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Parents of a toddler who is deaf hope they will finally be able to communicate with her after being forced to fundraise for sign language lessons.

Ros and Josh Hannam, from Caldicot, were told after Lola was born that they would have to pay £6,000 for a British Sign Language (BSL) course.

They raised the money but said the situation was “ridiculous”.

It comes as an independent Welsh Government report found provision of BSL classes in Wales was “patchy”.

Another problem highlighted was financial cuts to education, with the government vowing to consider the recommendations.

The National Deaf Children’s Society called on it to take urgent action.

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