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A greedy chip shop boss who exploited vulnerable tenants by making them work for free at his takeaways because they feared becoming homeless has been jailed for eight and a half years. Harjit Bariana, 46, also used violence to make the drink and drug-addicted victims work for long hours at…
A mother who was convinced by voices in her head to throw her 18-month-old son from the sixth floor of a block of flats to his death has been given an indefinite hospital order. Gemma Procter believed she was being told by God to "sacrifice" toddler son Elliot, who suffered…
Reforms to mental health units have stalled after a Tory MP delivered one of the Commons' longest speeches in recent years. Cries of "shame" were heard in the chamber as the Mental Health Units (Use of Force) Bill was blocked due to the efforts of Philip Davies (Shipley) and former…
Lawyers for two severely disabled men who won a High Court declaration that they had been unlawfully discriminated against have called on the Government to halt the roll-out of the controversial Universal Credit benefits scheme. Although a judge in London rejected a challenge against the legality of regulations setting up…
A chronic shortage of housing support for women released from custody is driving them back to prison, a report claims. Arrangements are often made at the last-minute, with some women unsure on the morning of their release if they will have accommodation that night, according to the Prison Reform Trust…
The Grenfell Tower fire is bringing stressful past life events flooding back to people, and those not directly affected by the tragedy should not feel ashamed to seek help. Emma Kennedy, manager of the Central and North West London NHS trust (CNWL's) Grenfell outreach team, said she suspected there was…
Dementia sufferers at a Northern Ireland care home suffered a "horrific catalogue of inhuman and degrading treatment", an investigation has found. Launching a scathing report into standards at Dunmurry Manor Care Home, the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland (COPNI) Eddie Lynch identified "significant failures" in the safeguarding and…
Ex-spin doctor Alastair Campbell will look at whether "radical new treatments" can stop his depression in a new BBC Two film. Tony Blair's former spokesman has made Depression And Me after experiencing crippling bouts of depression for most of his life. He said: "I've been on antidepressants for years and…
Immigration removal flights have departed from Britain with as many as three staff for every foreign national on board, a report reveals. On one journey to Germany in June last year there were 90 escorting officers for 30 individuals. Flights to Nigeria and Ghana in January 2017 and Pakistan in…
Grenfell Tower survivors were let down and their trauma worsened by the efforts of the local authority to rehouse them, a report claims. North Kensington Law Centre, which has provided legal advice to around 250 households from Grenfell Tower and the surrounding area, said the performance of the local council…
A new study suggests more value needs to be placed in promoting exercise for people with severe mental health issues in secure hospital settings. Researchers from Loughborough University have explored the way health care assistants perceive the benefits of exercise for their adult patients, as well as their attitudes to…
Northern Ireland's Chief Social Worker, Sean Holland, has today called on carers to get involved in discussions on the reform of Adult Care. His call was made as the Department of Health announced the start of recruitment of family carers to join an Independent Expert Carers Panel as part of…