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Boris Johnson historical child sex abuse comments ‘horrific’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Boris Johnson was speaking to radio station LBC about police numbers and investment Child sex abuse victims have criticised Boris Johnson for claiming police funding was being "spaffed up the wall" investigating historical allegations.The Tory MP said in an interview with LBC that "an awful lot of police time" was spent looking at "historic offences and all this malarkey".One victim, Gary Cliffe, said

R. Kelly released from jail after child support paid

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption R. Kelly was released on bail last month but was taken back into custody after failing to pay child support R. Kelly has been released from jail in Chicago after the $161,000 (£122,000) he owed in child support was paid.The Cook County sheriff's office said the money was paid on Saturday morning and he was set free shortly afterwards.It is unclear who made

R Kelly back in jail in child support case

[ad_1] Image copyright Reuters Image caption R Kelly's finances were a "mess", his defence attorney said Embattled US R&B singer R Kelly has been taken into custody for failing to pay child support.A judge in Chicago said he would be held until he paid $161,000 (£122,000) owed to his ex-wife and their children.It comes hours after R Kelly tearfully and angrily denied allegations of sexual abuse in a TV interview.Last
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US homeland security chief Nielsen grilled over child migrant deaths

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen is testifying to Congress and being grilled on the deaths of migrant children and other border issues.Democrats on the panel have accused her of lying or being unaware of the situation at the US-Mexico border.The hearing comes after the death of two children in US custody last year.Mrs Nielsen is the highest-ranking Trump official to be questioned by Congress

Child supplements ‘mislead parents’ over vitamin D

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Few children's multivitamins give the recommended daily vitamin D dose, a study suggests. Researchers from the universities of Oxford and Southampton looked at 64 multivitamins and found only 25%-36% provided the correct dose of 400 IU. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) said the research was "highly concerning" and products were "misleading parents". They recommend checking the dosage on the labelling of

Facebook adviser criticises ‘lax’ child checks

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The app gave "nearly limitless access" to a teen's device One of Facebook's independent child safety advisers has criticised the firm over a scheme that gave it access to teenagers' highly personal information, without taking more effort to verify their parents had given permission.Facebook said participating teens had provided signed parental consent forms.But tests by the BBC and others suggested youngsters could easily

Universal credit: Two-child benefit cap to be relaxed

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP/Getty Images Image caption Amber Rudd will make her first major welfare speech on Friday Around 15,000 families with three or more children will not have their universal credit capped, the work and pensions secretary will say on Friday.A two-child limit on the benefit came into effect in April 2017 - but did not initially apply to claimants whose children were born before that date.This exemption was

‘I pray our child isn’t born with my deformities’

[ad_1] Bucky Bailey, 35, was born with a single nostril and a deformed face. His mother fell pregnant with him while working in direct contact with chemicals at DuPont's Parkersburg plant in West Virginia. DuPont, long time makers of Teflon - the famed non-stick coating - have compensated thousands of local residents for contamination of local water supplies with chemicals which they alleged were linked to birth defects and other

Child health record ‘red book’ to go online

[ad_1] Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The personal child health record - or red book - is given to parents at a child's birth The 'red book', containing a child's medical records, is to be made available to parents online as part of government plans to improve NHS care for mothers and new babies.Health Secretary Matt Hancock has also promised more specialist neonatal staff and intensive care cots

Google and Facebook put ads in child sex abuse discovery apps

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption WhatsApp does not allow users to search for groups in its own app, which led to the creation of other services that did Evidence that adverts for major brands were placed in "child abuse discovery apps" via Google and Facebook's ad networks has led to fresh calls for the tech giants to face tougher regulation.The apps involved used to be available on Google's