Bulger killer Jon Venables held over child porn claims
Jon Venables, one of the killers of James Bulger, was recalled to custody over a claim about child pornography.
James Bulger killer Robert Thompson was ‘cocky and had it easy in jail’
The social worker who spent eight years looking after Robert Thompson in a detention centre says he never showed any remorse for Jamie Bulger’s brutal murder.
Blueprint on funding elderly care aims to call halt to politicking
A blueprint for the funding of care for the elderly has been drawn up by social care experts from all political parties in an attempt to end months of political stalemate and squabbling.
Civil servants stage strike over redundancy pay
Up to 270,000 civil servants will launch a 48-hour strike today in a row over redundancy pay – hitting courts, ports, jobcentres, benefit offices, tax centres and emergency police call centres.
The walkout by members of the Public and Commercial Services union is the biggest outbreak of industrial unrest in the service since 1987, with further disruption planned in the run-up to the general election.