Critics say there is a ‘postcode lottery’ for grants meant to protect the vulnerable
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Sunday 23 June 2013
It only takes 237 words written by a single social worker on form COP3 (a Court of Protection “Assessment of Capacity” application) for a judge to decide to imprison someone in a care home. I know because I counted the words in the assessment relating to case I am involved with.
Sunday 23 June 2013
Residents say an explosion was heard on Friday evening before the item was discovered on Saturday
Lorna Vickerage found: Missing 14-year-old girl from Doncaster and family friend John Bush found near London's Euston station
Friday 14 June 2013
The pair apparently tried to check into a hotel in Watford, but Bush's card was declined
Thursday 06 June 2013
Breaking the link between benefits and inflation would be highly controversial for the party
Sunday 26 May 2013
Study urges councils to penalise children's homes if youngsters repeatedly abscond
Friday 24 May 2013
Rob Ford has spent a week ducking a media storm over footage that allegedly shows him smoking crack
Thursday 16 May 2013
Almost 10,000 five to seven-year-olds now work as carers, an increase of 80 per cent in a decade
Friday 10 May 2013
More than 2,500 town hall staff were paid more than £100,000 last year, according to details compiled by campaign group the TaxPayers’ Alliance which showed the number earning in six figures fell 11 per cent.
Thursday 09 May 2013
Outlook Forget the bus, bosses at National Express need to get on a plane. Today's AGM promises some fireworks with demonstrations planned from the main union (the Teamsters) representing drivers of those iconic yellow school buses used in the US.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
We’re constantly regaled with tales of our broken society. But a new report has revealed that violent crime is falling – and faster than in any other European country. Emily Dugan explains how it all went right
Monday 22 April 2013
The Labour leader, Ed Miliband is stealing a march on the Coalition and daring to broach a problem that is long overdue for a solution
Tom Daley ‘is gay because his father died’ says UK evangelist
Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
David Cameron takes his biggest gamble yet as he gets tough on Europe over immigration
Kiss and yell: Italian protester charged with sexual assault after kissing riot police officer
Anachronistic and iniquitous, grammar schools are a blot on the British education system
Top PR exec Justine Sacco under fire for sending racist tweet before flying to Africa
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