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Law Society warns duty solicitors could become extinct

Image caption Chester-based solicitor Michael Grey says the profession struggles to retain staff and described fees as being at “an unworkable level” A “chronic” lack of new duty solicitors may lead to innocent people being…

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Children with learning disabilities ‘failed by society’

Image copyright Getty Images Children with learning disabilities are being let down by society, according to a report by a leading health inequality expert. Prof Sir Michael Marmot said they die 15-20 years earlier than…


Football ‘worth £1.25bn’ to Scottish society

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The study suggests football participation has a measurable impact on the nation’s health Football prevents more than 8,000 cases of cardiovascular disease a year, according to a Uefa-commissioned study….


‘Menace to society’ 999 caller jailed

Image copyright South Wales Police Image caption Swansea Crown Court heard John Harvey was “frequently abusive to medical staff” A “menace to society” who needlessly rang 999 for an ambulance hundreds of times has been…


Corbyn: ‘Anti-Semitism is a scourge on any society’

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn says he will continue to oppose anti-Semitism and that his party has taken steps to address it. Following a summer dominated by rows over his past conduct and his response to…


Shotton steelworks office on Victorian Society endangered list

Image copyright Flintshire County Council Image caption The building has fallen into a state of disrepair A former steelworks office which has fallen into a state of disrepair has been placed in a top 10…


Victorian Society reveals top 10 buildings ‘crying out’ to be saved

Image copyright Victorian Society Image caption The old Legat’s Ballet School is hidden by thick woodland and “shrouded in mystery”. An old Islamic school once suspected of training terrorists and a group of gothic cemetery…


Scottish Gin Society rapped over Facebook adverts

Image caption The advertising regulator ruled that this Facebook post by the gin society encouraged excessive drinking A gin appreciation society has been left with a sour taste in its mouth after falling foul of…




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