Tuesday 19 July

By Amy Taylor, Derren Hayes, Maria Ahmed and Simeon

Order for porn case teacher

Anthony Harvey, 43, a former teacher at Berrow school, near
Bridgewater, Somerset, received a three-year community
rehabilitation order for downloading pornographic images of

Source:- The Guardian, Tuesday 19 July 2005, page

Girl, 12, admits attacking boy, 5

A 12-year-old girl yesterday admitted inflicting actual bodily
harm on a five-year-old boy who disappeared from his back garden
and was later found with red ligature-type marks around his neck.
The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, also admitted a
charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice when she
appeared before Dewsbury youth court in West Yorkshire.

Source:- The Guardian, Tuesday 19 July 2005, page

Alzheimer’s patient’s despair as drug
decision is delayed

Government advisers have delayed a decision on the use of drugs
to combat Alzheimer’s disease as a row intensifies over the
way the NHS determines which treatments is can afford.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has
appealed for further evidence on whether particular patients
benefit more than others before giving verdict on their
controversial review of their effectiveness.

Source:- The Guardian, Tuesday 19 July 2005, page

Widdecombe and Galloway unite to stop

An unprecedented coalition of MPs including Ann Widdicombe and
George Galloway will today join residents from Weymouth in a
last-ditch attempt to stop the deportation of asylum seekers Verah
Kapecha and her four children, Natasha, Alex, Anthony and Upili.
They will be sent back to Malawi next Tuesday unless new evidence
of the dangers they face convinces the immigration minister to
issue a reprieve.

Source:- The Guardian, Tuesday 19 July 2005, page 8

Baby may have been buried alive

An unlawful killing verdict has been recorded on a baby girl found
entombed in concrete. An inquest found the child had suffered a
fractured skull and bruising to her abdomen. She could have been
sexually abused, although this was disputed by one forensic
psychologist, the West Cumbria coroner heard.

Source:- The Guardian, Tuesday 19 July 2005, page 8

Mentally ill man fears IRA attack

A 22-year-old man who has paranoid schizophrenia has been forced to
sleep rough in west Belfast because an IRA punishment squad is
seeking to shoot him, his mother has claimed. The family of Bernard
Dorrian, who has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, are
worried he could commit suicide out of fear. It is claimed that the
punishment related to an assault by Dorrian on a woman in the
predominantly nationalist area of Twinbrook.

Source:- The Guardian, Tuesday 19 July 2005, page 10

Officers sacked over racist text

Four police officers have been sacked after they admitted sharing a
racist joke by text message. Greater Manchester police took the
decision after one of the officers showed it to an inspector, who
reported it to his senior colleagues.

Source:- The Guardian, Tuesday 19 July 2005, page 12

A very private illness

A controversial Channel 4 show throws the spotlight on obsessive
compulsive disorder. A report on a condition many of us suffer from
– but are too embarrassed to admit.

Source:- The Guardian, G2, Tuesday 19 July 2005, page
It’s not just ‘bling’

What makes some young people drop out of education?

Source:- The Guardian, Education, Tuesday 19 July 2005,
page 8-9

Blair’s asylum-seeker target to be missed
In a highly critical report the National Audit Office said around
283,500 failed asylum seekers may still be in this country.
Auditors highlighted a string of problems at the Home Office
Immigration and Nationality Directorate warning that it would find
it hard to hit Tony Blair’s target to reduce the number of
failed asylum seekers still resident in the country by half by the
end of the year.
Source:- The Independent Tuesday 19 July 2005 page

Chancellor set to delay review on public spending
Gordon Brown will announce that he is going to postpone next
year’s government spending review until the summer of

It is expected the chancellor will ask Whitehall departments to
stick to existing public spending until the end of the 2007-08
financial year.
Source:- The Times Tuesday 19 July 2005 page 2

Boy, 7, drowns
A seven-year-old boy drowned after he fell into a river from a
Tarzan-style swing in Sheepwash, in Northumberland.
Source:- The Times Tuesday 19 July 2005 page 4

Brown’s benefit “for the

Gordon Brown was criticised for doling out benefits to thousands of
families earning more than £50,000 as tax credits came under
new scrutiny. Figures obtained by the Conservatives reveal that
112,000 families on high incomes received the help in 2003-4.
Source:- The Times Tuesday 19 July 2005 page 19

Scottish newspapers

300,000 failed asylum seekers remain in UK, says

Nearly 300,000 failed asylum seekers could still be in the UK, a
report by parliament’s value-for-money watchdog has revealed. The
National Audit Office (NAO), examining the year 2003-04, also found
removing failed applicants cost the taxpayer £308m a

A study of 800 people who were not in a detention centre but who
had exhausted their appeals found only  3 per cent were removed
within three months, the average removal taking 403 days.

The Herald, 19 July

Plans to reform youth justice attacked as

Ministers’ plans to reform youth justice and the
powers of children’s panels have been condemned as unworkable by
directors of social work. The Scottish executive has called for the
decisions of the panels, including referrals to secure
accommodation, to always be followed through. However, there are
only 92 secure places in Scotland and many areas already have
waiting lists of up to six weeks making the plan impractical
directors of social work say.

The Herald, 19 July

Welsh newspapers

Girl, 20, jailed for infecting boyfriend

A woman became the first person in Britain to be convicted of
deliberately infecting her partner with HIV through sex

The woman, now 20 and from Newport, had unprotected sex with her
former boyfriend for 10 months knowing that she had the
She received a two year jail term at Cardiff Crown Court yesterday
for unlawfully inflicting grievous bodily harm on the man.

Source:- Western Mail, 19 July, Tuesday

Suicide pair could not face son’s

Two parents killed themselves because they could not face
identifying the body of their son who recently committed suicide it
was revealed last night.

The bodies of Bob and Mary Powell, both 56, of Taliaris, near
Llandeilo, were found four days ago.

Police had asked the couple to formally identify their dead son
Neil. He was their only child.

Source:- Western Mail, 19 July, Tuesday


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