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A woman who duped her teenage daughter into going to Pakistan and forced her to marry has been jailed for four and a half years, in the first successful prosecution of its type. The unemployed woman, whom a judge said acted with "cowardice" and "deceit", was convicted on Tuesday of…
A mother has been convicted of duping her teenage daughter to go to Pakistan and forcing her to marry, in the first successful prosecution of its type. The woman was found guilty following a trial at Birmingham Crown Court, where a jury heard how the victim had sobbed as she…
A police custody officer failed to carry out half-hourly checks on a man in custody who later died in his cell, investigators concluded. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) found that observations were instead carried out every hour by the West Midlands Police employee. However, police were carrying out…
The University of Wolverhampton is working with Cygnet Health Care to create a new generation of highly skilled future nurses. Cygnet Health Care, a leading independent provider of specialist mental health care services, is one of the first providers to introduce Nursing Associate Foundation Apprenticeships into the independent sector as…
A paranoid schizophrenic with "psychotic beliefs" has admitted unlawfully killing a man and driving him to a police station. Sukhwinder Singh, 40, was arrested after the body of 39-year-old Harish Kumar (pictured) was found in the front passenger seat of a BMW on August 10 last year. The vehicle had…
Health inspectors were forced to intervene to help a patient with suspected sepsis at a hospital which was ordered to improve, a report has revealed. Staff in the emergency department of Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, West Midlands, failed to properly monitor and treat the patient after they were admitted,…
An inquiry has been launched into a charity for blind people following concerns over the safeguarding of its vulnerable beneficiaries. The Royal National Institute for Blind People (RNIB) and its subsidiary charity - RNIB Charity - were brought under scrutiny after a single serious incident on March 2 at Pears…
A watchdog report found there were 554 self-harm incidents at Brinsford young offenders institution between May and October last year. A small number of individuals accounted for multiple incidents. Publishing the assessment, Chief Inspector of Prisons Peter Clarke said: "In order to understand the dreadful increase in self-harm, it is…
On 10th March, 440 psychotherapists, psychologists and counsellors will gather at Birmingham University to attend a free, one-day workshop delivered by Dr David Muss to learn The Rewind: a technique he originated that can help treat Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) patients effectively, quickly and cost-efficiently. PTSD affects people from all…
One of Britain's most prolific paedophiles, who blackmailed a string of vulnerable victims including a girl who was ordered to eat dog food, has been jailed for 32 years. Cambridge graduate Dr Matthew Falder has admitted 137 offences, including blackmail, voyeurism and encouraging the rape of a child, relating to…
Scientists have developed a blood and urine test that can detect autism in children. Researchers at the University of Warwick said the test, believed to be the first of its kind, could lead to earlier diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) in children who could then be given appropriate treatment…
A doctor will be sentenced for committing a string of sex attacks on patients, including women who had complained of back pain and hay fever. Jaswant Rathore was convicted at Wolverhampton Crown Court after a seven-week trial which heard he conducted unnecessary massage "treatment" to satisfy his sexual desires. The…
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