Urgent action needed to tackle violence towards disabled people
Report by the Equalities and Human Rights Commission paints a bleak picture of disabled people’s experience of physical and verbal abuse.
Poverty boss’s £1m ‘extraordinary’ pay package
As the boss of the publicly owned company which invests billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money to alleviate global poverty, Richard Laing is one of many dedicated to improving the finances of the poorest of the poor. But few engaged in the battle to relieve the suffering of the developing world can count on a pay package of nearly £1m as their reward.
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Knife checks at schools not alarmist
A London council yesterday denied it was being alarmist in introducing a policy of installing anti-knife arches at random outside its secondary schools to check pupils for weapons.
Prison officer resigns after giving birth to baby of ‘dangerous’ young offender
A former prison officer has given birth to a baby fathered by a ‘dangerous’ inmate.
The case was dropped and she did not face charges over her conduct at Aylesbury Young Offenders’ Institute, Buckinghamshire.