Gordon Brown to provide 10,000 additional university places as demand rises
Baby P: 244 children died unnecessarily in past year, official figures suggest
More than 200 children could have died in the past year after the authorities failed to protect them, official figures suggest.
Data published by the Department for Children, Schools and Families show that 5 per cent of child deaths were classed as “preventable”.
Britain prepares for 65,000 deaths from swine flu
The NHS has been told to plan for a worst-case scenario of 65,000 swine flu deaths this year. The news came as the number of people to die after contracting the virus rose sharply.
Health officials said that 29 people had now died — up from 17 confirmed deaths on Monday. There were unconfirmed reports that the new cases included a young boy from Kent.
Read more on this story in The TimesChildren’s services need more investment and less doom-mongering
Children in the UK have actually never had it so good, but that doesn’t mean more can’t be done to help them, writes Dave Clements