Baby P’s father in ‘sue’ row
THE father of Baby P is threatening to sue a council for failing to protect his son.
The tragic 17-month-old was tortured by his mum and her boyfriend.
Now the dad says he warned of the danger five months before the boy died.
He claims he told social workers at Haringey Council about his ex-wife’s lover — and no background checks were made on his violent history.
Mind your mental health – warning on cannabis targets teenagers
Drugs campaigners welcomed a new television advert shown last night aimed at warning teenagers of the mental health problems associated with cannabis.
The £2.2m government campaign is targeted at 11-18 year olds.
More than 3 million will be out of work next year, CBI warns
Britain faces a toxic combination of a deep and prolonged recession, deflation and soaring unemployment this year and next, the CBI warns today.
Alzheimer’s disease could be tackled by treating patients’ livers
Alzheimer’s disease could be tackled by treating the liver of sufferers, so they can dispose of a toxic protein linked to the illness.
Almost one in three parents never see their children after splitting from their partner, a survey revealed yesterday.
Parents back C4 show reviled as ‘child abuse’
Parents of children who took part in a controversial Channel 4 reality TV show have defended the programme, which was condemned this weekend as “child abuse” by welfare experts and psychologists.
Author Pratchett blames his Alzheimer’s on mercury fillings
Terry Pratchett has reopened the controversy about the safety of mercury-based tooth fillings by blaming them for his Alzheimer’s disease.
The cost of the government’s programme to get the long-term unemployed back to work looks set to double and possibly triple, at least in its early years, as the numbers out of work for more than 12 months rocket.