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Published on September 1 2014 in News

HMP Liverpool is the third worst prison in the country for inmates testing positive in random drugs tests. As many as 17.4% of prisoners tested positive in 2013/14, according to the annual edition of the Prison Performance Digest. The percentag…

 
Published on September 1 2014 in News

On the south side of Northampton, a town an hour's drive north of London, stands a former cinema that is now the home of a discount sofa warehouse called The Sofa King. Outside, a sign proclaims the prices to be "Sofa King low!" Inside, Mark Kypta, a…

 
Published on August 31 2014 in News

A man with Down’s syndrome who has lived in the UK for 17 years is facing deportation after his parents died. Wadih Chourey, 44, moved with his family to the UK in 1997 after being abused by gangs in his native Lebanon. However, after living wi…

 
Published on August 31 2014 in News

INSPECTORS are calling for "significant improvement" after a report found Humberside Police were not recording crimes properly. The study by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) looked at 168 calls to the force and found officers had…

 
Published on August 30 2014 in News

A jailed drug dealer who masterminded a £1.5 million heroin plot from behind bars – but was busted after being caught red-handed while on day release. Sajad Hussain, 35, was sentenced to 15 years in April 2006 after being convicted of conspiracy t…

 
Published on August 30 2014 in News

Dozens of cafes at crown courts in England and Wales could be set to close. A contract for running 67 canteens - by Compass Group-owned Eurest - expires this weekend. HM Courts & Tribunals officials are still in negotiations with other firms bu…

 
Published on August 29 2014 in News

A private company has prematurely pulled the plug on a contract providing education to inmates at High Down prison as the numbers attending lessons meant it has been delivering the service at a loss.   A4e has provided the Offender Learning and Sk…

 
Published on August 29 2014 in News

Have you ever tried to explain to a 14-year-old girl that she does not have to have sex with all her boyfriend's friends to show that she loves him? That she has, in fact, been raped? Have you taken her on the bus to get her contraception, only to wa…

 
Published on August 28 2014 in News

Streets of Growth were founded in 2001 by local residents, resident practitioners and outside professionals as a direct response to two core issues blighting community development in Tower Hamlets, east London.  What Streets of Growth have achieve…

 
Published on August 27 2014 in News

The juvenile unit at HMP Parc in Bridgend holds under 18-year-olds and inspectors described it as safe and decent. A prison which is home to 50 teenagers has been praised for creating a safe, decent and purposeful environment. The juvenile unit…