News round-up: Benefit claimants ‘still seen as scroungers’

Benefit claimants ‘still seen as scroungers’, research shows
The perception of people on benefits as “scroungers” is as deep-rooted as ever, while there is broad public tolerance of the wealthy even in a recession, research has found.

Read this story in The Guardian

Teenager ‘beat toddler to death when mother went shopping’
A teenage boy beat to death a two-year-old girl while her mother went shopping for a card to mark his 15th birthday.

Read this story in The Times

Couple kept their three children in squalid ‘hell hole’
The 26-year-old man and 24-year-old woman, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, were jailed for three years after pleading guilty to “horrific” levels of cruelty, neglect and abuse.

Read this story in The Daily Telegraph

Worst schools to be forced into mergers
Top-performing state schools will be able to break a £120,000 cap on head- teachers’ pay if they agree to lead new not-for-profit groups running less successful institutions.

Read this story in The Times

Bingo ‘can help stave off disability in old age’
Attending church and even joining organisations like the Women’s Institute can also stave off disability and even death, according to the research.

Read this story in The Times


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