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Council lawyers have halted a bid to jail a man alleged to have breached orders relating to his children after a family court judge complained of incompetence.Judge Gareth Jones said lawyers representing social services bosses had made at least six procedural errors when stating the case against the man.He said…
A failed asylum seeker who is facing expulsion from Britain even though a family court judge has decided that her nine-year-old daughter could be subjected to female genital mutilation if taken abroad is waiting for a senior judge to make decisions about her future.Detail of the case emerged recently following…
A man has been jailed under new legislation brought in to consider stiffer sentences for attacks on emergency workers.Daniel Hilton, 27, from Leigh, Greater Manchester, was jailed for three months after he sank his teeth into the thigh of a police constable who responded to reports of a man with…
A mental health trust has been rated inadequate for a third time, with records of patients harming themselves while waiting to be seen.Health watchdog the Care Quality Commission (CQC) found "significant concerns" when it inspected Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust in September.The trust was under-staffed, some wards were found…
Members of the public will be able to use their contactless payment cards to donate £3 to help tackle the "shameful" fact that almost 8,000 people are sleeping rough on London's streets this winter, the city's mayor said.More than 90 contactless points will be placed in cafes, cinemas, bars and…
MPs should vote for the Brexit deal to ensure medical stockpiles do not run out, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told the Commons.Mr Hancock said "voting for the deal is the best way to ensure unhindered supply of medicines", in response to health questions.He reportedly told the Prime Minister and…
A Muslim convert terrorist felt "justified" in assaulting hospital staff over a ban on communal prayers, an inquest jury has heard.Nicky Reilly, 30, was said to be furious after bosses at high-security Broadmoor brought in the policy following fears that Muslim patients were intimidating others by the way they were…
Four women bringing a High Court challenge over the Government's Universal Credit scheme say they are struggling financially because of the way the system operates.The women, who are all working single mothers, argue a "fundamental problem" with the controversial welfare scheme means their monthly payments vary "enormously" and they end…
The Government has suffered a further defeat at the hands of peers demanding strengthened safeguards for vulnerable people detained in care homes or hospitals.The House of Lords backed by 277 votes to 192, majority 85, a change to draft legislation to give the person being looked after and their representatives…
A police force has removed an "insulting" child sexual exploitation campaign from social media after accusations of victim blaming.North Yorkshire Police posted a series of images on social media as part of a new campaign to target child sexual exploitation.The posts, which have been removed, included messages such as: "Which…
A High Court challenge to the "huge" fee required to register a child as a British citizen has been given the go-ahead.The Project for the Registration of Children as British Citizens (PRCBC) argues that the £1,012 registration fee, just £372 of which represents the Home Office's administrative costs, is unlawfully…
Terminally-ill Noel Conway has called on politicians to change the law on assisted dying after his legal fight to die "peacefully and with dignity" was rejected by the UK's highest court.The 68-year-old retired lecturer (pictured), from Shrewsbury, who has motor neurone disease, said the Supreme Court's refusal to hear his…
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