Government’s probation policy ‘driving up prison population and trapping offenders in cycle of crime’

The government’s flagship probation policy is driving up the prison population and trapping people in an endless cycle of low-level offending, a report has suggested. As justice secretary, Chris Grayling said radical changes introduced in 2014 would “bring down stubbornly high reoffending rates”. Five years on, HM Inspectorate of Probation found there had been “no tangible […]

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The Young Turks | Trump Triggered By Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg’s town hall appearance on Fox News triggered conservatives and even Trump. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. MORE TYT: Read more here: “WASHINGTON – Pete Buttigieg got an enthusiastic reception at a Fox News town hall Sunday where he explained the importance of restoring moral authority […]

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Latest UK News – Oxford University promises admissions ‘sea change’ to take in poorer students | UK News

Bright youngsters whose disadvantaged backgrounds would normally rule them out of a prestigious higher education place are being targeted by new schemes at Oxford University. Following mounting criticism of a lack of diversity among students, the university wants to usher in a “sea change” in how it goes about its annual admissions that will ensure […]

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Latest UK News – Children and young people stuck in mental health hospitals too long, report finds | UK News

By Paul Kelso, health correspondent People with learning disabilities and autism face lengthy periods of seclusion and “punitive care” on mental health units that are “not fit-for-purpose” hospital regulator the Care Quality Commission has found. A CQC review of the use of seclusion, segregation and restraint found that one adult with a learning disability or […]

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Abortion laws: What are the regulations in each US state?

There has been a recent uptick in legislative attempts to restrict abortion access in America, a medical practice which many consider a human right. Exemplified by increasing numbers of so-called ‘heartbeat bills’ and Alabama’s all-out ban designed to challenge Roe v Wade, there has been a turn in state initiatives towards restricting abortion access to “protect life”. In […]

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Latest UK News – Find out the top ten places to visit in Europe, according to the Lonely Planet guide? | UK News

The bleak beauty of Shetland has helped the group of more than 100 islands into the Lonely Planet travel guide’s top 10 destinations in Europe . The guide praises Shetland’s “awesome coastal trails, wicked wildlife watching, and fabled fish and chip shops”, and suggests visitors “spot otters and orcas from craggy headlands, then ease into […]

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