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Archive for November, 2013

25th November 2013

Quitting heroin and surviving tragedy

CLAIRE Shirley has found renewed hope after her son’s death triggered a downward spiral almost ending in suicide. Ben, aged nine, lost his battle against leukaemia in 2010. Claire had been taking prescription opiates […]

22nd November 2013

AP residents packing rucksacks for the homeless

NHS staff Adam Clayton and Shaun Gerrard RESIDENTS at St Joseph’s Approved Premises are packing rucksacks to be distributed to the homeless on the run up to Christmas.  The initiative involves giving everything […]

21st November 2013

Simon’s recovery aided by Restorative Justice

SIMON Millea has managed to quit heroin after suffering 24 years of addiction. Funding the habit culminated in him burgling a charity shop, a crime that resulted in him being sentenced to 42 months in jail. The […]

19th November 2013

Prisoners on song

OFFENDERS at HMP Risley raised their voices to kick-start Prisoners’ Week. A choir including a dozen inmates performed four songs which were aired on BBC Radio Merseyside on Sunday morning. The choir was launched as […]

15th November 2013

Prisoners hit right note

OFFENDERS at HMP Risley will be raising their voices to kick-start Prisoners’ Week. A choir including a dozen inmates performed four songs which are being aired on BBC Radio Merseyside on Sunday morning. The choir was […]

8th November 2013

New service for teenage offenders

A drop-in centre has been launched in Bolton to help steer teenagers and young adults away from crime. Leah Simms, probation operations manager, is leading on the initiative, which is aimed at 18 to 23-year-old […]