Jersey care home abuse victim: I was locked up, drugged, beaten and sexually abused
Victims of the ‘Colditz’ care home where police believe up to six children may have died gave haunting accounts yesterday of sickening abuse by staff.
‘Weak’ kids raped at home
A SEX victim of the Jersey kids’ home where police are digging for bodies told last night how depraved staff would invite paedophile pals to “rape parties”.
Army of therapists to push aside pills for depression
The government yesterday released details of its £170m plan to train 3,600 more psychological therapists in the wake of a study showing that antidepressant drugs such as Prozac are no more effective than a placebo.
The baby blues: Study finds a third of mothers slip down career ladder
For decades mothers of young children have complained about not being taken seriously in the workplace, but research published today reveals for the first time the extent to which professional women are forced to slide down the career ladder to find jobs that allow them to spend time with their family.
Gordon Brown faces defeat on 42-day anti-terror law
Gordon Brown faces the first major defeat of his premiership as ministers and security chiefs admitted last night that they were losing the battle to detain terror suspects without charge for 42 days. The Government has failed so far to secure the necessary support for the measure, despite the Prime Minister throwing his personal authority behind it.
Asylum removals slump as applications rise
The number of failed asylum-seekers and their dependants removed from Britain fell last year by more than a quarter compared with the previous 12 months, according to government figures published yesterday.
Millions forced to work in benefits shake-up
Large parts of the benefits system are to be privatised, with companies hired to find jobs for the unemployed, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.
Poorer people putting their health at risk because prescriptions are too expensive
Poorer people are putting their health at risk by not picking up prescriptions which they find too expensive, it was claimed yesterday.