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 Did cops spy after Hillsborough disaster?

Home secretary Theresa May has refused to deny that cops spied on families of Hillsborough victims.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission will investigate “if they discover any evidence”, she said.

Some 96 fans died as a result of the football disaster.


After school care is at risk

Childcare minister Liz Truss wants to make after school clubs worse for children and workers.

She plans to abolish the current ratio of one worker to eight children so that one worker could be responsible for up to 30 children.

Truss’s plans also remove the requirement for staff to include a qualified worker.


Are jobless  figures wrong?

Benefit claimants on the Tories’ flagship universal credit scheme have been excluded from official unemployment figures.

The Office for National Statistics said the Department for Work and Pensions did not supply enough information to include them.


Home evictions reach a record

The number of people forcibly evicted from their homes reached a record high last year.

Bailiffs repossessed the homes of some 38,000 public and private sector tenants, the highest number since records began in 2000.


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Tue 18 Feb 2014, 16:43 GMT
Issue No. 2391
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