Teenager guilty of learning difficulties murder

    Teenager guilty of learning difficulties murder

    A youth who for a bet took part in a gang attack on a man with learning difficulties was convicted of murder.

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    Police suspect internet link to suicides

    Police in south Wales are investigating the possibility of an internet “suicide chain” after the apparent copycat deaths of seven young people over the past year.

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    Domestic abuse register urged to track violent attackers

    The police are pressing for a domestic violence register, similar to the sex offenders’ list, to enable them to track those who repeatedly attack others.

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    Clegg retreats on ‘free for all’ care of elderly
     
    The Liberal Democrats yesterday promised £2 billion a year towards care for England’s ageing population, but admitted this could not fund Scottish-style free care for all. 

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    Third of teens ‘drink to get drunk’

    Young people are binge-drinking at an increasingly early age, with serious consequences for health and crime, according to new research.

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    A ‘compromise candidate’?

    The Youth Justice Board at last has a new chair. But the appointment gives few clues as to where the organisation goes next

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    Hail to the halo effect

    New Labour’s obsession with market-led reforms has, perhaps surprisingly, failed to dent the idealism of public services staff.

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    No help at hand

    Refuges are supposed to offer protection and support to victims of domestic violence. So why are some women being turned away?

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    Sixth of prisoners waiting to be tried

    A sixth of all prisoners held in England and Wales have not been found guilty of any offence or are waiting to be sentenced, says the first report to investigate pre-trial detention across the world.

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    Boys need to be taught separately from the age of five, says expert

    Boys need to be taught separately from girls from the age of five to prevent them being damaged by the education system, an expert claimed yesterday

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    Gordon Brown’s housing pledge ‘is doomed’

    A slowdown in the housing market will destroy Gordon Brown’s promises to build three million new homes by 2020, the Conservatives have warned.

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