Wednesday 15 September 2004

By Clare Jerrom

Prozac must have suicide warning

All antidepressant drugs should carry the strongest possible public
warning that they could cause children to harm themselves or commit
suicide, according to US authorities yesterday.

At a public meeting last night, advisers to the Food and Drug
Administration agreed a majority of 25 to one that anti-depressants
caused young people to be suicidal.

Source:- The Guardian  Wednesday 15 September page 2

1,000 illegal immigrants held in swoops

More than 1,000 illegal immigrants have been arrested following
random swoops on tube passengers and pedestrians in London, Home
Office figures show.

The joint exercises between immigration officials and police have
become a regular weekday event in the capital, with 235 operations
in the past 15 months.

Source:- The Guardian  Wednesday 15 September page 6

Price of protest ‘obsession’ is family

The fathers’ rights protester who scaled the walls of
Buckingham Palace is no longer living with his seven-month-old
daughter because of his obsession with campaigning to gain access
to his other children, the child’s mother claimed

Gemma Polson has left Jason hatch because of his involvement with
Fathers 4 Justice.

Polson said she moved out of his home because the campaign put too
much stress on their relationship.

Hatch was released yesterday without charge.

Source:- The Times  Wednesday 15 September page 2

Toni-Ann reward

Police claimed yesterday that an unidentified sample of DNA was
found at the scene where Toni-Ann Byfield was murdered.

A reward of £25,000 has been offered as part of an appeal to
find the person who murdered Toni Ann and Bertram Byfield in London
a year ago.

Source:- The Times  Wednesday 15 September page 2

Howard promises to protect savings of elderly people in

Older people would be spared selling their homes to pay for long
term care under plans announced by the Conservative party

Party leader Michael Howard said that more than 40,000 people a
year lost all their savings in their final years because of the
expense of residential care homes.

He pledged that a Conservative party would set up a new scheme
between families, the government and insurance companies to prevent
that happening.

Source:- Independent  Wednesday 15 September page 20

Sarah Lancashire to star as Angela Cannings

Former Coronation Street actress Sarah Lancashire will play Angela
Cannings in a new BBC1 drama ‘Cherished’.

Cannings spent 18 months in prison before her murder conviction was
quashed. She was wrongly jailed for killing two of her

Source:- Independent  Wednesday 15 September page 22

Change agent

Nicholas Deakin is the architect of voluntary sector modernisation.
He tells how his vision has almost reached fruition and his
concerns over the charities bill.

Source:- Guardian Society  Wednesday 15 September page

What else can I do?

Cheryl works for a charity providing support to homeless teenagers
but is contemplating a shift into public health.

Source:- Guardian Society  Wednesday 15 September page

Scottish newspapers

Nursery lawsuit could be the first of many

Legal experts have warned that a landmark challenge involving
claims that a toddler was assaulted at a private nursery will mark
the start of a flood of expensive lawsuits.

In one of the first cases of its kind in Scotland, parents are
suing a nursery for £30,000 in damages following complaints
against staff.

Lorraine Melrose is taking legal action against Daleguide Nursery
Ltd in Renfrewshire over claims that staff assaulted her son.

Source:- The Scotsman  Wednesday 15 September

Campaign to end attack on workers

A campaign to stamp out violence against housing officials, public
sector workers and bus drivers was launched today.

Adverts on television and posters will carry the message that
“Abusing workers is bang out of order”.

There are also plans to train staff in handling abuse and to
encourage victims to report incidents.

Source:- Evening News  Tuesday 14 September

Surge in number of homeless housed

Figures published today show that the number of homeless people
being housed in Scotland has soared.

More than 17,800 homeless people were housed by councils according
to Scottish executive statistics. This figure is a 14 per cent
increase from the previous year.

Source:- Evening News  Tuesday 14 September

Charity claims 81 per cent rise in racist incidents

There has been an 81 per cent increase in reports of racist
incidents in the last year, according to a charity that supports
ethnic minorities in Scotland.

Positive Action in Housing said that in the year up to August this
year, 194 people who used the charity’s services had suffered
racial harassment. This compared with 107 incidents for the same
period last year.

Source:- The Herald  Wednesday 15 September



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