British jails are lawless, overcrowded cesspits of drug use and idle hopelessness — and they’re getting worse
So says the soaraway Sun, and who are we to argue. (just this one time mind!)
The moped and scooter crime wave that has swept London
Offences involving scooters and mopeds have rocketed in London, but the epidemic is yet to spread to the rest of the UK.
In one incident on a Friday night, earlier this month, a heavily pregnant woman became a victim of moped criminals. In a terrifying attack that took only a few seconds, the 31-year-old mother-to-be was knocked to the ground after thieves mounted the pavement from behind her to snatch a mobile phone out of her hand.
MPs to launch inquiry into care thresholds
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Children (APPGC) said the inquiry, which will officially launch in mid-September, will be informed by the findings of a survey of the children's social care workforce in England currently being conducted.
Former children's minister Tim Loughton, who chairs the APPGC, said the group is keen to hear directly from social workers about how decisions around threshold levels were made in practice.
The True Hidden Scandal of Fire Safety in our Prisons – 100% Of Fire Safety Inspections Failed In 2016
On 14th June 2017 the Grenfell Tower fire disaster in London occurred. It caused at least 80 deaths and many serious injuries – a public inquiry is now underway and it is reported that the Metropolitan Police are now considering criminal charges of corporate manslaughter – but how safe are our prisons, when it comes to fire safety?