Concern over mental health training in public sector
Educating police and teachers on early signs of mental illness could be catastrophic for black and minority groups, say critics
Chancellor won’t re-open wage deals and freeze public-sector pay
Alistair Darling moved to allay fears of a freeze on the pay of public-sector workers as unions warned that they should not be punished for the failings of the private sector.
Jack Straw orders hunt for 1,000 fugitives
Violent criminals and sex offenders among those who went on the run after breaching their prison release licences
House of Lords to vote on right to die issue
Former cabinet ministers, senior lawyers and a prominent campaigner for older people will today try to lift the threat of imprisonment hanging over relatives accompanying loved ones who go abroad to kill themselves.
Dinner lady faces sack for telling parents about attack on daughter
A dinner lady is facing the sack for breaching “pupil confidentiality” after she blew the whistle on school bullies.