Cost of building ‘superprisons’ omitted from £1.2bn budget

    MP to sleep rough

    The Opposition’s housing spokesman will be spending Christmas Eve sleeping rough.

    Source:- The Times, Monday 17 December 2007, page 6

    Boy, 16, stabbed to death in street brawl

    Police have arrested 14 teenagers, some as young as 13, in connection with the death of a 16-year-old boy who was stabbed after a birthday party at a community centre in North London.

    Source:- The Times, Monday 17 December 2007, page 9

    Three teenagers held after Muslim, 17, dies from a knife wound

    Three people were in police custody last night after a Muslim teenager was stabbed to death in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.

    Source:- The Times, Monday 17 December 2007, page 9

    Cost of building ‘superprisons’ omitted from £1.2bn budget

    The cost of building three superjails is not included in the £1.2 billion budgeted for a prison-building programme, it has emerged.

    Source:- The Times, Monday 17 December 2007, page 11


    Why time with mum and dad is best Christmas gift for children


    Parents should spent less time tracking down the latest games console and more time baking, dressing up and making decorations with their children if they want them to have a truly memorable Christmas, according to a Children’s Society guide.

    Source:- The Times, Monday 17 December 2007, page 23

    English is minority language in 1,300 schools

    Children with English as their first language are now in the minority in more than 1,300 schools, official figures disclosed yesterday.

    Source:- The Daily Telegraph, Monday 17 December 2007, page 1

    130,000 children homeless

    More than 130,000 children in England will be homeless this Christmas, according to research published today.

    Source:- The Daily Telegraph, Monday 17 December 2007, page 9


    Romas and travellers fare worst in school exams


    The performance of Irish traveller and Roma pupils at school has slumped alarmingly in the past five years.

    Source:- The Independent, Monday 17 December 2007, page 6

    Boy, 16, knifed to death as murder toll grows


     

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