The British Olympic cycling champion has been dogged by questions about a mystery medical package he was sent six years ago.
They were torn from their families and shipped to far flung corners of the empire, but for thousands of vulnerable children their jouneys ended in horrific abuse. An inquiry into this period of Britain’s shameful history has heard some children suffered torture, sexual abuse and slavery – and, they claim, even though the authorities knew…
Our correspondent. Keme Nzerem, is down among the protesters outside parliament right now.
Conventional thinking suggests autism mainly affects boys. But more and more girls – and adult women – are being diagnosed with the condition. And up to 100,000 could be still undiagnosed. Keme Nzerem has been to visit the only school in the UK that’s exclusively for autistic girls.
Cancer rates are set to rise six times faster in women than men over the next 20 years, as data from Cancer Research UK shows cases of ovarian, cervical and oral cancer could increase the most.
A ski resort entombed by an avalanche in Italy: as many as thirty are missing as rescue workers battle blizzards to reach the remains of a hotel.
Files on 23 individuals and organisations involved in the Hillsborough disaster have been handed over to the Crown prosecution service which will now decide if criminal charges should follow.
The claims were stark: that chemicals used in fracking could cause cancer, or that drinking water might be contaminated. Now the advertising watchdog says Friends of the Earth has agreed to stop repeating what it called “misleading” claims about fracking.
Teaching unions say that 98 per cent of schools in England will lose out from the new national funding formula announced before Christmas.
The former football coach Barry Bennell has been remanded in custody after being charged in court with child sex offences. The 62-year-old, who appeared at South Cheshire Magistrates’ Court via video link, faced a series of charges including five counts of indecent assault.
QPR is the latest football club to be linked to historical allegations of child sexual abuse. It’s said it will co-operate with inquiries into one of its former coaches, Chris Gieler, who left the club in 2003 and died a year later.
Three former footballers, who claim they were abused, broke down in tears today as they launched a new support group to “fight for justice” for victims of abuse.
Footballers who have spoken out to reveal allegations of child abuse by coaches have told Channel 4 News they are forming a Trust to help other potential victims. Former players Andy Woodward, Steve Walters and Chris Unsworth want the “Offside Trust” to support players who are victims of child abuse, along with their families. All…
Around 350 people have now reported alleged cases of child sex abuse connected to football clubs. The number has been rising by the day following the launch of an NSPCC hotline, which has received more than 860 calls in its first week of operation. Greater Manchester Police alone say they have received reports from 35…
More than a quarter of the police forces across England and Wales have now opened investigations into claims of historical sex abuse involving football club youth teams.