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Police are investigating a disability hate crime after a man was targeted by a gang who followed him and hit him on the head with a stone. The victim was walking with a friend along Moor Croft in Newbiggin, Northumberland, when a group of male youths approached and started to…
The Duchess of Northumberland is offering tattoos and speed dating for the elderly after opening a cafe to help combat loneliness. Situated at The Alnwick Garden, which the Duchess redeveloped and opened 15 years ago, the centre will offer a range of activities from toe nail clipping to getting a…
Almost 200 specialists from across the North-East have gathered at Northumbria University to find out about the support it can offer practitioners on issues surrounding infant mental health. The UK’s first Infant Mental Health Awareness week is being held between Monday 6 and Friday 10 June to raise a greater…
Northumbria University has appointed a new Executive Dean to lead its Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Professor Dianne Ford joins Northumbria from Newcastle University, where she was a Professor of Molecular Nutrition and Director of PhD Studies in the Faculty of Medical Sciences. She will lead Northumbria’s largest academic…
Pressing issues in achieving justice for families and children will be debated at a major international research and practice conference being held at Northumbria University later this year. 'International Research Conference on Family Justice: Achieving Justice for Children and Their Families' will see up to 400 academics and practitioners from…
An expert law conference at Northumbria University, Newcastle, has said the Government must follow the example of other countries and stop criminalising children as young as ten. Organised by Northumbria Law School, the Age of Criminal Responsibility (ACR) Conference attracted leading judges and authorities on youth and social justice. The…
Social worker Samantha Lockyer has been suspended from the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) register for 12 months for a serious number of failings. As a child care social worker for Northumberland County Council, Miss Lockyer did not complete Section 47 investigations for many months, failed to conduct visits…
A Northumbria University lecturer has been jointly awarded the prestigious Advancing Healthcare award for his work to improve access to health services for people with learning disabilities. Chris Corkish, a Senior Lecturer in learning disabilities and Community Public Health Nursing worked with Lynzee McShea, Senior Clinical Scientist (Audiology) at City…
Undergraduates at a North East university have formed an innovative and unique collaboration with Northumbria Police to help promote awareness of domestic violence in the region. First year media students and third year drama students at the University of Sunderland created four short films that cover financial, emotional, physical and…
The mother of a disabled man has said he was killed by bullies and had "the mind of an eight-year-old". Lee Irving, 24, of Camperdown, East Denton, was described by Northumbria Police as vulnerable and having learning difficulties. He was found dead on a grassed area in Fawdon, Newcastle, on…
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