News round up: Loan sharks forced family into prostitution

    Loan sharks forced family into prostitution

    For John Plume, the moment he could bear it no more came not when he was told he would have his windows broken, or was threatened with a beating, but when his wife and daughter were forced into prostitution to repay a loan shark from his housing estate.

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    Staying in education ‘is a matter of life or death’

    Fifteen per cent of school-leavers not in employment or education are dead within ten years, research suggests.

    Jon Coles, director general of schools at the Department for Children, Schools and Families, said that the figure proved that education was a “matter of life and death”.
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    Hospitals creaking as NHS vacancies go unfilled

    Medical leaders have warned that shortages of doctors, nurses and other clinical staff are putting the NHS under unsustainable pressure as a generation of health workers enters retirement amid cutbacks in junior doctors’ working hours.

    The number of vacancies for hospital doctors, dentists, nurses and midwives has risen for the first time in five years as trusts struggle to recruit and retain staff.
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