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LANDMARK ATTEMPT TO FORCE COUNCIL TO REPAIR SCHOOLS

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Pupils at a Liverpool comprehensive have launched a landmark case against Liverpool City Council in an attempt to f...
Pupils at a Liverpool comprehensive have launched a landmark case against Liverpool City Council in an attempt to force the spending of£2m of repairs. The outcome is being watched closely by other schools and local authorities, reports The Times (p4).

The first day of a hearing in which two pupils and their fathers are suing the council over conditions at Childwall community school is reported in The Guardian (p7).

The two boys, Rod Salisbury, 16, and Simon Worthington, 14, gave evidence at Liverpool magistrates court, alleging defects affecting classrooms, labs, corridors, toilets, the art room and a gym. The boys and their fathers cite the 1990 Environmental Protection Act, claiming the state of the three school buildings is prejudicial to their health.
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