A Government minister has refused to confirm a new Domestic Abuse Bill would ban the cross-examination of victims by alleged perpetrators – which had been proposed before Parliament was suspended.
Chancellor Sajid Javid has joined a chorus of condemnation of Spectator columnist Rod Liddle after he suggested planning elections for a time when Muslims cannot vote.
The country’s first domestic abuse commissioner has moved to reassure campaigners that new legislation to protect victims is not expected to be diluted when it is brought back to Parliament for consideration.
Sir Geoffrey Boycott said he “couldn’t give a toss” about criticism of his knighthood, as pressure mounted for the honour to be rescinded over the cricketer’s domestic abuse conviction.
Peace process agreements in Northern Ireland are not dependent on the UK remaining in the EU, the region’s attorney general has said.
Laws proposed to protect victims of domestic abuse are “nowhere near perfect” and are missing key elements which would guarantee “vital” support and funding, campaigners have said.
The number of domestic violence killings has hit a five-year high, new figures show.
A coercive Angus bully whose campaign of terror against his ex-partner included trying to stop her wearing make-up because he believed it meant she was cheating on him has been jailed.
Scheme helping domestic abuse victims in Fife gets another three years thanks to £340k lottery funding
Work to help victims of domestic abuse feel safer and less isolated will continue for another three years, thanks to funding from the National Lottery.
A new Bill which would see suspected domestic abusers removed from their homes, rather than victims, is set to be put before the Scottish Parliament.