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Tories plan to scrap free school meals

Tories plan to scrap free school meals

The Tories are considering plans to cut free school meals, it has been revealed. George Osborne’s November Spending Review, is considering proposals to end policies in which free hot school meals are given to all schoolchildren between four and seven, a policy which was introduced by former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in 2014. It was estimated that it would[Read More...]

Phoebe Roberts with her mum

Toddler mauled by police dog

A six year old girl was mauled by a police dog outside of her home, it has been reported. Phoebe Roberts, 6, was heading to her grandmother’s house in Harpurhey, Greater Manchester just 50 yards from her home when the police dog got distracted from its intended target and savaged her. She was subsequently rushed to hospital with 10 puncture[Read More...]

Stuart with his mum

Disabled man who can’t speak, eat or wash himself asked for proof he is fit for work

A severely disabled man who is unable to speak or read has been ordered by authorities to prove he is unfit to work. Stuart Chester, 25, suffers from Down’s syndrome, epilepsy and autism and is unable to wash or feed himself and lives with his mum and full time carer Deborah McKenzie, 51, in Glasgow. He currently receives Disability Living[Read More...]

Sick children benefit from Reiki treatment at UK hospital

Sick children benefit from Reiki treatment at UK hospital

A hospital in Brighton is offering Reiki as a complementary treatment for sick children. The Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital has a fundraising charity called Rockinghorse, which helps to raise money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment. It has donated the money needed to provide four specialist Reiki therapists. The therapists had previously been providing voluntary treatment to children in 2012,[Read More...]

Australian woman forcibly strip searched and paraded naked by police

Australian woman forcibly strip searched and paraded naked by police

  An Australian woman was forcibly strip-searched by both male and female police officers and then paraded naked around the police station, it has been revealed. Joanne Martin had tried to to help her boyfriend during a fight with a group of people in Northbridge in Western Australia, when she was arrested by the police for disorderly behaviour. Despite the[Read More...]