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Issue No. 2409

Student killed in Colchester

Police are investigating the murder of Saudi student Nahid Almanea in Colchester on Tuesday of last week.

Nahid was wearing Muslim dress when she was killed. Police have not ruled out the possibility she was targeted because she was a Muslim.

Swansea mine bosses cleared

The manager and owners of a mine where four miners died in 2011 have been cleared of manslaughter through gross negligence. 

Charles Breslin, David Powell, Philip Hill and Garry Jenkins drowned after an explosion flooded the Gleision drift mine in Swansea.

Governors quit in Birmingham

Governors at Saltley school in Birmingham resigned in protest on Friday of last week. The school had been put in special measures after the Trojan Horse investigation.

They complained of having “no faith or trust” in Ofsted or the council and “grave concerns” about Tory Michael Gove’s behaviour.

Mental health cuts slammed

Sue Bailey, outgoing head of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, has accused Tory health secretary Jeremy Hunt of turning mental health services into a “car crash”.

Services are being cut at the same time as the recession has led more people to need them.

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