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Sussex couple falsely accused during vigilante sting

Sussex couple falsely accused during vigilante sting

A couple have been falsely accused of trying to meet a child, during a sting that was filmed by so-called paedophile hunters and live-streamed to an audience of thousands on Facebook. Jordan and Ben, from West Sussex, had been visiting Jordan‘s sister in Hull when they were confronted by a number of people outside her home. The pair received homophobic […]

Piotr Krowka murder: Teen suspect‘s curfew changed to attend rave

Piotr Krowka murder: Teen suspect‘s curfew changed to attend rave

A teenager accused of murdering a homeless man last year has succeeded in having his bail conditions changed so he can go to a rave. Caolan Michael Johnston is one of two teenagers charged with murdering Piotr Krowka in Maghera, County Londonderry. Mr Johnston, from The Fort in Maghera, was 17 when he was arrested and so he could not […]

Telford A&E plan branded ‘smokescreen‘ for downgrade

Telford A&E plan branded ‘smokescreen‘ for downgrade

Plans for a hospital‘s future emergency care have been branded a “smokescreen” for a downgrade. An overhaul of Shropshire‘s hospital services means Royal Shrewsbury is set to become the county‘s emergency care centre, with provision at Telford‘s Princess Royal an “A&E Local”. What is meant by “A&E Local” has been unclear, but the government now says Telford will have consultant-led […]

Baby with rare skin condition abandoned at Italian hospital

Baby with rare skin condition abandoned at Italian hospital

A baby born with a rare condition that means he must be kept from direct sunlight has been abandoned at a hospital in Turin, Italian media say. The four-month-old, named Giovannino, has harlequin ichthyosis – a genetic condition that causes thick, dry skin. Nurses have been caring for him since his birth in August, but he may need to leave […]

Mental health beds shortage ‘causing distress‘

Mental health beds shortage ‘causing distress‘

More mental health hospital beds are needed in England to end the “distressing” sending of patients far from home, analysis suggests. Patients with conditions such as schizophrenia can be sent to hospitals miles away from their home if their nearby units do not have space. The Department of Health aims to end inappropriate far-away placements by 2021. But the Royal […]