Women’s jails converted to hold men

Women’s jails converted to hold men
Two women’s jails are to be converted to hold male inmates.
Source:- The Times, Thursday 25 May 2006, page 4

Child abuser on the run after fleeing hostel
Police are on a national alert for a “high-risk” paedophile who took off his electronic tag, failed to sign in at a hostel and vanished. William Knowles, 44, has already absconded twice. He disappeared on Tuesday afternoon while living on licence from prison at a bail hostel in Bury, near Manchester.
Source:- The Times, Thursday 25 May 2006, page 9

Private firm wins first GP services contract
Care UK, a private firm, will take responsibility for thousands of patients in London after it won a bidding race to run a GP practice and walk-in centre in Barking and Dagenham – one of six areas chosen by the government to be testbeds for radical ideas.
Source:- The Guardian, Thursday 25 May 2006, page 9

Bullies on move
Schools have been so effective in raising awareness of bullying that bullies are increasingly waiting until victims are beyond the school gates before picking on them, a study suggests.
Source:- The Times, Thursday 25 May 2006, page 2

Blair’s education bill passes final test
The government’s plans for reforming Britain’s secondary schools made it through the House of Commons yesterday, with Conservative support. The Education and Inspection Bill passed its third reading in the Commons by 422 votes to 98.
Source:- The Independent, Thursday 25 May 2006, page 22

Police want OAPs to tackle yobs
Leicestershire’s police chief told the Association of Chief Police Officer’s conference a “pensioners army” of volunteers should be recruited to go on patrol to tackle yobs.
Source:- Daily Mail, Thursday 25 May 2006, page 7           

Scottish news

MSP urges deal for sex workers smuggled into country
Women smuggled into Scotland as sex workers should be given special treatment by the immigration authorities and incentives to provide evidence against traffickers, a leading Labour backbencher is demanding.
Trish Godman, the deputy presiding officer, is using a debate on the subject to put pressure on ministers in Scotland and Whitehall to sign up to a new international convention intended to fight human trafficking.
The Renfrewshire West MSP claims that about 5000 women and schoolgirls are smuggled or trafficked into Britain annually to work as prostitutes, with evidence that some reach Scottish cities.
Source:- The Herald, Thursday 25 May 2006
Teenage abortions hit new record
Record levels of abortions among teenagers were recorded in Scotland last year, new figures show.
Of 12,603 abortions, 3,304 were carried out on women and girls under 20, an increase of 86 on the previous year.
The sharpest increase was in girls under 16, up 10 per cent to 341, a problem highlighted earlier this month by the case of a West Lothian girl who become pregnant at 11 and will become Britain’s youngest mother next month at the age of 12.
Source:- The Herald, Thursday 25 May 2006

Welsh news

Nurse can carry on naked sunbathing
A nurse has won the right to carry on sunbathing naked in her garden after being cleared of indecent exposure.
A neighbour reported Lynett Burgess, 55, who lives in the village of Llandyfriog, near Cardigan, to the police after spotting her walking around her garden in the nude.
Morien Jones, 34, saw Burgess when he was renovating the back of his house and filmed her in order to gather evidence. He said that he decided to report the incident because he was concerned that his three young children might see the nurse and branded her an antisocial neighbour.
Source:- Western Mail, Thursday 24 May 2006





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