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A man was banned from visiting his partner’s mother in her care home when Nottinghamshire County Council failed to go through the correct procedures, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has found. The Ombudsman’s investigation into the man’s complaint found the council did not carry out a risk assessment…
A surgeon jailed for 15 years for carrying out a raft of needless breast operations had betrayed the best interests of his patients, a medical tribunal has heard. Ian Paterson, 59, was imprisoned in May after he was convicted by a jury of offences of wounding with intent and unlawful…
'Monster' surgeon Ian Paterson has been jailed for 15 years after he carried out a raft of needless breast operations, leaving his victims scarred and disfigured. Paterson was convicted of 17 counts of wounding with intent and three counts of unlawful wounding against 10 patients last month. Sentencing the surgeon…
The independent inquiry into child sex abuse in England and Wales is looking at "tens of thousands of pages" of information about any potential failures to protect children in the care of the Nottinghamshire Councils alone, its counsel said. The scale of the task of officials currently trawling through information,…
A new academy of excellence in Nottingham is the latest social work teaching partnership to get underway as it looks to continue to “raise the quality” of trainees and teaching. The D2N2 Teaching Partnership’s Social Work Academy will bring together six regional social work employers and Nottingham’s two universities. Nottinghamshire…
Four Nottingham City Council posters urging people not to give money to beggars have been banned for being likely to cause widespread offence and reinforcing negative stereotypes. One of the posters, seen in May and June, showed a person smoking a roll-up cigarette and said: "Begging: Watch your money go…
A healthcare assistant has appeared in court charged with a string of sex offences at a mental health unit. Robert Roberts, 59, is charged with 14 counts of sexual assault and two of rape alleged to have been committed in 2014, Nottinghamshire Police said. The force said the charges relate…
A man who claims he was forced to work as a child slave after being taken into foster care has received an apology. Terry Lodge said he was made to work on a farm when he was eight before being moved to work in a foundry at 11. Mr Lodge,…
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