Police question stepfather over disabled man’s death
The stepfather of a severely disabled man whose body was found hidden at his family home is being questioned in connection with his death, it emerged tonight.
Jail inmates win £120,000 payout over abuse claims
The Prison Service yesterday agreed to pay more than £120,000 to prisoners who said they had suffered beatings and racial discrimination by prison officers, the Guardian has learned.
New police figures show 12% decrease in recorded crime
Criminologists said last night that a mixture of better security, better policing and a more robust economy lies behind Home Office figures published yesterday showing a 12% fall in police recorded crime.
Prisoners ‘too comfy to seek escape’, says Prison Officers Association
Prisoners are passing up opportunities to escape because they are more comfortable inside jails where there is a plentiful supply of cheap drugs, according to a prison officers’ union leader.
Britain faces industrial unrest as unions threaten strikes
Britain faces a wave of industrial unrest this summer as unions, emboldened by Gordon Brown’s climbdown after the 10p tax revolt, ballot millions of members on strike action.
London Assembly is a pointless waste of £7m, says think-tank
The 25-strong London Assembly is a waste of money and should be scrapped to save nearly £7 million a year, says a left-wing think-tank.
The gap in achievement at GCSE between children in care and others has risen again this year and has now widened by almost a quarter since 2001.
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Girl killed herself after bullying on internet
A 14-year-old girl who was a victim of bullying over the internet has been found hanged at home.