News round up: Pensioner suffocated wife before drowning himself

Pensioner suffocated wife then drowned himself ‘because he feared they would be put in separate care homes’

A husband suffocated his wife of 60 years before killing himself because he was afraid they could be separated by social services, an inquest heard.

Read more on this story in The Daily Mail

MSP with Parkinson’s tries to legalise assisted suicide

An attempt to legalise assisted suicide was made at the Scottish Parliament last night.

Margo MacDonald, the veteran MSP who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, started the process to bring a Private Member’s Bill before the Parliament next year.

Read more on this story in The Times

Mother and lodger cleared of murdering battered boy

The mother of a 17-month-old boy who suffered a catalogue of injuries and died from a broken back despite being on the child protection register was cleared yesterday of his murder on the orders of a judge.

Read more on this story in The Guardian

Government reclassifying cannabis despite fall in use

Illegal drug use is in decline in England and Wales with cannabis use at its lowest level for a decade, according to a report.

Despite the fall in use of cannabis, the Government said it was determined to press ahead with reclassifying the drug from Class C to Class B in January.

Read more on this story in The Times

Million OAPs get incorrect benefits

More than a third of pensioners are receiving the wrong benefit payments as a result of mistakes in the system, the Government has admitted.

Read more on this story in The Daily Telegraph

Thug pupils at record levels

NEARLY 350 thug pupils are suspended from school EVERY DAY for attacks on classmates, shock figures reveal.

Read more on this story in The Sun

Criminals on probation  committed more than 120 murders in last two years

Criminals on probation commit a murder every week, official figures show.

In the past two years, offenders under supervision have been convicted of 121 murders.

Meanwhile, 44 have been convicted of manslaughter, 103 of rape and 80 of kidnapping.

Read more on this story in The Daily Mail


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