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Theresa May's offer on residency rights for EU citizens following Brexit is "a first step, but not sufficient", the president of the European Commission has said. Jean-Claude Juncker's comment came shortly after the Prime Minister accepted that her proposals, which envisage a new "settled status" for EU nationals, will be…
A mother-of-two accused of being part of a "family network" of "Isis extremists and sympathisers" has won a High Court fight with council social services bosses. Council chiefs wanted a judge to bar the woman from taking her children, who are six and three, abroad. But Mr Justice MacDonald, who…
Amnesty International is calling for a review of hate crime laws and improvements in training for police on how to deal with the offences. The group says the measures are needed to combat a problem that is "under-reported and under-resourced". In a briefing published a year on from the EU…
Ministers have been urged not to drop a Conservative manifesto pledge to get a million more disabled people into work. Charity Mencap have sounded the alarm after there was no reference to the policy in this week's Queen's Speech, which outlines the Government's legislative programme. Despite a previous Tory commitment…
A charity has called for "firmer commitments" on mental health reform following the Queen's Speech. Rethink Mental Illness said the Government's commitment to reforming mental health legislation was an "important first step" but it also called on ministers to set a clear timeline for action. The Government pledged to "reform…
The chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council has quit after a barrage of criticism for its response to the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. Nicholas Holgate said the Communities and Local Government Secretary had "required the leader of the council to seek my resignation" on Tuesday. He added in a…
The follow-up check for new mothers needs to be improved to ensure women with mental health problems do not fall through gaps in the system, a parenting charity has said. The GP postnatal check-up, which is usually offered to new mothers six weeks after the birth of their baby, should…
Reform of social care must not be "swept under the carpet" campaigners have warned, as ministers promised to consult on the way the system is funded. Downing Street insisted Theresa May remained committed to facing up to the challenge of caring for a rapidly ageing population. However the Conservatives were…
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