Injuries from brutal abuse of baby missed, jury told
A 17-month-old boy who had been subjected to months of abuse was seen two days before his death by a consultant paediatrician who failed to spot that he had a broken back and eight fractured ribs, a court heard yesterday.
Darling defiant on public sector pay
Alistair Darling on Tuesday vowed to keep public sector pay under firm control and to ensure “stability for a purpose”, to the dismay of union leaders who believe his policies are taking Labour to electoral disaster.
The players’ player
Interview: Kirk Dawes, a former police officer who now heads a service with the unenviable task of mediating between some of the most violent gangs in the UK.
‘My whole character changed’
Michael O’Brien spent 11 years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit before being freed. But release came with a new set of problems
A real community centre
Much has been done to regenerate ‘hard-to-reach’ areas, yet the results have often been negligible. What is going wrong?
Harriet Harman: Social class is still most important divide in Britain
Harriet Harman today ends a decade-long Labour cease-fire in the class war by declaring that social class is still the most important dividing line in British society.
Drug watchdog NICE ‘spends more on ‘spin’ than tests on new treatments’
Claims: Shadow health minister Mark Simmonds said NICE spends more on ‘spin’ than on evaluating new drugs