Two held in suspected murder of disabled man
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a severely disabled man who apparently vanished with his mother at the weekend, police revealed last night.
Survey finds 1 in 4 teenagers depressed
A mental health crisis in Britain’s secondary schools was revealed last night in a survey showing a quarter of young teenagers are frequently depressed.
Teacher strike shuts out 1m children
At least a million children at 8,000 schools will be barred from lessons today as striking teachers trigger acute shortages across the country.
A mother’s grief as heroin death stuns islanders
The scale of heroin addiction in Scotland’s remote islands has been exposed after a court case which ended with a man being jailed for supplying drugs to a teenage friend who died after she suffered an overdose.
Adopted children: sometimes you can’t mend them
A third of adoptions don’t work out. A parent reveals the trauma of attempting to raise a disturbed child and failing.
Teenager ‘used rap slang to brag of fatal stabbing’
A teenage killer used rap music slang to brag to his friends that he murdered a man outside a pub in the centre of Bath in the early hours of New Year’s Day last year, a court was told yesterday.
Poland launches campaign to lure back migrant workers
For nearly four years, Britain’s construction and hospitality industries have flourished thanks to the influx of an estimated one million Polish workers – but now Poland wants them back.
Foreigners ‘cut inflation and avert skills shortage’
High immigration levels over the past decade have provided an invaluable boost for the British economy, an influential think-tank has concluded.
‘Alarming’ public sector data breaches revealed
Details of nearly 100 cases of data breaches, two thirds committed by government departments or other public sector bodies, have been passed to the authorities, the Information Commissioner, Richard Thomas, said.