News round up: Nurses offered 8% pay deal

Johnson offers nurses pay rise of nearly 8% over next three years
Alan Johnson, the health secretary, appeared yesterday to have averted the threat of industrial action across the NHS in England with a pay offer for 1.2 million nurses and ancillary staff worth almost 8% over three years.

Read more on this story in The Guardian today

Social care worker stabbed to death at community home
An experienced social care worker was stabbed to death yesterday while visiting a client at a “care in the community” home which has won praise from neighbours in a quiet city suburb.

Read more on this story in The Guardian today

Solicitor stole £1.2m from quadriplegic client
A solicitor has been jailed for 10 years after enjoying a life of “obscene extravagance” on £1.2 million he stole from a disabled client.

Read more on this story in The Daily Telegraph today

 Schoolgirl sentenced
A schoolgirl who stabbed a young mother to death while high on drink and drugs must serve a minimum of 15 years, a judge at Newcastle Crown Court said.

Read more on this story in The Times today

‘Hoodies’ were the scourge of Medieval London
They are the symbol of today’s disaffected youth but a historian has revealed that the hoodie-wearing yob is not just a modern problem.

Read more on this story in The Daily Telegraph today

UK to accelerate opening of academies
The annual target for opening new academy schools is set to rise by more than a quarter as ministers move to disarm critics who claim the government is backsliding on Blairite reforms.

Read more on this story in The Financial Times today

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