Snapshot: Lapping it up

Conservative MP Theresa May invited a couple of four-legged friends into the House of Commons bar for a pint to highlight the scandal of guide dog owners being turned away by pubs, restaurants and shops. May, the shadow Secretary of State for the Family, has tabled a Parliamentary motion, signed by 125 MPs, urging businesses to make their premises fully accessible to blind and partially sighted people. Flanked by thirsty guide dogs Danni and Reuben, May said: "I am concerned that two in five guide dog owners have been turned away by a restaurant and that one in 10 hotels state they cannot accommodate visually impaired people." The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association has launched Opening Doors, a guide for service industries outlining their legal obligations and offering advice on how to provide a proper service to visually impaired people and guide dog owners.

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