Youth crime: Greedy, rude adults ‘fuelling teen violence’
A culture of greed and rudeness among adults is contributing to the epidemic of knife and gun violence among teenagers, according to the government’s behaviour adviser.
Cruelty charges for Khyra mum
Angela Gordon and Junaid Abuhamza, the mother and stepfather of seven-year-old Khyra Ishaq, who was found dead in her home in Birmingham in May, are to appear in court next week on further child cruelty charges, the Crown Prosecution Service said today.
Union presses MPs to endorse town hall strike
Labour MPs and ministers are under pressure to endorse a 2.45% pay claim and two-day strike by local government workers next week – or lose financial backing to their constituencies from the country’s second biggest union, Unison.
Ministers and judges kill off sentencing reform
Plans to introduce a US-style sentencing commission, which would have matched sentencing policy with available prison places, have been killed off in the face of hostility from judges, lawyers, police and probation experts.
The Lord Chief Justices calls for alternatives to prison
Britain’s most senior judge blamed worsening overcrowding in prisons on ministers’ refusal to pay for alternatives to jail.
Fifth teenager charged with murder over Shakilus Townsend stabbing
A fifth teenager has been charged with murder over the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Shakilus Townsend, Scotland Yard said.