£450m aid for councils struggling with equal pay cases
Emergency funding of £450 million will be given to town halls struggling to meet the cost of equal pay settlements for tens of thousands of low-paid women.
Most men win right to see children, study shows
The vast majority of disputes between parents over contact with children end with fathers having access, contrary to claims by campaign groups, new research shows.
NHS emergency services risk failing up to 20 million patients, says health watchdog
The Healthcare Commission found most GPs, ambulance services and hospital casualty and walk-in clinics achieved the government’s targets for dealing with people quickly.
‘Pledge broken’ on child mental health patients
The government has broken a promise to stop accommodating children on adult psychiatric wards, the Conservatives said yesterday after using the Freedom of Information Act to gain evidence from NHS trusts.
Purge on Muslim clerics who turn a blind eye to the abuse of women
Muslim spiritual leaders could be denounced publicly by their own community as part of a campaign to expose imams whose silence on domestic abuse is leading to women being burnt, lashed and raped in the name of Islam.
Forced marriages: the trail of misery and fear in Britain
A helpline for victims has been inundated with callers.
NHS funding ‘should be linked to GDP to increase efficiency’
NHS spending should be capped as a proportion of national wealth to increase productivity, a public health expert has claimed.