Prisons campaigner found dead at her daughter’s grave
A woman who began campaigning for better jail conditions after her daughter died of a drug overdose only hours after being imprisoned was found dead near the grave of the teenager yesterday. The body of Pauline Campbell, 60, was discovered near the entrance to Oakhills cemetery in Malpas, Cheshire.
Tories launch new group to tackle homelessness
The Conservatives today launched a new group backed by major charities to research and campaign against homelessness.
‘Ladette’ culture sees jump in crimes by girls
The number of crimes carried out by girls has risen sharply as the emergence of a “ladette” culture linked to underage drinking is blamed for a surge in violence.
Woman beat to death her grandmother to stop inheritance being spent on care bills
Frail and suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, 76-yearold widow Annie Garbutt desperately needed the support of her family.
Instead, however, her granddaughter beat her to death with a spade when she feared the old lady’s savings would all be spent on care.
Brother who was lost for ten years was in care home after all
A man spent almost a decade searching for his disabled brother only to find he had been drugged and kept in a private care home for the entire time.
Rod Fraser, 50, repeatedly asked police and social services for help in tracking down his brother, Ian, 57, who vanished in 1998.
Judges will lose power to set prison terms
Freedom to set jail terms for criminals will be reduced under Government plans to ease the crowded prison system by imposing more community sentences.