Poll shows public support for ban on buying sex
Harriet Harman will today step up her drive to make buying sex illegal when she releases new figures showing that more than half of men and women support the move if it will reduce people-trafficking for sexual exploitation.
More than 3,600 new offences under Labour
The Government has created more than 3,600 new criminal offences since it won power 11 years ago – almost one for every day it has been in office.
Leaked letter warns of courts crisis over £90m ‘black hole’ in budget
Court sittings could be cancelled, trials delayed and magistrates even made redundant as a result of a £90m “black hole” in the budget of the courts service, according to documents leaked to the Conservatives.
Vulnerable resident died in care home during emergency visit by inspectors
A frail and vulnerable man died at a private care home while inspectors were carrying out an emergency spot check, a tribunal heard yesterday.
Children from poor homes treated as ‘feckless and idle’
Andy Ballard, the new president of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said young people who failed to achieve at school were often trapped in a cycle of poverty stretching back several generations and beyond their control.