1,200 jail staff may be corrupt, says study
More than 1.200 jail staff may be corrupt, with hundreds involved in “inappropriate relationships” with inmates, according to a study of the Prison Service by police and senior officials.
Source:- Daily Telegraph, Tuesday 1 August 2006, page 12
Alcohol and cigarettes more harmful than drugs
Alcohol and cigarettes are more harmful to people than LSD and cannabis, according to a committee of MPs.
Source:- Daily Mirror, Tuesday 1 August 2006, page 17
Asbo for pigeon lover
A pigeon lover has been given an antisocial behaviour order to stop him feeding the birds in his back garden.
Source:- Daily Mirror, Tuesday 1 August 2006, page 22
Minister shadows frontline staff
Health minister Any Burnham is to shadow 10 frontline workers to see the pressures they face.
Source:- Daily Mirror, Tuesday 1 August 2006, page 24
Stop undermining parents, Blair warned
Tony Blair must stop undermining parents if he is to reduce thuggery, crime and antisocial behaviour among young people, a charity warned yesterday.
Source:- The Daily Mail, Tuesday 1 August 2006, page 17
Lottery to fund ‘shooting galleries’ for addicts
Drug addicts are to be invited to inject heroin under the supervision of nurses in NHS-run ‘shooting galleries’ funded by the National Lottery.
Source:- Daily Mail, Tuesday 1 August 2006
Unions seek talks with Blair on NHS job cuts
Health unions yesterday launched a campaign against NHS reforms which they say are causing job and service cuts.
Unison, Amicus, the Royal College of Nursing and the British Medical Association are seeking an urgent meeting with prime minister Tony Blair on the issue.
Source:- Financial Times, Tuesday 1 August 2006, page 2
Pupils to be given text service to report bullying
Children are being encouraged to report bullies by text message, under a pioneering initiative in Edinburgh schools.
Source:- Scotsman, Tuesday 1 August 2006
Youth charged with manslaughter
A youth has been charged with the manslaughter of a 30-year-old man from Cardiff.
The 17-year-old boy appeared at Cardiff youth court yesterday to be charged in relation to the attack on Paul Barnes. Barnes died in hospital after the incident.
The boy was bailed and is set to reappear in court later this month.
Source:- South Wales Echo, Tuesday 1 August 2006