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Issue No. 2377

Hunt ‘illegally’ axed services

Tory health minister Jeremy Hunt has lost his appeal against a High Court decision to halt closures at Lewisham Hospital in south London this week. 

The review found that Hunt acted illegally when he tried to close A&E, children’s and maternity services.

Four cops in death probe

Four Surrey police officers have been served misconduct notices following the death of a man in custody.

Jan McLean became unwell after being arrested on 12 August. The 34 year old died in hospital two days later. The IPCC watchdog is investigating.

Police issued plebgate code 

All police officers are to be issued with a new code of conduct. Its ten points include not to lie, turn up drunk or have sex on duty.

The trigger wasn’t deaths in custody, corruption or racism, but accusing a Tory minister of using the word “pleb” on one occasion when he may not have done.

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Tue 29 Oct 2013, 17:25 GMT
Issue No. 2377
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