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Six members of G4S staff have been sacked following undercover footage showing abuse of detainees at the Brook House immigration centre, it has been revealed. The dismissals were confirmed as it was revealed that an independent inquiry commissioned by the company into events at the centre will be carried out…
Two men who were fostered by the same British couple are being questioned by police investigating the Parsons Green bombing, it has been claimed. An 18-year-old, understood to be suspected of planting the device on a tube train, and a 21-year-old were both arrested under the Terrorism Act following Friday's…
A Surrey family who struggled to cope with their disabled son’s behaviour were forced to begin legal action against the county council before it provided the right accommodation for him, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. The family first asked Surrey County Council for help in October…
Former DJ Jonathan King has been charged with 18 sexual offences against nine teenage boys dating back to the 1970s and 1980s. The 72-year-old, of Bayswater, central London, is accused of the sex attacks between 1970 and 1986 when the victims were aged between 14 and 16. King has been…
A care home provider which failed persistently to comply with national standards regarding the employment of a registered manager has been fined £4,000 by the Care Quality Commission. CQC issued the fixed penalty notice to Epsom Lodge Care Homes Limited after inspectors found that a registered manager was not employed…
The council at the centre of a row over allegations of a "sweetheart deal" on finance plans to leave the umbrella body for local authorities. Surrey County Council leader David Hodge (pictured) has written to the Local Government Association (LGA) giving 12 months' notice of his intention to quit the…
Britain's top civil servant has been asked to investigate the so-called sweetheart deal for Surrey County Council to deal with its social care funding shortage. Labour claims the Tory authority, which was planning an embarrassing 15% council tax hike, was given special access to the top levels of government. More…
Ministers and their advisers gave an "extraordinary level of access" to a Conservative council to resolve funding concerns, MPs have heard. Tory MP Jonathan Lord (Woking) suggested that Communities Secretary Sajid Javid could resort to cutting funding for other local authorities to provide £31 million needed by Surrey County Council,…
A Tory council leader told how he had secured a "gentleman's agreement" with the Government to avoid an embarrassing 15% tax hike. Downing Street has repeatedly denied striking a ''sweetheart deal" with Surrey County Council to kill the double-digit tax rise. But David Hodge (pictured) told a private meeting that…
A Tory-led authority has denied there was a secret deal struck with the Government over funding for social care after scrapping plans for a 15% hike. Jeremy Corbyn challenged Theresa May at Prime Minister's Questions with a series of leaked text messages from the council's leader, claiming ministers had offered…
A Tory-led authority has abandoned plans for a 15% hike in council tax to address the crisis in social care funding and will instead "take a risk" that ministers will find a solution. Surrey County Council's leader David Hodge said he would now seek a 4.99% rise but warned that…
A Tory-controlled local authority is to hold a referendum on raising council tax by 15% in response to funding cuts and the crisis in social care. Surrey County Council said it had a "huge gap" in its budget as a result of cuts from Westminster. The council, which includes the…
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