News round-up: Care for stroke victims ‘inadequate’

    Stroke victims still not receiving adequate care

    One in four stroke victims are still not receiving the best treatment, despite overall improvements in care, a national audit has found.

    Read this story in The Times

    Social workers snatched a dementia patient

    Social workers snatched a dementia patient from daughter’s home and forced her back to a care home

    Read this story in The Daily Mail

    Number of UK jobless at 12-year high

    The number of unemployed people in the UK has risen to 2.1m, the highest figure since Labour came to power in May 1997, official statistics revealed on Wednesday.

    Read this story in The Financial Times

    Crime figures show rise in theft as recession bites

    An unexpected 25% surge in personal thefts and a 4% increase in burglaries are recorded in the first set of official quarterly crime figures since the economic recession took hold.

    Read this story in The Guardian

    ‘Baby Shaker’ game pulled from Apple’s iPhone App Store

    A game called “Baby Shaker” for Apple’s iPhone, which encouraged people to try to quiet a crying baby by shaking it, has been withdrawn by the company after complaints from outraged parents’ organisations.

    Read this story in The Guardian

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