Arrests at nursery over injuries to children

    Arrests at nursery over injuries to children

    Staff at a private nursery have been arrested after three children suffered “unexplained” broken bones.

    Detectives have begun an investigation into how the children, all of whom were aged between 1 and 2 and attended the same Nottinghamshire nursery, sustained the fractures.

    Read more on this story in The Times

    Tories to cut rate of spending on NHS

    Health spending would rise much more slowly under a Tory government than it has under Labour, the Conservatives have announced for the first time.
    Andrew Lansley, the shadow health secretary, said that the Tories would cut the rate at which NHS spending was increasing.

    The health service would have to “tighten its belt” and accept small increases in its budget, he added.
    Read more on this story in The Daily Telegraph

    Schools ‘cannot cope’ with extreme poverty

    Schools are struggling to cope with increasing numbers of children raised in Dickens-style poverty, according to a teachers’ leader.
    Some pupils from the poorest areas arrive at school without toilet training, unable to dress themselves or use a knife and fork, it was claimed.

    Lesley Ward, president of the 160,000-strong Association of Teachers and Lecturers, warned that many children were also being relied upon to raise younger brothers and sisters and lacked stable father figures in the home.

    Read more on this story in The Daily Telegraph

     

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