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A former attorney general has called for an independent inquiry into the system for disclosure of evidence in criminal cases, after the high-profile collapses of two rape prosecutions. Scotland Yard last month launched an urgent review of around 30 sex cases about to go to court, after the rape trial…
London cabbie rapist John Worboys is to be released from prison. The former stripper and adult film star was jailed indefinitely in 2009, with a minimum term of eight years for drugging and sexually assaulting women passengers. He was found guilty of assaulting 12 women during an 18-month reign of…
The Prime Minister has said she disagrees with a Tory council leader who called on police to clear rough sleepers from Windsor before the royal wedding. Simon Dudley said beggars could present the town in a "sadly unfavourable light" when Prince Harry marries American actress Meghan Markle in May. He…
Hundreds of millions of pounds from dormant accounts are to be used to help the homeless and boost good causes. The £330 million windfall is to come from bank and building society accounts that have remained untouched for at least 15 years and where the holder cannot be traced by…
A couple agreed to move out of their home so a grandparent could move in and care for their four children after social workers raised concerns. They agreed to visit the youngsters, aged between 11 and two, only during the daytime when the grandparent was there. Detail of the move…
The way some teenage detention centre inmates were treated in the 1970s and 1980s could be officially classed as torture, a leading child abuse lawyer has said. David Greenwood, who has acted for victims of the Rotherham abuse scandal, is calling for a public inquiry into what went on behind…
The former owner and an ex-manager of a children's home have been charged with sexually abusing young boys 40 years ago. John Webber, 77, of Clifton Hill, Brighton, East Sussex, and Don Grasty, 94, of Beach Road, Selsey, West Sussex, have been summonsed to appear at Worthing Magistrates' Court (pictured)…
Tens of thousands of patients are expected to be affected after hospitals in England were told to delay pre-planned operations and routine outpatient appointments until the end of the month due to severe winter pressures. In a drastic step to try to free up hospital staff and beds, NHS England…
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