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London's first cat café gets green light

New high street experience finally receives planning permission and announces location on Bethnal Green Road in Shoreditch, London

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The pile-up on the Sheppey crossing bridge left 60 people injured, eight of them seriously

Girl, 2, walks home alone from nursery

A two-year-old girl left a nursery and walked home alone, police said today.

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Academies ‘increase divisions between the rich and poor’: Study finds segregation made worse by a wider choice of schooling

The Government’s new academies are creating greater segregation between pupils from rich and poor homes than council-run state schools, according to a groundbreaking study published today.

Almost half of England's school districts will have more primary pupils than places in two years

Classes for five to seven-year-olds are being stretched beyond legal limit of 30

Councils sold electoral register data for £250k

Local councils have sold the personal information of individuals to more than 2,700 private companies – including lobbyists, estate agents and fast food outlets – according to new figures.

No more squatters rights: 69 prosecuted in first year that new law came into effect, CPS data reveals

Almost 70 suspected squatters have been brought before the courts in the year since it became a crime, figures show.

Return interviews are meant to identify abuse that may cause children to go missing in the first place

Councils 'failing in duty to keep young runaways safe'

Only a quarter of local authorities follow rules on interviewing those who return after going missing

Ofsted and council staff criticised in review into rape of toddler by paedophile nursery worker

Paul Wilson jailed for life in 2011 after using mobile phone to film two separate attacks on an infant

‘Old habits’ return to early academies as A-level results slump

Research shows tail-off in performance at the first state schools granted new status

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When a bailiff appears at your door, it's a frightening experience. Even if it's mistaken identity – as happened with me once – the threatening presence will make you nervous.

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Government's adoption drive hailed a success as rates rise 10%

The number of children adopted annually in England and Wales rose by almost 10 per cent between 2011 and 2012, official figures published tomorrow show.

In some areas, local health authorities did not receive a single application for a deprivation of a liberty safeguards (DoLS) authorisation

Complacent? Alarm sounded over huge variations in legal safeguards for the vulnerable

Mental health charity warns 'fundamental human rights' could be at risk

Knitting group 'barred' from meeting at local library because of 'dangerous needles'

Local authority says the group is too big for new facilities, while councillor condemns the decision

New homes should have bin stores, says Eric Pickles

New homes should be built with storage areas for wheelie bins to end the scourge of “bin-blighted” streets in England, the Communities Secretary has said.

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