Mother faces new fight to keep baby
A teenage mother reunited with her newborn baby by a judge yesterday will today face a social services application to take the boy away again.
Family who fled torture in Kenya to be deported
A family has lost its claim for asylum and all three members face deportation to a country in violent turmoil, torn apart by a similar conflict that caused them to flee in 1997.
Churches, schools and charities face flood of claims after ruling on rapist, Iorworth Hoare
Thousands of victims of sexual and physical abuse, including a woman whose life was ruined by the so-called Lotto rapist, may lodge compensation claims after a landmark ruling by Britain’s highest court yesterday.
Thousands avoid community punishment by claiming ‘I overslept’
Thousands of offenders who fail to turn up for community punishments are avoiding being returned to court if they claim to have overslept or produce their own sick note, the public spending watchdog says today.
Jailing mothers ‘damaged a generation’
Mothers of young children should not be jailed unless they pose a risk to society, the Children’s Commissioner for England says in an outspoken condemnation of sentencing policy.
New plans put one in 10 secondary schools at risk
Ministers order review after figures show almost 800,000 empty places
Electric treatment offers Alzheimer’s hope
Passing an electric current through areas deep within the brain could improve memory, research suggests.
‘Superhero’ autistic boy, nine, takes the wheel at 70mph after mum blacks out
An autistic boy was hailed a “superhero” yesterday for avoiding a 70mph crash after his mother blacked out while driving on a busy dual carriageway.