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A couple who complained about their child being taken from them and handed to adopters even though a cruelty prosecution had been abandoned were not the victims of a miscarriage of justice, a leading judge has concluded after a review.Karrissa Cox and former soldier Richard Carter, who are in their…
South East Coast Ambulance Service is to remain in special measures despite showing improvements in care, according to a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).A team of inspectors from CQC visited the service which covers Kent, Surrey and Sussex between July and September 2018 to check the quality of…
A GP groped a woman in an "immature Benny Hill" fashion and sexually assaulted a number of other patients under the guise of medical examinations, a court has heard. Alan Tutin, 70, allegedly molested 25 females as young as nine years old for his own "sexual gratification" during his 24-year…
Families of children with special educational needs are fighting a High Court battle against local authority cuts of more £21 million. Five children, whose mothers are bringing the case on their behalf, are challenging Surrey County Council's decision to reduce its Schools and Special Educational Needs (SSEN) budget. They said…
A company with three care homes in Scotland has gone into administration. Bertinaley Care Limited owns and operates premises in Hamilton, Largs and Dundee - as well as one in Surrey - with 68 residents in total. Helenslea House in Dundee (pictured) has been forced to shut and those in…
Serious failings risked allowing prisoners to make contact with victims from jail, a watchdog has warned. An inspection report on HMP High Down said public protection assessments to determine whether mail and phone call monitoring was needed were not routinely completed for new arrivals. "This meant that some prisoners who…
Collaborative music lessons in schools improve the attitudes of pupils towards their peers with autism, a new study in the journal Autism reports. Led by Anna Cook, PhD student at the University of Surrey, researchers found that the interactive sessions produced findings that could potentially reduce bullying of autistic students.…
Professor David Frohlich, Director of the Digital World Research Centre at the University of Surrey presented a paper from the Time Matters project, at the Human-Computer Interaction International Conference. The paper entitled ‘Mobile digital storytelling in a Brazilian care home’, focuses on the role of technology and dementia and how…
An "extraordinary and bright" teenager who suffered a devastating brain injury at birth is in line for multimillion pound damages from the NHS. Becky Tyler, from Crawley in West Sussex, was born starved of oxygen at East Surrey Hospital in 2002. Her umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck and…
A council has said sorry over failings in its dealings with Parsons Green bomber Ahmed Hassan. The 18-year-old, who lived in Sunbury, Surrey, told immigration officials he had trained with Islamic State after he arrived in Britain illegally in 2015 and claimed asylum as a child. Hassan was referred by…
A "ruthless" teenage asylum seeker has been jailed for at least 34 years for planting the Parsons Green Tube bomb which injured 51 passengers. Iraqi Ahmed Hassan, who claims to be aged 18, pretended to engage with the anti-terrorism Prevent scheme as he plotted mass murder in the capital. He…
The foster parents of the Parsons Green Tube bomber say they feel "betrayed" by his actions - and claim they were never warned that he had admitted being "trained to kill" by militants shortly after he arrived in Britain. Ron and Penny Jones took Iraqi asylum seeker Ahmed Hassan into…
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