Times wins ruling over secrecy of family court
Details of private family court proceedings that led to a mother fleeing the country with her son after he was placed in foster care have been disclosed after legal action by The Times.
£2bn jail expansion not based on ‘solid foundations’
A £2.3 billion prison building programme to provide 10,500 extra spaces is not based on “solid foundations”, according to a critical Commons committee report published today.
Alcohol hospital admissions four times higher than official figure
More than 800,000 people are admitted to hospital each year with alcohol-related illnesses and injuries — four times the official figure — ministers will admit today.