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Issue No. 2361

this week in 1967

this week in 1967

Suicide over homelessness in Croydon

A homeless man killed himself after waiting five months for Croydon council, in South London, to look at his housing application.

An inquest has heard how mental health nurses raised concerns about the distress Pascal Contos was under before his death in 2008.

Theresa May admits stop and search bias

Tory home secretary Theresa May has admitted that “if you’re from a black minority ethnic background, you’re up to seven times more likely to be stopped and searched by the police than if you’re white.”

Only 9 percent of the million stop and searches lead to arrest.

BP challenges Deepwater Horizon disaster claims

Oil giant BP is challenging compensation claims resulting from the Deepwater Horizon disaster in 2010.

Millions of gallons of oil flowed into the Gulf of Mexico in the worst environmental disaster in the US. 

The disaster killed 11 people.

Computer bug may have framed post workers

A faulty post office computer system may have seen more than 100 workers wrongly prosecuted for stealing cash.

Some sub-postmasters have even been jailed.

But a review has exposed a computer bug that reported missing cash in error.


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Tue 9 Jul 2013, 18:32 BST
Issue No. 2361
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