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Five held over Habib’s death

five police officers and a solicitor could face criminal charges over the death of Habib “Paps” Ullah, after years of campaigning by his family.

The officers could face charges of manslaughter after it emerged that they changed their initial accounts of how Habib died during a stop and search in 2008.


Tory wants to rob pensioners

Work and pensions secretary Iain Duncan Smith has called for cuts to old age benefits—including bus passes, winter fuel payments and free TV licences.

The Tories pledged not to cut the state pension—but these cuts could still take hundreds of pounds from millions of poor pensioners.


Sanctioned for a heart attack

An Oldham man who had to give up work because of heart problems has been stripped of his benefits for failing to complete a work capability test.

He was told to stop the test after being told he was having a heart attack.


Disaster boss to run trains

Former BP oil boss John Manzoni has been appointed to oversee the HS2 rail link and new nuclear programme.

He resigned from BP after a report criticised his role in a Texas City refinery accident that killed 15 people.


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Tue 4 Feb 2014, 16:21 GMT
Issue No. 2389
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