News round-up: Couple jailed over death of Sanam Navsarka

Couple jailed over death of Sanam Navsarka who suffered 107 injuries in a month

The mother of  two-year-old Sanam Navsarka who died after suffering more than 100 injuries was jailed for nine years yesterday after being convicted of her manslaughter.

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Couple vow to fight adoption ‘miscarriage of justice’

A husband and wife whose children were taken from them have pledged to fight on after a court decided they could be victims of a miscarriage of justice.

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Home secretary rejects advice to downgrade ecstasy

The credibility of the official system of drugs classification suffered a fresh blow yesterday after the home secretary, Jacqui Smith, again vetoed a key recommendation from her own expert drug advisers, this time to downgrade the dance drug ecstasy from its class A status.

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Boys and Girls Alone docmentary on Channel 4 ‘is child abuse’
Cornwall social services have demanded that Channel 4 axe a controversial series in which 20 primary school children are left without adult supervision for a fortnight.

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‘Elderly’ no longer acceptable word for older people

A new guide for journalists warns against using terms which discriminate against people of a certain age.

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Police investigate whether elderly woman died at care home after heating was switched off
Police are investigating whether a 97-year-old woman died at a care home because the heating may have been switched off.

Read this story in The Daily Telegraph


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