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10,000 more deaths a year ‘need examining by coroners’

Pathologists want reform of death certification after plan for external medical examiners delayed

Up to 10,000 deaths a year recorded as being from natural causes should have been investigated by inquests, the Royal College of Pathologists has told the Guardian.

The data provides “compelling evidence” that the death certification system run by doctors in England and Wales needs changing, the college said.

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Rotherham child abuse scandal: Labour urges police commissioner to resign

Shaun Wright, ex-councillor for children and young people’s services, refuses to quit after allegedly failing to act on abuse reports Continue reading…
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Failures in Rotherham led to sexual abuse of 1,400 children

Report says failings in political and police leadership contributed to gang rape and trafficking in South YorkshireBlatant failures of political and police leadership contributed to the sexual exploitation of 1,400 children in Rotherham over a 16-year …
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I’m 40 and returning to life in a share house  deal with it!

Myf Warhurst is changing her own rules about how adults should live once they reach a certain ageLast weekend I moved into a share house. It will come as no surprise to anyone that Im no longer a sprightly, young 20-something. According to my own rules…
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Self-harm by mental health patients in NHS has risen by 56%, figures show

Labour links rise in self-harm and suicide attempts to ‘intolerable’ pressure from staff and budget cutbacksGrowing numbers of people being treated in mental health units are harming themselves and trying to take their own lives, new NHS figures sugges…
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Around 1,400 Rotherham children ‘sexually exploited over 16-year period’

Report claims police and council agencies failed victims, some of whom were threatened with guns and gang-raped

Around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham over a 16-year period, according to a report which concluded: “It is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered.”

The report on events in the town in South Yorkshire, between 1997 and 2013, found that in more than a third of these cases the youngsters were already known to child protection agencies. It said there had been “blatant” collective failures by the council’s leadership.

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