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New family justice reforms introduced in England and Wales

New family justice reforms introduced in England and Wales

A new combined family court has been introduced in England and Wales as part of family justice system reforms today. The reforms include a 26-week time limit on proceedings and introduction of a single family court to replace the three [read more]

Islamic extremism growing threat to charities warns UK Charity Commission

Islamic extremism growing threat to charities warns UK Charity Commission

Islamic extremism is the “most deadly” threat to charities in England and Wales the UK Charity Commission has warned. In an interview with The Sunday Times, chairman of the UK Charity Commission William Shawcross said: “The problem [read more]

Teachers’ unions meet to discuss calls for strike action over pay and pensions

Teachers’ unions meet to discuss calls for strike action over pay and pensions

Britain’s two biggest teachers’ unions are meeting today, for their annual Easter conference, to hear calls for further strike action in England and Wales this summer term. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) will meet in Brighton [read more]

First arrest made in Heartbleed hack case

First arrest made in Heartbleed hack case

A 19-year-old man from Canada has been arrested in relation to the computer security breach Heartbleed. Stephen Arthuro Solis-Reyes from Ontario was accused by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) of hacking into the website of the [read more]

Shocking 163% rise in food bank use‏

Shocking 163% rise in food bank use‏

Almost a million people received emergency ration supplies from food banks in the past year – a shocking rise of 163% from the previous year – a new report by Trussell Trust has revealed. Figures show 913,138 people accessed their food [read more]

UK beaches top charts with excellent water quality

UK beaches top charts with excellent water quality

The Good Beach Guide, compiled by the Marine Conservation Society (MSC), has rated 73 per cent of the UK beaches with highest water quality. MSC tested 734 UK beaches and rated 538 amongst them with top standards, that is 135 more than the [read more]

Liverpool marks 25th anniversary of Hillsborough victims

Liverpool marks 25th anniversary of Hillsborough victims

The city of Liverpool paid its tribute to the 96 football fans who died in Hillsborough tragedy 25 years ago at the Liverpool FC’s home ground in Anfield today. A special service was held at Anfield in memory of the 96 fans who lost [read more]

Public urged to protect passwords amidst Heartbleed bug worry

Public urged to protect passwords amidst Heartbleed bug worry

Experts have warned the public to change their computer and phone passwords following a potentially catastrophic online security breach. The warning stems from the discovery of an Internet bug called Heartbleed, aptly named due to its [read more]

Mass stabbing at Pennsylvania high school

Mass stabbing at Pennsylvania high school

At least 20 people have been injured after a teenager went on a stabbing spree at his high school in Pennsylvania. The attack occurred at seven in the morning before classes began at the Franklin Regional High school in Murrysville when [read more]

Culture secretary Maria Miller resigns after expenses row‏

Culture secretary Maria Miller resigns after expenses row‏

MP for Basingstoke Maria Miller has resigned from her position as culture secretary after being at the centre of a political storm regarding her fraudulent expenses claims. In a TV interview by the BBC Miller said: “I take full [read more]

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