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Constant "unconsiderate" sex with a partner can be worse than rape by a stranger, feminist writer Germaine Greer has suggested. While rape by a stranger is "bloody bad luck", it does not necessarily force a woman to reassess her whole life in the way that abuse by loved ones can,…
A woman has had seven children taken from her care after social workers raised concern about "chronic neglect" with family court judges. The woman's first child was removed from her home more than a decade ago and a judge has now approved the permanent removal of the remaining six. Recorder…
A killer who strangled a mother-of-two during sex and then scattered pornography near her body has been convicted of murder. Jurors deliberated for an hour and 15 minutes before unanimously convicting Richard Bailey (pictured) of the murder of 33-year-old Charlotte Teeling, who had also been smothered. Birmingham Crown Court heard…
As the next school year begins, a new study has identified the impact that early trauma has on a child’s education and prospects for good future health. Published in the journal BMC Public Health, the study talked to adults in Wales about their exposure to childhood maltreatment and other early…
A man with a history of abusing and stalking women should not be told that his baby son has been placed for adoption, a High Court judge has decided. Mr Justice Cobb heard the man had multiple convictions for assaulting and harassing former partners, and the baby's mother feared that…
A man who brutally murdered his mother-in-law after she helped her daughter escape their unhappy arranged marriage has been jailed for a minimum of 21 years. The killing on the morning of February 7 took place just days after the victim's daughter left Muhammad Tafham, 31, to move back in…
Men's welfare campaigners fear an "unconscious bias" is causing police to ignore psychological abuse of vulnerable men by a partner and focus only on female victims. The comments came after it emerged that in the first year since a law against engaging in controlling and coercive behaviour in an intimate…
The UK's largest provider of women's refuges has welcomed ministers' decision to ditch plans to devolve funding for the network to local councils. The charity Refuge said that the proposal could have led to the collapse of provision of accommodation for women fleeing violent partners across the country. Plans were…
Ministers have dropped plans for a new local grant fund to pay for councils to provide short-term emergency supported accommodation. The fund was a key part of proposals set out last October, when Theresa May abandoned former chancellor George Osborne's plan for a cap to cut housing benefit costs in…
Two brothers whose mother and sister were killed in a domestic abuse attack by their father have written a book about their ordeal. Luke and Ryan Hart's lives changed dramatically after mother Claire, 50, and 19-year-old sister Charlotte were shot dead by Lance Hart in a leisure centre car park…
Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has pledged to look at how victims’ rights could be strengthened after meeting the family of a teenage girl who was murdered by her ex-boyfriend. Relatives of Michelle Stewart (pictured) met with Mr Yousaf in Ayr to make the case for changes dubbed “Michelle’s Law”. She…
A serial domestic abuser who broke into his ex-girlfriend's home and tried to stab her has had his sentence increased by appeal judges. Gambling addict Matthew White (pictured) smashed his way into his victim's house through a window, armed with a large kitchen knife, and attacked her while her three…
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