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A family of landlords has been ordered to pay almost £250,000 after "cramming" 31 tenants into a four-bedroom house, a council said.The tenants were forced to sleep in shifts as night workers would swap with those who had daytime working hours at the property in Napier Road, Wembley, council officers…
More than 4.3 million elderly people are at risk of being without care because of where they live, new research has suggested.Just one in five local areas in the UK report having enough care for people aged 75 and over to meet demand, with a third (34%) of local authorities…
Older people are 50% more likely to visit A&E if they live alone than if they live with someone else, a study has found.One in five people aged 65 or older who live alone visit their GP at least once a month, compared with around one in seven of those…
Gay, lesbian, bisexual and "questioning" children as young as 10 are more likely to suffer depressive symptoms and self-harm with suicidal intent, a study has revealed.Researchers found that depressive symptoms increase at a higher rate through adolescence among LGBQ youngsters than for their heterosexual peers.The study, led by University College…
A man has been charged with the murder of a 79-year-old woman at a seaside nursing home.June Knight suffered fatal injuries at Langley Lodge Nursing Home in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, and police were called at about 10pm on Monday.Robert Knight, 52, will appear at Southend Magistrates' Court on Wednesday charged with…
A peer accused of groping a woman and promising her a peerage in exchange for sex has resigned from the House of Lords, it has been reported.Lord Lester of Herne Hill (pictured) told The Times he will step down with immediate effect, adding the investigation into his alleged conduct has…
A seaside nursing home has said it is "utterly shocked" after the suspected murder of an elderly woman.The 79-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries at Langley Lodge Nursing Home in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex and police were called about 10pm on Monday.A Leigh-on-Sea man, 52, who is related to the woman, was arrested…
Sexual assault victims are waiting up to 14 months for counselling as specialist support services struggle to cope with "unprecedented demand", MPs have warned.A report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Sexual Violence said specific support services for victims could cease to exist completely due to lack of funding…
A move to legalise cannabis by Liberal Democrat MP Norman Lamb has been blocked by MPs.Mr Lamb (North Norfolk) brought a 10 Minute Rule Bill on the issue because he said current laws are "cruel and inhuman" and "hand billions of pounds every year to organised crime".But his Cannabis (Legalisation…
A £10,000 donation has been given to Westminster City Council as part of a new scheme to combat loneliness, help rough sleepers and provide training for young people.The donation was given to the Westminster Community Contribution Fund, a scheme allowing high earners within the Band H tax bracket to pay…
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met young patients at Evelina London Children's Hospital following the announcement the duchess was to become its new patron.William and Kate were greeted at the hospital by six-year-old Tiana Hayles who gave the duchess, who was wearing a green and white polka dot LK…
Detectives investigating allegations of mistreatment and neglect of stroke victims at a hospital have arrested two more people.A man and a woman, described by Lancashire Police as healthcare professionals, were arrested on suspicion of administering any poison or noxious thing with the intent to injure and ill treatment or wilful…
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