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A teenager has been jailed for 17 years for the first acid killing in the UK. Xeneral Webster, 19, pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Joanne Rand part way through his trial in April at Reading Crown Court. He had armed himself with a corrosive substance, which was knocked from…
A 19-year-old man has pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of a woman who was splashed with acid from head to toe as she was unwittingly caught up in a drugs dispute. Joanne Rand, a nurse who worked at the Sir Aubrey Ward care home in Marlow, had been to visit…
A 19-year-old man is to go on trial charged with murder after a nurse died from severe burns when acid was thrown over her. Joanne Rand (pictured) was allegedly splashed with a chemical on June 3 last year, in Frogmoor, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. She died in Stoke Mandeville Hospital 11…
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said care workers are "grossly underpaid" and pledged £8 billion of extra funding for social care if elected. He made the comments during a visit to Milton Keynes University Hospital on Thursday morning, where he toured the A&E and cancer wards and spoke to patients.…
Jurors have criticised "appalling systematic failures" at a prison as they cleared an officer over the death of a suicidal inmate. Joseph Travers, 55, was accused of breaching his duty of care by failing to remove a noose from Ryan Harvey's cell and to prevent his death. He was the…
Staff at an "unsafe" youth jail have been left in hospital following attacks after surging levels of violence swept through the privately run facility, an inspection report reveals. Young inmates at Oakhill secure training centre were said to be carrying improvised weapons because they do not feel safe. Watchdogs concluded…
A female prison officer who had an inappropriate relationship with an inmate at a youth offenders unit has been jailed. Chelsea Blackwell, 27, exchanged more than 850 messages with the 21-year-old man between July 12 and August 6 last year. Around 115 calls, some lasting more than two hours, were…
The Open University are to host a free seminar on Friday 3rd June looking at the latest research on men who care for children. 'Father figures: Research and practice with men who care for children' will take place at the Open University Walton Hall Campus in Milton Keynes and places…
Members of the Aylesbury child abuse ring have been handed lengthy jail sentences for grooming vulnerable under-age white girls for sex for as little as "the price of a McDonald's, a milkshake and cinema ticket". The Asian men were convicted at the Old Bailey of a range of sex offences…
A family court judge has ruled that a five-year-old boy must be taken from the care of his disabled mother, but dismissed a suggestion of "social engineering". Judge Antony Hughes said the woman's disability made it impossible for her to meet her disabled son's needs by herself, and the level…
Positive psychology is a dynamic and fast-growing area that involves the scientific study of well-being and optimal human functioning for individuals, groups, communities and organisations. In 2012, Buckinghamshire New University established the MSc Applied Positive Psychology (MAPP) and became one of only two institutions in the UK to enable its…
Buckinghamshire Education, Skills and Training (BEST), the partnership venture between Buckinghamshire New University and Aylesbury College, will deliver free Higher Level Apprenticeships (HLAs) for any employee working within health and social care in Bucks across the NHS, voluntary and private sectors. The courses - which will be delivered in the…
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