News round-up: The Guardian wins Community Care media award


Guardian wins award for social work coverage

Community Care magazine singles out Society section and also honours Times’s Rosemary Bennett and Sun’s John Smeaton.

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Alcohol price controls would save lives

Government opposition to a minimum pricing regime for alcohol came under renewed pressure yesterday with calls for a 50p rate a unit, aimed at saving 3,400 lives a year.

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Colin Pitchfork, notorious child sex killer, has prison sentence cut

A notorious child sex murderer has had his minimum jail sentence cut by two years after using his time behind bars to become one of the world’s few translators of music into Braille.

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Civil service union chief Jonathan Baume says spending out of control

The leader of the top civil servants’ union says that the Government has “lost control” of spending and warned that “a tsunami of cuts” was about to hit the public sector.

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Boy attacked with claw hammer in playground sues school for £1million

A teenager severely injured after an attack with a claw hammer during a playground fight has begun a £1million compensation claim against his school.

Read this story in The Daily Telegraph


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