244 children died unnecessarily in past year

    Gordon Brown to provide 10,000 additional university places as demand rises

    Gordon Brown is to increase the number of university places by up to 10,000 this summer in response to signs that the recession will lead to a big surge in demand.

    Read more on this story in The Guardian

    Baby P: 244 children died unnecessarily in past year, official figures suggest

    More than 200 children could have died in the past year after the authorities failed to protect them, official figures suggest.

    Data published by the Department for Children, Schools and Families show that 5 per cent of child deaths were classed as “preventable”.

    Read more on this story in The Daily Telegraph

    Britain prepares for 65,000 deaths from swine flu

    The NHS has been told to plan for a worst-case scenario of 65,000 swine flu deaths this year. The news came as the number of people to die after contracting the virus rose sharply.

    Health officials said that 29 people had now died — up from 17 confirmed deaths on Monday. There were unconfirmed reports that the new cases included a young boy from Kent.

    Read more on this story in The Times

    Children’s services need more investment and less doom-mongering

    Children in the UK have actually never had it so good, but that doesn’t mean more can’t be done to help them, writes Dave Clements

    Read more on this story in The Guardian



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