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6 hours ago
Theresa May says party has delivered ‘real steps towards tackling domestic violence’, but wants to go furtherTheresa May has promised to create a new aggravated offence when domestic violence is directed towards a child to allow perpetrators to be punished for longer if she wins the election. Sh[...]
ChildrenChildren and Parenting
7 hours ago
Tired of people misunderstanding OCD, the UK model and writer decided to share her secret inner world. Here she answers 10 questions about the fourth most common mental illness1. Your extremely compelling book, Because We Are Bad, details your life with obsessive compulsive disorder. You are 23 now [...]
Health
11 hours ago
Lawyers for six men who made claims against late Labour peer say they will work with national child abuse inquiry insteadLegal proceedings against Greville Janner have ended after six men dropped their civil claim of child sexual abuse against the late Labour peer. The claimants’ lawyers, Slater a[...]
Children and Parenting
12 hours ago
Today’s glasses, 450ml compared with 65ml 300 years ago, encourage consumption, Cambridge scientist tells Hay festivalWine glasses have increased in size from a capacity of 65ml 300 years ago to 450ml today and the change has encouraged us to drink far more than we should, according to a behaviour[...]
HealthEducationHealth
12 hours ago
Amber Rudd says Tories are unsure about maximum people should have to pay and will consider options after 8 JuneTheresa May will not reveal at what level the Conservatives’ social care policy will be capped before the election, members of her cabinet have admitted.The Tories announced there would [...]
Health and Care
1 day ago
It’s too late for many pensioners to insure against the futureWhen we bought our first home in the 1960s, it was not to amass a fortune but simply to provide a secure home for our children and to be able to live rent- and mortgage-free in our retirement.Yes, we were fortunate to buy at a time when[...]
Children and ParentingHousing and PovertyHealth and Care
1 day ago
A new law makes the South American country the first in the world to sell the drug over the counterAlicia Castilla was watering the plants in her garden on a quiet Sunday afternoon when five police patrol cars screeched to a halt outside her home. A team of 14 officers “armed to the teeth” storm[...]
Criminal Justice
1 day ago
We may be on different sides of the table, but legal aid lawyers like me feel the anxiety of the Home Office caseworkers who lose sleep over a failing system
I worry asylum caseworkers are failing people in their darkest hour
As a legal aid caseworker specialising in immigration and asylum, I[...]
Minorities and Immigration
1 day ago
I don’t know how to work my house, and without my phone I am nothingThere are many terms that have been used to describe me: man, comedian, disappointment, hammock enthusiast. In the last few years, a new one has been added to the mix: millennial. It sounded quite cool at first, as if I were part [...]
Children and Parenting
2 days ago
Concerns raised about ‘understanding of safety procedures’ after evidence at inquest into suicide of inmate at HMP Foston Hall A coroner has taken the unusual step of writing to a prison governor to warn that a prison officer who gave evidence at an inquest risked endangering the lives of curren[...]
GerontologyCriminal Justice
2 days ago
Nick Stacey stood out from the first intake of directors of social services like a flamingo among pigeons. His colourful personality and similarly colourful expression of uniquely personal views fluttered the nerves of more orthodox local government functionaries. Beneath the show, however, was a ha[...]
2 days ago
Researchers using MRI scans of participants found those taking the cholesterol medicines were less likely to have a thickened heart muscle (left ventricular hypertrophy)Statins not only lower cholesterol but can improve the structure and function of the heart, research has shown. People taking the d[...]
HealthHealth and Care
2 days ago
In Finland, policing the internet means not only finding and removing illegal images, but providing online help for those who are concerned about developing a sexual interest in childrenLaura Keisanen closes the window on her computer and gives a sickened sigh. Images of a three-year-old girl being [...]
ChildrenChildrenChildren and Parenting
2 days ago
Poll commissioned by Cancer Research UK finds 52% of adults walk only 2,000 steps a day, figures described as ‘worrying’ and likely to increase cancer risk
Britons are being urged to take to their feet after research showed more than half of adults walk less than a mile a day.A poll of 2,198 [...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismHealth and Care
2 days ago
We never thought to link gender equality or social integration to water-saving projects, but the UN’s sustainable development goals broadened our horizonsThe UN’s global goals are a set of 17 comprehensive global success measures for sustainable development that were adopted in 2015 by almost 2[...]
Charities
2 days ago
With more than 94% of the rural population accessing safe water, nations across Latin America and beyond can learn from Paraguay’s phenomenal successIn the small community of Juan Augusto Saldívar, about an hour outside of Paraguay’s capital, Julian Marecos is president of the local water board[...]
HealthCharities and VolunteerismEduca
2 days ago
Study in Iceland found that while the country still has a generous public aged care policy, many older people receive help from their families It has been a fundamental right in Nordic countries for decades: older people facing their twilight years in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden kno[...]
Health and Care
2 days ago
The two rough sleepers who helped victims in the Manchester attack deserve a home because they’re human, not just because of their selfless feats
Amid the reports of this week’s attack on people leaving Manchester Arena was a huge volume of praise for two men, Stephen Jones and Chris Parker [...]
Housing and Poverty
2 days ago
People who use cocaine ‘recreationally’ may be closer to becoming a drug addict than they thinkPeople who use cocaine “recreationally” may be closer to becoming addicted than they think, a study has warned.Even among non-dependent cocaine users, visual cues associated with consumption of the[...]
Health and Care
3 days ago
Home secretary responds to audience member on Question Time by insisting most intelligence comes from Prevent strategy, not police work
The home secretary, Amber Rudd, has denied that cuts in police forces contributed to Monday’s terror atrocity in Manchester.
Rudd was confronted on BBC1’[...]
Criminal Justice
3 days ago
Funding social care should be a shared responsibility, says Labour councillor Steve Munby, while Colin Godber, Brian Collingridge and Guy Spence point to the lack of fairness and clarity in the Conservatives’ plans to pay for itPolly Toynbee castigates Theresa May for her U-turn on social care fun[...]
Health and Care
3 days ago
Appeal court judges back earlier ruling in case of nine-month-old boy whose parents wanted to take him to US for treatment
Doctors can stop providing life-support treatment to a sick baby who is being kept on a ventilator at Great Ormond Street hospital, appeal court judges have ruled. The decisi[...]
HealthChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
3 days ago
In welfare case hearing at high court in London, sick boy’s parents are criticised for misreporting his medical symptoms A 15-year-old boy has been robbed of much of his childhood as a result of his parents exaggerating his health problems, a high court judge has said.The teenager’s mother had m[...]
ChildrenChildren and ParentingHealth and CareCriminal Justice
3 days ago
Adoption across borders is falling globally, as potential adoptive parents may be put off by high costs and regulationEuropean countries favour placing children for adoption within their own borders. The option of intercountry adoption – where children are adopted by parents living outside their b[...]
ChildrenChildrenChildren and ParentingEducation
3 days ago
JustGiving says hundreds of fundraising pages have been set up and it plans to give money directly to familiesManchester bombing: latest updatesFundraising pages set up for the families of those killed in the Manchester attack have raised more than £2.3m in an outpouring of compassion for victims, [...]
Charities
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