Home Office enlists teenagers for £3m anti-knife adverts
A £3m advertising campaign devised by teenagers to warn young people of the physical and emotional consequences of knife crime is to be launched today by the Home Office.
Dyslexia ‘cure’ company closes UK offices
A company that offered a “miracle cure” for dyslexia has closed its UK offices, leaving parents unsure whether their children’s treatment will be completed or the cost refunded.
Social services failures in case of Khyra Ishaq
Police and social services failed to visit seven-year-old Khyra Ishaq in the four months before she apparently starved to death, despite an initial “welfare check” on the family in January, a court heard yesterday.
Ofsted says 700 nurseries are inadequate
Thousands of children are being left in independent nurseries that have been deemed inadequate by inspectors.
Labour has not curbed yob culture in Britain
The Asbo was supposed to help communities combat nuisance behaviour. Robert Verkaik, Law Editor, reviews the unhappy record of a flagship Labour policy
Aids treatment Ugandan woman refused asylum
A Ugandan woman seeking the right to stay in the UK for Aids treatment today lost the final round of a 10-year legal battle to avoid being sent home.
Warnings hit London crime maps plan
Plans by Boris Johnson, the new mayor of London, to make the capital the first UK city to publish detailed “maps” of reported crime are facing delays because of confusion over their legality.
Minister rules out further UK work laws
Business fears that the government will bow to union demands for a raft of new employment laws in the wake of this month’s contentious deal on agency workers are unfounded, a senior minister will say on Thursday.