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A London-based nurse who used voodoo threats to traffick vulnerable women from Nigeria to Germany to work as prostitutes faces the possibility of an increase in her 14-year prison sentence. Solicitor General Robert Buckland is going to the Court of Appeal on Thursday to challenge the jail term handed out…
The Government will commit to end the "modern-day injustice" of poor mental health at a global summit in London, after it emerged one in eight mental health staff left the NHS in a year. Politicians, health experts and policy makers over the globe will meet in October to drive action…
More than 1,200 people traumatised by the Grenfell Tower fire received mental health treatment in the year after the blaze, figures show. Some 1,108 people entered therapy for trauma-related conditions or complex grief between June 14 2017 and July 2018, Central and North West London (CNWL) NHS Trust said. Another…
Social services bosses at a London council have been criticised by a judge over the way they handled a case involving a severely-disabled Colombian woman who was living in England but wanted to be cared for in South America. Mr Justice Newton said the woman had suffered a cardiac arrest…
A former finance manager for Kensington and Chelsea Council has admitted defrauding around £60,000 from the Grenfell Tower victim fund. Jenny McDonagh took £62,000 meant for survivors of the tragedy using pre-paid credit cards. She spent the funds on trips to Dubai and Los Angeles, expensive dinners and online gambling.…
A heart surgeon barred from working at an NHS hospital after a "bullying" allegation is preparing to return to work after winning a High Court fight. Professor Marjan Jahangiri took legal action after being excluded by bosses at St George's Hospital in Tooting, London, pending a disciplinary investigation. She wanted…
The grief-stricken parents of London Bridge terror attack victim Sara Zelenak have launched a charity to help others overcome the loss of a loved one in similarly traumatic circumstances. Ms Zelenak, 21, was among the eight people killed when a white van ploughed into crowds at the landmark before three…
A fraudster who masqueraded as a former Grenfell Tower resident to dodge a jail sentence for burglary has been jailed for six years for his "repulsive" crimes. Derrick Peters, 58, was put up in the Park Grand hotel in Paddington, west London, after claiming to have lost his friend and…
A former ice-cream seller has been jailed for "using his position" to groom and then abuse children. David Budd, 72, was handed an eight year and 10 month sentence at Snaresbrook Crown Court (pictured) in north-east London on Thursday after admitting a string of historical offences, Metropolitan Police said. Budd's…
A 21 year-old man has been jailed for life for the murder of a youth worker who was stabbed to death after an armed gang deliberately crashed into his car. Kwabena Nelson, 22, a popular youth worker from a large loving family, died after he was ambushed in a "inhuman,…
A man has been charged with murdering a nurse who performed on Britain's Got Talent in an NHS choir. Desmond Sylva, 40, was charged on Thursday over the death of 31-year-old Simonne Kerr (pictured) who was found fatally stabbed in her home in Battersea, south-west London, Scotland Yard said. The…
A police officer has been cleared of misconduct over the death of a 20-year-old who was restrained in an "unorthodox" way on a shop floor. Rashan Charles died in July 2017 after he was chased on foot to the store (pictured) in Dalston, east London, and swallowed a package as…
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