Councils’ £800m losses spark MPs’ inquiry
City investment experts who advised local councils which sank £800m of public money into shaky Icelandic banks with disastrous consequences are to be investigated by MPs.
Home education ‘can be cover for abuse and forced marriage’
Thousands of children supposedly educated at home by their parents are at risk of abuse, neglect, forced marriage, sexual exploitation or domestic servitude, the Government said yesterday.
Pupils wear stab-proof vests as gang wars start at school
Schoolchildren are wearing stab-proof vests in class because they fear knife attacks, a report has revealed. The study of gang violence also found that some pupils bring weapons into school and hide them in the grounds in case they need to defend themselves.
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Black staff sacked by Refugee Council win discrimination case
The British Refugee Council has been ordered to pay one of its former employees £30,000 in compensation after a tribunal ruled that it was guilty of racial discrimination when it sacked the only two black people working at an immigration centre.