News round up: Prisons campaigner found dead at daughter’s grave

Prisons campaigner found dead at her daughter’s grave

A woman who began campaigning for better jail conditions after her daughter died of a drug overdose only hours after being imprisoned was found dead near the grave of the teenager yesterday. The body of Pauline Campbell, 60, was discovered near the entrance to Oakhills cemetery in Malpas, Cheshire.

Read more on this story in The Times

Tories launch new group to tackle homelessness

The Conservatives today launched a new group backed by major charities to research and campaign against homelessness.

Read more on this story in The Guardian

‘Ladette’ culture sees jump in crimes by girls

The number of crimes carried out by girls has risen sharply as the emergence of a “ladette” culture linked to underage drinking is blamed for a surge in violence.

Read more on this story in The Times

Woman beat to death her grandmother to stop inheritance being spent on care bills

Frail and suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, 76-yearold widow Annie Garbutt desperately needed the support of her family.

Instead, however, her granddaughter beat her to death with a spade when she feared the old lady’s savings would all be spent on care.

Read more on this story in The Daily Mail

Brother who was lost for ten years was in care home after all

A man spent almost a decade searching for his disabled brother only to find he had been drugged and kept in a private care home for the entire time.

Rod Fraser, 50, repeatedly asked police and social services for help in tracking down his brother, Ian, 57, who vanished in 1998.

Read more on this story in The Daily Mail

Judges will lose power to set prison terms

Freedom to set jail terms for criminals will be reduced under Government plans to ease the crowded prison system by imposing more community sentences.

Read more on this story in The Daily Telegraph




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