Nursing home staff slapped and punched pensioners in their care because they wanted to get their work done as quickly as possible.
Source:- The Times, Tuesday 21 August 2007, page 15
Hundreds of dangerous prisoners could be freed from jail because of “disasterous” failings by the government when it introduced a new prison sentence, a High Court judge said yesterday.
Source:- The Times, Tuesday 21 August 2007, page 1
Formula 1 racing driver David Coulthard has revealed how he suffered from bulimia as a teenager, in order to keep his weight down for racing.
In his autobiography, Coulthard said that he weighted just nine stone, despite being nearly 6ft tall, during his teenage years, and weighed himself several times a day.
Source:- The Daily Telegraph, Tuesday 21 August 2007, page 9
Conservative leader David Cameron has said tackling family and social breakdown is the key to dealing with “anarchy” on the country’s streets, in terms of antisocial behaviour.
He said young people lacked male role models and that though many single mothers did a good job in raising their children, it was better for them to have two parents.
Cameron cited a “lack of proper values being taught in the home” as a chief cause of antisocial behaviour, but was criticised by former home secretary David Blunkett for “playing to people’s worst fears”.
Source:- The Daily Telegraph, Tuesday 21 August 2007, page 10
A school uniforms supplier is considering putting GPS tracking devices on to its clothes so parents can keep track of their children, amid fears they could be abducted.
Trutex surveyed 800 parents and found that almost 60% would be interested in some form of tracking device being attached to uniforms, though just one-third of 450 children surveyed agreed.
Source:- The Daily Telegraph, Tuesday 21 August 2007, page 11
Baby in freezer girl jailed
An 18-year-old woman has been jailed for six months for putting her baby in a freezer as part of a game with friends.
The woman, who was 17 at the time of the offence, pleaded guilty to causing unnecessary suffering to her daughter, whom she has now lost custody of, and was sentenced at Selby Youth Court, North Yorkshire.
Source:- The Daily Mirror, Tuesday 21 August 2007, page 24
A mother from Barking, east London, has been arrested in hospital over the fatal stabbing of her two-year-old daughter, police said yesterday.
The toddler last week after her mother had been deemed by social services to be fit to care for her.
Source:- The Guardian, Tuesday 21 August 2007, page 8
Family’s fury as £30k left to carers
A nursing home has admitted that its staff’s acceptance of more than £30,000 from one of its residents was a breach of the rules.
However, Narazareth House in Cardiff said that none had been disciplined because managers were not aware of what was happening.
The home has refused to pay back any of the money which belonged to former resident Patrick Dowden. Since Dowden’s death his family have been asking for it to be returned saying it was immoral not to give it back.
Source:-South Wales Echo, Tuesday 20 August 2007
A teenager who threw a pensioner out of his wheelchair in order to steal his tobbaco was jailed yesterday at Cardiff Crown Court.
Penny West, 18, robbed the 69-year-old man in May of this year.
Source:- ICWales, Tuesday 20 August 2007