News round up: Cash for families that beat poverty trap

    Girl convicted of aiding manslaughter by filming fatal attack
    A 15-year-old girl who used a mobile phone to film a man being punched and kicked to death is thought to have become the first person in England and Wales to have been successfully prosecuted for aiding and abetting murder or manslaughter by filming the attack, a “happy slapping” incident. At a hearing on Wednesday the teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, admitted recording part of the violent attack last September which killed Gavin Waterhouse.
    Read more on this story in The Guardian today

    Protection agency staff ‘left children at risk from abuse’ because of errors
    Dozens of children involved in family court cases are at risk of abuse because of “serious failings” in the £100 million-a-year advisory service set up to represent their views.
    Read more on this story in The Times today

    Brothers guilty of killing pensioner who collapsed after parking row attack
    Two brothers who hurled a brick through a pensioner’s window after a row over a parking space were found guilty of killing him yesterday.
    Read more on this story in The Times today

    Woman, 94, died from neglect
    A frail 94-year-old pensioner who looked “like a concentration camp victim” just weeks after being taken into a care home died of neglect, an investigation has ruled.
    Read more on this story in The Times today

    Cash for families that beat poverty trap
    Extra cash payments worth about £2,000 a year could be made to the lowest income families if they look for work, go on training schemes or acquire fresh skills, under plans being considered by Gordon Brown.
    Read more on this story in The Times today

    Cut crime with drink tax, Gordon Brown told
    Alcohol should be made more expensive to cut down on violent crime, Gordon Brown’s own advisers have suggested.
    Read more on this story in The Telegraph today

    ‘Disgusting racists’ vandalise Stephen Lawrence memorial one week after it opens
    Racist vandals yesterday attacked a building dedicated to the memory of murdered teenager Stephen Lawrence, only a week after it was officially opened.
    Read more on this story in The Daily Mail today

    Britain is becoming ‘soft touch’
    BRITAIN is becoming a “soft touch” in the face of mounting security threats at home and abroad, a think tank warned today.
    Read more on this story in The Sun today

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