HIV kids ‘doomed to death’
Twenty suspected HIV-positive children are set to be deported to their deaths, Martin Narey, the chief executive of Barnardo’s warned yesterday. All are children of failed asylum-seekers.
Source-: The Sun, Tuesday 3 April 2007, page 4
Early warning test for autism
Babies who do not respond to their name when they are one year old are more likely to be diagnosed with autism, according to researchers.
Source-: The Daily Mail, Tuesday 3 April 2007, page 8
Beggars who take home £280 a day
Beggars in central London are taking home up to £280 a day from soft-hearted shoppers and commuters, research for Westminster council has found.
Source-: The Daily Mail, Tuesday April 3, 2007, page 13
Child kidnap alerts to be shown on TV
TV channels and radio stations are to broadcast emergency alerts to ask the public for help tracing abducted children in a scheme that started yesterday in the north-west of England.
Source-: The Daily Mail, Tuesday April 3, 2007, page 21
Child porn ‘art’ to be made illegal
Drawings, images and sculptures depicting child sexual abuse are to be made illegal, the government said yesterday.
The move would ban non-photographic depictions of abuse, which are currently legal.
Source:- Daily Telegraph, Tuesday 3 April 2007, page 13
New evidence on date rape prompts call for drugs ban
Ministers are to consider banning two new “date rape” drugs, amid warnings from experts that the true scale of sexual assaults assisted by drugs may be greater than official figures suggest.
Source:- The Guardian, Tuesday 3 April 2007, page 1
Prison officers cleared over death in cell
A privately run prison was condemmed last night for failing its staff after three officers were cleared of manslaughter over a young inmate’s death.
Source:- The Times, Tuesday 3 April 2007, page 23
Abused wife who killed her husband shocks Bollywood
Kiranjit Ahluwalia will tonight share the spotlight with Bollywood’s biggest female star, who plays her at the premiere of Provoked, a British film about her life.
Ms Ahluwalia made legal history 15 years ago when she was acquitted of murdering the husband whom she burnt to death after ten years of horrific domestic abuse.
Source:- The Times, Tuesday 3 April 2007, page 25
Another cannabis teenager in knife killing
A paranoid schizophrenic teenager who was crazed by high-strength cannabis killed a grandmother after “voices in his head” told him to do it.
Source-: The Daily Mail, Tuesday 3 April 2007, page 1
Hundreds to move to open prisons to ease crowding
Hundreds of low-risk prisoners will be moved into open prisons for the final month of their sentence to ease overcrowding in the secure estate in a three-month scheme.
Under the plan, violent and sexual offenders will not be moved, but low-risk offenders will fill up the last 500 empty spaces in the system in category D jails.
Source:- The Independent, Tuesday 3 April 2007, page 9
Tough tactics in the battle to tame young offenders
Kevin Neeson is one of the first young people in Scotland to receive a antisocial behaviour order. He says it made no difference at all.
Kevin is one of more than 1000 persistent young offenders that the Scottish executive has tried to tackle with its flagship legislation on antisocial behaviour.
Ministers talked of the need for “tough love”, and penalties including dispersal orders, parenting orders, Asbos and tagging for under 16s were introduced to bring them into line. But the numbers have continued to rise.
Source:- The Herald, Tuesday 3 April 2007
Speed of deporting asylum seekers to double
The Home Office is seeking to double the rate at which it deports failed asylum seekers from Scotland in a drive to clear a backlog of cases.
The immigration service is pursuing a target of removing 10 people every week after staffing problems led to it achieving only half that rate last year.
The target was condemned as arbitrary and uncompassionate by refugee groups.
Source:- The Herald, Tuesday 3 April 2007
Child rescue alert to spread out
A scheme to transmit television appeals for missing children is to be extended across Wales shortly it has been announced.
The child rescue alert programme was launched by North Wales Police yesterday and is being looked at by all police forces in England and Wales.
Under the scheme the police issue regular bulletins on the television and radio to appeal to the public for information about missing children.
Source:- Western Mail, Tuesday, 3 April 2007