Mother must return to US with her young daughter

November 8, 2017 0 comments

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A mother who left her son with his father in Florida will have to return to the United States with their daughter, despite her claims of domestic abuse the High Court has ruled. The case concerned a couple of Pakistani origin. The father had lived in the United States for a number of years before…

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Child poverty to hit record high

November 6, 2017 1 comment

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The number of British children in poverty is set to hit a record high in the next five years, a think tank has warned. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) predicts that there could be as many as 5.2 million children living in poverty by 2021. This represents around 37 per cent of all children….

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German parents in court over baby name

November 2, 2017 0 comments

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A German couple has decided to change the name of their baby after a closed door court hearing. The couple, from Kassel in central Germany, tried to register their newborn son as ‘Lucifer’ but were prevented from doing so by an official in the local registry office. Under German law, a baby’s name can be…

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ONS claims domestic violence increase

October 24, 2017 2 comments

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Reported incidents of domestic violence increased by close to 20 per cent last year, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has announced. In its newly published Crime in England and Wales: year ending June 2017, the ONS say 511,319 incidents of domestic abuse were reported to the Police over the year, a sizeable 18 percent…

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Wife in Singapore jailed for stabbing husband

October 18, 2017 0 comments

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An administrator in the Asian city state of Singapore was stabbed by his wife after she overheard him talking to his mistress on the phone. The couple were in their bedroom when a voicemail appeared on the husband’s phone from his Filipino lover. It said “I love you” and he responded in kind, The Straits…

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Brothers isolated by mother to remain in foster care

October 10, 2017 0 comments

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Three teenage brothers living with their mentally ill mother developed a “narcissistic cult” amongst themselves and had suffered emotional harm, a High Court Judge has declared. In The London Borough of Wandsworth v M and Others, the boys, aged 13, 15, and 17, had come to believe they were so much cleverer than most other…

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Northumberland County Council ‘failed’ vulnerable family

October 9, 2017 0 comments

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Northumberland County Council did not do enough to protect a vulnerable family from their own son, the Local Government Ombudsman has declared. The teenager had severe behavioural problems. On one occasion he put a knife to his mother’s throat. On another he threatened to stab his younger siblings. Eventually, the teen was forcibly removed from…

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