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Drug poisoning deaths have surged to a new record level, driven in part by a jump in fatalities involving cocaine. Official statistics show 3,744 deaths involving both legal and illegal drugs were registered in England and Wales last year - the highest number since comparable records started in 1993. Of…
Prisons in England and Wales are in crisis after "perverse" Government reform and a "toxic mix" of pressures, the head of the body representing governors has warned. Andrea Albutt, president of the Prison Governors Association (PGA), launched a blistering attack on the Ministry of Justice (MoJ), saying its members had…
Young carers are to be asked their views on Scotland's new welfare system. Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman (pictured) will hear directly from young people at a series of events for carers. She will visit the Borders Carer Centre in Galashiels, which is part of Carers Trust Scotland, the country's…
Changes making it easier for gay and bisexual men to donate blood will be introduced in Wales early next year, the Welsh Government has said. Current rules mean that men cannot give blood for 12 months after having sex with another man but the deferral period will be reduced to…
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