Wednesday 5 January 2005

    By Maria Ahmed, Derren Hayes and Amy Taylor

    Sex offenders forced to face lie-detector tests upon release

    Sex offenders living in the community are to take compulsory lie
    detector tests after a study found 85 per cent were re-offending or
    breaching parole, or had failed polygraph tests.

    The Home Office intends to introduce a law to force those offenders
    released from prison under community and probation orders to take
    the tests as part of the Management of Offenders and Sentencing
    Bill in the coming year.

    Source:- The Independent Wednesday 5 January 2005 page
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    Paedophile used daughters as bait

    A paedophile used his two daughters ‘as bait’ to lure
    his victims, Hull Crown Court heard yesterday.

    Glyn Martin of Bridlington, North Yorkshire, used the children to
    attract their friends to his home, where they were photographed and
    assaulted after being drugged.

    Martin admitted 57 offences of child abuse. The case
    continues.

    Source:- The Independent Wednesday 5 January 2005 page
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    Gypsies lose fight

    The High Court has refused to extend the deadline set for 20 Gypsy
    families to leave an illegal camp on land they own in the village
    of Eckington in Worcestershire. The families, who moved in suddenly
    last May, had been ordered by Wychavon District Council to move out
    by April this year.

    Source:- The Times Wednesday 5 January 2005 page 27

    Hospital head faces care home misconduct allegation

    Dr Chai Patel, chief executive of the Priory Group of private
    mental health hospitals has been charged with serious professional
    misconduct over events that took place at Lynde House – a care home
    in Twickenham – by the General Medical Council.

    The charges allege that as chief executive of Westminister
    Healthcare, he failed to safeguard the health, safety and welfare
    of older residents at the home.

    Source:- The Financial Times Wednesday 5 January 2005 page
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    Norman Glass, a creator of the government’s early years
    childcare programme, on why successful, community-led Sure Start
    projects in deprived areas of Britain are now being dismantled in
    everything but name

    Source:- Society Guardian Wednesday 5 January 2005 page
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    Peter Beresford interview – how being a service user has
    provided insights that help him set the pace for change in
    academia

    Source:- Society Guardian Wednesday 5 January 2005 page
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    A spot of DIY – what happens when the residents of five
    troubled neighbourhoods help to fix their own problems

    Source:- Society Guardian Wednesday 5 January 2005 page
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    Inhuman rights – fear of breaking confidentiality leads some
    doctors to withhold vital pieces of information about mental health
    patients from their carers

    Source:- Society Guardian Wednesday 5 January 2005 page
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    Leading questions – how management conflicts will make local
    government a political football in the general election
    run-up

    Source:- Society Guardian Wednesday 5 January 2005 page
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    Scottish newspapers

    New council tenants may lose right to buy

    A review of housing policies in Scotland could scrap the policy
    of allowing new council tenants the right to buy their homes.

    Communities minister Malcolm Chisholm said however that right to
    buy would not be completely scrapped. He is instead looking at
    other ways of helping low income households purchase their
    home.

    Source:- Daily Record Wednesday 5 January.

    Passive smoking affects learning

    US research has shown that children who are exposed to second
    hand smoke in the home achieve lower scores in tests of reading and
    maths.

    The study, the largest ever, comes just a month after Glasgow
    Council unveiled a scheme to encourage parents not to smoke in the
    home.

    Source:- The Daily Record Wednesday 5 January.

    Welsh newspapers

    Patients exhumed in murder probe

    Police exhumed the bodies of two older men last night as part of an
    investigation into a former GP accused of murdering a
    patient.

    The men were understood to be patients of Dr Howard Martin, of
    Penmaenmawr, Gwynedd.

    The bodies were exhumed from two cemeteries in County Durham.

    Source:- www.icwales.co.uk
    Wednesday 5 January

    Welsh activist assaulted wife

    Wales’ most high profile campaigner for fathers’ rights has
    two convictions for assaulting his former wife.

    Matthew Mudge carried out the assaults seven years ago. He is a
    spokesperson for several groups, including Fathers4Justice.

    Source:- Western Mail Wednesday 5 January
     

     

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