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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has apologised after it was discovered he made errors over the purchase of plush flats on England's south coast. Mr Hunt said his failure to declare a business interest with both Companies House and the parliamentary register of MPs interests was down to "honest administrative mistakes"…
A woman who failed a hair-strand drug test fears that she will soon have to say goodbye to her three-year-old son after losing a roller-coaster battle over his care. The woman, who comes from Winchester, Hampshire - but lives in London, became embroiled in family court litigation more than three…
A man who runs a Facebook page with tens of thousands of followers has been jailed for 21 months for a seven-month stalking campaign of "psychological warfare" against a woman who had rebuffed his advances. Paul Nelson, who is responsible for the Spotted Portsmouth community information page, left his victim…
The family of a man who died from suspected legionnaires' disease are considering legal action against the care home in a bid to find out how he contracted the lethal illness. Andy Clegg died in November 2017 nearly two weeks after he was admitted to Salisbury District Hospital from Fordingbridge…
An independent reviewer of child sex abuse by Church of England clergy was not shown documents that may have shed light on previous offending, an inquiry heard. Roger Meekings, who carried out a 2009 past case review for the Diocese of Chichester, told the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse…
A nurse has been left with lawyers' bills of nearly £20,000 despite winning the latest round of a court fight with council bosses over the care or her child. Three Court of Appeal judges have ruled that a family court judge was wrong to conclude that the woman's five-year-old daughter…
A six-week-old baby whose death is being treated by police as murder died at a unit for young mothers and their children, according to neighbours. Officers and paramedics were called to Defender Road in Southampton, Hampshire, at 5.05am on Sunday, after the baby was taken ill. He was taken to…
The Archbishop of Canterbury has refused to declare the late Bishop Bell innocent of sexually abusing a young girl in the 1950s despite calls from his supporters to clear his name. A review published in December criticised the church for rushing to believe the alleged victim's allegations "without serious investigation…
The challenges faced by children dealing with death or a bereavement in their family were discussed at a national conference hosted at the University of Chichester. Nearly 100 practitioners working with or supporting children facing life-shortening illnesses, their own death, or who have lost a relative attended the recent event.…
A foster carer is launching a claim over her employment rights in what could be a landmark legal case. Sarah Anderson, who is used by Hampshire County Council, argues that she is a worker and entitled to rights including holiday pay. The Independent Workers' Union of Great Britain (IWGB) will…
Health inspectors had to intervene as staff at an under-fire hospital did not react when a patient started choking. Two staff from Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth were in close proximity to a patient when they started choking on their meal "but did not attempt to help the patient". Inspectors…
A doctor has told medical watchdogs she missed warning signs weeks before an epileptic teenager drowned in a bath after suffering a seizure at an NHS care unit. Valerie Murphy, who is accused of misconduct, was the psychiatrist responsible for the care of Connor Sparrowhawk, an 18-year-old with learning difficulties…
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