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A judge's decision to spare Oxford University student Lavinia Woodward from going straight to prison for stabbing her boyfriend risks putting male victims of domestic abuse off coming forward, a campaigner has warned. Mark Brooks, chairman of the ManKind Initiative, branded Woodward's sentence "unfair" and said she would have been…
An NHS trust has said it is "truly sorry" about the death of an epileptic teenager who drowned in a bath while in its care, after it admitted failings that led to his death. Connor Sparrowhawk (pictured), 18, who had learning difficulties, was found submerged in water at Slade House,…
A severely disabled man fears losing long-term carers after the Court of Appeal upheld cuts to his care funding, say his lawyers. Luke Davey, 41, had attempted to overturn Oxfordshire County Council's decision to reduce by 42% his weekly personal budget which funded a round-the-clock care package including the wages…
A severely disabled man has lost his battle in the Court of Appeal over cuts by a local authority to his care funding. Luke Davey, 41, was seeking to overturn Oxfordshire County Council's decision to reduce by 42% his weekly personal budget, which provided a 24-hour care package. Three appeal…
A severely disabled man is taking his legal battle over cuts to his care package to the Court of Appeal. In the first case of its kind, Luke Davey, 40, is challenging a High Court ruling which upheld Oxfordshire County Council's decision to reduce his weekly personal budget by 42%.…
Homeless people are being harassed by warnings they could be fined for leaving their belongings in doorways in Oxford, the Green Party's Larry Sanders has said. Notices citing the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act have been pictured in an area where there are bags belonging to rough sleepers and…
A man suspected of child sex abuse who was arrested but faced no charge can be named after losing a long legal battle to keep his identity secret. The High Court and Court of Appeal both rejected Tariq Khuja's bid to use privacy laws to stop the press and media…
A vulnerable female patient in respite care died after a nurse mistakenly binned a vital part of her breathing tube, an inquest heard. Emily Bushaway, who suffered with a rare neuro-degenerative disease, was left unable to breathe properly after a small section of her ventilator's "whisper valve" was discarded. Nurse…
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