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Issue No. 2378

No evidence over ‘terror suspect’ 

Screaming headlines about “escaped terror suspect” Mohamed Ahmed Mohamed ignore the fact that charges against him were dropped.

Allegations he tried to remove a tagging device were discontinued, and Home secretary Theresa May accepted that he posed no threat to people in Britain.

Gypsies fight against eviction

Gypsies living in Thurrock, Essex, are fighting eviction after the local authority refused a planning application.

 The Gypsies have lived on the site, occupied since the 1950s, for eight months. 

They have now been ordered to leave by 11 November or be evicted. They plan legal action to challenge the order.

Lawrence family denied justice

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has refused to investigate a police force accused of spying on supporters of Stephen Lawrence’s family, citing no evidence.

But it was revealed in June that Greater Manchester Police force had looked into “groups or individuals” attending the 1998 inquiry into Stephen’s murder. 

Benefits cap challenge lost

Single mothers and their children have lost a legal challenge against the Tories’ benefit cap policy.

Three mothers and one child from each family said the “cruel and arbitrary” benefit cap will leave them destitute. 

The families also said that the cap was a throwback to the days of the workhouse. 

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Tue 5 Nov 2013, 18:26 GMT
Issue No. 2378
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