Scheme for 1,500 antisocial families a year

Scheme for 1,500 antisocial families a year
More than 1,500 families a year, dubbed neighbours from hell, are to be placed in “intensive care sin bins” under a big expansion announced yesterday of the government’s family intervention programme.
Source:- The Guardian, Thursday 12 April 2007, page 13

Pupils ‘not punished for false claims of sex abuse’
Children who allege falsely that their teachers have abused them are often not punished and their parents not informed about the allegations, delegates at the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers conference said yesterday.
Source:- The Times, Thursday 12 April 2007, page 31

Addict mother admits giving baby fatal dose of methadone
A heroin addict accused of trying to quieten her baby by giving him methadone admitted the child’s manslaughter at a court hearing yesterday.
Source:- The Guardian, Thursday 12 April 2007, page 11

Prevention tactics push suicide rate to record low
Suicides in Britain have fallen to an all time low – but it has little to do with increasing happiness. Killing yourself is getting harder, and the result is a big saving in lives.
Source:- The Independent, Thursday 12 April 2007, page 13

Black communities must speak out, says Blair
Tony Blair today called on Britain’s black communities to speak out against gang culture, as he promised further new laws against knife and gun crime.
Source:- The Guardian, Thursday 12 April 2007, page 4

Dancer claimed mobility benefits
A woman taught a line-dancing group while claiming almost £23,000 in disability benefits, a court heard yesterday.
Source:- The Guardian, Thursday 12 April 2007, page 16

Wife entered suicide pact with her rapist husband
A besotted wife entered into a suicide pact with her husband when he confessed he was a rapist as a police investigation closed in on him, an inquest heard yesterday.
Source:- The Independent, Thursday 12 April 2007, page 6

Promoting sexual abstinence can put children at risk, Ofsted warns
Schools that preach abstinence may be putting pupils at greater risk of unwanted pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases, inspectors claim.
Source:- The Independent, Thursday 12 April 2007, page 21

Labour faces wipe-out in the south with fewest councillors for 35 years
Labour-controlled councils could almost entirely disappear from southern England outside London with the party bracing itself for 600 net losses in next month’s local elections, experts have predicted. The 3 May poll includes 36 metropolitan councils and 44 unitary authorities.
Source:- Financial Times, Thursday 12 April 2007, page 5

Unemployed mothers need free childcare ‘for welfare of children’
Childcare subsidies should be targeted at children whose parents are out of work to help boost their development, a think-tank report says today.
The study by CentreForum said this group of children needed subsidised childcare more than children from working households given evidence of its impact on children’s intellectual development and social skills.
Source:- The Times, Thursday 12 April 2007, page 31

99 per cent of readers demand Sarah’s Law
Sun readers yesterday overwhelmingly demanded a full “Sarah’s Law”.
Source:- The Sun, Thursday 12  April 2007, page 1

Web bullies taunt Bebo boy to death
A 13-year-old boy hanged himself in a wardrobe after being bullied by youngsters from his school on the Bebo internet chat site.
Source:- The Sun, Thursday 12 April 2007, page 17

Yobbery will make you sick
Being a yob is bad for your health, according to research that found unruly boys were three times more likely to suffer chronic bronchitis than better behaved lads.
Source:- Daily Mirror, Thursday 12 April 2007, page 4

Scottish news
Labour to tackle councils flouting Asbos
 Jack McConnell and Cathy Jamieson have stressed their determination that police and councils clamp down on antisocial behaviour.
They warned that if orders introduced to fulfil their pledge to put the justice system on the side of victims and witnesses were not being used, they would take action.
They chose Aberdeen to highlight their plans to continue work to try to eliminate antisocial behaviour because of the way Grampian Police and Aberdeen Council have embraced the new measures.
Source:- The Herald, Thursday 12 April 2007

Sex attack on asylum seeker and baby son
An Algerian asylum seeker and her one-year-old son were sexually assaulted in a racially motivated daylight attack. The victim was left “completely traumatised” after also being verbally abused, pelted with stones and repeatedly kicked as she walked with the child in his pram.
The woman was targeted by four young men on a popular cycle path in the west of Glasgow.
Source:- The Scotsman, Thursday 12 April 2007

Welsh news

Burglar escapes from open prison
A convicted burglar yesterday absconded from a Welsh open prison.
Robert David Jones who was convicted at Cardiff crown court in March 2005, escaped from Prescoed Prison, near Usk, yesterday afternoon.
Police say he may be a risk to the public now he is not in a controlled environment.
Source:- Western Mail,  Thursday 12 April 2007



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