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Issue No. 2309

Theresa May in contempt rap

Theresa May has been found guilty of contempt of court—only the second time in history this has happened to a sitting home secretary.

In an “intentional breach” of a court instruction, she failed to release Aziz Lamari, an Algerian man who had completed a prison sentence but could not be safely deported. May escaped further action as he has since been released.


Brooks to face more charges

Former Murdoch chief Rebekah Brooks could face further charges over phone hacking. She appeared in court last week together with her husband and four others charged with perverting the course of justice.


20 year pay gap hits women

New research has shown the gap between men and women’s pay. On average, men will earn £1 million over their working life by the age of 50. Women have to work until they’re 72 to earn the same amount.


More stillbirths if you’re poor

Women in the most deprived areas of Britain suffer twice as many stillbirths than the wealthiest, research has found. There would be 900 fewer stillbirths each year if everyone got the same treatment as the rich.


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Tue 26 Jun 2012, 17:32 BST
Issue No. 2309
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