham city centre has until 5 September to do so.

The iconic structure, unveiled in Centenary Square in March 2020, is being removed and temporarily placed into storage before a planned relocation to the grounds of the Alexander Stadium – so there are just six days left for people wishing to take a selfie with the Library of Birmingham as a backdrop.

As part of the charity’s Cancel Out Cruelty campaign, the RSPCA has revealed it received more than 100 reports of animals being abandoned every single day throughout 2021 and sadly these figures are on the rise this year. A total of 38,087 abandonment reports were made to the charity’s cruelty line last year - an average of over 3,000 reports a month, 104 a day or four abandoned animals every hour.