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A High Court judge has raised concern after being told that social services staff could not find a unit which could take an "extremely aggressive" 15-year-old girl who he said should be in secure accommodation. Mr Justice Hayden has described the girl, who is in the care of a Greater…
Labour has suspended former minister Ivan Lewis following a complaint about his conduct. The Bury South MP is under investigation by party officials because of the allegation. A spokeswoman said: "The Labour Party takes all allegations of sexual harassment extremely seriously. Ivan Lewis is currently suspended from the Labour Party…
A new scheme to address homelessness in Greater Manchester will see 270 homes made available to rough sleepers, it has been announced. The £1.8 million project, announced by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), will work with rough sleepers over a three-year period. Those who have regularly slept rough over…
A woman who grew up in care has won a prestigious award for her documentary about young people in the care system. Rebecca Southworth, who graduated from the University of Salford’s BA Television and Radio (BATAR) programme with a first class degree in 2015, has won a Royal Television Society…
A woman has been jailed for the "truly abhorrent" sexual abuse of an 11-year-old boy. Dawn Davies, 36, was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court to 15 years after a jury convicted her of 12 counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. The court heard how…
There has been a "rapid" rise in teenage girls self-harming in recent years, experts have found. Between 2011 and 2014 reports of self-harm among British girls aged between 13 and 16 rose by 68%, according to new research. Experts from the University of Manchester gathered data from 674 general practices…
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has welcomed a £3.8m boost to tackle homelessness after a meeting with the Prime Minister. The two had an hour-long discussion as Theresa May visited Manchester, announcing extra funding to combat rough sleeping and homelessness, blighting the region and Manchester in particular. Mr Burnham…
Schizophrenics and patients with bipolar disorder are being treated with dogs, rabbits and rats by using "animal magic" for therapy at a Manchester hospital. The seven-week course of animal-assisted therapy at North Manchester General Hospital sees them visiting men with long-term and severe mental health conditions, where patients begin to…
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