Megan’s killer told nurse he would murder a family days before attack
Michael Stone gave a warning that he would kill a family five days before he bludgeoned to death Lin Russell and her daughter Megan, an inquiry reported yesterday.
Source:- The Times, Tuesday 26 September 2006, page 25
Hutton urges re-think on benefits for single parents
Work and pensions secretary John Hutton has called for more support to be given to two-parent households given the statistically better outcomes achieved by their children.
He told the Labour conference that 40 per cent of children in poverty lived in two-parent households but promised not to stigmatise single parents.
Source:- Daily Mail, Tuesday 26 September 2006, page 2
Megan’s Law not for UK
The government will not introduce a UK version of the US Megan’s Law, under which parents are able to find out where paedophiles live, Home Office minister Gerry Sutcliffe said yesterday.
Source:- The Sun, Tuesday 26 September 2006, page 4
Wife not prosecuted over suicide
A woman who helped her husband, who had motor neurone disease, commit suicide at a clinic in Switzerland has escaped prosecution.
Source:- The Sun, Tuesday 26 September 2006, page 14
Activists fight increase in pension age
Delegates backed a motion opposing the government’s plans to increase the pension age to 68 at the Labour conference.
Source:- Daily Telegraph, Tuesday 26 September 2006, page 7
Abuse claim islander weeps as key witness admits lies
A key witness in the Lewis child abuse case three years ago has admitted making the allegations up.
Angela Stretton, who suffers from learning difficulties, has written to the police confessing that some of the allegations she made were false. In the letter, she says that she was put under pressure through persistent questioning, and was told that she had to tell the truth for the children.
The allegations were made in 2003 and a man arrested, but charges were later dropped.
Source:- The Herald, Tuesday 26 September 2006
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