Our social affairs editor looks at the issues affecting modern Britain in an era of spending cuts and high unemployment.
Sadly, it is not the extraordinary detail of the abuse catalogued in today’s report on Rotherham which is so shocking.
In recent years, a number of high-profile court cases focusing on the crime of child sexual exploitation have shown just how brutal and cruel the men who groom girls as young as 10 or 11 for sex can be.
Robert Pattinson – who’s said to be worth an estimated $27m – is quick to realise that there’s not always much sympathy for people living in the public eye.
Michael Low, a 19-year-old student, is in the no camp; trainee solicitor Kayleigh Waugh will vote yes for independence in September. Watch their exchange here.
They were widows. They were bereaved mothers, sisters and friends. But women in the first world war were so much more too.
There has been no fury and no barracking – but in the House of Lords ferocity belies what is being said. The debate? The right to die.
With the assisted dying bill due to be debated on Friday, what impact will Lord Carey’s controversial intervention make?
Started in the 1970s, the Paedophile Information Exchange is a window on a world 40 years ago which may hold vital clues to today’s investigations.
8,000 children under the age of 18 have been accused of sexually abusing another child over the past two years, offences including serious sexual assault and rape.
Writing about Universal Credit is a bit like writing about a celebrity marriage. You know it’s in trouble , you just don’t know how much or exactly why.
Two reports attacking major areas of the government’s planned benefits reforms suggest there may come a point when the universal credit policy has to be redrawn.