Wednesday 7 May 2003

By Amy Taylor, Clare Jerrom and Alex Dobson.
Experiment pupil is expelled
A boy from a south London council estate, who was sent to
a leading boarding school as part of an experiment by a television
company, has been expelled for excessive drinking.
The headmaster at Downside, the Benedictine school in Somerset,
said it was the third time Ryan Bell, aged 16, had broken the
Bell, who had been at the school for two years, was taken to
hospital with alcohol poisoning on Sunday.
Source:- The Times Wednesday 7 May page 11
Abduction fear as hunt for Daniel widens
The search for seven-year-old Daniel Entwistle grew
yesterday as police said he may have been abducted.
Police and coastguards were searching the sea and rivers for
Entwistle near his home in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. He has been
missing since Saturday evening.
Detective Superintendent Julian Gregory, head of the investigation,
said that the longer Entwistle is missing the greater the concern
for his safety.
Source:- The Independent  Wednesday 7 May page 4
Court frees Britons imprisoned and tricked into

A court has freed a British woman tricked into a forced marriage
with her cousin in Pakistan, and held against her will for six
months, after intervention by British diplomats.
Neelum Aziz, aged 20, from Luton was told by her father and his
brothers that her trip to Pakistan was to discover her ethnic
background, but instead she was threatened, beaten and forced into
the marriage.
While imprisoned she managed to smuggle a letter to the British
High Commission in Pakistan, which helped her to launch a court
case against her father and her uncles.
Source:- The Independent Wednesday 7 May page 5
Foundation hospitals plan divisive
Inequality in the NHS and aggressive staff poaching in urban areas
could be encouraged by foundation hospitals, MPs will hear from the
Commons health select committee today as they prepare to vote on
the plans.
The committee argues that foundation hospitals will be accountable
to four different bodies, and may be caught up in bureaucracy
rather than have the levels of freedom being suggested by their
It also warns that if foundation hospitals are left to set their
own rule for the election of their governing bodies, it could lead
to a fragmented and confusing system of patient and public
Source:- The Guardian Wednesday 7 May page 11
Private concerns
Imagine living on a housing estate where graffiti is cleaned up
within 24 hours. That’s just one benefit promised by a pioneering
PFI scheme. But it is too good to be true?
Source:- Guardian Society Wednesday 7 May page 2
Care home film takes a tough line
A documentary filmed in a private care-home for men with
learning difficulties is set to be broadcast on BBC Four on
Source:- Guardian Society Wednesday 7 May page 4
Charities prefer to go it alone
A survey by the Charity Commission has revealed that nine out of 10
charities have not considered a merger over the past 10
Source:- Guardian Society 7 May page 4
Big push for all-areas access to web
Groups of people believed to be most unlikely to go online
are to be targeted in a government drive to expand web use being
launched next week.
Source:- Guardian Society 7 May page 4
All quiet on set
John Krish once shared a highly respected platform with
his fellow public service documentary film-makers.
Source:- Guardian Society 7 May page 5
Broad  band
A new device that continually monitors health is preventing falls
and gives carers peace of mind
Source:- Guardian Society 7 May page 6
Correct route
Business is really booming for the probation service. In a
rare interview, its director tells Alan Travis how offenders can
pay their dues and learn a trade
Source:- Guardian Society 7 May page 6
Dangerous liaisons
Profile Sarifa Kabir, casualty sister helping to prevent
accidents in the home
Source:- Guardian Society 7 May page 11
Prime targets
Liza Ramrayka on a loan fund that proves being over 50 and
unemployed doesn’t consign you to the scrapheap
Source:- Guardian Society 7 May page 11
Waves of change
What does more Scottish and Welsh devolution mean for top
public sector jobs?
Source:- Guardian Society 7 May page 14
Moral maze
‘Corporate social responsibility’ is now recognised across all
sectors. Roger Crowe reports on the emerging importance of the well
rounded manager
Source:- Guardian Society 7 May page 15
Discrimination divide
People with mental health problems suffer ‘protection
Source:- Guardian Society 7 May page 119
Open file
An interactive CD-rom is helping children removed from their birth
parents understand their past.
Source:- Guardian Society 7 May page 120-119
Scottish newspapers
Drive to improve adult literacy

A three-year project to boost literacy and numeracy skills in
central Scotland was launched yesterday.
Around 98,000 local people who struggle with writing and numbers
are to be offered helped through the initiative run by councils in
north and south Lanarkshire.
Organisers said the aim of the project was to reduce social
exclusion and combat negative thinking about the issue.
Source:- The Scotsman  Wednesday 7 May page 4
500K Pensioners and children living in damp homes
Almost half a million Scottish children and older people
are living in cold damp homes that pose a health risk, and more
than a quarter of all homes north of the border are affected.
The report by the British Medical Association said slum housing
represents a major health hazard for some of the most vulnerable
groups in society.
The doctors’ organisation is calling for a ‘healthy
housing taskforce’.
Source:- Daily Record  Wednesday 7 May page 2
Welsh newspapers
Link-up provides roof for young people
Homeless young people in Newport in south Wales are to be given a
safe place to live while they are given help to find more permanent
Newport council is to lease accommodation to Charter Housing
Association that can be used to meet the needs of vulnerable young
people in the city.
Charter has agreed to provide £136,000, and the council will
contribute a grant of £144,000 for the refurbishment and
adaptation of the property.
Source:- South Wales Argus Tuesday 6 May page 14
Rich or poor, we’re sicker than

Welsh health experts believe that a ‘noxious cocktail’
of lifestyle and deprivation has led to the failing health of the
people of Wales. The principality has earned an unwelcome notoriety
as one of the unhealthiest countries in Europe.
One third of people living in the most deprived area of Wales have
a life threatening long-term illness, and even affluent areas of
the country have far higher sickness levels than England.
Source:- Western Mail Wednesday 7 May page 1

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