Government drug advisers begin review of ecstasy’s class A status
The government’s drug advisers will begin a review of the classification of ecstasy next week, raising the prospect that the drug could be downgraded from class A.
Revealed: the nine types of heavy drinker
The Department of Health will today identify the nine personality types of heavy drinkers at risk of liver damage and other alcohol-related illnesses that are costing the NHS in England about £2.7bn a year.
In the US, Shauneen Lambe defended juveniles on death row. Now her legal charity helps fight the enduring injustices she says youngsters in the UK are facing.
Emphasis on childcare and help for elderly
Gordon Brown hinted at measures on funding universal childcare and financing help for elderly people in a policy document released yesterday and to be put in front of Labour’s conference delegates this weekend.
Prison hosts jobs fair for inmates
A prison is today hosting a jobs fair for inmates in a bid to encourage resettlement and reduce reoffending.
‘Child smoking’ ad escapes ban
The advertising watchdog has cleared an anti-smoking campaign that featured children pretending to smoke despite more than 200 complaints.
Good call: Children’s charity NCH is changing its name
Its chief executive, Clare Tickell, explains why the move is about more than just rebranding
Craig Meehan found guilty of downloading child pornography
The former partner of Shannon Matthews’s mother was released from custody today despite being jailed for downloading child pornography to his personal computer.
Unions and business in jobs warning
Unemployment could top 2m by the end of next year but it is unlikely to reach the peak of the recession in the early 1990s, when more than 3m were out of work, a union leader said on Tuesday.