Darling promises jobs in Budget pledge
The chancellor Alistair Darling expected to spend £2 billion on job creation measures with work or training for thousands of young unemployed.
Treasury report suggests cutting thousands of public sector posts
Thousands of public sector workers will lose their jobs if the government presses ahead with a proposed wave of cuts and privatisations designed to slash public spending, unions warned last night.
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Social Work Taskforce head Moira Gibb interview
In her first interview with the national press since becoming chair of the taskforce, Moira Gibb, a former director of social services at Kensington & Chelsea Council and current chief executive of the London Borough of Camden, says that tackling bureaucracy is vital to improving morale, recruitment and the professionalism of social workers.
Walls of silence
The first former prisoner to volunteer to go into jails as an independent monitor of inmates’ complaints had his tenure cut short. Two years later, Ray Bewry is still trying to get an explanation.
Violent assaults risen by 21,000, A&E figures show
The number of people needing hospital treatment after violent assaults has risen by 21,000 in the past year, according to new research which blames the first increase in years on binge drinking.
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Care home owners arrested over ‘mistreatment of dementia patients’
A couple who run care homes for patients with mental illnesses were arrested today after allegations about the treatment of dozens of elderly people suffering from dementia.
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