Manchester anti-terror police question man over stabbings
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Manchester anti-terror police question man over stabbings

Counter-terrorism police continued to question a Somalian man after three people including a British Transport Police (BTP) officer were stabbed in a “frenzied attack” during New Year’s Eve celebrations. Police said the 25-year-old man, who had been living in the UK for about a decade, remained in custody and was refusing to cooperate. On Tuesday,…

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Councils ‘ripped off’ by private landlords, experts warn
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Councils ‘ripped off’ by private landlords, experts warn

Desperate councils are being “ripped off” as private housing providers take advantage of the growing homeless population, experts have warned, after new figures revealed that local authorities’ spending on temporary accommodation had soared to almost £1bn. Analysis by the Guardian and the housing charity Shelter found that councils across England spent £997m on temporary accommodation…

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Mental health: target to boost staff numbers by 21,000 set to be missed
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Mental health: target to boost staff numbers by 21,000 set to be missed

Ministers are on course to miss their target of increasing the number of mental health staff by 21,000 by 2020, according to NHS workforce figures obtained by Labour. A year after the government made the pledge, NHS mental health trusts in England had employed just 1,524 extra personnel, according to statistics collected by NHS Digital.…

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