News round up: Homeless teenager battered woman to death

    Homeless teenager battered Good Samaritan to death after she offered him bed for night

    A homeless teenager has been jailed for killing a Good Samaritan who gave him a bed for the night.

    Retired midwife Susan Williams, 58, was brutally beaten by 17-year-old David Matthews in her own home.

    Read more on this story in the Daily Mail

     

    Sentenced to death on the NHS

    In a letter to The Daily Telegraph, a group of experts who care for the terminally ill claim that some patients are being wrongly judged as close to death.

    Under NHS guidance introduced across England to help doctors and medical staff deal with dying patients, they can then have fluid and drugs withdrawn and many are put on continuous sedation until they pass away.

    Read more on this story in The Daily Telegraph

     

    Report into treatment of cannibal killer released

    The treatment of a schizophrenic who was allowed to live as an out-patient and went on to murder a friend and eat parts of his brain will come under scrutiny today

    Peter Bryan was given permission to live in a hostel in north London where he could come and go as he pleased.

    Read more on this story in The Independent

    Brown faces scrutiny over plan for young jobless

    Gordon Brown was pressed yesterday to give fresh details of measures he said would create an extra 85,000 jobs and training opportunities for young people.

    The prime minister claimed more than 150 employers, including Royal Mail, Centrica and Morrisons, will provide apprenticeships, work or training.

    Read more on this story in The Guardian

    NHS advised to lose one in 10 workers

    The NHS will have to shed around 137,000 jobs – almost a tenth of its workforce – if it is to meet planned efficiency savings of £20bn, the Department of Health has been warned.

    The severity of cutbacks needed by 2014 was contained in advice presented by management consultants McKinsey to the government this spring.

    Read more on this story in The Guardian

     

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