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A social worker appointed to represent the interests of two children at the centre of complex family court litigation has come under fire from a senior judge.Kailash Chudasama had acted as the children's "guardian" and been appointed by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) - whose…
A 14-year-old boy at the centre of family court litigation has persuaded a judge to let him choose his own solicitor. Council social workers say the boy should not be cared for by his parents, but he disagrees and says he does not want to live with foster carers. He…
Ambulance crews have pleaded with disgruntled residents not leave rude notes on their vehicles as it "upsets" staff. East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) said they responded to a genuine emergency in Leicester, during which a note was put on the windscreen. The handwritten note said the ambulance had been blocking…
A paediatrician convicted of gross negligence manslaughter over the death of six-year-old Jack Adcock said she was "very pleased" after winning her bid to be reinstated to the medical register. Hadiza Bawa-Garba (pictured) fought a decision made in January by two High Court judges to substitute erasure for the lesser…
A decision to suspend rather than strike off a doctor found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter over the death of a six-year-old boy was "humane and balanced", the Court of Appeal has heard. Hadiza Bawa-Garba (pictured) is fighting a decision made in January by two High Court judges to substitute…
An obese 12-year-old girl could be taken from the care of her mother after a doctor raised concerns about her health. Council social services bosses have begun family court litigation and a judge is expected to make decisions in the near future. Detail of the case has emerged in a…
A "barbaric and wicked" rapist who bludgeoned a woman with a paving slab on his 17th birthday and then left her for dead has been found guilty of attempted murder. A judge ruled that Charlie John Pearce's identity should be revealed to the public after the teenager - who "came…
A patient at a mental health hospital died after swallowing an 8in table knife - even though she told staff what she had done, an inquest heard. Suzanne Johnston alerted staff that she had swallowed a knife on January 4 but her risk level remained low because she showed "no…
A trust with around 500 nursing vacancies has admitted it is having difficulty recruiting and said it is considering filling some roles with other staff. The number of vacant nursing posts is likely to grow, Julie Smith, chief nurse at the University Hospitals of Leicester Trust, said. She told the…
The consequences of recent and future changes to the criminal justice system and how this will affect offenders and victims will be explored at an event organised by the University of Leicester on Wednesday 27 September. The free public lecture, titled ‘What is the future of criminal justice and human…
A graduate from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) who who fled Afghanistan alone at the age of 16 has been crowned ‘outstanding individual learner’ at this year’s Festival of Learning awards. Habib Rezaie has received the award for his exceptional achievement in adult learning which included volunteering to care for…
Researchers from the University of Leicester have developed an online tool which presents a variety of measures that quantify the survival of patients with cancer from different perspectives. The ‘InterPreT Cancer Survival’ tool, which has been developed by University of Leicester PhD student Sarwar Islam, is a newly developed interactive…
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