Tag Archives: The Guardian

G4S youth jail beset by violence, vandalism and weapons, report finds

G4S Report by prison inspectors, Ofsted and CQC into Oakhill secure centre near Milton Keynes records 330 assaults in six months One of the G4S secure training centres. Besides a damming report on Oakhill, the firm is being scrutinised over abuse claims at its Brook House immigration centre. Photograph: Gareth Fuller/PA G4S G4S youth jail beset by violence, vandalism and ...

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Former detention centre staff face abuse and misconduct charges

UK news Seven men who worked at Medomsley detention centre near Consett are being prosecuted after inquiry involving almost 1,500 ex-inmates Teenage inmates at the young offender institution typically spent six to eight weeks at the Home Office-run facility before being released. Photograph: Andrew Aitchison/Corbis via Getty Images UK news Former detention centre staff face abuse and misconduct charges Seven ...

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Graduate in £1m claim was badly let down by Oxford, court told

University of Oxford Lawyer for Faiz Siddiqui, who alleges ‘inadequate’ teaching stunted his career, says low 2:1 was ‘huge disappointment’ Brasenose College, Oxford. Photograph: Tracy Packer/Moment Editorial/Getty Images University of Oxford Graduate in £1m claim was badly let down by Oxford, court told Lawyer for Faiz Siddiqui, who alleges ‘inadequate’ teaching stunted his career, says low 2:1 was ‘huge disappointment’ ...

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Scotland's minimum pricing for alcohol to take effect in May 2018

Alcohol Shona Robison to fix level at 50p a unit, aiming to reduce hospital admissions by 8,254 in the first five years Alcohol for sale in an Edinburgh off-licence. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Alcohol Scotland’s minimum pricing for alcohol to take effect in May 2018 Shona Robison to fix level at 50p a unit, aiming to reduce hospital admissions by 8,254 ...

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Forensics 'data manipulation' may have affected 10,000 cases

Police Officers leading investigation into alleged data manipulation at forensic lab say cases range across 42 police forces The alleged manipulation emerged earlier this year when a data anomaly in a drug-driving case was reported. Photograph: Andrew Brookes/Getty Images/Cultura RF Police Forensics ‘data manipulation’ may have affected 10,000 cases Officers leading investigation into alleged data manipulation at forensic lab say ...

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Landmark case over pay and conditions for university support staff

Gig economy Workers’ battle to negotiate with University of London rather than contractor could have implications for other outsourced staff University of London security staff at Senate House have taken strike action over the case. Photograph: Alamy Gig economy Landmark case over pay and conditions for university support staff Workers’ battle to negotiate with University of London rather than contractor ...

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Drug firm Concordia overcharged NHS with 6,000% price rise

Competition and Markets Authority Competition watchdog accuses Canadian firm of abusing dominant position on thyroid drug with price per pack jumping from £4.46 to £258 in 10 years Liothyronine cost the NHS £4.46 per pack in 2007 but £258 per packet in 2017, despite production costs remaining broadly stable. Photograph: DanielAzocar/Getty Images/iStockphoto Competition and Markets Authority Drug firm Concordia overcharged ...

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G4S orders independent review into scandal-hit immigration centre

Immigration and asylum ‘Attitude and behaviour’ of Brook House staff to be examined after Panorama claimed detainees were being abused Panorama obtained undercover footage it said was evidence of officials ‘assaulting detainees’ at Brook House. Photograph: BBC Panorama Immigration and asylum G4S orders independent review into scandal-hit immigration centre ‘Attitude and behaviour’ of Brook House staff to be examined after ...

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Former Brexit minister urges May to abandon talks with EU and prepare for no deal – Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including David Davis’s speech at a Brexit conference, Boris Johnson taking questions in the Commons and the EU withdrawal bill debate LIVE Updated Boris Johnson leaving No 10 after the cabinet sub committee meeting that agreed in principle to increase the UK’s financial offer to the EU. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty ...

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Explorer Benedict Allen: 'I was not lost and did not need to be rescued'

Papua New Guinea British explorer who went missing in Papua New Guinea says he only accepted offer of airlift to safety for sake of his family Benedict Allen is airlifted to safety with friends Eka (also sick with malaria) and her husband Peter. Photograph: Benedict Allen/Twitter Papua New Guinea Explorer Benedict Allen: ‘I was not lost and did not need ...

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