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A man left with a permanent brain injury after he was given double the intended dose of radiotherapy two decades ago is to receive a compensation package of £7 million in settlement of his clinical negligence claim. A High Court judge in London heard on Monday that the man, who…
Serial paedophile Barry Bennell has been branded "the devil incarnate" by a judge who jailed him for 30 years for abusing 12 young footballers he coached. The former Crewe Alexandra coach and Manchester City scout was convicted at Liverpool Crown Court of 50 child sexual offences committed between 1979 and…
Serial paedophile Barry Bennell has been convicted of abusing more young footballers after grooming them with claims that he could fulfil their dreams of a career in the sport. The 64-year-old, who has previously received three jail sentences for similar offences, was found guilty at Liverpool Crown Court of 43…
Police investigating the attempted rape of a 10-year-old girl have released CCTV images of a man they want to speak to. The child was attacked when she became separated from her friends in the Openshaw area of Manchester on Saturday afternoon. Police say a man led the girl to an…
Paedophile football coach Barry Bennell is facing a fourth jail sentence after a jury convicted him of 36 counts of historical child sex abuse. On Tuesday, Bennell, 64, was found guilty of offences of buggery, attempted buggery and indecent assault against 10 complainants between 1979 and 1990. Jurors at Liverpool…
An academic at the University of Chester is working with a new national charity to improve the lives of looked after children. Insights from evaluative research led by Professor Elizabeth Harlow from the Department of Social Work and Interprofessional Education, were harnessed by the University’s honorary graduate Sir John Timpson…
Completion of a new £335 million hospital is facing a "significant delay" following the collapse of building giant Carillion, an NHS chief executive has warned. The firm, which went into liquidation in January, was building the 646-bed Royal Liverpool University Hospital in Merseyside. The project was already behind schedule and…
A man has been charged with 40 sexual offences after an investigation into alleged abuse at former children's homes. Bruce McClean, 61, from Runcorn, has been charged with offences including buggery, attempted buggery and indecent assault, a spokesman for Cheshire Police said. The charges relate to allegations of abuse at…
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