Tory party adviser, John Redwood, has caused outrage by suggesting that date rape should be treated differently to rape by a stranger, after the Conservative leader David Cameron pledged to tighten up rape legislation.
Source: – The Daily Mail, Tuesday, December 18, 2007, page 16
Here’s my card. Can I have the morning after pill?
Teenagers in Weymouth, Dorset, have been given morning after pills cards which they can take to the chemist to get the pill without having to ask for it in public. The initiative, developed by Dorset Primary Care Trust, hopes to tackle unplanned teenage pregnancies.
Source: – The Daily Mail, Tuesday, December 18, 2007, page 18
A report from the Commission for Social Care Inspection reveals that elderly residents in care homes are “routinely tied down and locked up”.
Source: – The Daily Mail, Tuesday, December 18, 2007, page 20
More than 19,000 asylum seekers, some of whose cases date back more than 10 years, have finally been told they can stay in the country, the Home Office said last night.
Source:- The Guardian, Tuesday 18 December 2007, page 2
Care homes criticised for restraints on residents
Older people are being tied to their beds and drugged with unnecessary sedatives to avoid disturbances in understaffed care homes, government inspectors said yesterday.
Source:- The Guardian, Tuesday 18 December 2007, page 12
The planned closure of Britain’s leading national hospital for people with complex personality disorders was condemned as “inhumane” yesterday by mental health workers.
Source:- The Independent, Tuesday 18 December 2007, page 7