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Issue No. 2345

Climate change lessons cut 

The government has provoked outrage from teachers and environmental groups by removing climate change from the curriculum for pupils under the age of 14.

The move has been condemned as political interference with education.  

Rioter’s prison death inquest

An inquest has opened into the death of a man held in prison after stealing a gingerbread biscuit during the London riots.

James Best had a history of mental and physical illness, yet was held on remand in Wandsworth prison after “stealing” from an already looted bakery. 

He died on 8 August 2011.

Patients could pay for food

A new report says that NHS patients should pay £8.50 if they need to be visited by a doctor at home. 

The NHS Confederation’s report also suggests charging for “access to food” in hospital. The organisation represents all commissioners and providers’ of NHS services.

More people now poorer

Office of National Statistics figures have revealed that people on average incomes have seen their incomes shrink by 

8.8 percent since the start of the crisis. 

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Thu 21 Mar 2013, 15:42 GMT
Issue No. 2345
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