Police try to identify children in nursery case
Detectives admitted today that they might never identify all the children featured in allegedly indecent images that triggered the arrest of a nursery school worker.
Spending cuts start to bite as hospitals lose £500 million
Funding of £500 million for hospital building and refurbishment is being withheld by the Government in the first sign of the severe cuts likely to be forced on the NHS in the recession.
Money in Icelandic banks was at unnecessary risk, say MPs
More than £1 billion of taxpayers’ money was put at “unnecessary risk” in Icelandic banks as a result of misinformation and complacency in a range of public organisations, a Commons committee concluded yesterday.
Child stabbings almost double in five years
Youngsters aged under 18 needing hospital treatment for wounds from a knife or sharp object have leapt up by 83 per cent since 2003, NHS figures show.
Home education crackdown over abuse fear
Parents educating their children at home face a Government crackdown following claims lessons could be a “cover for abuse”.