UK accused over asylum seekers left to live on $1 a day
Hundreds of thousands of failed asylum seekers are living in the UK in extreme poverty, because they fear torture or death if they return to their home countries, according to a report released today.
FT poll reveals hostility to jobless migrants
Voters do not believe the government has “got control” of immigration, a minister admitted on Sunday, in response to a Financial Times poll showing widespread public hostility to migrants.
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Violent attacks by under-18s soared by a third from 5,886 in 1998 to 7,689 in 2007, according to Ministry of Justice statistics.
Shoesmith’s taking the P
DISGRACED Baby P boss Sharon Shoesmith is fighting a £1million compensation claim for sexual discrimination.
How our two-year-old son told us of rape by fostered teenager – and social services hid his shocking past from us
A foster couple who unwittingly took in a teenage sex offender spoke bitterly yesterday of how social services hid his shocking past from them.
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Government to defy top doctor and block calls for minimum alcohol price
Gordon Brown has rejected a proposal by his top medical adviser for a minimum price of alcohol to tackle binge drinking. The Prime Minister acted after newspapers published details of Sir Liam Donaldson, the Chief Medical Officer’s, plan, which could result in every can of beer costing at least £1 and a bottle of wine a minimum of £4.
More parents to be given information about paedophiles
More parents will be allowed to find out if people who have contact with their children are paedophiles.
Jacqui Smith, the Home Secretary, said trials in Cambridgeshire, Hampshire, Stockton in Cleveland and Warwickshire were giving children a “better deal”.
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