Seven obese children placed in care
At least seven children have been placed in care over fears they were too fat, it has been disclosed.
Prison fear for relatives who assist suicide
Prosecutors fear a high court judgment today will lead to the first criminal cases against people who helped their terminally ill relatives to die.
Bank bailout puts £12.7bn NHS computer project in jeopardy
The future of the NHS’s £12.7bn computer programme was in doubt last night after its managers acknowledged further delays in introducing a system for the electronic storage and transmission of patients’ records.
Mental health sufferers hard hit by new benefit rules, charities warn
The government’s new benefit rules will have a negative impact on people with mental health problems, charities fear.
White working class need help in recession, says Phillips
Special measures are needed to help the true losers from the economic recession – the poorer, white working class – if an anti-migrant backlash is to be avoided, the head of Britain’s equality and human rights commission, Trevor Phillips, warned yesterday.
An instinct for challenge
With a reputation as a ‘fixer’, the chair of the new Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission tells David Brindle why she is confident of being able to repair the tattered reputation of child support services
Early release prisoners ‘killed three people’
Three murders have allegedly been committed by prisoners let out of jail early under emergency measures introduced by the Government to ease overcrowding.