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Students from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) enjoyed a unique insight into Berlin youth work on the first day of their #DMUglobal trip to the German capital. Sitting in the shadow of the iconic TV Tower in Alexanderplatz, they first heard about the innovative Project Gangway, which has been offering…
An engineer whose baby son suffered head injuries shortly after he confessed a gambling habit during a row with his partner has been cleared of deliberately harming the youngster by a family court judge. Council social services bosses with responsibility for the baby's welfare said the man had "inflicted" the…
Three alleged victims of the late Lord Janner are not pursuing their compensation claims against his estate. On Thursday in London, Senior High Court official Master McLoud was told by lawyers for the estate that each agreed to "abandon for all time and for all purposes all and any claims"…
An international team of scientists has announced a new advance in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by identifying a new drug target for not only improving symptoms of brain degeneration – but also to extend the life-span of the terminally ill mice. The four-year study by Medical Research Council (MRC)…
A woman who has seen five children taken from her care is being allowed to bring up a sixth with her latest partner, a family court judge has said. Judge Clifford Bellamy says the youngster - a girl now aged 16 months - has lived with her parents since her…
A De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) student has launched a campaign to show that having Asperger’s syndrome should pose no barriers to living a full and happy life. Jenny Brooks - who was diagnosed at the age of 13 - wants others with the condition to understand that they can…
The powerful role of theatre in educating people on sexual and domestic violence and abuse is being demonstrated by a Drama student and alumni from De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) today. Calum Harris, Kirsty Murno and Edward Spence are performing a short piece at an awareness-raising conference organised by DMU’s…
A simple brain training technique is helping people with long-term medical conditions manage their diagnosis better than those who do not, according to new research. Mindfulness is the practice of paying attention to and focusing on what is happening around you at that moment. It is a simple form of…
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