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‘I hid my baby from social services in case they took it away’

It’s every mother’s worst nightmare – that someone might take away their baby. That the bond they are gently making will be severed by some act of God or force of circumstance. But for Betty…

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Young carer: Social worker made me ‘sound like Superwoman’

“She made me sound like I was Superwoman”. Lucy Childs grew up looking after her mother, who has schizoaffective disorder and spina bifida, and then started caring for her younger sister. But it was not…


PM to announce £2bn for social housing

Image copyright Getty Images Two billion pounds of new funding to build affordable and social housing in England will be announced by the prime minister later. Housing associations, local authorities and other organisations will be…


Social care funding ‘needs courage’ from politicians

Vaughan Gething has pledged a levy to fund free social care for elderly people if he wins the battle to be Welsh Labour’s next first minister. The health secretary said he would look at plans…


NSPCC Cymru in social media regulator call over indecent images

Image copyright Thinkstock Police forces in Wales recorded almost four child abuse images offences a day in the past two years, new figures show. A Freedom of Information Request shows 2,895 of the sex crimes…


Hibs: Lennon’s mobile phone ban gives players break from social media

Neil Lennon stresses the importance of conversation among his players Banning mobile phones from training has given Hibernian’s squad an “oasis” away from social medial, says Neil Lennon. Lennon, 47, prefers players to adopt an…


Social housing proposals ‘to give tenants greater power’

Image copyright Getty Images Giving tenants greater support so they can hold their landlords to account is being considered as part of government proposals on social housing. The measures include speeding up the complaints process…



Christopher Eccleston’s fan picture is a social media hit

Image copyright Murdo MacSween An image of actor Christopher Eccleston’s with one of his biggest fans has become a hit on social media. Martin MacSween, 26, travelled from his home in Ness, in Lewis, to…


Social media and reality TV is ‘bad for body image’, survey suggests

Image copyright Kristy Image caption Kristy said her boyfriend didn’t want her to have surgery: “He adores me no matter what.” More than half of 18 to 34-year-olds feel that reality TV and social media…


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