Baby P remembered on third birthday he didn’t live to see
It should have been his third birthday – but yesterday there was no party, no celebration, just silence.
At the cemetery where Baby P is buried the bunches of flowers and dozens of soft toys gently placed on the damp ground said enough.
Poor take-up for social housing scheme
A scheme designed to let thousands of social housing tenants buy stakes in their homes has been taken up by fewer than 300 households, it has emerged.
Community sentences laughed at, report finds
Community sentences are “laughed at” because offenders who breach them are not punished harshly enough, according to a study by the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies at King’s College, London.
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Medical watchdog criticises care of British troops
Frontline medical treatment received by British troops is “exemplary” – so much so that the NHS could learn a few things – but there are worrying shortfalls in standards back home and at some overseas bases, reports an independent investigation.
Labour schools policies unconvincing, says poll
Labour has failed to convince voters that its drive to improve education has led to a fairer schools system, according to a Guardian/ICM poll published today. Nearly half of people do not think children have an equal chance of getting into a good school and nearly 60% believe school standards are falling.
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