Three in Baby P sackings fight
Three of the bungling social workers axed over Baby P’s death are to fight their sackings, it emerged last night.
Cecilia Hitchen, Maria Ward and Gillie Christou have appealed.
Church failed to act on child sex abuse – report
The Catholic Church was aware long-term sex offenders were repeatedly abusing children while working in Ireland’s church and state-run institutions, a damning report has revealed.
Quarter of adults risk their health for alcohol
A quarter of adults are drinking in quantities that are hazardous to their health, with more than 850,000 people needing hospital treatment for alcohol-related problems in a year, latest figures show.
One in three men and one in six women are at risk of physical and psychological harm as a result of their drinking habits, according to the annual report on alcohol consumption. More than one in 20 men and one in 50 women were also considered to be harmful drinkers and likely to suffer related problems such as liver disease or depression.