Divorce battle leads to arson

As part of a bitter divorce battle a husband burned down the family home three days before it was due to be sold to stop his estranged wife getting her half share. 75-year-old John McCorry did not want to leave the marital home, a 200-year-old cottage in Devon, however his...

Increase in “criminal” police recruits

An officer who exposed himself to a woman is among several Metropolitan Police recruits with criminal convictions. Within the past three years the Met recruited individuals with records for ABH, multiple possession of cocaine, being drunk and disorderly, and assault – all of whom are still serving officers. Around a...

Government backed mortgage deals aimed at Generation Rent

In a move the government has said will convert “Generation Rent into Generation Buy” new 95 per cent mortgages will be offered on the high street again. Robert Jenrick, Secretary of State For Housing, hailed the introduction of the Government-backed scheme which is designed to both bolster lender confidence and...

Menopausal women may get workplace rights

As part of a comprehensive government review of female health and wellbeing, menopausal women could get new employment protections. Officials are understood to be particularly interested in health issues affecting participation in the workplace by middle-aged women, including depression and anxiety, musculoskeletal conditions, and the menopause. Ministers are appealing for...