William Eichler 27 June 2017

Sikh couple wrong ‘cultural heritage’ to adopt white child, agency says

Sikh couple wrong ‘cultural heritage’ to adopt white child, agency says image

A Sikh couple have begun legal action against an adoption agency after allegedly being told they were the wrong ‘cultural heritage’ to adopt a white child.

British-born Sandeep and Reena Mander claim that Adopt Berkshire told them not to apply to become adoptive parents because white British or European applicants would be given preference.

A spokesman for Adopt Berkshire, a combined adoption service jointly run by the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and their unitary partners, said: ‘We do not comment on ongoing court cases.’

Meeting new planning requirements for trees image

Meeting new planning requirements for trees

Concrete block permeable paving offers an important opportunity to help satisfy the requirement for extensive tree planting and retention of existing trees in developments. Chris Hodson reports.
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