With the 20th anniversary next week of the kidnap and murder of James Bulger at the hands of two 10-year-olds, Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, the age at which children should face criminal proceedings is in the spotlight once more. The coalition has ruled out any change to the status quo. But at 10, the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) in England and Wales remains markedly low by international standards, and pressure for an increase has been growing.
Agne speaks calmly, but the longer she talks, the more obvious it becomes that she is quietly frantic. For nearly two months, she and her 11-month-old daughter have been living in a bed and breakfast, squeezed into just a bedroom and bathroom. There’s no kitchen and no fridge, only a kettle; the little girl has been eating a lot of food from jars and pouches. The furniture is limited to a double bed, a small table and a TV on the wall.
We’ve been talking for half an hour about the pressure of exams before Ashraf reveals just how great a toll they took on him. “When I was doing my GCSEs I had panic attacks quite a lot because of stressing over my results,” he says. “I would just freeze up. I wouldn’t be able to breathe, I’d get a headache, I’d occasionally get nosebleeds.”He only told his friends, though.
@harrykretchmer Hi Harry, has You and Yours ever done anything on this? My mum (who doesn’t live in London) has Amazon Prime and has just ordered two Prime-eligible items – but apparently they won’t arrive until December 27. Asked Amazon to explain, received message below. https://t.co/OybUnkeGN2
@Moneybox Have you ever done anything on this? My mum has Amazon Prime and has just ordered two Prime-eligible items but apparently they won’t arrive until December 27. Asked Amazon to explain, received message below. https://t.co/OybUnkeGN2
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Selecting a term
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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