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A "full, independent review" is under way into what contact agencies had with Jordan Burling before his death after a jury heard he was "invisible to the authorities". Speaking outside Leeds Crown Court, James Rogers, chairman of the Safer Leeds executive, read a statement on behalf of the Safer Leeds…
A teenager who died at home looked "hauntingly reminiscent of starving victims in the extermination camps of the Second World War", according to a judge who jailed his mother, grandmother and sister. Jordan Burling, 18, was left to "rot to death" at his home in Leeds, a jury has been…
A Nigerian couple living in England unlawfully have claimed asylum after telling immigration officials that their two daughters will be subjected to female genital mutilation if they return to Nigeria. They say they are members of a tribe in which female genital mutilation (FGM) "remains a compulsory norm". The couple…
A father and his three-year-old daughter who were separated for months while he was detained under immigration powers are to receive £50,000 damages from the Home Office. Approving the settlement of the judicial review claim at London's High Court on Wednesday, Judge Blair said that the eventual reunion of the…
A woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by a doctor while being treated for blood clots at Birmingham Children's Hospital has been awarded a five-figure settlement by the trust. The woman, now 26, was allegedly attacked by prolific paedophile Dr Myles Bradbury, who is serving a 16-year sentence for sex…
Shocking accounts of aid workers abusing children have been set out to MPs investigating exploitation in the charity sector. Young boys and girls revealed a decade ago that they were being abused and their families told how they were powerless to act, the International Development Committee heard. Corinna Csaky set…
Prison staff have become "inured" to conditions in jails that are unacceptable in 21st century Britain, a watchdog has warned. In a scathing critique, Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke (pictured) said drugs and violence remain rife across much of the estate in England and Wales. He highlighted how thousands…
A rape victim who suffers with post traumatic stress disorder has been denied benefits for "not demonstrating symptoms" at the time of her claim assessment. Labour MP Wes Streeting raised the case at Prime Minister's Questions, telling MPs he saw examples such as this "week in, week out" at his…
A woman who suffered a "lifetime" of abuse from her bullying father has been jailed for nine years after she killed and buried him in her back garden after finding his horde of child abuse photographs. Barbara Coombes (pictured) found a box of photographs belonging to her father, Kenneth Coombes,…
Labour's bid to force the Government to dock the pay of Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has been voted down by MPs. The motion to "sanction" Ms McVey, by freezing her pay for four weeks after she misled MPs over the Government's flagship welfare reforms, was defeated by 305…
A council worker has embraced his new-found fame as Harry Kane's doppelganger. Danny McLaughlin says he gets stopped in the street by people mistaking him for the England footballer and has even missed trains because 'fans' are begging him for a picture. The 26-year-old, who lives in West London, told…
The mother of a six-year-old epileptic boy has legally brought medicinal cannabis oil through the border in the first known successful attempt since the Government paved the way for reforms. Hannah Deacon was allowed to pass through London City Airport on Tuesday (pictured) carrying a five-month supply of the banned…
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