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A council has extended formal condolences to the grandfather of Ellie Butler, who was beaten to death by her father after being taken from her grandparents' care. Ellie was battered to death by Ben Butler at their family home in Sutton, south London, 11 months after being returned to him…
Victims of black cab rapist John Worboys begin a High Court challenge against what they describe as the "irrational" decision to release him from jail. Three judges in London will also hear an action against the Parole Board by London Mayor Sadiq Khan. Two victims and Mr Khan were given…
Foreign nationals have been kept in Britain's largest immigration removal centre for as long as four years, a watchdog report reveals. Detainees were held in "prison-like" conditions at the facility near Heathrow Airport for unacceptably lengthy periods, inspectors said. They found planned removals failed to materialise due to late legal…
The inquest into the death of schoolgirl Ellie Butler is to open on Monday, four and a half years after her father battered her to death at the family home. The six-year-old's father Ben Butler was convicted of her murder in June 2016 after a trial at the Old Bailey…
A man has been jailed for almost six years for violently robbing a 92-year-old woman, in an attack which left her with several cracked ribs. Sanchez Edwards, 28, was sentenced to five years and eight months at Wood Green Crown Court for attacking the elderly woman from behind and dragging…
A "one-stop" service to test for prostate cancer is set to cut diagnosis times from six weeks to just a number of days, according to the national health service. The "world-leading" programme is being trialled by the NHS and will see patients undergo all their tests in one day using…
The mother of Ellie Butler - the six-year-old murdered by her father - has lost a bid to challenge her conviction. Ben Butler was convicted of murder in June 2016 following a trial at the Old Bailey and jailed for life with a minimum term of 23 years. Ellie's mother,…
A children's hospital charity has confirmed it will keep past donations totalling more than £360,000 from the controversial Presidents Club. Guy's and St Thomas' Charity, the charity for Evelina London Children's Hospital, said it would be keeping £365,000 in donations "as we cannot return these in line with our charitable…
Shortcomings are still rife in child protection investigations mounted by Britain's largest police force, a watchdog report reveals. An audit of cases found "significant weaknesses" remained apparent in Metropolitan Police inquiries involving under-18s, a year after a scathing critique exposed a catalogue of failings. The original assessment, published in November…
A "vulnerable" 18-year-old man who killed himself in a prison cell could have been saved if staff had promptly responded to an emergency alarm, a report has found. Lithuanian national Osvaldas Pagirys died in hospital on November 14 2016, three days after he was found hanged at HMP Wandsworth, south-west…
A mother whose trial collapsed due to "repeated failures" has spoken of the "very difficult" moment she had to give birth in custody. Petruta-Cristina Bosoanca was one of three people arrested in connection with allegations of people-trafficking, and her baby was born while she was awaiting trial. On Wednesday, Judge…
The Westminster strand of the wide-ranging child sex abuse inquiry should not investigate whether or not high-profile individuals such as former prime minister Sir Edward Heath were paedophiles, a hearing has been told. It would not be necessary or proportionate for this part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual…
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