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Home Office: ‘Child spies used against crime when necessary’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The government wants to increase the amount of time under-18s can be used undercover Children are used undercover in criminal investigations only when necessary, the government has said. The…

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Child’s Gareth Southgate drawing tattooed on fan

Image copyright Flax Bourton Primary School/ Jeff Holt Image caption Jeff Holt offered to have the tattoo if the school’s World Cup sticker album raised £2,000 A football fan has had a six-year-old’s drawing of…


‘I was a child carer – it made me who I am today’

From the age of 12, writer Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett helped look after her severely autistic brother. Like hundreds of thousands of other young carers, she took on major responsibilities early – but says it made…


Holiday childcare: ‘I’m lucky – my sister has my child’

Image copyright Getty Images “There’s no way I can work, on my wages, and pay the childminder for the holidays,” says mother-of-one Emma. “I’ve been very lucky because my sister has my daughter for me.”…


Child abuser David Boswell still on Pembrokeshire council payroll

Image caption Boswell served in the Army for 12 years and was also a marshal for the Royal British Legion A county councillor convicted of child sex abuse will still be paid this month despite…


Ex-Pembroke mayor David Boswell jailed after child rape

Image caption David Boswell, 58, was convicted of four counts of indecent assault and one count of rape at Swansea Crown Court A former Pembroke mayor convicted of raping a child has been jailed for…


Kiara Moore: Father speaks of ‘freak accident’ of child’s death

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionKiara Moore drowned when her parents’ car rolled into the River Teifi in March The father of a two-year-old girl who died when her parents’ car rolled…


Legoland tells 74-year-old woman ‘no child, no entry ‘

Image caption The Legoland Discovery Centre in Brindleyplace, Birmingham opened this week A 74-year-old woman was stopped from entering a new Legoland attraction because she did not have any children with her. Staff at the…


Illegal levels of air pollution linked to child’s death

Image caption Ella wasn’t born with asthma A nine-year-old girl’s fatal asthma attack has been linked to illegally high levels of air pollution. Ella Kissi-Debrah lived 25m (80ft) from London’s South Circular Road – a…


Mums can’t afford ice skating child’s success

Teenagers Ava and Adam have their hearts set on competing in the Olympics one day, but chasing that dream isn’t cheap. The talented duo’s parents are struggling to afford the costs of equipment, training and…


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