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Violence and self-harm have increased at a youth jail, a watchdog report has warned. It found one in four boys felt unsafe at Cookham Wood young offender institution (YOI) near Rochester in Kent. Some serious incidents of violence at the facility (pictured) went without punishment due to the amount of…
A hospital where staff failings resulted in the death or significant harm of four newborn babies has been told it must make "significant improvements". North Devon District Hospital (pictured) was assessed by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on emergency, maternity, end of life and outpatient care. In maternity care, the…
Leading doctors have welcomed Downing Street's decision to merge health and social care into one political portfolio. The Royal College of GPs said the state of social care "profoundly" impacts the NHS. Downing Street announced that Jeremy Hunt's job title has changed from Health Secretary to Secretary of State for…
Police will provide temporary mobile phones to people at risk of domestic violence whose own phones have been taken for investigative reasons. The decision comes following the murder of Katrina O'Hara by her ex-partner Stuart Thomas in Blandford Forum, Dorset, on January 7 last year. Married Thomas, 49, stabbed Ms…
A young woman who died after taking an overdose of online diet pills did not receive appropriate care because the A&E department was too overcrowded, an inquest heard. Bethany Shipsey (pictured), a vegan and an animal rescue and welfare advocate, took the tablets containing the industrial substance DNP in February…
Thousands of carers could be missing out on valuable rights which would help them build a bigger state pension, figures obtained by a mutual insurer suggest. Royal London said a scheme designed to help carers of disabled people build better state pension entitlement has failed to reach many of its…
A serial killer met his third victim while on unescorted leave from a secure mental hospital where he had been locked up for strangling his last girlfriend, a court heard. Violent and "controlling" Theodore Johnson, 64, attacked mother-of-four and grandmother Angela Best, 51, beating her over the head with a…
The chairman of the Parole Board has apologised "unreservedly" over the failure to inform the victims of serial rapist John Worboys of his imminent release. Professor Nick Hardwick said he fully accepts there was a problem with the parole system, and that it was believed the victims had been informed…
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