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THEY DID IT! LUDLOW ROAD RESPITE UNIT IN KIDDERMINSTER SAVED FROM AXE FOR NOW – BUT LONG TERM FUTURE STILL UNCERTAIN

A much-criticised plan to close a short break respite unit for severely disabled children in Kidderminster has been dropped for now after an impassioned campaign by tigerish parents and their supporters. The overnight short breaks unit in Ludlow Road will now stay open until at least next year, subject to confirmation

UNDER ATTACK: MORE THAN 2,000 ABUSE INCIDENTS IN WYRE FOREST BY VIOLENT PARTNERS

Fifty incidents, over two to three years...that's how many separate attacks the 'average' victim of domestic abuse in Wyre Forest will suffer and endure before they flee. That it typically takes so many incidents of abuse to trigger escape illustrates the controlling nature of the perpetrators, and the diminished self esteem

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