News round-up: Man charged in Jersey child abuse investigation


    Jersey police investigating child abuse charge man, 68
    Detectives investigating allegations of child abuse on the island of Jersey yesterday charged a 68-year-old married man with rape, indecent assault and procuring an act of gross indecency. He is expected to appear before magistrates today.

    Read more on this story in The Guardian  today

    Free Scottish elderly care ‘could cost £1bn’
    The cost of providing free personal care for the elderly in Scotland could hit £1bn a year within 25 years, forcing ministers to raise taxes or sharply cut spending on other services, the scheme’s architect has warned.

    Read more on this story in Society Guardian today

    Happy mediums
    Can we ‘immunise’ young people against unhappiness and depression? That’s the aim of a groundbreaking project to teach emotional resilience.

    Read more on this story in Society Guardian today

    Politicians urged to up pace on tackling child poverty
    Charities will warn the leaders of the main political parties today that their promises to eradicate child poverty cannot be honoured without radical changes in policy.

    Read more on this story in Society Guardian today

    Joined-up thinking
    The disability movement has won notable victories over the last decade. But it is now time for it to cast aside narrow identity politics and join the mainstream fight for social justice, says Jane Campbell.

    Read more on this story in Society Guardian today

    Giving a lead
    The head of a charitable network helping people put something back into communities tells David Brindle that many wealthy donors are more than happy to discover a way of using their money to make a local impact

    Read more on this story in Society Guardian today

    Timely interventions
    The city once described as the ‘gun capital’ of the Midlands is putting its faith – and serious money – into schemes to address problems before they occur.

    Read more on this story in Society Guardian today

    Schools may be judged on teenage pregnancy rates and drug problems
    Schools will be made to keep records of teenage pregnancy rates, pupils’ drug problems, criminal records and obesity levels under government plans to give parents a true picture of children’s lives.

    Read more on this story in The Guardian today

    DNA results prove Fritzl fathered all imprisoned daughter’s children
    Investigators say he has shown no remorse, as his relatives are given intensive psychiatric care.

    Read more on this story in The Guardian today

    Prisoners’ pay rise blocked by Gordon Brown
    Gordon Brown is understood to have stepped in personally to scrap planned pay rises for prisoners of up to 60 per cent.

    Read more on this story in The Daily Telegraph today

    Jobcentre ads ‘luring girls into sex trade’
    Women and girls may be lured into prostitution by advertisements in Jobcentres, MPs were told yesterday.

    Read more on this story in The Daily Telegraph today


    Sisters Joyce and Sybil Burden lose legal appeal over death duties

    Two elderly sisters fighting for the same rights as married and gay couples have lost a final legal appeal for equal treatment.

    Read more on this story in The Times today

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