News round-up: Boys held for ‘torture’ of children were in care


    Boys held for ‘torture’ of children were in Doncaster care
    Two young brothers were in the care of social services and may already have been reported to the police when they allegedly attacked and tortured two children with knives, bricks and burning cigarettes, leaving one for dead.

    Read this story in The Times

    Family courts open to media but not bloggers
    Thousands of family hearings that take place behind closed doors will be opened to media this month, Jack Straw, the Justice Secretary, said yesterday.

    Read this story in The Times

    Save the Children handouts for UK poor
    Save the Children will begin handing out cash grants to struggling parents in the UK today, signalling that families here are in “crisis” and need emergency support of the sort usually reserved for the developing world.

    Read this story in The Guardian

    Overweight NHS staff targeted by health drive
    Midwives, nurses, health visitors and other NHS staff are to be the target of a new government anti-obesity campaign, it was announced yesterday.

    Read this story in The Guardian

    Sex offenders and criminals to attend office near nurseries
    Neighbours and local councillors are furious at the move and fear it will put the safety of youngsters and local residents at risk.

    Read this story in The Daily Telegraph

    UK Tories take risk over public sector pay and pensions
    The Conservative party pledged to crack down on public sector pay and pensions on Monday, in a politically risky bid to make state “excess” a battle line at the next general election.

    Read this story in The Financial Times


     

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