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A High Court judge has criticised council social services staff over their care of a sick 15-year-old boy. Mr Justice Hayden said the teenager suffered from a variety of medical problems and had been placed at a residential unit under the care of Westminster City Council some months ago. But…
Nine out of 10 local authorities in England are increasing their level of council tax from April, a new survey has found. Residents in some areas will see their bills rise by as much as 5%, as councils take full advantage of new powers to top up their charges with…
England and Wales's most senior public prosecutor has accused a judge of propagating a "victim-blaming culture" around rape cases. Judge Philip Shorrock, a barrister for almost 40 years, said in most trials the alleged rapist was "unsurprisingly" acquitted because both people involved had been drinking or taking drugs and there…
Proposals in memory of Claudia Lawrence designed to help families of missing persons have moved closer to becoming law. Ms Lawrence's father Peter gave a thumbs-up gesture in the public gallery as so-called "Claudia's Law" swiftly completed its final stages in the House of Commons. Tory MP Kevin Hollinrake's draft…
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