Molly Russell inquest delayed to ensure social media posts handled ‘sensitively’ | UK news

The inquest into the death of 14-year-old Molly Russell was delayed by legal discussions on Tuesday as the coroner raised concerns about protecting people whose social media posts appear at the hearing.... Read more »

Elephant Park slammed by architecture group as ‘social cleansing’ – South London News

An architecture campaign group has described a development in Elephant and Castle as “social cleansing” and criticised a national body for shortlisting it in an award. Elephant Park, which controversially replaced the... Read more »

COVID and social media pressures driving surge in mental health problems, say doctors | UK News

A combination of the pandemic and social media pressures is driving a surge in mental health problems, including eating disorders, among young people. One NHS trust in west London said referrals to... Read more »

Police lied over Tasering of black social worker in London, court told | Police

Police officers lied in statements to justify Tasering a black social worker who was posing no threat, the high court has been told. Edwin Afriyie, 36, had his arms folded and was... Read more »

Essential services websites in UK ‘should be accessible to all’ | Social exclusion

The design of websites and apps vital for daily tasks, from car parking to booking NHS appointments, should be regulated to prevent digital exclusion among millions of people struggling with life online,... Read more »

London state school pupils train to take on private schools at Rugby fives | Social mobility

St Paul’s and Winchester are facing a new rivalry at fives – the handball game that for hundreds of years has largely been the preserve of the most rarefied public schools. Children... Read more »

Health and Social Care Secretary sets out vision for year ahead

Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid to speak at the NHS Confederation providing a look to the year ahead with publication of a Digital Health and Care Plan, Health Disparities White... Read more »

Queen’s Jubilee honours: academic hails recognition for social work research after CBE

Photo: Feng Yu/Adobe Stock An academic has hailed the increasing recognition of social work research after earning a gong in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours. Jill Manthorpe, professor of social work at... Read more »

Black social worker Tasered by City of London police treated like ‘wild animal’ | UK news

A black social worker who was Tasered and knocked unconscious during a roadside stop says police treated him like a “wild animal.” Edwin Afriyie, 36, is suing City of London police after... Read more »

Seconds out for a social season with a difference | Comment

I always try to get to as much of the English social season as I can, so after a great day at the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March, and with tickets in... Read more »