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Friday 17 February 2012
From Molesworth to Adrian Mole, English literature is crammed with memorable schoolboy narrators. In his fifth novel, Christopher Wakling takes us back even further, acting as ventriloquist to the kindergarten classes with a horribly plausible journey into the mind of a six-year-old boy. Billy Wright, the book's pint-sized narrator, isn't on the special needs spectrum, nor is he intentionally difficult. It's just the "electricity" he feels "fizzing" in his arms and legs that compels him to tip back on chairs and slam into walls. One weekday morning, this same energy causes him to slip out from under his father's grasp and make a dash across a busy main road. Billy's father, already irritated after an incident in a coffee shop, pulls down his son's trousers and smacks him across the buttocks "very, very, very hard". As in Christos Tsiolkas's novel, The Slap, the ensuing drama is less about politically incorrect parenting than how a family copes with the fall-out of a very public violation.
Thursday 09 February 2012
Two senior Indian politicians were forced to resign after they were caught watching a pornographic film during a session of their state assembly.
Monday 06 February 2012
Aquestion was raised in i last week: "Should we let our children roam free?" That question needs to be rephrased. It should be "How can we not?"
Friday 13 January 2012
Sarah Ferguson went to Turkey to film cruelty to orphans. Now she's been asked back – to jail
Tuesday 27 December 2011
Matilda Battersby reports on an innovative scheme to help locate runaway teenagers
Saturday 17 December 2011
The Catholic church in the Netherlands was blamed yesterday for the systematic and widespread of abuse of up to 20,000 children and adolescents in its homes and institutions, in a damning independent report which castigated the clergy for failing to deal with the problem or help the victims.
Friday 02 September 2011
The number of people convicted of sex offences on children under 16 in England and Wales has increased by nearly 60% in six years, it was reported today.
Thursday 01 September 2011
The mother of a four-year-old girl left home alone was questioned by police under caution today after she returned to Britain.
Friday 26 August 2011
Police, Ofsted and children's services have launched a joint investigation into the welfare of children at two privately owned nurseries.
Wednesday 03 August 2011
The former child protection boss Sharon Shoesmith is in line for compensation estimated at up to £1m after judges rejected applications to challenge a ruling that she was unfairly sacked following the Baby P tragedy.
Wednesday 29 June 2011
Madonna plans to open an orphanage in Malawi.
Friday 24 June 2011
A boy of three was tortured to death by a couple looking after him despite their being known to child protection agencies, a report revealed yesterday.
Thursday 23 June 2011
A three-year-old boy was tortured and murdered by a couple employed to care for him after a string of failings by agencies monitoring his killers, a serious case review has found.
Wednesday 22 June 2011
Tuesday 31 May 2011
A record number of children have been rescued from paedophiles prowling the internet for the fifth consecutive year, a specialist police unit said today.
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