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Six children have been taken from the care of a couple whose "fundamental" disagreements over parenting led to "turbulence and worse" in their home. A family court judge said the woman had a "more relaxed" parenting style but the man was "firmer". Judge Ross Duggan said the woman talked about…
A former soldier who spent 26 years in the British Army has swapped the front line for a first-class degree from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). Simon Jones, 46, has graduated with a BA (Hons) in Social Work and has already accepted a position with Lancashire County Council’s Children’s…
Some parents of children with cancer spend thousands of pounds every year on travel for treatment, figures suggest. Research from the charity Clic Sargent found that some end up in debt and are forced to live on credit cards to ensure their child can attend hospital. On average, families travel…
‘A trade in people’ with learning disabilities and/or autism has been uncovered by a partnership of activists, families and Lancaster University academics. The new report from the University’s Centre for Disability Research (CeDR) found that last year £477 million was forecast to be spent on keeping just 2,500 people with…
The first victim of the Manchester bomb attack at the city's arena has been named by her college as Georgina Callander. Runshaw College in Leyland, Lancashire, spoke of its "enormous sadness" after hearing that the student died as a result of the blast at the Ariana Grande concert. A spokesman…
Police are investigating after a baby born prematurely died at the age of seven months while under a social services spotlight. The little girl was the subject of family court litigation, as a result of bosses at Lancashire County Council launching care proceedings, and detail of the case has emerged…
Four children were rescued by police from a filthy house with walls smeared with excrement and used nappies strewn across bare floors. The youngsters, all under five, lived in "feral and dangerous" conditions in the property in Leyland, Lancashire. Their parents each admitted four counts of child neglect when they…
Researchers want to hear from men who are forced by women to have sex against their will. The study aims to uncover the extent of so-called "forced to penetrate" cases and has invited men who have experienced such circumstances to complete an online survey anonymously. Examples could include a man…
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