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Issue No. 2335

Watching the detectives

Five cops investigating phone hacking faced misconduct allegations.

Two of the claims were upheld against them. Another is charged with a criminal offence.

This was revealed following a Freedom of Information request by Rupert Murdoch’s Sun newspaper.

Loyalist riots over union flag

Loyalist paramilitaries are organising rioting in Northern Ireland. The sectarian protests began last year over how many days the British flag is flown over Belfast City Hall.

The segregation of life and politics in the North state is at the root of the riots.

Gas boss gets multi-millions

British Gas boss Phil Bentley will leave his job with a £13 million pay-off.

His salary was £681,000 as he raised average energy bills to £1,300 a year. He may also get £6.7 million of shares, bonuses and a £210,000 a year pension.

Workers have to pay to work

The average worker spends one pound in every eight earned on costs relating to their job.

Workers’ biggest expense is an average of £782 a year on public transport. Rail fares in England went up by 6.2 percent this month.

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Sat 12 Jan 2013, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 2335
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