Friday 21 October 2005

EU citizens lead record rise in migrants

Over 220,000 more people migrated to Britain than left in 2004, according to the Office for National Statistics – 72,000 higher than the previous year and the highest since records began. The largest rise was for people from the rest of the European Union.

Source:- Financial Times Friday 21 October 2005 page 2

Probation boards face axe under offender management reform plans

Private companies will be invited to expand their role in correctional services by bidding for contracts to manage offenders throughout their sentence, whether they are in custody or under community supervision.

Current legislation covering the sector allows for competition in the provision of prison services but restricts the role of private companies beyond the prison gate to areas such as tagging offenders and court escort services. To implement the proposals the government plans to scrap the existing local probation boards.

Source:- Financial Times Friday 21 October 2005 page 3

Teacher who kissed boy guilty of abuse

A young teacher was convicted of abusing a schoolboy in a store cupboard after a jury rejected a claim the youth had forced himself on her.

Shelley White, 25, was told by a judge at Leeds crown court she would not go to jail but her actions had been “stupid and sad”.

Source:- The Guardian Friday 21 October 2005 page 7

Man killed in spree of violence, court told

Five young men and a 15-year-old girl set upon eight victims in five separate attacks in 56 minutes of “random, indiscriminate and terrifying” violence the Old Bailey heard.

The spree – part of which the girl allegedly filmed on a mobile phone – led to the death of David Morley, 37. The gang, all from south London, deny murder, conspiracy to cause grievous bodily harm and conspiracy to rob.

Source:- The Guardian Friday 21 October 2005 page 13

Let teachers restrain pupils, says report

Teachers should have the legal right to restrain pupils and schools should be able to apply for court orders to challenge unhelpful parents, according to a report of classroom discipline to be published today.

Source:- The Guardian Friday 21 October 2005 page 13

Police officer filmed dumping boy in bin

A teenager has filmed a police officer dumping his 16-year-old friend in a dustbin after allegedly getting fed up with his taunts. The Met Police is investigating the incident.

Source:- The Times Friday 21 October 2005 page 41

What girl of 12 did to her class mate

Shanni Naylor, 12, was slashed across the face by a girl of the same age after going to the aid of a boy who was being bullied at Sheffield’s Myrtle Springs school.

Source:- Daily Mirror Friday 21 October 2005 page 1


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