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Stadium had past problems

Inquests into the deaths of 96 Liverpool football fans at Sheffield’s Hillsborough stadium in 1989 have heard of “significant crushing” there in 1981.

Tottenham Hotspur fan Norman Fenton said the 1981 crush left many fans “more than just distressed”.

The inquests continue.

One million stop and searches

More than a million stop and searches were carried out on under-18s across 26 of the 43 police forces in England and Wales in the last five years. In some areas the use of stop and search against young people equalled up to 28 percent of all stops recorded.

Cops changed data records

Some 93 cops in Greater Manchester have abused data access since 2009, new figures reveal. 

Just eight were sacked following disciplinary proceedings and ten resigned or retired before proceedings took place.

Offences ranged from stealing information to trying to change records about police incidents.

Bills’ rise will protect profits

A committee of MPs warns of more misery as energy fat cats will make consumers pay £250 billion extra on bills. The rise will fund infrastructure investment over the next 15 years.


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Tue 1 Jul 2014, 18:12 BST
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