Poor support failing most vulnerable young people, say MPs

Too many of the most vulnerable young people in England are “cut adrift when they need help the most”, says the head of a powerful committee of MPs. The Public Accounts Committee says there has been a “systemic failing” in support to young people leaving foster care or children’s homes. Its chair Meg Hillier MP […]

Why there will be fewer police on streets

Senior police officers have signalled that the era of routine patrols by “bobbies on the beat” has come to an end. The comments have been made by the chairwoman of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), Sara Thornton, and Craig Mackey, the deputy commissioner of the Met Police. In an interview with BBC Newsnight, Chief […]

Divorce ruling: Alison Sharland and Varsha Gohil win appeal

Two women who say they were misled by their ex-husbands and should get more money in their divorce settlements have won their Supreme Court fight. Alison Sharland, who accepted £10m in her divorce, and Varsha Gohil, who got £270,000, say the men hid the extent of their wealth when the deals were made. Solicitors for […]

Police complaints reach record high in England and Wales

There were a record number of complaints against police in England and Wales last year, figures show. A total of 37,105 complaint cases were recorded in 2014-15, figures from the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) show. The numbers show a 6% rise in the amount of complaints made in 2013-14, with the figures reaching a […]

VICE News Investigates the UK’s 4,500 Prisoners Doing Life for Minor Crimes

Thousands of prisoners — many of who committed relatively minor crimes — are stuck in British jails on an obsolete life sentence at an annual cost to the UK taxpayer of more than 119 million pounds, a VICE News investigation has found. Indeterminate Sentences for Public Protection (IPP) were introduced 10 years ago to keep criminals behind bars […]

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