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Issue No. 2369

Hillsborough cops kept cash

Police paid money found among the dead in the aftermath of the 1989 Hillsborough football disaster into South Yorkshire Police’s finance department.

Ninety six Liverpool football fans died following a crush at Hillsborough.

Police then claimed that fans had robbed the dead.


Memorial for Mikey Powell

The family of Mikey Powell will hold a memorial event on Saturday of this week to mark ten years since his death in police custody.

A candlelit vigil will take place from 12 noon to 1.30pm at West Midlands Police Headquarters.


IPCC meeting in Christopher Alder case

Janet Alder, whose brother Christopher died in police custody in 1998, is set to meet the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) on Wednesday of this week.

The IPCC has been investigating claims that the police spied on Janet.


Union fears on lobbying bill

The Tories are pushing a lobbying bill through parliament. 

It will set up a statutory register of lobbyists—but it won’t cover all firms.

Unions say it could stop them holding conferences or organising protests in the run-up to a general election.


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Tue 3 Sep 2013, 18:26 BST
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