More than 11,000 failed asylum seekers could win right to free NHS care
A failed asylum seeker is using human rights law to overturn a ban on receiving free Health Service treatment.
Council uses criminal law to spy on school place applicants
A family are angry after Poole borough council, in Dorset, revealed it had followed them and watched them at home to check whether they lived in the correct area for one of their three children, a three-year-old girl, to be accepted at a local school.
In sickness and health, the class of ’48
NHS Survey gives insight into wellbeing of group of postwar Cornish pupils
Couple made up 16 children in benefit fraud
A man who claimed more than £75,000 in benefits by inventing 16 children who did not exist to fund his gambling addiction was jailed for 20 months yesterday.
Child killer Robert Black to be charged over two more murders from decades ago
The child killer Robert Black may face a new prosecution over the death of a nine-year-old girl in Northern Ireland 26 years ago.
Web ‘helps suicides’
Surfing the internet is more likely to help vulnerable people to commit suicide than to deter them, a study suggests.
Relatives of Shannon Matthews suspect questioned
Three women related to the man charged with kidnapping Shannon Matthews were questioned by police for seven hours
Ofsted acts to reform school in sex scandal
A comprehensive school where up to 14 members of staff had sexual affairs with pupils has been put into special measures.
Children ‘see violence as video game’
The widow of Garry Newlove, who was kicked to death by youths, said yesterday that the breakdown of morals was so bad that children meted out violence like it was a video game.
Curb for pensioners scooting too fast
A curb on speeding mobility scooters has been imposed by police following a spate of collisions and near misses as pensioners lose control.
MP calls for rethink on ‘failing’ drugs laws
A Labour MP in one of Britain’s drug abuse capitals has called for the decriminalisation of drugs in an attempt to reduce the harm they cause and wipe out the dealing trade.
Mothers detained in immigration centre hold ‘naked’ protest
A group of mothers held in the Yarl’s Wood immigration centre have staged protests over the extended detention of children. They argue that locking up minors is cruel and say being kept in close confinement has caused outbreaks of viruses.