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The owner of a care agency shut down in a UK Border Agency immigration raid - which led to an elderly woman starving to death - has been jailed for three years. Gloria Foster, 81, died when she was left for nine days without food, water or medication following the…
A woman who wants to name her daughter "Cyanide" and her son "Preacher" has lost the latest round of a court fight after social workers raised concerns. The woman, who has been diagnosed with a mental health problem, said it was her human right to "exercise my right to choose…
Brunel University London are hosting an online webinar on Thursday 21 April 5.30-6.30pm for students interested in Occupational Thearpy BSc, one of the longest-established in the UK and highly rated for its excellence in teaching. You’ll experience the following: Dr Gail Eva will give you more details about the programme,…
Thousands of single parents in London are being "locked out" of work because of the high cost of childcare, a new study has revealed. Charity Gingerbread said its research also showed that half of single parents in the capital are forced to borrow money to pay to have their children…
A man with learning disabilities who was thought to be in danger of being forced into a wedding is mentally capable of making decisions about sex and marriage, a judge ruled after a hearing in a specialist court. Mrs Justice Parker said the man's disabilities would "provide challenges for any…
A study published in the Multiple Sclerosis Journal has shown significant differences in the prevalence of MS amongst different ethnic groups in London. Researchers at Queen Mary University, London, identified 776 people with MS across four East London boroughs and found Black (African or Caribbean descent) and South Asian (Indian,…
A detective working in a child abuse investigation unit has appeared in court accused of a string of child sex offences, including alleged attacks on an eight-year-old girl. Detective Constable Christopher Maitland, 40, who works in the Metropolitan Police's sexual offences, exploitation and child abuse command, faces 14 charges dating…
A woman who was helped by a homeless man when she became stranded after a night out has raised more than £10,000 to say thank you. Nicole Sedgebeer, from Milton Keynes, missed her last train home and was left outside Euston station in central London at around 3am on March…
A 66-year-old man has been charged with a string of historical sexual offences in children's care homes and a church. Philip Temple, of no fixed address, was charged by the Metropolitan Police with 27 counts of non-recent sexual assault and two counts of perjury. He was remanded in custody until…
Social workers fear the baby daughter of a west African diplomat based in England could be subjected to genital mutilation. A family court judge has made the youngster the subject of a female genital mutilation (FGM) protection order. Mr Justice Keehan analysed preliminary issues at a hearing in the Family…
Rough sleeping has increased by almost a third in England over the past year and has doubled since 2010, according to new statistics. "Snapshot" figures published by the Department for Communities and Local Government found 3,569 people were sleeping on the streets on a typical night in autumn 2015, compared…
Criminals across London could be made to wear "sobriety tags" when they are convicted of alcohol-fuelled offences. The Ministry of Justice said it is extending the scheme throughout the capital after a pilot. It targets those whose drinking played a part in crimes. Courts can ban offenders from consuming alcohol…