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No change since Macpherson

Doreen Lawrence, the mother of Stephen Lawrence who was murdered by racists, has hit out against racism in the police force.

Speaking on the 15th anniversary of the Macpherson Report that branded the police institutionally racist, Doreen said, “a lot of police attitude hasn’t changed much”.

Rise in children on adult wards

More and more under-18s are having to be treated on adult psychiatric wards.

In the last year 350 under-18s were admitted onto adult wards, up from 257 the previous year.

As cuts to mental health services continue, numbers are set to keep on rising.

Women in jails pushed into sex

Women prisoners have been pushed into having sex with staff in jails across England and Wales, according to a new report.

The Commission on Sex in Prison said some women prisoners received favours such as tobacco or vodka in return for sex.

11 million empty homes in Europe

More than 11 million homes lie empty across the European Union.

The figures, collated by the Guardian newspaper, show that this is enough to house all of the continent’s homeless twice over.

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Tue 25 Feb 2014, 18:25 GMT
Issue No. 2392
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