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Legislation to lift a time bar to allow survivors of childhood abuse to sue for damages will be voted on at Holyrood later. The Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Bill scraps the existing three-year time limit on personal injury cases for survivors of childhood abuse up to 1964. Minister for Community…
Victims of historical child abuse in Northern Ireland have been told they will not receive promised financial compensation for at least another 10 months because of the political crisis. Many have been left devastated to discover that no provision was made in the 2017/18 budget to cover the scheme. Politicians…
The death toll from the Grenfell Tower fire has risen to 79, police said. Metropolitan Police Commander Stuart Cundy said five people had been formally identified and the rest were "sadly" missing presumed dead. He told reporters the "awful reality" was that it might not be possible to identify all…
Prime Minister Theresa May has faced criticism from a senior MP for failing to meet survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire tragedy when she visited the scene of the blaze. Mrs May met police and firefighters dealing with the aftermath of the disaster during a private visit to the west…
At least 17 people have died in the Grenfell Tower fire, although the death toll is still expected to rise, emergency services have said. Specialist urban search and rescue teams are being brought in to make the 24-storey tower block safe in north Kensington to allow firefighters and the police…
A victim group has said it is formally withdrawing from the national inquiry into child sexual abuse, claiming the investigation is "not fit for purpose". Survivors of Organised and Institutional Abuse (SOIA) said it announced the decision with "deep regret" but felt the probe was not serving the needs of…
A University of Worcester academic says more work needs to be done to determine the most effective ways of preventing domestic violence. Erica Bowen, Professor of Violence Prevention Research at the University’s National Centre for the Study and Prevention of Violence and Abuse (NCSPVA), is calling for greater investment in…
Family members of terror victims including Lee Rigby and Jo Cox have united for a campaign in defiance against those responsible for the likes of the London and Manchester attacks. Michael Haines, brother of slain aid worker David Haines, and Colin Parry, whose 12-year-old son Tim was killed by the…
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