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Issue No. 2402

Hillsborough inquest adjourns 

inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool football fans who died as a result of the 1989 Hillsborough disaster have been adjourned. 

The jury will return on 20 May after legal teams have examined pathology evidence. The jury has now heard “pen portraits” of all who died.

Detainees halt hunger strikes

Detainees have suspended a hunger strike at west London’s Harmondsworth detention centre for talks with Home Office officials—but said it could restart.

They say they have no access to fax machines or the internet to lodge appeals against asylum decisions.

Infant deaths high in Britain

Children in Britain are more likely to die before they are five years old than in any other western European country except Malta.

Researchers in the US said nearly five in every 1,000 children born in Britain die before the age of five.

They said poverty was partly to blame.

NHS contract selloffs soar

Privatisation of NHS contracts is soaring according to the Unite union.

It said 30 percent more contracts have been put out to competitive tender since the government’s Health and Social Care Act came into force last year.


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Tue 6 May 2014, 17:58 BST
Issue No. 2402
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