Authorities are liaising with Australian police over 14 or 15-year-old girl, who initially was believed to be of European origin
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Council reviews Knowl View school records as another man says he was abused by Cyril Smith there as a child
Wednesday 28 November 2012
A council is reviewing its manual records of a former local authority school as another alleged victim of Sir Cyril Smith said today he was abused by him there in 1979.
Tuesday 20 November 2012
Two single mothers told a cross-party group of MPs and Peers that the state of their accommodation, frequent moves and the attitude of the private housing providers left them feeling degraded and depressed
Thursday 15 November 2012
A man who claims he was abused by the late Liberal Democrat politician Sir Cyril Smith has spoken out about the alleged ordeal - and said the Jimmy Savile affair has brought it back into the forefront of his mind.
Thursday 02 August 2012
“Nothing could prepare us for the unnecessary battle we were about to face for the next four years to find out the truth about how our brother died on the evening of Thursday 21 August 2008. It has been a roller-coaster of emotions.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
Album chart-topper Newton Faulkner took his music to the streets as he busked to raise awareness of youth homelessness.
Sunday 08 July 2012
Tuesday 03 July 2012
A windswept Scottish youth hostel, closer to the Arctic Circle than to Manchester, is set for its most successful year after being rated the best in the world.
Call handlers admit they could have done more to help mentally ill man who later died in police custody
Wednesday 27 June 2012
Two 999 call-handlers have admitted to an inquest that they could have done more to alert police about the seriousness and urgency of a situation involving a mentally ill man who later died in police custody.
Thursday 21 June 2012
Civilian call handlers who disregarded several 999 calls requesting urgent help for a seriously mentally ill man behaving violently could have been overruled by the police, an inquest has heard.
'Not really a police issue': Police ignored five 999 calls about psychotic man who later died in custody
Tuesday 19 June 2012
Emergency calls where a hostel manager desperately tried to warn police about the condition of a seriously disturbed man were played to a court room today.
Monday 18 June 2012
The trial of a policeman accused of the manslaughter of a newspaper vendor as he walked home from work during G20 protests in London starts today.
Saturday 16 June 2012
Jimmy Carlson has come a long way since he began what would turn into a 23-year descent into alcoholism and homelessness in 1973. Nearly 16 years after finally turning his life around and devoting it to help others in a similar position to that in which he found himself after leaving the Armed Forces, he has been recognised with an OBE for services to homeless people.
Monday 11 June 2012
A long awaited inquest into a controversial death-in-custody starts at Southwark Crown Court today - four years after the man died at Brixton Police station.
Wednesday 18 April 2012
It was hardly an uplifting sight that greeted me when I left home on Easter Saturday afternoon. A very tall man with dreadlocks dismounted from a yellow bike and urinated in the doorway of the boarded-up pub opposite. I told him I thought it was disgusting. He told me it was none of my business. I said it was, because I lived there. He pedalled off, with two-fingers up.
Sunday 08 April 2012
Touching street-life film brings a big issue to a screen near you
Justin Bieber was one of the hardest hit
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
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