Alarm over child drinkers with liver disease
Shops and supermarkets could face new legal curbs on the sale of cut-price alcohol in an attempt to control rising levels of under-age and binge drinking.
Death of Khyra Ishaq, 7, sparks calls for full inquiry
Charities and politicians called for a full inquiry into how a seven-year-old girl was apparently allowed to starve to death in 21st-century Britain.
Schools ‘must monitor gang tags, clothing and Facebook’
School staff should trawl social networking sites such as Facebook and Bebo to identify whether their pupils are gang members, according to advice in a government report.
Iranian asylum-seeker says he was ‘one step from death’
A gay Iranian man who has been granted asylum in Britain after he claimed he faced the death penalty in his home country has spoken for the first time of his extraordinary fight to stop his deportation.
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Mothers targeted in the fight against teenage knife crime
An advertising campaign will ask mothers to check whether their teenage sons are carrying knives.
Revenue IT error delays family payments
HM Revenue & Customs has suffered another computer glitch, leaving up to 100,000 low-income families awaiting payments, it emerged on Thursday.