News round up: Govt guidance: ‘Let children eat poisonous plants’

Official guidance: ‘Let children eat poisonous plants’

Children should be allowed to break their legs, knock themselves out and eat poisonous plants as a normal part of growing up, according to official guidance.

A Government document says local councils should build playgrounds and parks that may “increase the likelihood of injuries”.

Read more on this story in The Daily Telegraph

New era of patient rights claimed for NHS

An end to the “doctor knows best” era of medicine was heralded by ministers yesterday as Gordon Brown published a constitution for the NHS.

Read more on this story in The Times

Law lords support banned nurses in rights ruling

Safeguards to protect children and vulnerable adults from abuse are an unlawful infringement of the human rights of staff working in the NHS and social care, five law lords ruled yesterday in a test case brought by the Royal College of Nursing.

Read more on this story in The Guardian

Travellers lose court appeal

MORE than 1,000 travellers face being removed from Green Belt land today after a ruling by the Court of Appeal.

Three judges reversed a ruling by a High Court judge who had quashed a decision by Basildon District Council to take direct action over the land in Billericay, Essex.

Read more on this story in The Sun

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