Tuesday 27 September 2005

By Simeon Brody, Derren Hayes and Amy Taylor

Minister pledges to reform troubled CSA

David Blunkett promised a “root and branch” reform of
the Child Support Agency, which he admitted was a “complete

He will pilot a new advice and mediation process in the new year to
try to help parents agree maintenance payments before reaching the

Source:- Financial Times Tuesday 27 September 2005 page

Illegal exclusions

Education officials in Norfolk have issued a warning to head
teachers after uncovering evidence that children were being
illegally excluded from school.

Source:- The Times Tuesday 27 September 2005 page 2

Doctor who agreed to kill says GMC is hypocritical

A pro-euthanasia doctor accused of serious professional misconduct
after he agreed to help a terminally ill friend kill himself
accused his peers of being hypocrites.

Michael Irwin, former chair of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society,
said doctors helped patients at the end of life but it happened

Source:- The Times Tuesday 27 September 2005 page 19

Uncle denies drug manslaughter

A 13-year-old boy died after snorting heroin because his uncle
failed to call for help even though he knew he had taken the drug,
Exeter Crown Court heard yesterday.

Sean Graham, 40, from Topsham, Devon denies manslaughter by gross
negligence and a second charge of cruelty.

Source:- The Times Tuesday 27 September 2005 page 32

Hospital bans “cooing” over baby

A Halifax hospital has banned visitors from “cooing”,
touching or being too familiar with newborn babies to protect their
dignity and parents’ right to confidentiality.

Source:- The Daily Telegraph Tuesday 27 September 2005
page 1

40pc of women “attacked sexually when

Almost four in 10 women claim to have been sexually
assaulted after getting drunk, according to research by the Portman

Women are also getting into more fights and arguments and are being
arrested or cautioned by the police more than young men.

Source:- The Daily Telegraph Tuesday 27 September 2005
page 9

Kids alone mum jailed after blaze

A mother was yesterday jailed for nine months after leaving her two
young children home alone so she could go night clubbing.

The 43-year-old returned from a night out to find fire-fighters had
rescued the youngsters from her blazing home.

Source:- The Daily Mirror Tuesday 27 September 2005 page

Clarke bid to sort out migration

Home secretary Charles Clarke will discuss the
government’s plans on asylum seekers today.

All asylum seekers are going to be allocated a personal immigration
officer from when they first arrive in the UK until they are
allowed to stay or are returned to their country of origin.

The Home Office says the move will make the system more

Source:- The Sun Tuesday 27 September

Two kids missing

Fears were growing last night for two children who went missing
while on their way to their first day at new schools.

Six-year-old James Musah and his 12-year-old sister Marnie should
have walked from their home in Streatham to a bus stop and boarded
a bus to Brixton but they were last seen by their dad yesterday

Source:- The Sun Tuesday 27 September

Scottish news

10% rise in domestic abuse cases recorded

Domestic abuse cases recorded by Scottish police rose by 10 per
cent last year, according to new figures.

The Scottish executive revealed that 43,678 incidents were recorded
in 2004 compared to 39,643 the previous year. Just under half of
the incidents (21,795) of domestic abuse last year involved
behaviour that led to the recording of a crime or offence.

Source:- The Scotsman Tuesday 27 September

Welsh news

Takeaway row killer jailed

An asylum seeker whose claim had been rejected and who fatally
stabbed a man in a takeaway in Cardiff was sentenced to four and a
half years in prison yesterday.

Latif Zarif, 24, had previously admitted the manslaughter of
Shokrulla Caregar, 27.

The men are from different tribes in Afghanistan.

Source:- Western Mail Tuesday 27 September


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